BUILDS team makes it to the CSAW Capture-the-Flag competition finals

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October 15th, 2012

The BU Student ACM / BUILDS team has qualified for the finals of NYU-Poly’s CSAW (Cyber-Security Awareness Week) Capture-the-Flag competition, where teams compete to solve challenges relevant to modern computer security.

BUILDS will send a team of four to the finals, which are at NYU-Poly, in Brooklyn, from Thursday, 15 November to Saturday, 17 November.  Our team is:

  • Allan Wirth          2015  Computer Science
  • Danny Cooper         2013  Computer Science
  • Jeff Crowell         2013  Computer Engineering
  • George Silvis, III   2014  Math/Ancient Greek   [Treasurer of BUILDS]

In addition, the following people participated in the qualifying round two weeks ago:

  • Giancarlo Duncan     2013  Computer Science
  • John-Nicholas Furst  2013  Computer Engineering [Secretary of BUILDS]
  • Avery Gray           2014  Computer Science
  • Monica Gribouski     2013  Computer Science     [President of BUILDS]
  • Anthony Inzero       2013  Computer Science
  • Andrew Mohn          2014  Mathematics
  • Jeff Sullivan        2013  Computer Science
  • Liam Wang            2013  Computer Science

Out of 722 teams that participated in the preliminary round, BUILDS placed 44th, and out of the undergraduate teams eligible to qualify, we took 13th.  We are pleased that BUILDS will represent Boston University in this internationally recognized competition.

You can find more information about the CSAW CTF competition at NYU-Poly’s website, http://www.poly.edu/csaw2012 .