25 Feb 2008 (Monday)

Computer Science students shine in inter-university programming contest

The winning team with their trophies

Three Year 1 students of the Computer Science Department successfully beat 27 teams from eight universities, in Hong Kong and Macau, to win the overall Champion University Award and 1st runner-up award in the 1st IBM DB2 UDB Inter-University Programming Contest.


The University fielded five student teams for this year’s contest. Among them, the team comprised of students Gao Shen, Du Rui and Meng Shucong won the 1st runner-up award for their outstanding ability in computer problem solving and the clarity of their solutions. Within a certain time limit, they successfully completed a series of questions on programme solving, thus scoring a total of 120 points to clinch the 1st runner-up spot. In total, the five teams scored approximately 320 points, enough to win them the overall Champion University Award.


Team leader Gao Shen said: “I am honored to receive the award. This contest is not only a great challenge, but also a very good learning opportunity for me, as a Year 1 student. By competing, I gained a lot of practical experience in applying database software in today’s business world. This will greatly benefit my future career development. The concerted effort made by our team mates is the key to our success.” Gao also thanked the Department of Computer Science for its support, which equipped students well.


The contest aims to strengthen students’ capability regarding the DB2 database management system. Each team consists of three students and each university can send up to five teams to participate in the contest. The team which scores the most points, with the earliest submission time, wins. The Champion University Award goes to the university with the most points scored among all its teams.








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