Kansas State University


E C E Uplink

ECE PhD students rank high in international programming competition

Haotian Wu and Xin Li, of our Network Science and Engineering (NetSE) group finished 20150909_EPAP_Day 001126th internationally in the recent IEEEExtreme programming competition out of 2059 teams, and they were the 3rd ranked team in the U.S.



IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or IEEE, student members — advised and proctored by institute members — compete in a 24-hour time span against each other to solve a set of programming problems. Advisers for Wu and Li were Caterina Scoglio and Don Gruenbacher, both professors of electrical and computer engineering, with Scoglio also serving as proctor.

“This is an impressive showing,” said Gruenbacher, also department head for electrical and computer engineering. “We are quite proud of the team’s accomplishments.”

The Network Science and Engineering group at K-State conducts fundamental research in cutting-edge network theory problems, as well as developing solutions to state-of-the-art, real-world problems in the fields of computer networks and infectious diseases modeling. General areas of interest include network theory, complex networks modeling and analysis, and computer network design and optimization.