News

IceCTF 2016 Security Competition
news Published Date: 2016-08-24
The Math&CS department is one of the sponsors of the IceCTF 2016 security competitions. It has become among the most popular online capture-the-flag contests in information security, with more than 2700 registered users solving a smorgasbord of 55+ cryptography, web vulnerabilities, reverse engineering, binary exploitation and other challenges. "This is a platform where anyone can pick up new security skills, tools and ideas, whether they are newcomers or advanced security professionals." says Prof. Vigfusson, one of the organizers of IceCTF. "It is truly exciting to see the competition grow every year, and many of the participants are telling us that they are having a great time." The competition runs from August 12-26 and is open for anyone at http://www.icec.tf/ The scoreboard is here.
AIMS Laboratory Receives Best Paper Recognition
Published Date: 2016-06-29
A research paper by recent PhD graduate Xiaofeng Xu, advised by Professor Li Xiong and co-advised by Dr. Vaidy Sunderam, received the Best Paper Award at the 17th IEEE Mobile Data Management Conference in Porto, Portugal in June 2016. Dr. Xu is now at Facebook; Dr. Xiong directs Emory's Assured Information Management and Sharing (AIMS) laboratory. A preprint can be viewed here.
Vigfusson and Team win Best Student Paper Award
Published Date: 2016-06-14
An Emory project led by Dr. Ymir Vigfusson, including students Helgi Sigurbjarnarson, Petur Ragnarsson, and Juncheng Yang, in collaboration with Mahesh Balakrishnan (Yale) received the Best Student Paper Award at the ACM SYSTOR 2016 Conference in Haifa, Israel. Sigurbjarnarson is now at UDub and Ragnarsson at Reykjavik. The paper can be found here.
Congratulations Class of 2016!
news Published Date: 2016-05-12
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science would like to congratulate our BA, BS, Minor, MS, and PhD students the best in their future endeavors! Our graduates were congratulated in the Commencement Magazine.
Emory Report: Li Xiong - Researching the human elements of cybersecurity
news Published Date: 2016-02-25
Dr. Li Xiong was recently featured in the Emory report. The article profiles Dr. Xiong and her research lab, Assured Information Management and Sharing (AIMS), focusing on cybersecurity issues. Read more about it here.
Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium
Published Date: 2016-02-18
The Georgia Scientific Computing Symposium (GSCS) is a forum for professors, postdocs, graduate students and other researchers in Georgia to meet in an informal setting, to exchange ideas, and to highlight local scientific computing research. The symposium has been held every year since 2009 and is open to the entire research community. This year, the symposium will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at Emory University. The format of the day-long symposium is a set of invited presentations, poster sessions and a poster blitz, and plenty of time to network with other attendees.

Read more about it here.
Vigfusson receives NSF CAREER Award
news Published Date: 2015-12-03
Ymir Vigfusson, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has received the department's first ever NSF CAREER grant for his project "SentientCache: Rethinking the Cache Abstraction". The CAREER program offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. Vigfusson's work focuses on improving the performance and cost-effectiveness of large-scale distributed systems by automatically learning what data should be memorized; a description is at http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1553579&HistoricalAwards=false.
US News interviews David Borthwick about MathCS graduate programs
Published Date: 2015-11-02
Dr. David Borthwick interviewed by US News.

Read more about it here.
Interdisciplinary project analyzes 'patchwriting' through math, computer science
Published Date: 2015-10-14
This fall, Dr. James Lu begins research on 'patchwriting'. He was selected as one of three Emory faculty research teams selected to receive the 2015 Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowship through Emory's Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA). He also seeks to learn more about the cognitive processes involved in patchwriting - why a writer may choose certain pieces of text, for example.

Read more about it here.
Yahoo! FREP awarded to Dr. Eugene Agichtein
news Published Date: 2015-07-28
In 2015, 24 recipients from 22 universities were selected based on their areas of science and interest to Yahoo! The Department of Mathematics is proud to announce that Dr. Eugene Agichtein was awarded a research gift and the opportunity to collaborate directly with distinguished Yahoo! scientists and visit Yahoo! Labs.

Yahoo!’s Faculty Research and Engagement Program is designed to produce the highest quality scientific collaborations and outcomes by engaging with faculty members working in areas of mutual interest. Over the course of the next year and beyond, FREP award recipients and Yahoo Labs scientists will work closely to further research in their mutual areas of interest.

For a closer look at this years recipients, please visit the Yahoolabs research page.