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.
Prof. R. Parimala receives the Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal
Published Date: 2006-10-26
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics R. Parimala was awarded the Srinivasa Ramanujan Medal for 2006. This prize is given once every three years to an eminent scientist whose work has had an impact in mathematics for a considerable length of time. From the citation: The prize was awarded to Prof. Parimala "for her outstanding contributions to Galois cohomology of semi-simple algebraic groups over fields of dimension less than or equal to 2, in particular for settling a conjecture of Serre for classical groups as well as for her contributions to the study of the u-invariant."
Emory moves up to 56th in world university rankings
Published Date: 2006-10-19
Emory is ranked 56th amongst universities worldwide, up from 141st in 2005, according to the rankings by the Times Higher Education Supplement. Emory is ranked 8th in the world for staff-to-student ratio. More information here
Prof. Eric Brussel receives Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award
Published Date: 2006-09-27
Professor Eric Brussel received the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award. This is the college's oldest and most prestigious award for undergraduate teaching. Seven Emory professors received the Emory Williams Award for Distinguished Teaching. The university's most prestigious awards for teaching were established in 1972 by alumnus Emory Williams. The three awards in the arts and sciences are selected by a committee of Emory College faculty. Goizueta Business School, Oxford College and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing each present an award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and one other award rotates among the professional schools. More information here.
The 67th annual William Lowell Putnam mathematics competition will be held on December 2nd
Published Date: 2006-09-20
The Putnam competition will be held on Saturday, December 2nd. For more information, see the competition web page. If you would like to participate, e-mail Prof. Grigni.
Math/computer science students honored
Published Date: 2006-09-16
Sarah Day (center) received the Trevor Evans Award as the best undergraduate major in 1995-96, and Sergei Pilyugin (right) and John Nardo were co-winners of the Marshall Hall Award for best graduate teaching assistants from the Department of Mathematics and Computer here for more information
Prof. R. Parimala receives the TWAS Prize in mathematics
Published Date: 2006-09-02
Asa Candler Griggs Professor of Mathematics R. Parimala will be awarded the 2005 prize in mathematics by the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) for her work on the quadratic analogue of Serre's conjecture, the triviality of principal homogeneous spaces for classical groups over fields of cohomological dimension 2 and the u-invariant of p-adic function fields. This is the first time that the prize has been awarded to a woman. More information here.