Experience sharing for competitive programming contests
Speaker:Prof. Ke YI
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, China
Date & Time:27 Jan 2016 (Wednesday) 14:30 - 15:30
Venue:E11-4045 (University of Macau)
Organized by:Department of Computer and Information Science

Abstract

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has conducted its International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) on an annual basis since 1970. Internationally competitive student ICPC teams tend to be composed of the best programmers at the top-ranked schools in the world. In the contest, the students are expected to cooperatively analyze the problems with their teammates, select the most tractable problem to produce programs. In this seminar, Prof. Yi has been the coach of the HKUST programming team for many years. He will share his experiences for the competitive programming to our students.

Biography

Ke YI is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University (2001) and Ph.D. from Duke University (2006), both in computer science. His research spans theoretical computer science and database systems, and publishes in the top venues of both areas, such as JACM, TODS, SIGMOD/PODS, and FOCS. He has received a Google Faculty Research Award (2010), a Young Investigator Research Award from HKUST (2012), and an ACM SIGMOD Best Demonstration Award (2015). He currently serves as an Associate Editor of TODS and TKDE.