Department faculty caught in media frenzy
Professors Aaron Abrams and Skip Garibaldi appeared in various news outlets last week, including 20/20 (7 million viewers), CNN Newsroom, and ABC World News on television and NPR's All Things Considered and the BBC Newshour on radio. They were in demand as mathematicians who are experts on the lottery, thanks to their prize-winning paper Finding good bets in the lottery, and why you shouldn't take them, which was recently featured in the book Brain Trust.
Check out Skip Garibaldi on ABC News and Aaron Abrams on CNN.
Emory Math Graduate students win NSF Graduate Fellowships
Larry Rolen, a first year PhD student, and John Lopez, an incoming PhD student, have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Both will be pursuing PhDs in number theory. Larry was an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), and John is completing his BS this spring at Brigham Young University. Larry and John join Michael Griffin as NSF Graduate Fellows in the department working in number theory.
Eugene Agichtein receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship
Eugene Agichtein, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been awarded a 2012 Sloan Foundation Fellowship. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. More details and a list of this year's fellows may be found at http://www.sloan.org/fellowships/page21
Eugene works in the area of information retrieval and text and data mining, and leads the IR lab at Emory. His website is at http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~eugene/
CS Visiting Professor Search
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications, subject to final funding approval, for a one-year full-time visiting position in Computer Science beginning mid-August 2012. Outstanding candidates in all areas will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach courses in database systems, artificial intelligence, or software engineering.
A strong commitment to teaching excellence is required. The position may be of interest to sabbatical visitors or recent Ph.D. recipients seeking teaching experience. The teaching load is 3-4 courses for the academic year. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. requirements in computer science or a closely related field by August 15th, 2012.
Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements. Concurrently, please arrange for three references (at least one evaluating teaching) to be sent directly to the committee.
Materials should be sent by email to email@example.com. Informal inquiries are also welcome. Screening starts March 20, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.
Number theory paper honored as an Archiv der Mathematik Distinguished Article
Birkhauser-Verlag, the publisher of Archiv der Mathematik recognizes unusually distinguished articles according to their scientific value and their interest to a general mathematical readership. The recent paper by Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor, and his colleague Nick Ramsey (DePaul University) entitled "A mod L Atkin-Lehner theorem and applications" has been awarded this distinction. The paper is expected to have wide ranging consequences in the theory of modular forms and number theory.