Programmed for success

UM-Dearborn’s two programming teams in the College of Engineering and Computer Science competed against 116 teams drawn from 56 colleges and universities throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and eastern Ontario during the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Collegiate Regional Programming Contest on Oct. 23 in Grand Rapids. Mich.

UM-Dearborn’s team named “Another Confusing Moniker” solved three out of eight possible problems and placed 3rd out of 16 teams at the ACM contest site and 28th out of 116 teams in the region, while the team named “winner != waterloo” solved two out of eight possible problems and placed 61st in the region.

The “Another Confusing Moniker” team consists of Andrew Hagan, Scott Hoffman and Matt Smudz. The “winner != waterloo” team consists of Blake Farrugia, Jordan Lampi and Jer Lance.

Bruce Elenbogen, associate professor of computer and information science who coaches the teams, said “I would like to thank all of our team members for working so hard in practice and giving up their time to travel and compete. Special thanks goes to Jer Lance who served as programming czar whose duties included organizing and feeding the troops during practice.”

UM-Dearborn alum and U-M graduate student Dennis Matveyev served as Ann Arbor’s
assistant coach.

Pictured in the photo above are (from left) Scott Hoffman, Matthew Smudza and Andrew Hagen, also known as the “Another Confusing Moniker” team.

Pictured in the photo above are (from left) Blake Farrugia, Jeremy Lance and Jordan Lampi, also known as the “winner != waterloo” team.

Pictured in the photo above are both teams with coach Bruce Elenbogen (second from left).

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