News

Eugene Agichtein receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship
news Published Date: 2012-02-21
Eugene Agichtein, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, has been awarded a 2012 Sloan Foundation Fellowship. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 118 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. More details and a list of this year's fellows may be found at http://www.sloan.org/fellowships/page21

Eugene works in the area of information retrieval and text and data mining, and leads the IR lab at Emory. His website is at http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~eugene/

Congratulations, Eugene!
CS Visiting Professor Search
news Published Date: 2012-02-20
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science invites applications, subject to final funding approval, for a one-year full-time visiting position in Computer Science beginning mid-August 2012. Outstanding candidates in all areas will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach courses in database systems, artificial intelligence, or software engineering.

A strong commitment to teaching excellence is required. The position may be of interest to sabbatical visitors or recent Ph.D. recipients seeking teaching experience. The teaching load is 3-4 courses for the academic year. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. requirements in computer science or a closely related field by August 15th, 2012.

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements. Concurrently, please arrange for three references (at least one evaluating teaching) to be sent directly to the committee.

Materials should be sent by email to cssearch@mathcs.emory.edu. Informal inquiries are also welcome. Screening starts March 20, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.
Lecture Series in Combinatorics & Graph Theory
Published Date: 2012-01-03
The Atlanta Lecture Series in Combinatorics and Graph Theory will be held at Emory University on February 25-26, 2012. The Featured Speaker is Jacob Fox from MIT.

More information can be found here.
Emory's Robotics Club is in full motion.
news Published Date: 2011-11-17
The Emory Robotics and Computer Engineering Club (eRACE) is an undergraduate organization at Emory University that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and resources to develop their own robots. The club's mission is simply to bring engineering to Emory through robotics and encourage learning beyond the classroom. Far from exclusive, the organization has brought together students from a breadth of disciplines including business, chemistry, math, english, and of course, computer science.

Led by senior CS major Brandon Lock, the club has organized a series of tutorials designed to allow any student to participate in the club. During the Fall 2011 semester, the club has hosted events ranging from building cardboard robotic arms capable of picking up weighted bottles to creating squishy circuits from home-made, conductive play dough to programming Arduino microcontrollers, the widely used electronics prototyping platform. Throughout these events, club members build skills in mechanical principles and structures, basic electronics, and computer programming.

In the upcoming spring 2012 semester, the club plans to continue their activities by building a variety of robotic and engineering projects designed, planned, and implemented by team members. Unlike other robotics clubs that are restricted by strict plans and guidelines, eRACE is free to create anything its members desire.

Meetings are open to all students regardless of major or skill level. Contact Brandon Lock at block [@] emory.edu or follow the club on Facebook.
Emory Mathematics Fellows search now underway.
Published Date: 2011-10-27
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science seeks outstanding recent PhD graduates in Mathematics, for term appointments as Emory Fellows. These postdoctoral fellowships combine substantial independence with wide-ranging opportunities for professional development, and provide generous resources. Emory Fellowships are a central part of the department’s plan to enhance excellence at all levels. Fellows will have the chance to pursue research in conjunction with senior faculty members and graduate students, and will teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Salaries are highly competitive. Fellows will also have access to research funds for travel, equipment and other expenses. Appointments are term-limited with an expected duration of two to three years, and are subject to final funding approval. For the 2012-2013 academic year, the department will consider candidates who specialize in an area of mathematics that is a focus of research within the department. More information on research emphases in the department can be found here.

We invite applications from outstanding junior scholars. Candidates must have (or soon receive) a PhD in a relevant discipline, demonstrate promise of exceptional research ability, and have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applications consisting of a cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and three recommendation letters directly from recommenders should be submitted via mathjobs.org. In addition, applicants must specify a potential mentor and/or research group within the department. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Informal inquiries are also invited by email: fellows_search@mathcs.emory.edu .

Screening begins January 1, 2012 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Emory University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.
ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) “Best Paper” Award
Published Date: 2011-08-08
This year's ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR) annual conference best paper award was presented to Mikhail Ageev (Moscow State University), and Qi Guo, Dmitry Lagun, and Eugene Agichtein (Emory University), for their paper "Find It If You Can: A Game for Modeling Different Types of Web Search Success Using Interaction Data". The paper, written while Mikhail was visiting the IR Lab at Emory, proposes a principled formalization of different types of success for informational search, and it presents a scalable game-like infrastructure for crowdsourcing search behavior studies. The SIGIR annual conference is the premier conference in information retrieval. This year, the rate of acceptance for submitted papers was 19.8%. More details on the conference and award can be found on the SIGIR website:

http://www.sigir.org/awards/awards.html
The Department will host The 15th International Conference on Random Structures and Algorithms, May 24 - 28.
Published Date: 2011-05-25
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences is pleased to host this biennial international research meeting devoted to probabilistic methods in discrete mathematics, theoretical computer science and optimization. The purpose of the meeting is to provide a venue for these communities to explore the most recent theoretical developments and their applications.

More information can be found at the conference website: http://rsa2011.amu.edu.pl/

Participants are encouraged to visit the site and to register now. We will be able to support some participants, due to the generous funding provided by Emory University, our co-hosts the Georgia Institute of Technology and Adam Mickiewicz University, and by the National Science Foundation.
New dual degree program in Computer Science!
Published Date: 2011-04-28
Emory and Agnes Scott have joined forces to launch a dual degree program for computer science majors. Agnes Scott students will be able to take classes in the department and fulfill the requirements of the BS in Computer Science. Read all about it at the Emory Report and at the Emory Wheel.
Evans/Hall Speaker Announced!
news Published Date: 2011-04-26
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to announce the 17th annual Evans/Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 26 at 4pm in E208, Mathematics and Science Center, with reception following.

Our speaker this year will be Joshua M. Pollet of Michigan State University's Broad College of Business.

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, and Departmental Awards.
The Department will host The Georgia Scientific Computing (GSC) Symposium on Saturday, February 12.
Published Date: 2011-02-12
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to host the 3rd edition of The Georgia Scientific Computing (GSC) Symposium on Saturday, February 12, 2011. The purpose of the GSC Symposium is to provide an opportunity for professors, postdocs, and graduate students in the Atlanta area to meet in an informal setting, to exchange ideas, and to highlight local scientific computing research. However, it is open to the whole research community.

The symposium will include seven invited talks, a poster session, and substantial time for interaction among the participants. The invited speakers include:

- Alfio Quarteroni, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Politecnico di Milano
- Jim Nagy, Emory University
- Allen Tannenbaum, Georgia Institute of Technology
- George Biros, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Hao-min Zhou, Georgia Institute of Technology
- Vladimir Bondarenko, Georgia State University
- Thiab Taha, University of Georgia

Further information, including a preliminary program and directions, can be found at: http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~lbertag/GSC/GSC.html