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Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member Lars Ruthotto
news Published Date: 2014-08-11
Lars Ruthotto completed his Ph.D. degree in Mathematics at the University of Münster, Germany (2012). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, Ruthotto held positions at the University of British Columbia, the University of Lübeck and the University of Münster. Ruthotto's primary research focus is scientific computing for inverse problems arising in medical and geophysical imaging. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging and Geophysical Journal International.
Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member Jinho Choi
news Published Date: 2014-08-06
Jinho Choi is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012. Jinho Choi has been active in research on natural language processing; especially, on the optimization of low-level NLP (e.g., part-of-speech tagging, dependency parsing, semantic role labeling) for robustness on various data and scalability on large data. He has developed an open source project called ClearNLP, providing NLP components with state-of-the-art accuracy and speed, which has been widely used for both academic and industrial research. His current research focuses on the development of NLP components for different domains (e.g., social media, medical data) and the applications of these NLP components for end-user systems such as question-answering, information extraction, dialog management, etc. He is also interested in interdisciplinary research where NLP can enhance researches in other areas.
Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member Ymir Vigfusson
news Published Date: 2014-08-06
Ymir Vigfusson completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, Vigfusson held positions at Reykjavik University and IBM Research. Vigfusson's primary research focus is on distributed data replication and security. His articles have been published in a number of leading venues including VLDB, EuroSys, SOCC and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.
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
news 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, it’s 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.
Ken Ono profiled in Scientific American
news Published Date: 2014-04-15
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, is profiled in a feature story in the May 2014 issue of Scientific American. Ono and his collaborators have solved a large number of open problems in number theory related to the enigmatic writings of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
Atlanta Science Festival
Published Date: 2014-03-29
The Atlanta Science Festival is a week-long celebration of local science and technology. Atlanta residents of all ages will have the opportunity to explore the science and technology in our region and see how science is connected to all parts of our lives in a range of hands-on activities, facility tours, presentations, and performances. The Festival culminates in the free family-friendly EXPLORATION EXPO at Centennial Olympic Park, March 29 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Science at Emory: The Lab Changing The World (Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm):
Featuring our own Dr. Alessandro Veneziani!

Come learn about the exciting research happening in your hometown at Emory University. Science faculty from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and other Emory science departments will share their work in a series of short talks. They will explain how basic research on esoteric topics in a lab today affects our ability to confront some of the most pressing questions facing the humankind: global warming, ecological collapse, spread of infectious diseases, aging, and so on. Following the talks, you will have the chance to tour the speakers’ labs and see where the science is happening.
Computer Science Graduate Student Wins Best Student Paper Award
Published Date: 2014-02-28
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the 7th International ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM, held in New York recently. "Discovering Common Motifs in Mouse Cursor Movement Data for Improving Web Search" was in collaboration with Misha Ageev, Qi Guo, and his mentor, Dr. Eugene Agichtein.
Algorithms enhance imaging techniques for breast cancer diagnosis
Published Date: 2014-02-14
With the assistance of Drs. Veronica Mejia Bustamante, Steve Feng, and Ioannis Sechopoulos, Dr. James Nagy co-author a paper together on breast tomosynthesis image reconstruction published last fall in the SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. The paper can be found here.