|Dr. Carl Yang and Collaborators Win Best Paper Award|
|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|
|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
|Emory University Team Wins First Prize in Alexa Grand Challenge|
|Published Date: 2020-08-05|
The Emory University team has won the $500,000 Alexa Prize for advancing the field of conversational AI. The teams involved were tasked with designing a socialbot that interacts with Alexa customers via Alexa-enabled devices. Emora, the Emory University chatbot, achieved an average conversation duration of 7 minutes and 37 seconds. Emora and the Emory team earned first place with a 3.81 average rating on a 5-point scale. The bots covered a very wide range of topics including current events, movies, and sports. This year’s team is led by PhD student Sarah Fillwock, along with faculty advisor Jinho D. Choi. The team’s work, along with that of the other Alexa Prize participants, is now outlined in a research paper posted to https://developer.amazon.com/alexaprize
The team worked very diligently to prepare for this competition. Congratulations!
The entire article can be found at https://www.amazon.science/latest-news/amazon-announces-2020-alexa-prize-winner-emory-university
|Congratulations to Lei Zhang and Reza Karimi for winning the Best Student Paper Award at SIGMETRICS 2020!|
|Published Date: 2020-06-11|
Ph.D. students Lei Zhang and Reza Karimi win the Best Student Paper Award at ACM SIGMETRICS 2020.
More details are at https://simbiosys.mathcs.emory.edu/
|BMI PhD candidate co-authors papers with the International Immuno-Oncology Biomarker Working Group|
|Published Date: 2020-05-12|
Machine learning tools are increasingly gaining attention for use in diagnostic medical applications, but there are barriers in translating research success to meet clinical standards. Mohamed Amgad, BMI PhD candidate who also has an MD, has published three papers in npj Breast Cancer. The papers are co-authored by the International Immuno-Oncology Biomarker Working Group, a large international group that "develop[s], in a timely manner, standards on the assessment of Immuno-Oncology Biomarkers to aid pathologists, clinicians and researchers in their research and daily practice." One of the papers provides guidance on the computational assessment of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, a visual pattern that typically indicates improved survival prospects and favorable response to therapy in breast cancer. Various computational, medical and regulatory aspects are explored in the article, along with steps to translate advances in computer vision into the diagnostic medical practice.
Read more here.
|Winter School on Quantum Computing at Emory Jan 8-10, 2020|
|Published Date: 2020-01-08|
Computer Science and Physics are pleased to host a Winter School on Quantum Computing covering foundations programming (using IBM Qiskit), and applications, Jan 8-10, 2020 on the Emory campus. Participants are accepted on a first-come first-served basis.
Registration is free but required, please register via: https://forms.gle/kBJRWUPwJbbbzzhs8