AIMS Laboratory Receives Best Paper Recognition
A research paper by recent PhD graduate Xiaofeng Xu, advised by Professor Li Xiong and co-advised by Dr. Vaidy Sunderam, received the Best Paper Award at the 17th IEEE Mobile Data Management Conference in Porto, Portugal in June 2016. Dr. Xu is now at Facebook; Dr. Xiong directs Emory's Assured Information Management and Sharing (AIMS) laboratory. A preprint can be viewed here.
Emory Math Students In Pursuit of Olympic Berths
Good luck to Emory math students Andrew Wilson and Maddie Locus. Andrew and Maddie are competing in the US Olympic Swimming Trials next week in Omaha. Andrew is the reigning US National Champion in the 100 meter breast stroke, and Maddie is ranked in the top 8 in the women’s 50 meter freestyle. Both are studying number theory with Ken Ono. Andrew is working on his undergraduate honors thesis and Maddie is working on a PhD. Read more about them here.
Vigfusson and Team win Best Student Paper Award
An Emory project led by Dr. Ymir Vigfusson, including students Helgi Sigurbjarnarson, Petur Ragnarsson, and Juncheng Yang, in collaboration with Mahesh Balakrishnan (Yale) received the Best Student Paper Award at the ACM SYSTOR 2016 Conference in Haifa, Israel. Sigurbjarnarson is now at UDub and Ragnarsson at Reykjavik. The paper can be found here.
Ken Ono Profiled in Scientific American
Emory number theorist Ken Ono has been profiled in Scientific American. Here is a link to the story which discusses his research, his recent memoir “My Search for Ramanujan” (which can be found on Amazon), and his role as the Associate Producer for the film “The Man Who Knew Infinity” which stars Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.
Initiative aims to find undiscovered mathematicians
The Templeton World Charity Foundation awarded $100,000 to Emory mathematician Ken Ono to support a program called "The Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative,” which aims to find undiscovered mathematicians around the world and match them with advancement opportunities in the field. Read more at Emory's eScience Commons.