Stony Brook's three student programming teams turned in another solid performance at this year's ACM Regional Programming Contest, held at New York Tech on November 9, 2003. Our top team finished 4th of 60 teams representing 28 schools in the New York Region, trailing only the top teams from Cornell, Columbia, and NYU. Coupled with last year's second and fifth place finishes, it is clear that Stony Brook has taken its place among the elite schools in the region.
Specifically, the Stony Brook 1 team of King Mak, Henry Yao, and Juan Walker came on strong after a rocky start to finish 4th in the region. They solved 5 problems in the alloted five hours, and showed considerable character in working their way back from 18th position after two hours of competition.
The Stony Brook 2 team of Bei Wang, Songyi Zeng, and Eric Chen featured two female students and finished in 20th place overall, solving three problems. They caught a tough break when one of their problems was rejected for having too accurate an answer! The Stony Brook 3 training team of Justin Seyster, Yi-Lun Ruan and Hong He solved two problems and gained the experience needed to lead the team next year.
Team 1 photos with and without official Citigroup umbrellas.
Left to right: Henry Yao, Juan Walker, and King (Larry) Mak.
Team 2 photos with and without official Citigroup umbrellas.
Left to right: Eric Chen, Songyi Zeng, and Bei Wang.
Team 3 photos with and without official Citigroup umbrellas.
Left to right: Yi-Lun Ruan, Hong He, and Justin Seyster.
Previous years results include:
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by a generous grant from Citigroup.