UW-Madison
Computer Sciences Dept.

ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest

Hall of Fame

This page summarizes the achievements of the UW-Madison teams since 2001.


2013-2014: Our teams took 3rd, 4th, 12th, 60th, and 89th place among 260 teams. Team Connecting the Dots is NP-hard (Andrew Morgan, Hongkai Pan, Baasanbat Purevjal) placed third and were selected to advance to the World Finals in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Fourth place Intentionally Left Blank (Rahul Chatterjee, Ian Skoch, Eric Kulcyk) also solved seven of the problems. Congratulations as well to 12th place team Concurrent Exception (Keith Maki, Shawn Steinbrecher, Zijian Tao), 60th place team Those Who Have Lost (John Detter, Enkhzaya Enkhtaivan, Zhenzhong Gu), and 89th place team Objective Oriented Programmers (David Brandt, Andrew Ma, Alisa Maas). Coaches: Scott Diehl, Jay Yang, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2012-2013: Our teams took 2nd, 6th, 11th, 21st, and 54th place among 239 teams. Team bistromathics (Saurabh Aggarwal, Eric Kulcyk, Jay Yang) and the 1st place team were the only ones to solve seven problems. They advanced to the World Finals in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Congratulations also to 6th place team \0 (Benjamin Moench, Hongkai Pan, Evan Radkoff), 11th place team Those Who Have Lost (Zhengzhong Gu, Andrew Morgan, Jonathan Morton), 21st place team Concurrent Exception (Guilherme Santos, Shawn Steinbrecher, Zijian Tao), and 54th place team Seniors (Andrew Ma, Singhal Shubham, Mai Thach). Coaches: Brian Rice and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2011-2012: Our teams took 1st, 8th, and 53rd place among 218 teams. Team The Antisocial Network (Igor Canadi, Justin Starry, Nathaniel Sullivan) solved all ten problems; no other team in the region solved more than six! They advanced to the World Finals in Warsaw, Poland. Congratulations also to 8th place team :(){:|:&};: (Eric Kulcyk, Ben Moench, Chetan Rao) and to 53rd ranked team Newton's Lawl (Joy James Prabhu Arulraj, Ahmed Saif, Michael Starr). Coaches: David Malec, Zef RosnBrick, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2010-2011: Our teams took 2nd, 18th, and 31st place among 225 teams. Team Wrong Answer (Aaron Brown, Ang Li, Zef RosnBrick) set the record for the earliest correct submission, placed 2nd in the region, and were invited to the World Finals in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations also to 18th place team on the fence (Alex Furger, Eric Kulcyk, Nathaniel Sullivan) and to 31st ranked team bluescreens (Andrew Ma, Michael Starr, Mark Wellons). Coaches: Chris Hopman and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2009-2010: Our teams took 1st, 10th, 19th, and 48th place among 201 teams. Team Wrong Answer (David He, Chris Hopman, and Zef RosnBrick) was the only team in the region to solve all ten problems, thus advancing to the World Finals in Harbin, China. Congratulations also to 10th place team On a boat (Aaron Brown, Ahmed Fikri, and Alex Furger), to 19th ranked team Clueless (Vijay Chidambaram, Deepak Ramamurthi, and Thanumalayan Sankaranarayana Pillai), and to 48th ranked team Wiscy (Kwan Woo Kim, Eric Kulcyk, and Soo Young Yang). Coaches: David Malec, Mikola Lysenko, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2008-2009: Our teams took 3rd, 14th and 45th place among 201 teams. Team Wrong Answer (David He, Chris Hopman, and Mikola Lysenko) placed 3rd solving all nine problems, and were invited to the World Finals in Stockholm, Sweden, where they took 49th place. Congratulations also to 14th place team My Process Never Dies (Ahmed Fikri, Tom Grim, and Tristan Halvorson) and to 45th ranked team u+002620 (Aaron Brown, Jason Li, and Wesley Reardan). Coaches: Matthew Anderson, David Malec, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2007-2008: Our teams took 1st, 13th, and 33rd place among 207 teams. Team Red no. 40 (David Malec, Jason Malinowski, and Chunsong Wang) placed first solving more problems than any other team, thus advancing to the World Finals in Banff Springs, Alberta. Congratulations also to 13th place team Squirrel Army (John Byrne, David He, and Daniel Strommen) and to 33rd ranked team 0x42616467657273 (Henry Duwe, Tristan Halvorson, and Chad Rhyner). Coaches: Matthew Anderson, Scott Diehl, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2006-2007: Our teams took 1st and 2nd place among 181 teams. Team 3SAT Oracle (Brian Byrne, Matthew Elder, and Thomas Watson) placed first, thus advancing to the World Finals in Tokyo, Japan. Second place The Brute Squad (Timothy Bahls, Brett Christiansen, and Sze Yeung Wong) also solved more problems than any of the other 179 teams. Coaches: Matthew Anderson, Scott Diehl, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2005-2006: Our teams took 3rd and 4th place among 182 teams. Team Amphisbaena (Brian Byrne, Colin McCambridge, and Sze Yeung Wong) placed third and were selected to advance to the World Finals in San Antonio, Texas. Fourth place untitled.cpp (P. A. Nainar, Jesse Beder, and Dylan Dewitt) also solved five of the problems. Coaches: Matthew Anderson, Scott Diehl, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2004-2005: Our teams took 1st, 2nd, 7th and 12th place among 187 teams. Team Harmless Fluffy Bunnies (Matthew Anderson, Patrick Davidson, and Alex Frase) placed first, thus advancing to the World Finals in Shanghai, China. Second place Team Q (Jesse Beder, Dylan Dewitt, Saisuresh Krishnakumaran) also solved more problems than any other team in the contest. Congratulations also to 7th place team Algorhythmics (Brett Christiansen, Yana Shkel, and Sze Yeung Wong) and to 12th ranked Tastes Like Burning (Thomas Eastman, Bradley Grzesiak, and See Yew Mo). Coaches: Chad Koch, Scott Diehl, and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2003-2004: Our teams took 1st and 2nd place among 183 teams. Team What Badgers Eat (Scott Diehl, Saurabh Goyal, and Akash Lal) placed first, thus advancing to the World Finals in Prague, Czech Republic. Team Virtual Machine (Carl Edquist, Bradley Grzesiak, and Louis Kruger) were only beaten during the last minute of the 5 hour contest! Coaches: Chad Koch and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2002-2003: Our team MAD IS ON (Ron Hose, Chad Koch, and Louis Kruger) took 2nd place among 156 teams, and advanced to the World Finals in Beverly Hills, California. Coach: Prof. Van Melkebeek.


2001-2002: Our team Red++ consisting of Lei Chen, Bradley Grzesiak, and Chad Koch took 1st place among 113 teams. The team advanced to the World Finals in Honolulu, Hawai, and took 11th place there! Coaches: Prof. Jha and Prof. Van Melkebeek.


 
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