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Three Brown students, Dimitar Bounov, Greg Pascale and Adrian Vladu, also known as “Brownian Motion” will compete in the 32nd annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) in Banff Springs, Alberta, Canada, April 6-10, 2008. Only 100 of the more than 6,700 teams, representing 1,821 universities from around the globe, earned coveted spots on the 2008 ACM-ICPC World Finals roster. Brownian Motion is one of only 20 U.S. teams scheduled to compete in the World Finals. Brownian Motion will be challenged to solve eight complex, real-world problems - a semester’s worth of curriculum – in just five hours. Problems may range from securing business transactions over the Internet to designing a Global Positioning System (GPS) program. The team solving the most problems correctly in the least time will emerge as champions, earning scholarships, bragging rights and prizes from IBM. Stay tuned for World Finals results and check for updates on the team’s progress.