[Blueboard] Ateneo Team Among the Best Java Programmers in the World

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Sun Apr 16 03:43:47 PHT 2006

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Ateneo team is among the best Java programmers in the World

The Ateneo Team "Linden BoyZ" bagged 6th place in the IBM Java Challenge
during the 2006 World
Finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)held
April 11 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

The Ateneo contingent to the ACM ICPC consists of students Allan
Espinosa, Mark Punzalan, Christopher Rigor, and faculty members Dr.
Pablo Manalastas and Dr. John Paul Vergara as coaches, and Dr. Rafael
Saldana as Regional Contest Director for Asia-Manila.

The first place in the IBM Java Challenge went to KTH - Royal
Institute of Technology (Sweden). The Ateneo team Linden BoyZ beat the
other top universities participating in the Java Challenge portion of
the 2006 ACM ICPC World Finals including Massachussets Institute of
Technology (MIT), California Institute of Technology (CIT), and
Princeton University.

The most talented students of computing, from all corners of the
world, came to San Antonio, Texas for the 30th annual World Finals of
the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate
Programming Contest, April 9-13, 2006. The ICPC is the world's most
prestigious university competition in computing sciences and engineering.

More than 5,600 teams representing 1,733 universities from 84
countries on 6 continents participated in regional contests held from
October to December 2005. The top 83 teams have qualified for
positions at the 2006 ACM-ICPC World Finals championships.

Ateneo de Manila University is the only university from the
Philippines that have qualified to the World Finals in 30-year history
of the ACM ICPC. In fact, Ateneo de Manila University has qualified to
the World finals two years in a row: 2005 (held in Shanghai, China)
and 2006 (held in San Antonio, Texas, USA).

Below is a list of the top universities around the world that
qualified to the 2006 Worlds Finals of the ACM ICPC:

North America

    * Binghamton University (Binghamton, NY)
    * California Institute of Technology (Pasadena, CA)
    * Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)
    * DePaul University (Chicago, IL)
    * Duke University (Durham, NC)
    * Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
    * Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)
    * Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
    * Rice University (Houston, TX)
    * Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
    * South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (Rapid City, SD)
    * Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)
    * University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
    * University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
    * University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
    * University of Maryland - College Park (College Park, MD)
    * University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
    * University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    * University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
    * University of Wisconsin - Madison (Madison, WI)
    * Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
    * Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

Africa and The Middle East

    * The American University in Cairo (Egypt)
    * Cairo University - Faculty of Computers & Information (Egypt)
    * University of Cape Town (South Africa)

Asia/South Pacific

    * Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)
    * Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh)
    * Fudan University (China)
    * Fuzhou University (China)
    * Ho Chi Min City University of Technology (Vietnam)
    * Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (India)
    * Indian Institute of Technology, Allahabad (India)
    * Information & Communications University (Korea)
    * Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea)
    * Kyoto University (Japan)
    * Madras Institute of Technology (India)
    * National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
    * Peking University (China)
    * Renmin University of China (China)
    * Seoul National University (Korea)
    * Shahid Beheshti University (Iran)
    * Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China)
    * Sharif University of Technology (Iran)
    * Sichuan University (China)
    * The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    * The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    * Tsinghua University (China)
    * University of Auckland (New Zealand)
    * University of Adelaide (Australia)
    * University of Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    * University of Science and Technology of China (China)
    * University of Tokyo (Japan)
    * ZhongShan University (China)
    * Zhejiang University (China)


    * Altai State Technical University (Russia)
    * Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecom Paris (France)
    * Jagiellonian University - Krakow (Poland)
    * Kazakh-British Technical University (Republic Kazakhstan)
    * KTH - Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
    * Lund University (Sweden)
    * Moscow State University (Russia)
    * Petrozavodsk State University (Russia)
    * Saratov State University (Russia)
    * Sofia University (Bulgaria)
    * St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)
    * St. Petersburg State University (Russia)
    * South Ural State University (Russia)
    * Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University (Ukraine)
    * Technische Universitat Munchen (Germany)
    * Ufa State Technical University of Aviation (Russia)
    * Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
    * University of Twente (Netherlands)
    * Ural State University (Russia)
    * Vinnytsia National Technical University (Ukraine)
    * Warsaw University (Poland)
    * Yaroslavl Demidov State University (Russia)

Latin America

    * Facultad de Matematica, Astronomia y Fisica - UNC (Argentina)
    * Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (Brazil)
    * Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    * Universidad Autonoma de Tlaxcala (Mexico)
    * Universidad Central de Venezuela (Venezuela)
    * Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
    * Universidad Tecnologica de la Mixteca (Mexico)

{ Written by: Rafael Saldana, April 12, 2006, San Antonio, Texas, USA)

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