|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. Click here for the full article.
|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 Onos second invited address at the JMM. In 2009 he delivered the AMS plenary invited address.
|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.
|Computer Science Graduate Student Dmitry Lagun Wins SIGIR 2014 Best Student Paper|
|Published Date: 2014-07-15|
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the SIGIR '14 Proceedings of the 37th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research & development in information retrieval. "Towards better measurement of attention and satisfaction in mobile search" was in collaboration with Chih-Hung Hsieh, Dale Webster, and Vidhya Navalpakkam, all with Google, Inc The paper can be found here.
|Emory Math Circle on CBS 46 Better Mornings Atlanta|
|Published Date: 2014-06-12|
Amanda Clemm and Sarah Trebat-Leder were interviewed this morning talking about the Math Circle program and the fun with shapes and bubbles at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Their interview can be found here.
|A mathematical discovery|
|Published Date: 2014-04-29|
Mathematicans have found a framework for the celebrated Rogers-Ramanujan identities and their arithmetic properties, solving another long-standing mystery stemming from the work of Indian math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The findings, by mathematicians at Emory University and the University of Queensland, yield a treasure trove of algebraic numbers and formulas to access them. Algebraic numbers are among the first numbers you encounter in mathematics, says Ken Ono, a number theorist at Emory And yet, its surprisingly difficult to find functions that return them as values in a uniform and systematic way. Ono is the co-author of the new findings, along with S. Ole Warnaar of the University of Queensland and Michael Griffin, an Emory graduate student.