2015 ACM-ICPC Philippines Southern Luzon

icpc2015 I was a problem setter and judge for the 2015 ACM-ICPC Philippines Southern Luzon Invitational Programming Contest held last September 13, 2015 at the Ateneo de Naga University.

The winning team was from Ateneo de Naga University. It solved 5 of the 10 problems. (The teams were given 5 hours.) The results are shown below. (The image has been slightly edited. Click on it to see a higher-resolution version.)

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The warm-up problems are here and the contest problems are here. I provided two contest problems: ā€œDā€ (Freeway Traffic) and ā€œIā€ (Forest Fire Spread). They are both about cellular automaton models.

I was also a problem setter and judge in 2014 and in 2013.

Roy Lichtenstein: Nurse

nurseThis morning I discovered that my blog had 123 views from 95 visitors (from 13 countries) yesterday (November 10, 2015). This is way beyond the usual 20 to 30 daily views I normally get. I found out that most of the traffic was from visitors using the search terms “roy lichtenstein nurse.” (A previous blog post showed a study for Nurse.)
It turns out that Roy Lichtenstein’s Nurse (1964) was sold last November 9, 2015 by Christie’s for US$ 95,365,000 (including fees), a new record for a Lichtenstein work. (The previous record was when his Woman with Flowered Hat (1963) was sold for $56,123,750 on May 15, 2013.)