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USC Programming Contest

Fall 2019 USC Programming Contest


The problems are available as a PDF document. The table below contains sample solutions programmed by participants during the contest, as well as the input data and correct solutions used by the judges.

ProblemC/C++ solutionJava solutionJudges' solutionInputCorrect Output
A: Price EvaluationTianyi Chen ΔAlexander Feinstein Δevaluate.cppevaluate.inevaluate.out
B: TourismAdhyyan Sekhsaria Δno solutiontour.cpptour.intour.out
C: Exhibitionno solutionno solutionexhibit.cppexhibit.inexhibit.out
D: Easy Sculptural ProjectZiang Liu ΔAnchit Pandey Δeasysculpture.cppeasysculpture.ineasysculpture.out
E: Hard Sculptural ProjectAdhyyan Sekhsaria Δno solutionhardsculpture.cpphardsculpture.inhardsculpture.out
F: A+B ProblemYizhou Sheng Δno solutionaplusb.cppaplusb.inaplusb.out


There were 31 participants. 30 students solved at least one problem, 26 solved at least two problems, 3 solved at least 3 problems.

RankNameProblems solvedcumulative time
1Adhyyan Sekhsaria (CS Freshman)5622
2Yizhou Sheng (CS Junior)3342
3Tianyi Chen (CS MS)236
4Ziang Liu (CS Junior)239

The complete final standings are also available.

Food, T-shirts for everyone, swags, etc. were provided thanks to our sponsors Google, and Northrop Grumman, Computer games for many participants were also donated by Electronic Arts.

We would like to thank VSoE for making the labs available for the contest. Yeji Shen, Changyu Zhu and Chenhui Zhu wrote the problem set. Changyu Zhu and Hrayr Harutyunyan standard solutions and test cases. Alina Abidi, Sophia and Shin Yee Tan volunteered as contest helpers.


Pictures of the contest are available for your viewing pleasure.Attach:file.ext

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Sponsors in Spring 2019
Electronic Arts
Northrop Grumman
Marconi Foundation