Ono to give Simons Foundation Distinguished Lecture on Pi Day
news Published Date: 2018-02-19
To celebrate "Pi Day" (3/14/18), Ken Ono will be giving a public lecture at the Simons Foundation in New York. He will be speaking on his recent work on the Riemann Hypothesis with Michael Griffin, Larry Rolen and Don Zagier. The lecture will be streamed live. For those wishing to attend, tickets are limited. See this website for details
Agichtein honored with the inaugural WSDM 2018 Test of Time Award
news Published Date: 2018-02-09
Eugene Agichtein of Emory MathCS and his co-authors from Yahoo! Research were honored at the 2018 ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining for their paper, "Finding High Quality Content in Social Media." This methodology, developed 10 years ago, could form the underpinnings for detecting spurious content in social media, phenomenon that has recently come to be highlighted."

The original paper may be accessed via Congratulations Eugene!
Ono wins a 2018 Prose Award from the American Association of Publishers
news Published Date: 2018-02-08
The PROSE Awards (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) are presented by the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division. Presented since 1976, the awards annually recognize distinguished professional and scholarly books, reference works, journals, and electronic content. Ken Ono’s 2017 book “Harmonic Maass forms and Mock Modular Forms” is the winner in the mathematics category, chosen from hundreds of submissions. Ono co-authored the book with his former postdocs and students Kathrin Bringmann, Amanda Folsom, and Larry Rolen. (Click here for the complete list of winners:
Distinguished Lecture - CSI Research Seminar
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Distinguished Lecture Dr. C. Mohan
IBM Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University

New Era in Distributed Computing with Blockchains and Databases

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm
Math & Science Center, E208

Lars Ruthotto receives NSF CAREER Award
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Professor Lars Ruthotto has been awarded an NSF CAREER award for his project on rigorous and efficient methods to design and train deep neural networks. Based on a new mathematical framework, Dr. Ruthotto's approach simplifies design and analysis by formulating deep learning as a dynamic optimal control problem, and has many implications for numerous societal applications. More details are at
Congratulations Lars!
Emory Team selected for Amazon Alexa Prize Challenge
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Eugene Agichtein and his CSI PhD student Zihao Wang are one of 8 teams worldwide selected to compete in Amazon's Alexa challenge to advance human computer interaction. This selection comes with $250k and unlimited cloud support, to compete for $1.5M later this year ... and possibly be the socialbot technology in future Alexa devices. Details are at

New method calculates equilibrium constant at the small scale
news Published Date: 2018-01-30
Graduate students Olivia Beckwith and Robert Schneider, and students from Chemistry, collaborate on the microscopic level of nature. Read the full story here.

Photo by Stephen Nowland, Emory Photo/Video
Ono and Fields Medalist Terry Tao to speak on the Riemann Hypothesis at the US National Academy
news Published Date: 2018-01-30
The US National Academy of Sciences is hosting a live webinar on the Riemann Hypothesis June 12, 2018. The lecturers are Ken Ono and Terry Tao (UCLA). They will be talking about the importance of the Riemann Hypothesis, and they will describe their recent works which shed light on the problem which is widely considered the most difficult unsolved problem in mathematics. Click here for details about the live broadcast (June 12, 2018):
Ono to conduct a study of high performance swimming with national champion Emory Eagles
news Published Date: 2018-01-16
Together with PhD students Ian Wagner and Madeline Locus Dawsey, Ken Ono will be conducting a study of high performance swimming with the idea of enhancing training methodologies. The University Athletic Association has reported on their investigation here (link:
Towards Computer Science For All
Published Date: 2018-01-11
The Emory Girls Who Code chapter expanded their efforts to bring extra-curricular computer programming opportunities to the Emory community last Fall. CS majors Tammany Grant and Maya Nair, and advised and inspired by Professors Avani Wildani and Joyce Ho, conducted a "Coding Camp" that was very well received and complements institutional efforts in Computer Science. More details are in the Emory Report article.