Jinho Choi wins Yahoo Labs ACE Award
Jinho Choi, Assistant Professor in MathCS and QuanTM is one of five recipients worldwide of Yahoo Lab's 2014 Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) award. Jinho’s research focuses on the optimization of natural language processing for "robustness" on various data and "scalability" on large data. A full news item is at http://labs.yahoo.com/news/2014-yahoo-ace-award-recipients-selected/.
Doing Math with Movie Stars
Dr. Ken Ono spent time with actor Dev Patel to coach him on his portrayal of math genius Ramanujan, on the set of "The Man Who Knew Infinity." Click here for the full article.
Li Xiong receives $1 million PCORI Funding award
Emory University researcher Li Xiong has won a $1.06 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She will use the award to develop improved methods for building data registries that benefit biomedical research while also guaranteeing patient privacy. Click here for the full article.
Ken Ono to give a plenary invited address at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meeting
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, will be giving an MAA invited plenary address at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) this January in San Antonio, Texas. The JMM, hosted by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), is the largest gathering of mathematicians in the United States with several thousand participants. Ken will be speaking about his joint work with Michael Griffin and Ole Warnaar on their framework of Rogers-Ramanujan identities, research which has been selected as one of the “Top Science Stories of 2014” by Discover magazine. Ken will be profiled in the end-of-the-year issue of Discover magazine. This lecture will be Professor Ono’s second invited address at the JMM. In 2009 he delivered the AMS plenary invited address.
Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member: Steven La Fleur
Steven La Fleur completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Emory University (2013). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, La Fleur held a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Emory. La Fleur's primary research focus is in Discrete Mathematics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics and Graphs and Combinatorics.