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Initiative aims to find undiscovered mathematicians
news Published Date: 2016-05-25
The Templeton World Charity Foundation awarded $100,000 to Emory mathematician Ken Ono to support a program called "The Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative,” which aims to find undiscovered mathematicians around the world and match them with advancement opportunities in the field. Read more at Emory's eScience Commons.
Emory professors win National Science Foundation awards for young faculty
Published Date: 2016-05-25
Three Emory professors are among the 160 young trailblazers recently honored by the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). The five-year grants support junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholar and the integration of education and research. For Emory College of Arts and Sciences, mathematician David Zureick-Brown and computer scientist Ymir Vigfusson are the first faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science to win the prestigious award. Read more here.
Congratulations Class of 2016!
news Published Date: 2016-05-12
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science would like to congratulate our BA, BS, Minor, MS, and PhD students the best in their future endeavors! Our graduates were congratulated in the Commencement Magazine.
Professor James Nagy is elected a 2016 SIAM Fellow
news Published Date: 2016-05-01
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is delighted to announce that James Nagy, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been elected a 2016 Fellow by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). SIAM Fellows are recognized by their peers for their contributions to SIAM-represented disciplines. Dr. Nagy has been recognized for his contributions to the computational science of image reconstruction. In addition to this recognition, Dr. Nagy is a SIAM book and journal author and has recently served as the Vice Chair for the SIAM Activity Group on Linear Algebra.

The full list of 2016 SIAM Fellows and a brief synopsis of their research can be found here.
Celebrating math, miracles and a movie
news Published Date: 2016-04-13
Dr. Ken Ono was recently featured in the Emory eScienceCommons Report. The article profiles the advanced screening of "The Man Who Knew Infinity." Read more about it here.
Ken Ono’s memoir published
news Published Date: 2016-04-13
Ken Ono’s autobiographical memoir “My Search for Ramanujan” (written with Amir D. Aczel) appears in stores this week. Last week The Times London published an excerpt, and this week Scientific American has published another excerpt. The SciAm excerpt is Ken’s tribute to his Ph.D. advisor Basil Gordon. Read more about it here.
Golden State and the Mathematical Magic of Seventy-Three
Published Date: 2016-04-13
What started out as an innocent conversation about basketball and math, Dr. Ken Ono is featured in a New Yorker article discussing the Golden State Warriors and their push for 73 wins. Read more about it here.
Zureick-Brown receives NSF CAREER award
news Published Date: 2016-04-11
David Zurieck-Brown, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has received the department's second ever NSF CAREER grant for his project "Arithmetic, Algebraic, and Non-Archimedean Geometry". The CAREER program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. Zureick-Brown's work focuses on developing new tools (especially p-adic/geometric/cohomological) to study the structure of solutions of equations; a description is at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1555048.
Ethan Alwaise has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship
news Published Date: 2016-04-04
Ethan Alwaise, an outstanding Emory mathematics undergraduate, has been named one of 252 nationwide recipients of the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship was initiated in 1986 to honor U.S. Senator Barry M. Goldwater, with purpose to "alleviate a critical current and future shortage of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers." As a Junior, Ethan is taking multiple graduate mathematics courses and independent studies and, in addition to two research articles (one published in Annals of Combinatorics, and one submitted for publication), Ethan will attend University of Minnesota's REU this summer. Ethan plans to pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics with a focus on Number Theory.

Press release: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/yyschrel.php.

List of recipients: https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/sch-2016.php.
Lea Beneish and Blair Rossetti win NSF Graduate Fellowship Awards
news Published Date: 2016-04-01
PhD students Lea Beneish and Blair Rossetti each won a prestigious 2016 NSF Graduate Fellowship Award. The NSF Fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based doctoral degrees. This fellowship has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their professional careers, and who also contribute significantly to scientific innovation.

Lea Beneish is a Number Theory PhD student working with Dr. Ken Ono and has already published two research papers on harmonic Maass forms and p-adic modular forms. She was also an active researcher as an undergraduate, participating in several research experiences for undergraduates (REUs). Lea is the 7th Emory Number Theory PhD student to receive an NSF Graduate Fellowship in the last 6 years.

Blair Rossetti is a Computer Science PhD student working with Dr. Jun Kong. He has a background in biochemistry and worked as a research assistant for many years developing microscopy techniques for studying microbial communities. Now he is combining his previous work in microscopy with the field of biomedical image informatics in order to build analytical tools for three dimensional microscopy images.

Congratulations to Lea and Blair!