News

Emory CS is Hiring Faculty!
news Published Date: 2019-05-31
The department is conducting faculty searches in areas related to Intelligent Systems and Data Management. Please let us know if you are interested in more details (cssearch18@emory.edu). The ad is also available here.
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!
Distinguished Lecture - CSI Research Seminar
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Distinguished Lecture Dr. C. Mohan
IBM Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University

New Era in Distributed Computing with Blockchains and Databases

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm
Math & Science Center, E208
http://csi.mathcs.emory.edu/mohan-02022018.html.

Lars Ruthotto receives NSF CAREER Award
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Professor Lars Ruthotto has been awarded an NSF CAREER award for his project on rigorous and efficient methods to design and train deep neural networks. Based on a new mathematical framework, Dr. Ruthotto's approach simplifies design and analysis by formulating deep learning as a dynamic optimal control problem, and has many implications for numerous societal applications. More details are at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1751636.
Congratulations Lars!
Emory Team selected for Amazon Alexa Prize Challenge
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Eugene Agichtein and his CSI PhD student Zihao Wang are one of 8 teams worldwide selected to compete in Amazon's Alexa challenge to advance human computer interaction. This selection comes with $250k and unlimited cloud support, to compete for $1.5M later this year ... and possibly be the socialbot technology in future Alexa devices. Details are at https://developer.amazon.com/alexaprize

Towards Computer Science For All
Published Date: 2018-01-11
The Emory Girls Who Code chapter expanded their efforts to bring extra-curricular computer programming opportunities to the Emory community last Fall. CS majors Tammany Grant and Maya Nair, and advised and inspired by Professors Avani Wildani and Joyce Ho, conducted a "Coding Camp" that was very well received and complements institutional efforts in Computer Science. More details are in the Emory Report article.
CSI PhD student's work featured in landmark Cell article
Published Date: 2017-11-06
Michael Nalisnik, CSI PhD '16 and his advisor BMI Professor Lee Cooper, are part of the Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network which recently published a pioneering paper in the journal Cell, on the genetic mutations underlying soft tissue sarcomas. Emory researchers contributed machine learning techniques for nuclear heterogeneity analyses, a key methodology used in the paper. The full article is at http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(17)31203-5.