Emory Number Theorists Prove Umbral Moonshine Conjecture
news Published Date: 2015-04-07
Emory number theorists Ken Ono and his PhD student Michael Griffin have proved the Umbral Moonshine Conjecture with John Duncan, a mathematical physicist at Case Western Reserve University. The conjecture has emerged as a central problem at the interface of mathematics and string theory. Here is an excellent exposition of their work and the origin of the conjecture in Scientific American.

Noam Kantor has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship
news Published Date: 2015-04-02
Noam Kantor, a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar at Emory University, has been named one of 260 nationwide recipients of the 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 sophomore, Noam is taking graduate mathematics courses and independent studies, and in addition to ongoing research at Emory, Noam will attend the WADE number theory REU in Wake Forest this summer and plans to participate in the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics program before pursuing a Ph.D. in mathematics.

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Olivia Beckwith wins a prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship
news Published Date: 2015-04-01
Emory Number Theory PhD student Olivia Beckwith has been awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship. These fellowships support outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research in science and engineering. Olivia has been recognized for her potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. She has already published 5 research papers, and she is nearly finished with her 6th paper (a joint project with postdoc Michael Mertens). Olivia is the 6th Emory Number Theory PhD student to receive an NSF Graduate Fellowship in the last 5 years.
North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad hosted by Emory University
Published Date: 2015-02-06
On Jan 29, 2015, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Program in Linguistics and hosted the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad. NACLO is a contest in which high school students solve problems in computational linguistics. Winners of the competition can participate in an invitational round, which can ultimately lead to participation in an international competition. This year Emory joined other top universities (52 in all) in hosting the event, including Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Stanford, Michigan, Penn, and Yale. Emory was the only school in the southeast to serve as a host. Invitations were sent to over 70 high school academic bowl coaches in Georgia, ultimately yielding 23 participants, and putting Emory in the top third of schools in the nation in terms of number of participants. The event was held in the Winship Ballroom, and participants received a mug (with an Emory logo), a campus tour, and lunch at Cox Hall. Emory undergraduate students from Computer Science and Linguistics Science helped to run the event. The main organizers of the event was Jinho Choi from Computer Science and Phillip Wolff from Linguistics.
Dr. Alessandro Veneziani profiled in the Italian newspaper L’Eco di Bergamo
Published Date: 2015-01-26
Dr. Alessandro Veneziani has been profiled in the Italian newspaper L’Eco di Bergamo. To view the article in its entirety, please click here .

You can translate a version of the full article that is published on this website.
We are hiring! Faculty openings in MathCS
Published Date: 2014-12-18
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has multiple openings for tenure track faculty positions to begin in Fall 2015. Areas of interest include: Number Theory, Computer Science Lecturer, and several specializations in Data Science (please follow the individual links for position details). Please contact for general information.
Number Theory Research ranked 15th among the top 100 stories in science in 2014
news Published Date: 2014-12-01
Ken Ono, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, and his collaborators Michael Griffin and Ole Warnaar, have been recognized for their groundbreaking research in number theory and representation theory. Their framework of Rogers-Ramanujan identities has been ranked the 15th among the top 100 stories in science in 2014 by Discover magazine.

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Team Emory LTL Places third at the ACM ICPC SE Regionals Competition
Published Date: 2014-11-17

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Denis Savenkov, Liqi Shu, Tony Wang, and Tianyi Lu for placing third in Division 2 of the ACM ICPC SE Regionals competition.

The competition results can be found here.

Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory
Published Date: 2014-11-01
Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory Nov. 1-2, 2014 Feature Speaker: Peter Keevash, Oxford University Location: Room W201 of Math and Science Center Further information at:
Jinho Choi wins Yahoo Labs ACE Award
Published Date: 2014-10-06
Jinho Choi, Assistant Professor in MathCS and QuanTM is one of five recipients worldwide of Yahoo Lab's 2014 Academic Career Enhancement (ACE) award. Jinho’s research focuses on the optimization of natural language processing for "robustness" on various data and "scalability" on large data. A full news item is at

Congratulations Jinho!