Department Congratulations
news Published Date: 2019-02-07
Angela Banks, Undergraduate Coordinator, successfully completed Emory’s Aspiring Leaders Program. Each year, a group of Emory professionals are selected from a competitive pool of applicants to join the Aspiring Leaders Program. Over the course of six-months, participants engage in weekly seminars covering a variety of topics to develop a greater understanding of how to apply leadership action in their professional career. The program introduces the essentials of effective leadership to equip employees with the tools and resources to step into leadership roles. The Department congratulates Angela’s commitment to excellence and professional development!
Emory Students Win Southeast Programming Contest!
news Published Date: 2019-01-28
The “M || E” student team from Emory Computer Science have won the 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (Southeast USA Region) for Division 2. There were 82 teams in this division, and the Emory team won 1st place by 125 points. The contestants were:

Jose Coves (Senior undergraduate)
Chenxi Xu (Sophomore undergraduate)
Liyan Xu (First year Masters)
Jinho D. Choi (Coach: Assistant Professor)

This is the second consecutive year that the Emory team has won this contest. Teams from Emory University have consistently been in top-3 for the last four years. All credit is due to the students (and their coach) who invested their time, effort, and enthusiasm to prepare for this contest -- congratulations!
Dr. Choi's live Interview at AWS re:Invent
Published Date: 2018-12-04
Dr. Jinho Choi, an assistant professor of Computer Science at Emory University, has presented a cloud-based research platform called ELIT (Evolution of Language and Information Technology) at the AWS re:Invent 2018. ELIT brings the latest Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology into the cloud and makes it available through public web API. It also allows researchers to deploy their own models to the cloud so they can be accessed by anyone in the world. ELIT is developed by the NLP Research Group at Emory University.

The live interview about the ELIT project can be found at
2018 Evans Hall Speaker
news Published Date: 2018-04-30
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to announce the 24th annual Evans/Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony on Monday April 30th at 4pm in E208, Mathematics and Science Center, with reception following.

Our speaker this year will be Christine U.Lee of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

The Evans/Hall Lecture honors graduate and undergraduate students in the department and recognizes outstanding student accomplishments via the Trevor Evans Award, Deborah Jackson Award, Marshall Hall Award, Research Awards ,and Departmental Awards.
Workshop on Reduced Models for the Cardiovascular System
Published Date: 2018-04-25
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University is pleased to host the Workshop on Reduced Models for the Cardiovascular System on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th. The schedule and additional information can be found here.
Agichtein honored with the inaugural WSDM 2018 Test of Time Award
news Published Date: 2018-02-09
Eugene Agichtein of Emory MathCS and his co-authors from Yahoo! Research were honored at the 2018 ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining for their paper, "Finding High Quality Content in Social Media." This methodology, developed 10 years ago, could form the underpinnings for detecting spurious content in social media, phenomenon that has recently come to be highlighted."

The original paper may be accessed via Congratulations Eugene!
Distinguished Lecture - CSI Research Seminar
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Distinguished Lecture Dr. C. Mohan
IBM Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University

New Era in Distributed Computing with Blockchains and Databases

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm
Math & Science Center, E208

Lars Ruthotto receives NSF CAREER Award
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Professor Lars Ruthotto has been awarded an NSF CAREER award for his project on rigorous and efficient methods to design and train deep neural networks. Based on a new mathematical framework, Dr. Ruthotto's approach simplifies design and analysis by formulating deep learning as a dynamic optimal control problem, and has many implications for numerous societal applications. More details are at
Congratulations Lars!
Emory Team selected for Amazon Alexa Prize Challenge
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Eugene Agichtein and his CSI PhD student Zihao Wang are one of 8 teams worldwide selected to compete in Amazon's Alexa challenge to advance human computer interaction. This selection comes with $250k and unlimited cloud support, to compete for $1.5M later this year ... and possibly be the socialbot technology in future Alexa devices. Details are at

Towards Computer Science For All
Published Date: 2018-01-11
The Emory Girls Who Code chapter expanded their efforts to bring extra-curricular computer programming opportunities to the Emory community last Fall. CS majors Tammany Grant and Maya Nair, and advised and inspired by Professors Avani Wildani and Joyce Ho, conducted a "Coding Camp" that was very well received and complements institutional efforts in Computer Science. More details are in the Emory Report article.