Student Team Wins ACM Programming Contest

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A team representing UMD has won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest for the Mid-Atlantic region, placing first in a field of 173 teams.

The team is comprised of students Shangfu Peng, Ang Li, and Hossein Esfandiari. The win qualifies them to advance to the world-final competition to be held in Saint Petersburg, Russia in Summer, 2013.

Two other UMD teams also placed well. Team #2 of Milad Gholami, Melika Abolhassani and Anirudh Bandi placed 7th. Team #3 of Mandeep Bedi, Luke Valenta, and David Karesh placed 9th.

All three teams are coached by Mohammad Hajiaghayi.

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