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Professor Ron Gould profiled on the eScienceCommons blog
news Published Date: 2009-08-18
Math's in your cards, so deal with it

A 17th-century French gambler helped spark the modern theory of probability, says Ron Gould, author of the newly published "Mathematics in Games, Sports and Gambling: The Games People Play."

The textbook, based on Gould's popular freshmen seminar by the same name, reveals elementary probability theory and discrete mathematics through card tricks, dice rolling, baseball and other sports and games.

The aim is to help students develop a more logical, questioning approach to solving problems. "And, I hope they have a good time," adds Gould, a Goodrich C. White Professor of Mathematics who has taught at Emory for 30 years.



Skip Garibaldi Named Winship Distinguished Professor of Mathematics
news Published Date: 2009-06-25
Professor Skip Garibaldi is the recipient of a Winship Distinguished Research Award. These awards, named for Emory alumnus and former Board of Trustees secretary Charles T. Winship, recognize faculty who “demonstrate singular accomplishments in research.” The awards, given for a three-year term, honor achievement and promise in research and research-based teaching. Only three awards are given each year, and only nine faculty members hold this honor at any given time. The department heartily congratulates Professor Garibaldi on this well-deserved recognition
Evans/Hall Speaker Announced!
news Published Date: 2009-04-28
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to announce the 15th annual Evans/Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, April 28 from 4-5pm in E208, Mathematics and Science Center, with Reception following. Our speaker this year will be Jeff Brock of Brown University.

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.
Yandong Liu & Qi Guo recognized in Yahoo!'s Scientific Challenges Program
news Published Date: 2009-04-13
The Department of Mathematics & Computer Science would like to congratulate Yandong Liu and Qi Guo for being chosen as two of twenty PhD students who have been selected to be part of Yahoo!'s Key Scientific Challenges (KSC) program. Supporting the academic community is a top priority at Yahoo!. Yahoo! created the KSC Program to support a limited number of outstanding PhD students who they believe are doing research in very important and challenging areas. The Program provides each student with $5,000 of unrestricted funds for the support of their research activities (e.g., conference fees and travel, lab materials, professional society membership dues, etc.).

As part of this program, students also receives an exclusive invitation to a unique workshop (most likely to be held in August in Sunnyvale, California), where they will focus on novel disciplines and important technical challenges for the Internet research community, slanted specifically for graduate students whose innovative work is just emerging.

Both students began their studies in 2007 and are members of the IR lab and are advised by Professor Eugene Agichtein .
2009 Emerson Center Lectureship Award
Published Date: 2009-03-03
Ying Wai (Daniel) Fan won the 2009 Emerson Center Lectureship Best Poster Awad for his poster entitled, Image Deblurring with Synthetic Boundary Conditions. Information regarding the symposium can be found at, http://www.emerson.emory.edu/conferences/symposium.html.
Emory Profile: James Taylor
news Published Date: 2009-01-20
Genome's "dark matter" Computer scientist propels research into new realms

James Taylor's office in the Rollins Research Center is clean and minimalist, with no papers cluttering his desk or shelves. "My work is almost completely computerized, and computers are really a general-purpose instrument," says Taylor an assistant professor whose work spans two departments: biology and math and computer science.click here for the full story
New EUMMA Website
Published Date: 2008-09-04
The new website for the Emory Undergraduate Mathematics Majors Association is now up. http://www.students.emory.edu/EUMMA
Investing in Emory's Vision
Published Date: 2008-04-28
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Adam Beguelin to speak at Evans-Hall Lecture, April 21
news Published Date: 2008-04-21
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is pleased to announce the 14th Evans/Hall Lecture and Award Ceremony on Monday, April 21 from 4-5pm in E208, Mathematics and Science Center, with Reception following.

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 lecture will be delivered this year by Distinguished Alumnus Adam Beguelin C'85 . Adam began his professional career as a highly respected computer science researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee, and Carnegie Mellon University. His scholarly contributions are varied and impactful, and are considered among the pioneering works in parallel computing tools and systems. He then went on to become a successful entrepreneur, inventing and developing various innovative technologies for Internet search. Most recently, he founded video search company Truveo that embodies some of the most effective video search techniques known. Truveo was acquired by AOL in January 2006. Adam's talk is titled "Truveo: A Video Search Engine". He will discuss Truveo technology and how it works and will also describe how he started the company and how they were acquired.

Synergy Carnival 2008
Published Date: 2008-04-04
COME DUNK YOUR FAVORITE ADMINISTRATOR OR PROFESSOR April 4, 2008 3:00-8:00 pm Asbury Circle Mathematics Department Faculty: Emily Hamilton Eldad Haber Vaidy Sunderam Skip Garibaldi Aaron Abrams Political Science: Kyle Beardsley Economics: Hugo Mialon Administrators: Gary Hauk* John Ford Santo Ono Ozzie Harris Andy Wilson Carolyn Livingston Peter Sederberg Marc McLeod Jean Jordan Michael Huey Students: Alex Kappus * Dr. Hauk has agreed to have whipped cream pies tossed at his face More information can be found at the Emory Report website.