Monday, April 24, 2006

Software Engineering Top Job in US

As a recent survey has found:
UIUC webpage

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Governments advised to use open source

Check out this link.

Interesting read

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

ACM ICPC World Finals

ACM ICPC World finals took place last week at San Antonio, Texas. As usual, the Russians and East Europeans dominated. The final standings go something like this:

2006 World Champions
Saratov State University

RankName
Solved
Time
1Saratov State University
6
917
2Jagiellonian University - Krakow
6
1258
3Altai State Technical University
5
681
4University of Twente
5
744
5Shanghai Jiao Tong University
5
766
6St. Petersburg State University
5
815
7Warsaw University
5
820
8Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5
831
9Moscow State University
5
870
10Ufa State Technical University of Aviation
5
980
11University of Alberta
4
479
12University of Waterloo
4
636
13Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica
4
13Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
4
13Peking University
4
13Sharif University of Technology
4


There are several interesting things to see here. As seen above, the Russians dominate the whole contest. The shift of programming skills from the West to the former Soviet or East European countries is clear. Also, the Chinese are in the 5th position. Notably absent from the list are Indians ... none of their IITs got a rank greater than 39 (and hence got only honorable mention).

Iran's Sharif University is at number 13, along with KAIST and Peking Univ. Good show for Asians!! The lone US school at top 10 is MIT, at number 8. I don't recognize another US school in the top 39, though there are some Canadian univs.

What did BUET do? BUET is at number 39. Not too much to brag about :( .