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Ymir Vigfusson recognized for innovative invention
news Published Date: 2022-04-27
Associate Professor Ymir Vigfusson was recognized with the "Innovation of the Year" award from Emory Office of Technology Transfer, for his novel invention that prevents cyberattacks even when components of an enterprise's IT framework are compromised. A full story is at https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/techtransfer/2022/04/ott-presents-the-2022-annual-celebration-awardees/

Congratulations Ymir!
Congratulations to Jing Zhang and Professor Joyce Ho
news Published Date: 2022-04-18
PhD student Jing Zhang, worked with Drs. Joyce Ho, Shivani Patel, and Jithin Varghese, won the COVID Innovation for Teaching and Research Award. The Laney COVID Innovation for Teaching & Research Award acknowledges doctoral students who went to great lengths to ensure a high-quality, personalized, and innovative academic experience within their program. Jing is seen here with DGS Dorian Arnold and Dean Kim Arriola.
Emory CS Team Wins Silver Medal at ICPC Division 1 Programming Contest
news Published Date: 2022-04-04
We are excited to announce that the Emory CS team "M||E" (pronounced "M or E") won the Silver Medal at the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Southeast USA Regional Programming Contest for Division 1. ICPC is the largest programming contest and this is the third consecutive year that Emory teams have won a medal in Division 1, the most competitive division.

Congratulations to the team members: Alexandru Rudi (Junior), Samir Chowdhury (Junior), Carol Tang (Senior), and to the coach Professor Jinho Choi.

Try the problems out for yourself Here!

Emory CS is Hiring Faculty for 2022!
news Published Date: 2021-12-31
Emory Computer Science has multiple faculty openings for 2022. Our tenure track search (all levels) is in Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Data Centric Computing, Human Centered Computing, and related areas. Click HERE for details. We are also hiring teaching faculty. Please email vss@emory.edu for informal inquiries.
Emora chatbot featured in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
news Published Date: 2021-09-20
The Emora project, a chatbot designed to be a caring companion, is featured in the AJC, Atlanta's major newspaper. Click HERE for the full article!


Congrats to Jinho Choi and the entire Emora team!
Emory students advance artificial intelligence with a bot that aims to serve humanity
news Published Date: 2021-08-24
A team of six Emory computer science students have developed a chatbot capable of making logical inferences that aims to hold deeper, more nuanced conversations with humans than have previously been possible. Christened "Emora," the chatbot has been designed to help first-year college students navigate a new way of life. Click HERE for the full article!
Deja Vu: Emory team finalists again in Amazon Alexa Prize competition
news Published Date: 2021-07-21
A team of six Emory CS students has reached the final round for Amazon's Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge, a global competition among universities to create a chatbot that advances the field of artificial intelligence. The winner of the 2021 challenge will be announced in mid-August. The Emory University team won first prize in 2020.

The Emory team is headed by graduate students Sarah Finch and James Finch, along with faculty advisor Jinho Choi, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Sciences. This year's team is a diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in dialogue systems and natural language processing. They are excited to bring the next iteration of Emora to life, putting in place new ideas and strategies that build on top of their efforts that led them to win last year’s Alexa Prize.

Let's wish them luck as they compete in the final round! The entire article can be found here
Emory CS Faculty are Chairs of CIKM 2022
news Published Date: 2021-04-02
Li Xiong has been appointed General Chair and Professor Eugene Agichtein Program Committee Chair of the 2022 ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) to be held in Atlanta, GA, in October 2022. One of the most important "Data" conferences internationally, CIKM 2022 will feature the latest high-impact research in the field and is expected to host over 1000 attendees. We're honored that Emory Computer Science faculty have been selected as stewards of this important and prestigious event.

Congratulations Dr. Xiong and Dr. Agichtein!
Emory Team Wins Bronze Medal at the ICPC Programming Contest
news Published Date: 2021-03-26
We are thrilled to announce that the Emory CS team "M||E" (pronounced "M or E") won the Bronze Medal at the ICPC Southeast USA Regional Contest. ICPC is the largest programming contest and this is the second consecutive year that Emory teams have won the Bronze Medal in Division 1, the most comparative division. Congratulations to the team members, Alexandru Rudi (sophomore), Samir Chowdhury (sophomore), Katie Tyrone (junior), and to the coach Professor Jinho Choi.
Arnold Selected as General Chair for 2023 Computing Conference
news Published Date: 2021-03-25
Emory College Computer Science Associate Professor Dorian Arnold has been selected as the General Chair of SC23, the 2023 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. Annually, SC draws up to 13,000 researchers, scientists, engineers and others working in high-performance computing from around the globe. Having been part of the SC leadership for more than a decade, Arnold’s plans for SC23 include building more opportunities to broaden participation in the conference and high-performance computing, for high school, college and graduate students.

Arnold has spent his research career studying methods for improving the performance, reliability and usability of high-performance computing systems. He also has a steadfast commitment to developing diverse, sustainable pipelines of students interested in computing. This commitment is only partially exemplified by his service as a Distinguished Speaker for the Associated Computing Machinery and his leadership in the Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing, which connects diverse populations of undergraduate and graduate students with faculty, researchers and computing professionals and opportunities.

Congratulations, Dr. Arnold!