Friday, June 14, 2019

Programming Team Takes 2nd Place in Connecticut

Jacob Nocentino, Harman Dhillon, Daniel Kilgallon, Laura Josuweit, Devon Schweizer, and Grypon Ayers enjoy lunch following the contest.

Six Computer Science majors from the Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences competed in the programming contest at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges — Northeastern Region (CCSCNE) 2019 conference. The annual conference, held this year at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, brings together computer science educators and students. The students, members of the University’s student chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), were entered as two teams among 28 from schools across New England and the northeast.

“Team B”, consisting of Daniel Kilgallon, Harman Dhillon, and Devon Schweizer, completed five out of eight problems in three hours. The winning team completed six. “Team A”, including Laura Josuweit, Gryphon Ayers, and Jacob Nocentino, finished three of the problems, along with ten other teams. Five of the six team members are seniors, taking time out from their final year to represent the Huskies one last time.

ACM team advisor Robert Montante also presented a “Lightning Talk” on computer networking and parallel and distributed computing. The talk described the use of Raspberry Pi single-board computers to assemble a “Beowulf cluster” for use classroom use.


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