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Emory CS is Hiring Faculty for 2022!
news Published Date: 2021-12-31
The Emory Computer Science Department has tenure track and lecture track faculty openings for 2022. Our tenure track search is in Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Data Centric Computing, Exascale Systems, Human Centered Computing, Social Impact Computing and related areas. Please let us know if you are interested in more details (vss@emory.edu). The ads are also available here (Tenure Track Faculty) and here (Lecture Track Faculty).
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!
Emory CS Students Receive NSF Graduate Fellowships
news Published Date: 2021-03-23
We are thrilled to announce that Abbey Julian, a PhD student in the Computer Science and Informatics program, is a recipient of a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF). Abbey's doctoral work, advised by Dr. Lars Ruthotto, concerns machine learning techniques in brain MRI computational analysis. She is also a CSI student ambassador and has taught an Intro CS course.

Caleb Ziems is another NSF GRF recipient. Caleb was an Emory CS undergraduate who did research with Dr. Ymir Vigfusson on automated methods to detect cyber-bullying. Caleb is now pursuing a PhD at Georgia Tech in Human-Computer Interaction.

Congratulations to Abbey and Caleb!
Dr. Carl Yang and Collaborators Win Best Paper Award
news Published Date: 2020-11-19
A joint work between Dr. Carl Yang, Mr. Jieyu Zhang, and Dr. Jiawei Han received the Best Paper Award at ICDM 2020. The paper received the best ratings by reviewers and was chosen by the Awards Committee as the Best Paper submitted out of 930 submissions.

Congratulations, Dr. Yang!

The paper can be read at http://jiyang3.web.engr.illinois.edu/files/taxogan.pdf

View more information about ICDM at http://icdm2020.bigke.org/
Karimi and Vigfusson Win Distinguished Artifact Award at USENIX OSDI 2020
news Published Date: 2020-11-04
Emory PhD Student Reza Karimi and his advisor, Prof. Vigfusson, received the award at the premier systems conference on Operating Systems Design and Implementation for their work on Clockwork. Clockwork is an open-source system that makes hosted deep neural network inferences over GPUs significantly more performant than the state-of-the-art. The work is a collaboration with a team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany.

Read more at https://simbiosys.mathcs.emory.edu/projects/clockwork
CS Professors Honored for Excellence
news Published Date: 2020-08-10
The Computer Science Department recognized excellence in Teaching, Research, Service, and All-Round Excellence during the 2019-20 school year by honoring several faculty members:

CS Educator of the Year: Nosayba El-Sayed
CS Researcher of the Year: Joyce Ho
CS Citizen of the Year: Dorian Arnold
CS Professor of the Year: Jinho Choi

Congratulations Nosayba, Joyce, Dorian, and Jinho!