News

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 chair@mathcs.emory.edu 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.

Here is a link to the story: http://discovermagazine.com/2015/jan-feb/15-a-beautiful-find.

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: www.mathcs.emory.edu/~rg/ALS13.html
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 http://labs.yahoo.com/news/2014-yahoo-ace-award-recipients-selected/.

Congratulations Jinho!
Doing Math with Movie Stars
Published Date: 2014-09-26
Dr. Ken Ono spent time with actor Dev Patel to coach him on his portrayal of math genius Ramanujan, on the set of "The Man Who Knew Infinity."

Click here for the full article.
Li Xiong receives $1 million PCORI Funding award
Published Date: 2014-09-23
Emory University researcher Li Xiong has won a $1.06 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She will use the award to develop improved methods for building data registries that benefit biomedical research while also guaranteeing patient privacy.

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Ken Ono to give a plenary invited address at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meeting
Published Date: 2014-09-18
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, will be giving an MAA invited plenary address at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) this January in San Antonio, Texas. The JMM, hosted by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), is the largest gathering of mathematicians in the United States with several thousand participants. Ken will be speaking about his joint work with Michael Griffin and Ole Warnaar on their framework of Rogers-Ramanujan identities, research which has been selected as one of the “Top Science Stories of 2014” by Discover magazine. Ken will be profiled in the end-of-the-year issue of Discover magazine. This lecture will be Professor Ono’s second invited address at the JMM. In 2009 he delivered the AMS plenary invited address.
Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member: Steven La Fleur
news Published Date: 2014-09-10
Steven La Fleur completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Emory University (2013). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, La Fleur held a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Emory. La Fleur's primary research focus is in Discrete Mathematics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics and Graphs and Combinatorics.
Li Xiong receives major research grant
Published Date: 2014-09-03
Congratulations to Li Xiong, Principal Investigator of a $1.06M research award from the PCOR Institute for her project on "Building Data Registries with Privacy and Confidentiality". Dr. Xiong is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Emory where she also directs the the Assured Information Management and Sharing (AIMS) Lab. The PCORI project builds on her prior research in privacy-preserving information sharing, and brings together medical providers and computer scientists to harness healthcare data for social good without compromising confidentiality. A press release is at http://news.emory.edu/stories/2014/08/xiong_pcori_award/ and a project summary is at http://pfaawards.pcori.org/research-results/2014/building-data-registries-privacy-and-confidentiality-pcor.