Synergy Carnival 2008
Published Date: 2008-04-04
COME DUNK YOUR FAVORITE ADMINISTRATOR OR PROFESSOR April 4, 2008 3:00-8:00 pm Asbury Circle Mathematics Department Faculty: Emily Hamilton Eldad Haber Vaidy Sunderam Skip Garibaldi Aaron Abrams Political Science: Kyle Beardsley Economics: Hugo Mialon Administrators: Gary Hauk* John Ford Santo Ono Ozzie Harris Andy Wilson Carolyn Livingston Peter Sederberg Marc McLeod Jean Jordan Michael Huey Students: Alex Kappus * Dr. Hauk has agreed to have whipped cream pies tossed at his face More information can be found at the Emory Report website.
Prof. Ron Gould wins regional teaching award
Published Date: 2008-04-03
Goodrich C. White Professor Ron Gould received the 2008 distinguished teaching award for the Mathematical Association of America Southeastern Section. He has previously won teaching awards as a graduate TA and as a faculty member [the Emory Williams Award here at Emory in 1999]. You can see a list of previous recipients of the section teaching award on their website.
Pumping new life into math
news Published Date: 2008-03-26
In the March 17, 2008 issue of the Emory Report, an article written by Carol Clark featured a story on Dr. Alessandro Veneziani. The article can be found on the Emory Report website. Photograph by Brian Meltz.
Raising IQ of Web searches
news Published Date: 2008-03-26
In the January 28, 2008 issue of the Emory Report, an article written by Carol Clark featured a story on Dr. Euguen Agichtein. The article can be found on the Emory Report website. Photograph by Brian Meltz
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: Mathematics/dp/0817645241/ref=sr_1_1/002-3918494-5040868? ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190742111&sr=8-1)