[Blueboard] Results of the ACM competition

Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo dits at skyinet.net
Fri Nov 15 11:44:50 PHT 2002

>From Dr. Pablo Manalastas:

> Here are the final results of the contest.  These results are also
> available online at the URL:
> The 2002 ACM Asia Programming Contest - Manila
> Rank            Team
> 1    Tokyo Institute of Technology=>frankdock
> 2    Fudan University (China)=>team5
> 3    The University of Hong Kong=>HKU Business
> 4    The Chinese University of Hong Kong=>CUHK Libra
> 5    Yonsei University (Korea) =>Commencement
> 6    Yonsei University=>Big Three
> 7    Ateneo de Manila University=>ateneo1
> 8    The Chinese University of Hong Kong=>CUHK Cancer
> 9    Parahyangan University=>Discovery
> 10   De La Salle University=>Green&White
> 11   Ateneo de Manila University=>ateneo3
> 11   Saint Louis University=>SLU-CICS
> 13   Ateneo de Manila University=>ateneo2
> 13   Ateneo de Naga University=>ADNU-1
> 20   University of the Philippines Diliman=>The Dark Horse of UP
>      Ateneo de Naga University=>ADNU-2
>      De La Salle University=>Green Archers
>      ... etc ...
>      Mapua Institute of Technology=>Mapua IT Assemblers
>      Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology=>ComSoc
>      University of Asia and the Pacific=>Coffee Hybrid
>      University of Santo Tomas=>UST ChE
>      University of the Philippines, Los Banos=>UP Open Group 101
> A total of 49 teams participated in this five-hour/nine-problem
> programming contest.  Up till the fourth hour, more than half of the teams
> from the Philippines had scores of zero out of nine!
> Please notice that the teams that scored better than Ateneo are all
> foreign teams -- we were specially cited as the best team from the
> Philippines.  Also, all the AdMU teams are in the top 13.
> In the Singapore 2000 Regional competition, Ateneo was rank 12 and
> we were also the best team from the Philippines.  We did better this
> time, but not yet good enough, as we were aiming for the top 4 slots.
> If our students knew more computational techniques in Number Theory,
> Geometry, compiler design, search in game trees, etc., we would have
> done better.  I remember that we decided sometime back to reduce
> drastically the amount of mathematics required of computer science
> students.  Our enrollment increased but our competitiveness compared
> to the Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans suffered.
> Or maybe, Ateneo just needs a younger coach -- it would be nice if
> John Paul or Luis Sarmenta could personally coach our teams.
> By the way, our teams got full support from the department, and I
> would like to thank our Chair and the School for that. Most other
> local teams got little support from their schools.  Also UA&P
> provided hotel accomodations near the contest site for all foreign
> participants, who could then afford to wake up late and still make it to
> the contest on time.  Many local contestants had to commute to get
> to UA&P, and we all know how bad the traffic can be.  We feel proud that
> the school loves us and paid for the three-day stay-in training at
> Celestial Inn Antipolo and for the one-night stay at Richmond Hotel.
> Thank you Ateneo.
> PMana

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