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Year 1 student XIANG Yufan Emerges as Overall Champion at the 2024 Programming Contest of CUHK-Shenzhen

24 Apr 2024

2nd left: XIANG Yufan being awarded the First Prize of DIV - 2 in the 2024 Programming Contest of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen.

We are proud to announce that our Year 1 undergraduate student, XIANG Yufan Frank, emerged as the champion in the DIV-2 track and the overall champion of the 2024 Programming Contest of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen).


The programming contest was organised by the School of Data Science at CUHK-Shenzhen, which drew 380 contestants from universities and secondary schools in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen to compete with each other on an individual basis in two tracks, DIV – 1 and DIV – 2. The contest followed the format of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), where participants were tasked with solving ten problems.


Frank demonstrated exceptional skills and problem-solving capabilities, emerging victorious in the DIV-2 track. Not only did he secure the overall championship in both tracks, but he also distinguished himself as the only participant in solving a total of nine problems in the competition, an extraordinary accomplishment.


Expressing his feelings after winning the championship, Frank shared that he acknowledged the significant difficulty gap between the first five questions and the latter five. Despite the challenge, he persevered and successfully applied a specialised hash technique to solve a particularly challenging string problem named Problem H, which he was the only participant to crack.

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