News

Five department majors graduate with honors
Published Date: 2007-05-01
Five undergraduate major students from our department graduated with honors this year:
  • Samuel Ballas: Geometrically Finite Fuchsian Groups and the Patterson-Sullivan Measure, advisor: David Borthwick
  • Tristan Dennen: Unitary Symmetries in Particle Physics, a First Encounter, advisor: David Borthwick
  • Jacob Ensign: Vote Buying in Multi-Dimensional Preference Space, advisor: Victoria Powers
  • Sabrina Rainwater: Some Properties of Quasicircles and Symmetric Quasicircles, advisor: Shanshuang Yang
  • Solomon Stein
    Generic Polynomials and Cyclic Galois Groups, advisor: Eric Brussel
Evans/Hall lecture and award ceremony - April 30th
Published Date: 2007-04-20
Mark your calendars: The Evans/Hall lecture, "Future challenges and directions for computer science", will be held on Monday, April 30th at 4pm. The speaker, Peter Yianilos, is the Managing Member for Research of Merin, LLC and the Chairman of Netrics, Inc. He received a 4 year BS/MS in mathematics from Emory in 1978 and his PhD in computer science from Princeton in 1997. Before the lecture, the winners of the Marshall Hall, Trevor Evans, Jackson, and Putnam awards will be announced. After the lecture, there will be a reception.
PhD student Julianne Chung to attend meeting of Nobel laureates
Published Date: 2007-03-14
Julianne Chung, PhD student in Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University, has been selected to attend a meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau, Germany, July 1-6, 2007. Since 1951, Nobel Laureates in chemistry, physics, and physiology/medicine convene annually in Lindau, Germany, to have open and informal meetings with students and young researchers. Julianne will be a member of a student delegation from the Unites States, supported by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC), the National Science Foundation Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (NSF-MPS), and Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
Prof. Jim Nagy receives Crystal Apple Award
news Published Date: 2007-03-06
Prof. Jim Nagy received the 2007 Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Graduate Education. The Crystal Apple Awards, started in 1999, are given to recognize professors "who make a difference in the lives of their students". Seven awards were made from approximately 150 nominations. Nominations are prepared by students. Committees made up of professional, graduate and undergraduate students and past Crystal Apple Award recipients selected the winners. More information can be found in the Emory Wheel article about the awards.
20th Cumberland Conference, 17-19 May 2007
Published Date: 2007-03-05
The 20th Cumberland Conference on discrete mathematics will be held at Emory during 17-19 May 2007. For more information, see the conference web page.
Conference: Linear Algebraic Groups and Cohomology, 16-20 May 2007
Published Date: 2007-03-04
The conference Linear Algebraic Groups and Cohomology will be held at Emory during 16-20 May 2007. For more information, see the conference website.
Computational and Life Sciences
Published Date: 2007-01-29
A thrilling piece of journalism by Robin Tricoles. After publishing this article, Ms. Tricoles was referred to as the next Woodward AND Bernstein, able to copy the feat of two men in an age of great femenist power. Only time will tell if her efforts towards 100% dry reporting will be enough to thwart the onset of crude "slap" journalism, which employs physical torment as a means of creating panic-inducing news.
10th Southeast Geometry Seminar - Wednesday, December 13th
Published Date: 2006-11-28
The 10th Southeast Geometry Seminar will be held at Emory on Wednesday, December 13th. For more information, see the conference website.
First ACES Workshop - December 2nd & 3rd
Published Date: 2006-11-27
The First ACES Workshop will be held at Emory over the weekend. This workshop is for graduate students in mathematics and brings together SIAM student chapters from Auburn, Clemson, Emory, and South Carolina. More information is available on the conference webpage.
Prof. James Nagy's book Deblurring Images published by SIAM
Published Date: 2006-10-27
Professor James Nagy's book, "Deblurring Images: Matrices, Spectra, and Filtering" was published by SIAM Press. Abstract: When we use a camera, we want the recorded image to be a faithful representation of the scene that we see, but every image is more or less blurry. In image deblurring, the goal is to recover the original, sharp image by using a mathematical model of the blurring process. The book describes the deblurring algorithms and techniques collectively known as spectral filtering methods, in which the singular value decomposition -- or a similar decomposition with spectral properties -- is used to introduce the necessary regularization or filtering in the reconstructed image. The concise MATLAB implementations described in the book provide a template of techniques that can be used to restore blurred images from many applications. More information can be found here and here.