Cornell Bowers College of Computing and Information Science
Haobin Ni


CS PhD Student Wins National Coding Tournament

CS PhD student Haobin Ni recently competed in the Code Kerfuffle coding competition (see 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.