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February 9, 2010: 2010 ACM ICPC Winners Announced

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Today's Topic: 2010 ACM ICPC Winners Announced
February 9, 2010

Students from Shanghai Jiaotong University have been named the 2010 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Champions. Moscow State University, National Taiwan University, and Taras Shevchenko Kiev National University followed in the second, third and fourth ranked positions, with all four teams being honored with Gold status recognition.

The competition, sponsored by IBM, took place February 1 to 6 at Harbin Engineering University in Harbin, China.

Referred to as "The Battle of the Brains," the ACM ICPC World Finals challenged the world's top 103 university teams to use open standard technology in designing software that solves real-world problems. Each team of three students faced 11 problems of varying levels of difficulty. The contest problems were modeled after real-world issues such as developing programs which will predict where rain water from tsunamis and hurricanes will accumulate. In five short hours, students solved more than a semester's worth of computer programming material.

Learn more about the 2010 ACM ICPC and all of the team rankings.

View all of the 2010 ACM ICPC team rankings.

Read the ACM press release.