Top UK ACM Team Grabs Fifth Place at Regional Programming Contest

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On November 2, 2013, three teams of University of Kentucky computer science students participated in the Mid-Central Regionals of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest, an intense problem solving and programming competition.

UK’s top team, consisting of Matthew Fahrbach, Forrest Simmons and Ye Yu, placed fifth among 140 teams, making UK the top public university in the Mid-Central Region (which includes all colleges and universities in Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.

“The Mid-Central Regionals is sometimes compared to programming Olympics,” said ACM’s advisor, mentor and coach Jerzy Jaromczyk. “The team put in many months of practice and preparation, so I am glad to see our team among the best in this contest.”