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Students Attend Grace Hopper Conference
news Published Date: 2016-11-03

In October, twenty-one undergraduates and graduates represented The Department of Math and Computer Science at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston, Texas. The gathering was attended by 15,000 people unified by their motivation to support diversity in STEM fields. Jamelia Mays, a junior at Emory majoring in Math and Computer Science: “The Grace Hopper Conference was an amazing experience. This year was my first time attending and I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of women in technology that surrounded me from the moment I walked into the door. I learned so much from other students and engineers that I wouldn't have learned anywhere else. I am so grateful to have an even bigger support system of strong, inspiring, successful women to reach out to.”

Learn more about the conference here.
Dr. Ken Ono to speak at the White House
Published Date: 2016-10-27
Emory Number Theorist Ken Ono is speaking this Friday at the White House in an event called "Math and Movies". The event will be streamed live (https://www.whitehouse.gov/live). Ken will be speaking with actor Jeremy Irons on the importance of STEM education and their film "The Man Who Knew Infinity".
Ken Ono featured on Neil deGrasse Tyson's Star Talk television program
Published Date: 2016-10-19
Emory number theorist Ken Ono is a featured studio guest on Neil deGrasse Tyson's National Geographic television program “Star Talk”. Ono appears in the show along with Bill Nye “The Science Guy”, comedian Eugene Mirman, actor Jeremy Irons, and writer Matt Brown. Enjoy a teaser from the forthcoming show in which Ono talks about pi. You can see the clip here.
Ethan Alwaise Wins Goldwater Scholarship
Published Date: 2016-09-23
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Ethan Alwaise on winning the Goldwater Scholarship. Ethan is one of 252 recipients from a pool of 1,150 applicants for the 2016-2017 year. Ethan was unaware that he had won until he received an email from Assistant Professor David Zureick-Brown that read, "Dude, you rock!"

Read more about it here.
IceCTF 2016 Security Competition
news Published Date: 2016-08-24
The Math&CS department is one of the sponsors of the IceCTF 2016 security competitions. It has become among the most popular online capture-the-flag contests in information security, with more than 2700 registered users solving a smorgasbord of 55+ cryptography, web vulnerabilities, reverse engineering, binary exploitation and other challenges. "This is a platform where anyone can pick up new security skills, tools and ideas, whether they are newcomers or advanced security professionals." says Prof. Vigfusson, one of the organizers of IceCTF. "It is truly exciting to see the competition grow every year, and many of the participants are telling us that they are having a great time." The competition runs from August 12-26 and is open for anyone at http://www.icec.tf/ The scoreboard is here.
Ken Ono Profiled in Der Spiegel
news Published Date: 2016-07-11
Ken Ono is profiled in the July 8th issue of the popular German magazine Der Spiegel. The interview involves his mathematics, his recently published autobiography with science writer Amir Aczel, and his work as a movie producer. You can read the story here.
AIMS Laboratory Receives Best Paper Recognition
Published Date: 2016-06-29
A research paper by recent PhD graduate Xiaofeng Xu, advised by Professor Li Xiong and co-advised by Dr. Vaidy Sunderam, received the Best Paper Award at the 17th IEEE Mobile Data Management Conference in Porto, Portugal in June 2016. Dr. Xu is now at Facebook; Dr. Xiong directs Emory's Assured Information Management and Sharing (AIMS) laboratory. A preprint can be viewed here.
Vigfusson and Team win Best Student Paper Award
Published Date: 2016-06-14
An Emory project led by Dr. Ymir Vigfusson, including students Helgi Sigurbjarnarson, Petur Ragnarsson, and Juncheng Yang, in collaboration with Mahesh Balakrishnan (Yale) received the Best Student Paper Award at the ACM SYSTOR 2016 Conference in Haifa, Israel. Sigurbjarnarson is now at UDub and Ragnarsson at Reykjavik. The paper can be found here.
Ken Ono Profiled in Scientific American
Published Date: 2016-06-06
Emory number theorist Ken Ono has been profiled in Scientific American. Here is a link to the story which discusses his research, his recent memoir “My Search for Ramanujan” (which can be found on Amazon), and his role as the Associate Producer for the film “The Man Who Knew Infinity” which stars Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.
Initiative aims to find undiscovered mathematicians
news Published Date: 2016-05-25
The Templeton World Charity Foundation awarded $100,000 to Emory mathematician Ken Ono to support a program called "The Spirit of Ramanujan Math Talent Initiative,” which aims to find undiscovered mathematicians around the world and match them with advancement opportunities in the field. Read more at Emory's eScience Commons.