Emory unveils interdisciplinary AI minor open to all undergraduates
news Published Date: 2023-03-15
Emory will offer an innovative new minor in artificial intelligence (AI) beginning fall 2023. The program is open to undergraduate students in all disciplines who want a fundamental understanding of what AI is, how it can be used, its intended and unintended consequences and, most important, its interplay with human, societal and ethical issues such as fairness and bias. Original article from the Emory Report:
Awards from the ICPC Southeast USA Regional Contest
news Published Date: 2023-03-07
Congratulations to our M||E team who won the gold medal for Augusta site and the bronze medal at the International Collegiate Programming Contest: Southeast USA Region. It is the fourth consecutive year that the Emory team has been among the top-3 for Division 1, the most comparative league in this region. The contestants and coaches pictured below are: Alexandru Rudi (Senior), Simon Bian (Junior), Harry He (Junior), Jinho Choi (Coach), and Michelangelo Grigni (Co-Coach). Congratulations to the students who have worked really hard to make this achievement. This team will go to the North American Championship to compete among the top schools in the US in May.
Emory CS is Hiring Faculty for 2023!
news Published Date: 2023-01-31
Emory Computer Science has multiple faculty openings for 2023. Our tenure track search (all levels) is in Machine Learning, Intelligent Systems, Data Centric Computing, Human Centered Computing, and related areas. Click HERE for details. We are also hiring teaching faculty. Please email for informal inquiries.
Research Recognition
news Published Date: 2023-01-05
Emory undergraduate CS student, Minxing Zhang, was awarded the Best Poster Runner-Up Award for his first authored paper, 'Deep Geometric Neural Networks for Spatial Interpolation' at ACM SIGSPATIAL 2022, a top conference in spatial data science. Zhang is seen here with his advisor, CS Professor Liang Zhao, who is also co-author of the award-winning paper. Congratulations Minxing and Dr. Zhao! For more information on these research projects, please visit
Best Paper Award
news Published Date: 2023-01-05
Emory CSI PhD student, Zheng Zhang, won the Best Paper Award for his first authored paper 'Unsupervised Deep Subgraph Anomaly Detection' at the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), a top research conference in data mining. Zhang is seen here with his advisor, CS Professor Liang Zhao, who is also co-author of the award-winning paper. Congratulations Zheng and Dr. Zhao! For more information on these research projects, please visit
Professor Thakur's Scholarship Receives Multiple Recognitions
news Published Date: 2022-12-09
Computer Science professor, Nirmalya Thakur has been recognized for several accomplishments recently. Thakur is honored to be one of the keynote speakers of the upcoming IEEE International Symposium on Smart and Healthy Cities (ISHC2022), which will be taking place in Shanghai, China from December 16-17. Thakur will be delivering the presentation online. In addition, two volumes of his co-edited books were featured by CFDE in their Feast of Words event on the evening of December 6, 2022. Congratulations to Professor Thakur for these recognitions
CSI PhD Student Wins Outstanding Paper Award at ML4H Symposium
news Published Date: 2022-11-29
Ran Xu received an outstanding paper award at the ML4H Symposium yesterday, November 28, 2022, for her paper titled, 'Counterfactual and Factual Reasoning over Hypergraphs for Interpretable Clinical Predictions on EHR.' The paper's authors include: Ran Xu, Yue Yu, Chao Zhang, Mohammed K Ali, J Ho, and Carl Yang. Ran Xu is a CSI PhD student advised by Professor Carl Yang and is seen here with Shalmali Joshi, one of the ML4H general chairs this year. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Minxing Zhang and Professor Li Xiong
news Published Date: 2022-11-17
On October 21, 2022, Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics double major, Minxing Zhang, was initiated into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Founded in 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most distinguished honor society in America. Many members regard election as one of their lifetime achievements. Being in the top 10% of students academically, Minxing Zhang was selected by the committee of Gamma of Georgia to join Phi Beta Kappa. Each student elected was asked to name a faculty member "who has encouraged and helped students to excel, and who exemplifies intellectual rigor and enthusiasm for scholarly pursuits." Zhang named computer science professor, Li Xiong. Zhang and Xiong are seen here at the PBK Initiation Ceremony.
Honors student wins Best Paper Award at KDD Health Day 2022
news Published Date: 2022-08-29
Olivia Song ('22) was honored with a Best Paper Award at the Health Day track of this year's prestigious KDD conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining in Washington, DC in August 2022. Her work, joint with Emory Profs. Carl Yang and Ymir Vigfusson, and two other collaborators, investigates how graph neural networks can be useful to discover the onset of novel epidemics, like an influenza outbreak, by analyzing population-level anomalies in anonymous cell phone metadata. Olivia led the research as an honors student in the Computer Science department at Emory. Click HERE for the full paper!

A huge congrats to Olivia from all at CS!
Ymir Vigfusson recognized for innovative invention
news Published Date: 2022-04-27
Associate Professor Ymir Vigfusson was recognized with the "Innovation of the Year" award from Emory Office of Technology Transfer, for his novel invention that prevents cyberattacks even when components of an enterprise's IT framework are compromised. A full story is at

Congratulations Ymir!