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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.
MathCS is hiring Postdoctoral Fellows!
Published Date: 2017-10-27
Several projects homed in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science are seeking postdoctoral research fellows in a variety of areas. Interdisciplinary postdocs are of special interest. For details please see the MathCS PostDoc Openings.
MathCS is Hiring Faculty!
Published Date: 2017-10-27
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has a tenure-track faculty position in Computational Mathematics and a Lecturer position in Computer Science to begin Fall 2018. Please contact chair@mathcs.emory.edu for general information. The deadline to apply for this position is January 15, 2018.
CSI professor Lee Cooper is a member of NCI award-winning center
news Published Date: 2017-10-04
Professor Lee Cooper, faculty in the Computer Science and Informatics graduate program is a member of the Emory Molecular Interaction Center for Functional Genomics (MicFG). This center was recently selected by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to participate in an elite national network called Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) that is focused on discovery of new cancer targets and precision cancer therapies. Read the full story at http://news.emory.edu/stories/2017/10/fu_cancer_genomics_network/index.html.
MathCS welcomes new faculty in Science Cluster Initiative
Published Date: 2017-09-27
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science is delighted to welcome Prof Dorian Arnold and Prof Juan Villeta-Garcia as our newest colleagues. Dorian and Juan were recruited as part of an Emory College-wide cluster initiative in the sciences -- for a full story please see http://news.emory.edu/stories/2017/09/er_faculty_cluster_hires/campus.html.

Welcome Dorian and Juan!
Dr. Ho and collaborators win best paper award
Published Date: 2017-04-03
A joint work between Dr Joyce Ho, Jette Henderson (UT-Austin), Ryan Bridges (EPIC), Byron Wallace (Northeastern), and Dr Joydeep Ghosh (UT-Austin) receives the 2017 Distinguished Clinical Research Informatics Paper Award at the AMIA Joint Summits. The paper can be read here.
Emory Magazine: Mary Galinski - Malaria Math: Using big data to study malarial resistance
news Published Date: 2016-12-13
Dr. Mary Galinski was recently featured in the Emory Magazine. The article showcases the Emory research team's effort to understand immune response to malaria. Read more about it at here.
The Math/CS Department is Hiring!
Published Date: 2016-12-01
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has several openings for faculty positions to begin in Fall 2017. Areas of interest include: Science Cluster Tenure Track; Science Cluster Lecture Track; Tenure Track, Assistant Professor in Data Exploration; Math Lecturer; and CS Lecturer.

Please find all position details in the links. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio. If you have questions on the process, please email chair@mathcs.emory.edu.