News

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 https://developer.amazon.com/alexaprize

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): http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/BMSA/DEPS_183972.
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: http://uaasports.info/sports/mswimdive/2017-18/releases/onostudy)
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.
Ono profiled on Indian National Television
news Published Date: 2018-01-04
Ken Ono was profiled on Indian national television.
A December 2017 airing of the Indian national science television program Eureka (on RS TV) devoted a 30 minute episode to a "Conversation with Ken Ono". The episode can be viewed on youtube at https://youtu.be/dTTXdDmRi60.
Ono Elected Vice President of the American Mathematical Society
news Published Date: 2017-11-30
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, has been elected Vice President of the American Mathematical Society (link: http://www.ams.org/about-us/governance/elections/election-results). Founded in 1898, the American Mathematical Society is the primary professional society for mathematical scientists in North America. Ono will serve a 3 year term beginning in February 2018. He also continues his tenure as the longest standing member (since 2009) of the US National Committee for Mathematics at the US National Academy of Sciences, which advises the White House and the federal government on matters related to mathematics and mathematics education.
CSI PhD student's work featured in landmark Cell article
Published Date: 2017-11-06
Michael Nalisnik, CSI PhD '16 and his advisor BMI Professor Lee Cooper, are part of the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network which recently published a pioneering paper in the journal Cell, on the genetic mutations underlying soft tissue sarcomas. Emory researchers contributed machine learning techniques for nuclear heterogeneity analyses, a key methodology used in the paper. The full article is at http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(17)31203-5.
Michele Benzi elected Fellow of the American Mathematical Society
news Published Date: 2017-11-01
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor Michele Benzi is among the 2018 Fellows inducted into the American Mathematical Society for "outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics". Emory MathCS is proud and honored that Michele joins previously inducted Fellows Raman Parimala and Ken Ono. More details are at http://www.ams.org/profession/ams-fellows/new-fellows.

Congratulations Michele!
MathCS is hiring Postdoctoral Fellows!
Published Date: 2017-10-27
Several projects homed in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science are seeking postdoctoral research fellows in a variety of areas. Interdisciplinary postdocs are of special interest. For details please see the MathCS PostDoc Openings.