News

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 mlsearch2014@mathcs.emory.edu 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: http://www.resmathsci.com/). 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: http://www.ams.org/publications/journals/journalsframework/proc).
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 chair@mathcs.emory.edu for general information.
The Department will host the XXIII-rd SOUTHEAST GEOMETRY SEMINAR (SGS) on Sunday, November 10, 2013
Published Date: 2013-10-25
Speakers:
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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.
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The program can be found at: http://www2.math.uab.edu/sgs/
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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 oliker@mathcs.emory.edu if you plan to attend and wish to request support.

Organizers:

* John McCuan and Mohammad Ghomi (GT)
* Vladimir Oliker (Emory)
* Fernando Schwartz (UTK)
* Gilbert Weinstein and Junfang Li (UAB)
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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.
REU Student wins $50,000 Fellowship
Published Date: 2013-09-20
Hannah Larson, a participant in the 2013 Emory REU in Number Theory, has been awarded a Davidson Fellowship. She won the top award of $50,000 for her research in algebra. Hannah is presently a freshman at Harvard, and she plans to participate again in the Emory 2014 REU to continue her research with Professor Ken Ono.
Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory X
Published Date: 2013-09-19
Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory X

November 2-3, 2013

Emory University, Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, with support from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, will host a series of 9 new mini-conferences from 2013-2016. The 10th of these mini-conferences will be held at Emory University on November 2-3, 2013. The conferences will stress a variety of areas and feature one prominent researcher giving 2 fifty minute lectures and 4 outstanding researchers each giving one fifty minute lecture. There will also be several 25 minute lecturers by younger reseachers or graduate students. All talks will be held in room W201 of the Mathematics and Science Center.

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Vojtech Rodl to give invited plenary lecture at the International Congress of Mathematicians 2014.
news Published Date: 2013-09-09
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor Vojtech Rodl has been invited to deliver a plenary address at the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM) in Seoul, Korea in August 2014. Dr. Rodl has previously given a regular invited address at ICM 1990 in Kyoto, Japan. It was already an honor, but being invited to give a plenary address is more so: only about 20 mathematics are selected to give an address at each quadrennial conference. The ICM is the largest conference of mathematics and is hosted by the International Mathematical Union. The most prestigious recognitions, including the Fields Medal, are awarded at this event, in which the most important research contributions are presented by leading mathematicians.

Dr. Rodl joins Dr. Raman Parimala who has given both an invited talk (ICM 1994, Zurich) and plenary talk (ICM 2010 Hyderabad) and Dr. Suresh Venapally who gave an invited talk at ICM 2010.