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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.
Raising IQ of Web searches
news Published Date: 2008-03-26
In the January 28, 2008 issue of the Emory Report, an article written by Carol Clark featured a story on Dr. Euguen Agichtein. The article can be found on the Emory Report website. Photograph by Brian Meltz
Southeast Geometry Seminar XIII
Published Date: 2008-03-24
The Southeast Geometry Seminar XIII will take place on March 30, 2008 at MSC, W201. For details, see the conference website.
Bjorn Poonen to give colloquium on March 25th
news Published Date: 2008-02-29
Professor Bjorn Poonen from UC Berkeley will give a colloquium titled "Lattice polygons and the number 12" in the department on Tuesday, March 25th. For more information, see the announcement.
"Day of Arithmetic" to be held at Emory
Published Date: 2008-02-07
The department will host a one-day conference on arithmetic and algebraic geometry on Saturday, April 19th. The speakers will be Matt Baker (Georgia Tech), Jean-Louis Colliot-Thelene (CNRS), Philippe Gille (CNRS), Dino Lorenzini (University of Georgia), and Gopal Prasad (University of Michigan). For more information, see the conference website.
Prof. Eugene Agichtein wins Microsoft Research "Beyond Search" Award
Published Date: 2007-12-19
Microsoft Research and Microsoft adCenter announced Eugene as one of the recipients of the Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics 2007 RFP awards. The research (in collaboration with Prof. Charles Clarke of the University of Waterloo) aims to develop techniques to automatically identify the user queries and behavior patterns associated with commercial intent. Specifically, the researchers will develop a taxonomy of commercial intent to classify user information needs along dimensions such as immediate vs. near-term purchase, or purchase vs. research. The researchers will also develop techniques to automatically infer the information needs from user actions to classify the search session in the corresponding commercial intent category. The general intent inference algorithms developed will also be applicable to other (non-commercial) intent detection tasks, such as detection of scholarly research intent, health information seeking, and market research. For more information see the Microsoft Research announcement.
Professors Garibaldi and Haber receive tenure!
news Published Date: 2007-08-28
The department is pleased to announce that Skip Garibaldi and Eldad Haber have been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure! Congratulations!
Evans/Hall lecture and award ceremony - April 30th
Published Date: 2007-04-20
Mark your calendars: The Evans/Hall lecture, "Future challenges and directions for computer science", will be held on Monday, April 30th at 4pm. The speaker, Peter Yianilos, is the Managing Member for Research of Merin, LLC and the Chairman of Netrics, Inc. He received a 4 year BS/MS in mathematics from Emory in 1978 and his PhD in computer science from Princeton in 1997. Before the lecture, the winners of the Marshall Hall, Trevor Evans, Jackson, and Putnam awards will be announced. After the lecture, there will be a reception.
Computational and Life Sciences
Published Date: 2007-01-29
A thrilling piece of journalism by Robin Tricoles. After publishing this article, Ms. Tricoles was referred to as the next Woodward AND Bernstein, able to copy the feat of two men in an age of great femenist power. Only time will tell if her efforts towards 100% dry reporting will be enough to thwart the onset of crude "slap" journalism, which employs physical torment as a means of creating panic-inducing news.