|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.
|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.
|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 Science.click 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.
|Visiting professor Tomasz Luczak - International Congress of Mathematicians|
|Published Date: 2006-08-30|
Visiting professor Tomasz Luczak gave an invited address titled "Randomness and regularity" at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Madrid, Spain. Being invited to give a talk at the ICM is considered an honor similar to receiving a prize. Regular faculty members V. Rodl and R. Parimala have also been invited speakers at previous Congresses. For more information: icm2006.org.