Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi awarded ACM ICPC Coach Award for 2017
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Mohammad Taghi Hajiaghayi, the Jack and Rita Minker Professor of Computer Science, has been awarded an ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) award for 2017. Over the last five years he has coached five teams of talented students who have advanced to the World Finals. Hajiaghayi will be presented with the award at the ACM-ICPC World Finals Opening Ceremony on Monday, May 22nd in Rapid City, South Dakota.
"Congratulations to Mohammad and all of the students who have been in the teams the last few years. They are indeed fortunate to have had Mohammad as the coach," said Samir Khuller, Professor and Elizabeth Stevinson Iribe Chair of Computer Science.
This year, Hajiaghayi and PhD Student Peng Shangfu have coached talented teams of students including finalists Mahsa Derakhshan, John Tan, and Hadi Yami.