North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad hosted by Emory University
On Jan 29, 2015, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Program in Linguistics and hosted the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. NACLO is a contest in which high school students solve problems in computational linguistics. Winners of the competition can participate in an invitational round, which can ultimately lead to participation in an international competition. This year Emory joined other top universities (52 in all) in hosting the event, including Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Stanford, Michigan, Penn, and Yale. Emory was the only school in the southeast to serve as a host. Invitations were sent to over 70 high school academic bowl coaches in Georgia, ultimately yielding 23 participants, and putting Emory in the top third of schools in the nation in terms of number of participants. The event was held in the Winship Ballroom, and participants received a mug (with an Emory logo), a campus tour, and lunch at Cox Hall. Emory undergraduate students from Computer Science and Linguistics Science helped to run the event. The main organizers of the event was Jinho Choi from Computer Science and Phillip Wolff from Linguistics.
Dr. Alessandro Veneziani profiled in the Italian newspaper L’Eco di Bergamo
We are hiring! Faculty openings in MathCS
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has multiple openings for tenure track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2015. Areas of interest include: Number Theory, Computer Science Lecturer, and several specializations in Data Science (please follow the individual links for position details). Please contact email@example.com for general information.
Number Theory Research ranked 15th among the top 100 stories in science in 2014
Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, and his collaborators Michael Griffin and Ole Warnaar, have been recognized for their groundbreaking research in number theory and representation theory. Their framework of Rogers-Ramanujan identities has been ranked the 15th among the top 100 stories in science in 2014 by Discover magazine.
Here is a link to the story: http://discovermagazine.com/2015/jan-feb/15-a-beautiful-find.
Team Emory LTL Places third at the ACM ICPC SE Regionals Competition
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Denis Savenkov, Liqi Shu, Tony Wang, and Tianyi Lu for placing third in Division 2 of the ACM ICPC SE Regionals competition.
The competition results can be found here.