ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) “Best Paper” Award
This year's ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) annual conference best paper award was presented to Mikhail Ageev (Moscow State University), and Qi Guo, Dmitry Lagun, and Eugene Agichtein (Emory University), for their paper "Find It If You Can: A Game for Modeling Different Types of Web Search Success Using Interaction Data". The paper, written while Mikhail was visiting the IR Lab at Emory, proposes a principled formalization of different types of success for informational search, and it presents a scalable game-like infrastructure for crowdsourcing search behavior studies. The SIGIR annual conference is the premier conference in information retrieval. This year, the rate of acceptance for submitted papers was 19.8%. More details on the conference and award can be found on the SIGIR website:
PAlmetto Number Theory Series (PANTS) XVI meeting
Emory University is hosting the PAlmetto Number Theory Series (PANTS) XVI conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference will take place September 10-11, 2011. The goal of the PANTS meetings is to provide an opportunity for number theorists in the Southeast, to hear about recent research in all areas of number theory, pure and applied. For more information, please click here
The Department will host The 15th International Conference on Random Structures and Algorithms, May 24 - 28.
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences is pleased to host this biennial international research meeting devoted to probabilistic methods in discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science and optimization. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a venue for these communities to explore the most recent theoretical developments and their applications.
More information can be found at the conference website: http://rsa2011.amu.edu.pl/
Participants are encouraged to visit the site and to register now. We will be able to support some participants, due to the generous funding provided by Emory University, our co-hosts the Georgia Institute of Technology and Adam Mickiewicz University, and by the National Science Foundation.
Conference: Ramification in algebra and geometry, May 16-20
The Department will host the conference Ramification in Algebra and Geometry @ Emory (RAGE), May 16-20, 2011. This conference will bring together international experts from algebra, number theory, and algebraic geometry. More information can be found at the conference website.
New dual degree program in Computer Science!