Atlanta Science Festival
Published Date: 2014-03-29
The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology. Atlanta residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances. The Festival culminates in the free family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO at Centennial Olympic Park, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Science at Emory: The Lab Changing The World (Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm):
Featuring our own Dr. Alessandro Veneziani!

Come learn about the exciting research happening in your hometown at Emory University. Science faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and other Emory science departments will share their work in a series of short talks. They will explain how basic research on esoteric topics in a lab today affects our ability to confront some of the most pressing questions facing the humankind: global warming, ecological collapse, spread of infectious diseases, aging, and so on. Following the talks, you will have the chance to tour the speakers’ labs and see where the science is happening.
Computer Science Graduate Student Wins Best Student Paper Award
Published Date: 2014-02-28
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the 7th International ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM, held in New York recently. "Discovering Common Motifs in Mouse Cursor Movement Data for Improving Web Search" was in collaboration with Misha Ageev, Qi Guo, and his mentor, Dr. Eugene Agichtein.
Algorithms enhance imaging techniques for breast cancer diagnosis
Published Date: 2014-02-14
With the assistance of Drs. Veronica Mejia Bustamante, Steve Feng, and Ioannis Sechopoulos, Dr. James Nagy co-author a paper together on breast tomosynthesis image reconstruction published last fall in the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. The paper can be found here.
Ono awarded the 2014 Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Award
Published Date: 2014-02-03
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, has been awarded the 2014 Albert E. Levy Scientific Research Award. The annual award, which is administered by the Emory University Research Committee, recognizes outstanding research by Emory faculty members in scientific disciplines including mathematics, the physical sciences, and the biological sciences. Each year awards are given to a junior and a senior Emory faculty member. Professor Ono is the 2014 recipient for the senior award. He is recognized for his transformational contributions to Number Theory.
Agichtein awarded 2013 BCS/ BCS IRSG Karen Spärck-Jones Award
Published Date: 2014-02-03
Dr. Eugene Agichtein has been awarded the 2013 British Computer Society Karen Spärck-Jones Award. The award is named after Professor Karen Spärck-Jones, for her contributions to the field of information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing. Dr Agichtein is being recognized for several important contributions he has made in search and large scale web text data mining with a focus on user interaction data. His work has included demonstrating how models of human information interactions can be inferred by leveraging computational techniques on what are large-scale but also noisy behaviour records. Dr. Agichtein will receive the award at the 2014 European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) in Amsterdam, where he will be the opening keynote speaker. The full award citation is posted on the British Computer Society website.
We are hiring! Lecture-track faculty opening in MathCS
Published Date: 2014-01-22
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has an opening for a Lecturer in Mathematics to begin Fall 2014. Duties involve teaching 5 semester courses a year, coordinating graduate instructors and committtee service as appropriate. for details see Emory-ML-Ad.pdf Please contact for additional information.
Ono selected as the first Editor-in-Chief of Research in the Mathematical Sciences
Published Date: 2014-01-13
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, has been selected to be the first Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal "Research in the Mathematical Sciences" (RIMS) (link: This journal will be Springer Verlag's main open access journal in the mathematical sciences. RIMS will publish the highest quality research in applied mathematics, theoretical mathematics, and theoretical computer science. RIMS is Professor Ono's 12th editorial board. He also serves as the Managing Editor of the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society (link:
We are hiring! Tenure-track faculty openings in MathCS
Published Date: 2014-01-01
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has multiple openings for tenure track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2014. Areas of interest include: Computational Mathematics, Discrete Mathematics, and several specializations in Data Science (please follow the individual links for position details). Please contact for general information.
The Department will host the XXIII-rd SOUTHEAST GEOMETRY SEMINAR (SGS) on Sunday, November 10, 2013
Published Date: 2013-10-25
Alex Freire (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Matthew Gursky (University of Notre Dame)
William Minicozzi II (MIT)
Yanir Rubinstein (Univ. of Maryland)
Gaoyong Zhang (NYU-Poly)
There will also be a POSTER SESSION and we invite all interested participants, especially, Ph.D. students and postdocs, to submit a poster presentation. Please let us know in advance if you plan to do so.
The program can be found at:
The Southeast Geometry Seminar (SGS) is a semiannual series of one day events sponsored jointly by:

* National Science Foundation
* Emory University
* Georgia Institute of Technology
* University of Alabama at Birmingham
* University of Tennessee Knoxville

We have limited NSF funds to support travel expenses of participants. Priority will be given to current or recent Ph.D. students and postdocs. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Please email if you plan to attend and wish to request support.


* John McCuan and Mohammad Ghomi (GT)
* Vladimir Oliker (Emory)
* Fernando Schwartz (UTK)
* Gilbert Weinstein and Junfang Li (UAB)
Emory REU students win the 2014 Morgan and Schafer Prizes.
Published Date: 2013-10-16
Three students in the 2013 Emory REU in Number Theory will be honored at the Joint Meeting of the National Mathematical Societies in January in Baltimore. Eric Larson will be awarded the Frank and Brennie Morgan Prize, and Sarah Peluse will be awarded the Alice T. Schafer Prize. Shiyu Li will be awarded Honorable Mention in the Schafer Prize competitions. The Morgan prize, awarded jointly by the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, recognizes outstanding research by an undergraduate. It is widely regarded as the most prestigious prize for undergraduate mathematics research. The Schafer Prize, awarded by the Association for Women in Mathematics, recognizes outstanding undergraduate women in mathematics.

Among Professor Ono's REU participants, Larson is the fourth Morgan Prize winner, and Peluse is the fourth Schafer Prize winner.