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UMass Boston Programming Team Received Honorable Mention at Prestigious Programming Contest

Posted on: November 19, 2018

Our Programming Team just returned from the 2018 Northeast North America regional finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest ICPC, held on November 10, 2018 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. UMass Boston was represented by Quynh Vo, Justin-Saxton S. Yang, and and Naiyu Jiang, coached by Professor Duc A. Tran.

ACM ICPC is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming competition in the world. Teams start with the Preliminary Round, then the Regional Finals, and the World Finals. Our school is in the same Preliminary Round (BOSPRE) with MIT, Harvard, Brown, and other great universities the Boston-RI-NH-Connecticut extended area. This is one of the most competitive preliminary contests in the US. A few top teams will advance to the Northeast North America Regional (covering Quebec, New Brunskwick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, Labrador, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York State excluding New York City).

This year, we were one of the 7 other teams from BOSPRE (out of 31 teams) to advance to the Regional: MIT, Harvard, Northeastern, Brown, University of Rhode Island, Boston University, UMass Boston. These teams would join qualifying teams from other preliminary-contests in the Northeast Region of North America (USA/Canada).

Our team did well at the Regional and were recognized with an Honorable Mention. Congratulations to the team for this achievement! One day we will make the World Finals.

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