[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.
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