News

Southeast Geometry Seminar XIII
Published Date: 2008-03-24
The Southeast Geometry Seminar XIII will take place on March 30, 2008 at MSC, W201. For details, see the conference website.
Bjorn Poonen to give colloquium on March 25th
news Published Date: 2008-02-29
Professor Bjorn Poonen from UC Berkeley will give a colloquium titled "Lattice polygons and the number 12" in the department on Tuesday, March 25th. For more information, see the announcement.
"Day of Arithmetic" to be held at Emory
Published Date: 2008-02-07
The department will host a one-day conference on arithmetic and algebraic geometry on Saturday, April 19th. The speakers will be Matt Baker (Georgia Tech), Jean-Louis Colliot-Thelene (CNRS), Philippe Gille (CNRS), Dino Lorenzini (University of Georgia), and Gopal Prasad (University of Michigan). For more information, see the conference website.
Prof. Ron Gould delivers address at MAA Alabama state dinner
Published Date: 2008-02-01
Goodrich C. White Professor Ron Gould delivered the address at the 2008 MAA Alabama state dinner at Samford University in Birmingham on February 1st. The Mathematical Association of America is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level; it sponsors a dinner in each state each year, with one featured speaker.
Prof. Eugene Agichtein wins Microsoft Research "Beyond Search" Award
Published Date: 2007-12-19
Microsoft Research and Microsoft adCenter announced Eugene as one of the recipients of the Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics 2007 RFP awards. The research (in collaboration with Prof. Charles Clarke of the University of Waterloo) aims to develop techniques to automatically identify the user queries and behavior patterns associated with commercial intent. Specifically, the researchers will develop a taxonomy of commercial intent to classify user information needs along dimensions such as immediate vs. near-term purchase, or purchase vs. research. The researchers will also develop techniques to automatically infer the information needs from user actions to classify the search session in the corresponding commercial intent category. The general intent inference algorithms developed will also be applicable to other (non-commercial) intent detection tasks, such as detection of scholarly research intent, health information seeking, and market research. For more information see the Microsoft Research announcement.
Prof. David Borthwick's book published by Birkhauser
Published Date: 2007-09-27
Professor David Borthwick's book "Spectral Theory of Infinite-Area Hyperbolic Surfaces" has just been published by Birkhauser Boston, as volume 256 of the series Progress in Mathematics. The book covers recent advances in geometric scattering theory in the context of Riemann surfaces. More information can be found at: http://www.amazon.com/Spectral-Infinite-Area-Hyperbolic-Surfaces- Mathematics/dp/0817645241/ref=sr_1_1/002-3918494-5040868? ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190742111&sr=8-1)
Putnam Math Competition December 1st
Published Date: 2007-09-20
The 68th Annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition will be held on Saturday, December 1st. This is a challenging test of problem solving skill, open to all undergraduates. If you would like to represent Emory, or for more information, please e-mail Professor Grigni at mic@mathcs.emory.edu .
Department welcomes Alessandro Veneziani
news Published Date: 2007-09-07
We are pleased to announce that Alessandro Veneziani, previously of the Politecnico di Milano, has joined Emory as Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science. Alessandro's research interests are in computational mathematics, with a particular emphasis on simulation and modeling of fluid flows. He is currently working on hemodynamics and mathematical prediction of aneurysms in blood vessels. He recently received the Sacchi-Landriani Internazional Prize for Numerical Analysis of Partial Differential Equations, and is a past recipient of a SIAM Outstanding Paper award. He will be a key participant in our Computational Mathematics program and will teach linear algebra, computational fluid dynamics, and numerical simulation. We welcome Alessandro warmly and wish him a long and fruitful career at Emory!
Professor Benedict Gross to deliver "Luminaries" lecture on September 14
Published Date: 2007-08-28
Professor Benedict Gross, Dean and Professor of Mathematics, Harvard College and Member, National Academy of Sciences, will deliver the next lecture in Emory's "Luminaries in Science" distinguished lecture series. Professor Gross is well known for his work in number theory, particularly the Gross-Zagier theorem on L-functions of elliptic curves, which was work with Don Zagier. Professor Gross's lecture will be held in White Hall 207 on Friday, September 14, 2007 from 12:15 to 1:30 pm. All are invited
Professors Garibaldi and Haber receive tenure!
news Published Date: 2007-08-28
The department is pleased to announce that Skip Garibaldi and Eldad Haber have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure! Congratulations!