News

Raising IQ of Web searches
news Published Date: 2008-03-26
In the January 28, 2008 issue of the Emory Report, an article written by Carol Clark featured a story on Dr. Euguen Agichtein. The article can be found on the Emory Report website. Photograph by Brian Meltz
Southeast Geometry Seminar XIII
Published Date: 2008-03-24
The Southeast Geometry Seminar XIII will take place on March 30, 2008 at MSC, W201. For details, see the conference website.
Bjorn Poonen to give colloquium on March 25th
news Published Date: 2008-02-29
Professor Bjorn Poonen from UC Berkeley will give a colloquium titled "Lattice polygons and the number 12" in the department on Tuesday, March 25th. For more information, see the announcement.
"Day of Arithmetic" to be held at Emory
Published Date: 2008-02-07
The department will host a one-day conference on arithmetic and algebraic geometry on Saturday, April 19th. The speakers will be Matt Baker (Georgia Tech), Jean-Louis Colliot-Thelene (CNRS), Philippe Gille (CNRS), Dino Lorenzini (University of Georgia), and Gopal Prasad (University of Michigan). For more information, see the conference website.
Prof. Eugene Agichtein wins Microsoft Research "Beyond Search" Award
Published Date: 2007-12-19
Microsoft Research and Microsoft adCenter announced Eugene as one of the recipients of the Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics 2007 RFP awards. The research (in collaboration with Prof. Charles Clarke of the University of Waterloo) aims to develop techniques to automatically identify the user queries and behavior patterns associated with commercial intent. Specifically, the researchers will develop a taxonomy of commercial intent to classify user information needs along dimensions such as immediate vs. near-term purchase, or purchase vs. research. The researchers will also develop techniques to automatically infer the information needs from user actions to classify the search session in the corresponding commercial intent category. The general intent inference algorithms developed will also be applicable to other (non-commercial) intent detection tasks, such as detection of scholarly research intent, health information seeking, and market research. For more information see the Microsoft Research announcement.
Professors Garibaldi and Haber receive tenure!
news Published Date: 2007-08-28
The department is pleased to announce that Skip Garibaldi and Eldad Haber have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure! Congratulations!
Evans/Hall lecture and award ceremony - April 30th
Published Date: 2007-04-20
Mark your calendars: The Evans/Hall lecture, "Future challenges and directions for computer science", will be held on Monday, April 30th at 4pm. The speaker, Peter Yianilos, is the Managing Member for Research of Merin, LLC and the Chairman of Netrics, Inc. He received a 4 year BS/MS in mathematics from Emory in 1978 and his PhD in computer science from Princeton in 1997. Before the lecture, the winners of the Marshall Hall, Trevor Evans, Jackson, and Putnam awards will be announced. After the lecture, there will be a reception.
Computational and Life Sciences
Published Date: 2007-01-29
A thrilling piece of journalism by Robin Tricoles. After publishing this article, Ms. Tricoles was referred to as the next Woodward AND Bernstein, able to copy the feat of two men in an age of great femenist power. Only time will tell if her efforts towards 100% dry reporting will be enough to thwart the onset of crude "slap" journalism, which employs physical torment as a means of creating panic-inducing news.
10th Southeast Geometry Seminar - Wednesday, December 13th
Published Date: 2006-11-28
The 10th Southeast Geometry Seminar will be held at Emory on Wednesday, December 13th. For more information, see the conference website.
Emory moves up to 56th in world university rankings
Published Date: 2006-10-19
Emory is ranked 56th amongst universities worldwide, up from 141st in 2005, according to the rankings by the Times Higher Education Supplement. Emory is ranked 8th in the world for staff-to-student ratio. More information here