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

Lars Ruthotto receives NSF CAREER Award
news Published Date: 2018-02-02
Professor Lars Ruthotto has been awarded an NSF CAREER award for his project on rigorous and efficient methods to design and train deep neural networks. Based on a new mathematical framework, Dr. Ruthotto's approach simplifies design and analysis by formulating deep learning as a dynamic optimal control problem, and has many implications for numerous societal applications. More details are at
Congratulations Lars!
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

Ono and Fields Medalist Terry Tao to speak on the Riemann Hypothesis at the US National Academy
news Published Date: 2018-01-30
The US National Academy of Sciences is hosting a live webinar on the Riemann Hypothesis June 12, 2018. The lecturers are Ken Ono and Terry Tao (UCLA). They will be talking about the importance of the Riemann Hypothesis, and they will describe their recent works which shed light on the problem which is widely considered the most difficult unsolved problem in mathematics. Click here for details about the live broadcast (June 12, 2018):
New method calculates equilibrium constant at the small scale
news Published Date: 2018-01-30
Graduate students Olivia Beckwith and Robert Schneider, and students from Chemistry, collaborate on the microscopic level of nature. Read the full story here.

Photo by Stephen Nowland, Emory Photo/Video
Ono to conduct a study of high performance swimming with national champion Emory Eagles
news Published Date: 2018-01-16
Together with PhD students Ian Wagner and Madeline Locus Dawsey, Ken Ono will be conducting a study of high performance swimming with the idea of enhancing training methodologies. The University Athletic Association has reported on their investigation here (link:
Towards Computer Science For All
Published Date: 2018-01-11
The Emory Girls Who Code chapter expanded their efforts to bring extra-curricular computer programming opportunities to the Emory community last Fall. CS majors Tammany Grant and Maya Nair, and advised and inspired by Professors Avani Wildani and Joyce Ho, conducted a "Coding Camp" that was very well received and complements institutional efforts in Computer Science. More details are in the Emory Report article.
Ono profiled on Indian National Television
news Published Date: 2018-01-04
Ken Ono was profiled on Indian national television.
A December 2017 airing of the Indian national science television program Eureka (on RS TV) devoted a 30 minute episode to a "Conversation with Ken Ono". The episode can be viewed on youtube at
Ono Elected Vice President of the American Mathematical Society
news Published Date: 2017-11-30
Ken Ono, the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics, has been elected Vice President of the American Mathematical Society (link: Founded in 1898, the American Mathematical Society is the primary professional society for mathematical scientists in North America. Ono will serve a 3 year term beginning in February 2018. He also continues his tenure as the longest standing member (since 2009) of the US National Committee for Mathematics at the US National Academy of Sciences, which advises the White House and the federal government on matters related to mathematics and mathematics education.