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Hao Huang receives Sloan Foundation Fellowship
news Published Date: 2020-02-12
Hao Huang, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, has been awarded a 2020 Sloan Foundation Fellowship. The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. More details and a list of this year's fellows may be found at https://sloan.org/fellowships/2020-Fellows

Hao works in the area of Discrete Math and Theoretical Computer Science. His website is at http://http://www.mathcs.emory.edu/~hhuan30//

Congratulations, Hao!
Hao Huang’s work featured as one of Discover Magazines top science stories of 2019
news Published Date: 2020-01-09
The recent proof of the Sensitivity Conjecture by Hao Huang, Assistant Professor in Mathematics, is #28 in Discover Magazine's top science stories of 2019. The article, How A Mathematician Solved a Problem That Puzzled Computer Scientists for 30 Years, was published on December 23, 2019.

For further details, see "https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/how-a-mathematician-solved-a-problem-that-puzzled-computer-scientists-for
Hao Huang awarded an NSF CAREER Grant
news Published Date: 2020-01-08
Professor Hao Huang has been awarded an NSF CAREER grant for his project to develop new algebraic methods to solve extremal combinatorial problems. The project aims to establish connections across numerous areas, including algebra, combinatorics, probability, and discrete geometry. An integral aspect of the program is its educational component, which includes organizing junior research workshops and summer REU programs.

More details are at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1945200&HistoricalAwards=false

Congratulations Hao!
Dr. Trachette Jackson to speak about using mathematical modeling to aid cancer treatments - November 13, 2019
news Published Date: 2019-11-05
The Department of Mathematics is pleased to announce that Dr. Trachette Jackson, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Michigan, will give a general STEM audience talk titled Turning Cancer Discoveries into Effective Targeted Treatments with the Aid of Mathematical Modeling.

Date: November 13, 2019
Location: Oxford Road Building
4:15-4:45 pm Reception, Oxford Road Building Living Room (3rd floor, room 305)
4:45-5:45 pm Lecture, Oxford Road Building Presentation Room (3rd floor, room 311)
Visitor parking is available in the Oxford Road Parking Deck.

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Lea Beneish to receive a Women and Mathematics Advanced Graduate Ambassadorship
news Published Date: 2019-08-21
Emory PhD student Lea Beneish has been selected to receive an Advanced Graduate Ambassadorship awards through the Women and Mathematics Program at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

The Women and Mathematics Program (WAM) at the Institute for Advanced Study is an annual program with the mission to recruit and retain more women in mathematics. WAM encourages female mathematicians to form collaborative research relationships and to become active in a vertical mentoring network spanning a continuum from undergraduates to emerita professors, which provides support and reduces the sense of isolation experienced by many women in mathematics.

WAM awards up to 3 Advanced Ambassadorships each year, aiming to build support and outreach networks across the country.

https://www.math.ias.edu/wam/about/ambassador

Congratulations Lea!
Dr. Hao Huang presents a proof of the Sensitivity Conjecture
news Published Date: 2019-07-10
Assistant Professor Hao Huang will present a proof of the Sensitivity Conjecture during the International Conference on Random Structures and Algorithms, set for Zurich, Switzerland, July 15-19, 2019.

“I’ve been attacking this problem off and on since 2012,” Huang says, “but the key idea emerged for me just about a week ago. I finally identified the right tool to solve it.”

Dr. Huang posted the proof on his home page and it soon generated buzz among mathematicians and computer scientists on social media, who have praised its remarkable conciseness and simplicity.

Read the full story: Emory New Center
Ono and Collaborators Announce Theorem on The Riemann Hypothesis
news Published Date: 2019-05-23
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA today published an important finding on the Riemann Hypothesis and related problems. Professor of Mathematics at Emory University, Ken Ono, in joint work with Don Zagier, and Ken’s former students Michael Griffin and Larry Rolen, have proved a large chunk of a criterion which implies the Riemann Hypothesis, perhaps the most famous open problem in mathematics. Their work provides a framework for studying the famous problem, and their method has already solved open problems in other areas of mathematics.
Here is a news story on their achievement: https://www.google.com/amp/s/phys.org/news/2019-05-mathematicians-revive-abandoned-approach-riemann.amp
Fields Medalist Enrico Bombieri wrote a commentary in PNAS explaining the significance of this work in his article "New progress on the zeta function: From old conjectures to a major breakthrough”.
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!
Emory Students Selected as Outstanding Winners in 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling
news Published Date: 2019-04-24
The Department of Mathematics congratulates undergraduate students Emily Rexer, Esteban Ramos, and Ishan Saran, who were selected as Outstanding Winners in the 2019 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM). The team's mathematical model for performing a cost-benefit analysis of land use development projects was among the top 8 submissions of 4,852 teams working on that problem!

We also congratulate Lingxin Cheng, Xinman Zhang, and Isabella Cao who achieved the status of Successful Participants. The MCM/ICM contest takes place at the beginning of the Spring semester each year. Teams at Emory are organized and mentored by Computer Science Professor Avani Wildani and Mathematics Professor Lars Ruthotto.
Manuela Manetta explores unique collaboration between Math and Dance
news Published Date: 2019-04-22
Dr. Manuela Manetta teaches a new innovative course with Dance Professor Lori Teague. The course, Exploring Differential Equations through the Body, is intended to explore and experiment with authentic movement choices from dance in order to understand mathematical concepts. Topics include center of gravity, counter tension, balancing and falling, resiliency and friction, use of space, and dynamics. For more information, see https://mannalela.wixsite.com/manuela-manetta/mathmovement.