Li Xiong receives $1 million PCORI Funding award
Published Date: 2014-09-23
Emory University researcher Li Xiong has won a $1.06 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She will use the award to develop improved methods for building data registries that benefit biomedical research while also guaranteeing patient privacy.

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Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member: Steven La Fleur
news Published Date: 2014-09-10
Steven La Fleur completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Emory University (2013). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, La Fleur held a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Emory. La Fleur's primary research focus is in Discrete Mathematics. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics and Graphs and Combinatorics.
Li Xiong receives major research grant
Published Date: 2014-09-03
Congratulations to Li Xiong, Principal Investigator of a $1.06M research award from the PCOR Institute for her project on "Building Data Registries with Privacy and Confidentiality". Dr. Xiong is Associate Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at Emory where she also directs the the Assured Information Management and Sharing (AIMS) Lab. The PCORI project builds on her prior research in privacy-preserving information sharing, and brings together medical providers and computer scientists to harness healthcare data for social good without compromising confidentiality. A press release is at and a project summary is at
Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member Jinho Choi
news Published Date: 2014-08-06
Jinho Choi is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2012. Jinho Choi has been active in research on natural language processing; especially, on the optimization of low-level NLP (e.g., part-of-speech tagging, dependency parsing, semantic role labeling) for robustness on various data and scalability on large data. He has developed an open source project called ClearNLP, providing NLP components with state-of-the-art accuracy and speed, which has been widely used for both academic and industrial research. His current research focuses on the development of NLP components for different domains (e.g., social media, medical data) and the applications of these NLP components for end-user systems such as question-answering, information extraction, dialog management, etc. He is also interested in interdisciplinary research where NLP can enhance researches in other areas.
Math/CS Welcomes New Faculty Member Ymir Vigfusson
news Published Date: 2014-08-06
Ymir Vigfusson completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University (2010). Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2014, Vigfusson held positions at Reykjavik University and IBM Research. Vigfusson's primary research focus is on distributed data replication and security. His articles have been published in a number of leading venues including VLDB, EuroSys, SOCC and the Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.
Computer Science Graduate Student Dmitry Lagun Wins SIGIR 2014 Best Student Paper
Published Date: 2014-07-15
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the SIGIR '14 Proceedings of the 37th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research & development in information retrieval. "Towards better measurement of attention and satisfaction in mobile search" was in collaboration with Chih-Hung Hsieh, Dale Webster, and Vidhya Navalpakkam, all with Google, Inc

The paper can be found here.
Emory Math Circle on CBS 46 Better Mornings Atlanta
news Published Date: 2014-06-12
Amanda Clemm and Sarah Trebat-Leder were interviewed this morning talking about the Math Circle program and the fun with shapes and bubbles at the Children's Museum of Atlanta. Their interview can be found here.
Computer Science Graduate Student Wins Best Student Paper Award
Published Date: 2014-02-28
Dmitry Lagun, a graduate student in the Data Management Research Group, was awarded Best Student Paper at the 7th International ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining, WSDM, held in New York recently. "Discovering Common Motifs in Mouse Cursor Movement Data for Improving Web Search" was in collaboration with Misha Ageev, Qi Guo, and his mentor, Dr. Eugene Agichtein.
Agichtein awarded 2013 BCS/ BCS IRSG Karen Spärck-Jones Award
Published Date: 2014-02-03
Dr. Eugene Agichtein has been awarded the 2013 British Computer Society Karen Spärck-Jones Award. The award is named after Professor Karen Spärck-Jones, for her contributions to the field of information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing. Dr Agichtein is being recognized for several important contributions he has made in search and large scale web text data mining with a focus on user interaction data. His work has included demonstrating how models of human information interactions can be inferred by leveraging computational techniques on what are large-scale but also noisy behaviour records. Dr. Agichtein will receive the award at the 2014 European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2014) in Amsterdam, where he will be the opening keynote speaker. The full award citation is posted on the British Computer Society website.
We are hiring! Lecture-track faculty opening in MathCS
Published Date: 2014-01-22
The department of Mathematics and Computer Science has an opening for a Lecturer in Mathematics to begin Fall 2014. Duties involve teaching 5 semester courses a year, coordinating graduate instructors and committtee service as appropriate. for details see Emory-ML-Ad.pdf Please contact for additional information.