Genius Hunter Ono featured in National Geographic
news Published Date: 2018-08-06
The August National Geographic issue “The Science of Genius” highlights the work of Professor Ken Ono. The last article (pages 96-100) highlights the MacArthur Fellowship Program and Ono’s “Spirit of Ramanujan” global talent search that is funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Ono is referred to as a “Genius Hunter” who has discovered unusual talent in China, India, Kenya, Qatar, and the United States.
Templeton World Charity Foundation awards Ono $550,000
news Published Date: 2018-07-26
The Templeton World Charity Foundation has awarded Professor Ken Ono $550,000 to support his "Spirit of Ramanujan Global STEM Talent Search" (press release here:
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.
2018 Mathematical Contest in Modeling Winners
Published Date: 2018-04-30

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science wish to congratulate Evan Scope Crafts, Paul Vienhage, Dilim Obiago and Dr. Lars Ruthotto for gaining the "Meritorious Winners" prize at the 2018 Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

The contest resulted with 10,670 teams representing institutions from eighteen countries. The 2018 MCM was primarily an online contest with teams obtaining the contest materials and downloaded the problem and data at the prescribed time through COMAPs MCM website.

Workshop on Reduced Models for the Cardiovascular System
Published Date: 2018-04-25
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University is pleased to host the Workshop on Reduced Models for the Cardiovascular System on Thursday, April 26th and Friday, April 27th. The schedule and additional information can be found here.
Ono to give Simons Foundation Distinguished Lecture on Pi Day
news Published Date: 2018-02-19
To celebrate "Pi Day" (3/14/18), Ken Ono will be giving a public lecture at the Simons Foundation in New York. He will be speaking on his recent work on the Riemann Hypothesis with Michael Griffin, Larry Rolen and Don Zagier. The lecture will be streamed live. For those wishing to attend, tickets are limited. See this website for details
Agichtein honored with the inaugural WSDM 2018 Test of Time Award
news Published Date: 2018-02-09
Eugene Agichtein of Emory MathCS and his co-authors from Yahoo! Research were honored at the 2018 ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining for their paper, "Finding High Quality Content in Social Media." This methodology, developed 10 years ago, could form the underpinnings for detecting spurious content in social media, phenomenon that has recently come to be highlighted."

The original paper may be accessed via Congratulations Eugene!
Ono wins a 2018 Prose Award from the American Association of Publishers
news Published Date: 2018-02-08
The PROSE Awards (Professional and Scholarly Excellence) are presented by the Association of American Publishers’ (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing (PSP) Division. Presented since 1976, the awards annually recognize distinguished professional and scholarly books, reference works, journals, and electronic content. Ken Ono’s 2017 book “Harmonic Maass forms and Mock Modular Forms” is the winner in the mathematics category, chosen from hundreds of submissions. Ono co-authored the book with his former postdocs and students Kathrin Bringmann, Amanda Folsom, and Larry Rolen. (Click here for the complete list of winners:
Emory Team selected for Amazon Alexa Prize Challenge
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Eugene Agichtein and his CSI PhD student Zihao Wang are one of 8 teams worldwide selected to compete in Amazon's Alexa challenge to advance human computer interaction. This selection comes with $250k and unlimited cloud support, to compete for $1.5M later this year ... and possibly be the socialbot technology in future Alexa devices. Details are at

Distinguished Lecture - CSI Research Seminar
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Distinguished Lecture Dr. C. Mohan
IBM Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University

New Era in Distributed Computing with Blockchains and Databases

Friday, February 2, 2018 at 3:00pm
Math & Science Center, E208