Spring 2013 USC Programming Contest (13 April 2013)
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.
There were 51 participants. 19 students solved at least one problem, 5 solved at least two problems, 3 students solved at least 3 problems, and 1 student solved all 6 problems. The top five participants were the following.
|Rank||Name||Problems solved||cumulative time|
|1||Zheng Cao (CS PhD)||6||773|
|2||Douglass Chen (CSCI Freshman)||3||435|
|3||Shuyang Gao (CS PhD)||3||468|
|4||Tobias Lee (CSCI Sophomore)||2||229|
|5||Nolan Miller (EE Freshman)||2||337|
The complete final standings are also available.
Cash prizes for the top participants, food, T-shirts for everyone, etc. were provided thanks to our sponsors Bloomberg, Qualcomm, Vivantech
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. Noel Overkamp, Ryan Brown, Darryl deWeese, Aadarsh Patel and Yu Cheng wrote the problem set and developed sample solutions. Noel Overkamp, Yu Cheng, Rongqi Qiu, Jing Huang and Junda Chen worked as contest judge. Jing Huang and Yu Cheng helped with all aspects of preparation, registration and ordering food. We would also like to thank our volunteer Bo Zhang who helped running the contest.
Pictures of the contest are available for your viewing pleasure.