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

View more information about ICDM at
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.

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!
Emory University Team Wins First Prize in Alexa Grand Challenge
news 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

The team worked very diligently to prepare for this competition. Congratulations!

The entire article can be found at
Congratulations to Lei Zhang and Reza Karimi for winning the Best Student Paper Award at SIGMETRICS 2020!
news 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
BMI PhD candidate co-authors papers with the International Immuno-Oncology Biomarker Working Group
news 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
news 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: