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Emory CS is Hiring Faculty!
news Published Date: 2020-03-31
The Emory Computer Science Department has multiple faculty openings at all levels, in Intelligent Systems, Data Centric Computing, Quantum Computing and related areas. Please let us know if you are interested in more details (cssearch2019@emory.edu). The ad is also available here.
Emory Team selected for the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge
news Published Date: 2019-06-05
Jinho Choi and his group of students are one of 10 teams worldwide selected to compete in Amazon's Alexa Socialbot Grand Challenge 2019 to advance human computer interaction. Emory's chatbot, called Emora, is designed to be a "social companion" in addition to be a smart conversational agent. This selection, among 375 competing applications from 15 countries this year, comes with $250K and device support, to possibly become the socialbot technology in future Alexa devices. Details are available here. Congratulations to Jinho and the Emora team!
Edgar Leon recognized for 30 years at Emory
news Published Date: 2019-04-26
Edgar Leon, longtime systems support specialist and now IT Manager for the Departments of Math and Computer Science, was honored at the Emory University Service Awards on April 25 2019. Edgar has been an invaluable asset to both departments since 1989 and is well known for his commitment to his job functions as well as for his collegiality. He is seen here receiving his award from Emory President Claire Sterk. Congratulations Edgar on 30 years and counting!
2019 Evans Hall Speaker
news Published Date: 2019-04-04
The Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science are pleased to announce the 25th annual Evans/Hall Lecture Award Ceremony on Thursday April 25 at 4pm in E208, Mathematics and Science Center, with a reception following. Our speaker this year will be Mili Shah, Associate Professor of Mathematics at The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art. The Evans/Hall Lecture honors graduate and undergraduate students in the departments and recognizes outstanding accomplishments via the Trevor Evans Award, Deborah Jackson Award, Marshal Hall Award, Research Awards, and Departmental Awards.
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) https://ser.cs.fit.edu/ser2018 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 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/342459543
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 https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=1341531.1341557. Congratulations Eugene!