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CS PhD Student Wins National Coding Tournament

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CS PhD student Haobin Ni recently competed in the Code Kerfuffle coding competition (see https://codekerfuffle.com) hosted by Lucidchart. He was one of the top 32 performers from the online round, and recently went to Lucid headquarters in South Jordan, Salt Lake City.  After 3 hours of focused coding where the contestants built bots that competed in bracket-style tournaments, Haobin’s entry came out on top and he claimed the $10,000 first prize.  

Haobin is currently coaching the Cornell ACM competition team, and also co-teaching a seminar with CS Prof Robbert Van Renesse, “CS 51999:  Competition Programming and Problem Solving,” where students learn about applied algorithms and techniques.