Emory Team Wins 3rd Place in Division 1 ACM Programming Contest
news Published Date: 2019-11-18
We're thrilled to announce that the Emory CS team "M||E" (pronounced “M or E“), won 3rd place at the ACM Southeast USA Regional Contest for Division 1. This is the first year that Emory challenged Division 1 and we're proud of our team for such a great result! Congratulations to team members Alexandru Rudi (freshman), Sonny Xu (junior), Yusen Zhang (MS), and to coach Professor Jinho Choi!
Emory CS is Hiring Faculty!
news Published Date: 2019-11-01
The Emory Computer Science Department has multiple faculty openings at all levels, in Intelligent Systems, Data Centric Computing, Quantum Computing and related areas. Please let us know if you are interested in more details ( The ad is also available here.
Emory Team Wins Secure Genome Analysis Competition
news Published Date: 2019-10-29
A team of researchers from Emory University recently won 1st place in the iDash ’19 Genome Privacy and Security Competition blockchain track. The competition (, which is in its sixth year, has become a flagship event in data privacy and security. This year, 105 teams from across the world competed in 4 tracks. The blockchain track seeks to develop smart contracts on a blockchain network to share gene-drug interaction data in a distributed way. Congratulations to Mark Ma (PhD Student), Yang Cao (Past Postdoc, now at Kyoto U), and Dr. Li Xiong (PI) for their trailblazing work!
Emory Team selected for the Alexa Prize Socialbot Grand Challenge
news Published Date: 2019-06-05
Jinho Choi and his group of students are one of 10 teams worldwide selected to compete in Amazon's Alexa Socialbot Grand Challenge 2019 to advance human computer interaction. Emory's chatbot, called Emora, is designed to be a "social companion" in addition to be a smart conversational agent. This selection, among 375 competing applications from 15 countries this year, comes with $250K and device support, to possibly become the socialbot technology in future Alexa devices. Details are available here. Congratulations to Jinho and the Emora team!
Edgar Leon recognized for 30 years at Emory
news Published Date: 2019-04-26
Edgar Leon, longtime systems support specialist and now IT Manager for the Departments of Math and Computer Science, was honored at the Emory University Service Awards on April 25 2019. Edgar has been an invaluable asset to both departments since 1989 and is well known for his commitment to his job functions as well as for his collegiality. He is seen here receiving his award from Emory President Claire Sterk. Congratulations Edgar on 30 years and counting!
2019 Evans Hall Speaker
news Published Date: 2019-04-04
The Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science are pleased to announce the 25th annual Evans/Hall Lecture Award Ceremony on Thursday April 25 at 4pm in E208, Mathematics and Science Center, with a reception following. Our speaker this year will be Mili Shah, Associate Professor of Mathematics at The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art. The Evans/Hall Lecture honors graduate and undergraduate students in the departments and recognizes outstanding accomplishments via the Trevor Evans Award, Deborah Jackson Award, Marshal Hall Award, Research Awards, and Departmental Awards.
Department Congratulations
news Published Date: 2019-02-07
Angela Banks, Undergraduate Coordinator, successfully completed Emory’s Aspiring Leaders Program. Each year, a group of Emory professionals are selected from a competitive pool of applicants to join the Aspiring Leaders Program. Over the course of six-months, participants engage in weekly seminars covering a variety of topics to develop a greater understanding of how to apply leadership action in their professional career. The program introduces the essentials of effective leadership to equip employees with the tools and resources to step into leadership roles. The Department congratulates Angela’s commitment to excellence and professional development!
Emory Students Win Southeast Programming Contest!
news Published Date: 2019-01-28
The “M || E” student team from Emory Computer Science have won the 2018 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (Southeast USA Region) for Division 2. There were 82 teams in this division, and the Emory team won 1st place by 125 points. The contestants were:

Jose Coves (Senior undergraduate)
Chenxi Xu (Sophomore undergraduate)
Liyan Xu (First year Masters)
Jinho D. Choi (Coach: Assistant Professor)

This is the second consecutive year that the Emory team has won this contest. Teams from Emory University have consistently been in top-3 for the last four years. All credit is due to the students (and their coach) who invested their time, effort, and enthusiasm to prepare for this contest -- congratulations!
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
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.