This webpage is to provide some guidance in training for the ACM Regional Competition. Professor Vladimir Filkov is the UC Davis coach. Contact me asap if you want to participate.
Every week, we will post problems, covering several topics, for all to try. Most problems here will be taken from the UVa website unless otherwise noted. You can register with their site and have them judge your program.
The problems are designed to be solvable in less than five hours. If you find yourself taking more than two hours on one problem, you may be going at it the wrong way. Please be honest with yourself and do not take solutions from other websites (except for comparison or reference when needed). The contest itself has running time and memory constraints, so try to design your solutions for accuracy and keep in mind efficiency.
In addition, we are all reading and understanding past problems. Start from our region's past problems from the links below.