Category: "Computer Science"

Harvey Mudd Athletes/Scholars Earn SCIAC Honors

May 10, 2019

Harvey Mudd College track and field athletes Sabrine Griffith ’20 and Miles Christensen ’22 in action

During the SCIAC Championships on April 27–28, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s track and field teams were victorious, with the women edging Redlands by three points and the men running away from the pack to defeat Pomona-Pitzer by 40 points. The Stags and Athenas combined to win 10 of the 40 individual events, and Harvey Mudd students […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 15, 2019

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Olivia Watkins and Karina Cho, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and one senior, Shyan Akmal, and four alumni were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Watkins, who is a member of the 2018–2019 […]

HEATlab Papers Published by ICAPS

March 20, 2019

Jim Boerkoel and students

Last summer, the students in computer science professor Jim Boerkoel’s Human Experience & Agent Teamwork Lab (HEATLab) studied several aspects of human-robot interaction and wrote up their findings. This summer, they will celebrate the publication of three papers at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) in Berkeley, California. “I really didn’t expect […]

Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Executive Committee

March 15, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, was elected to serve as secretary on the executive committee for the Computing Research Association (CRA) board of directors. The positions are elected by the CRA Board of Directors. Libeskind-Hadas’ two-year term will begin on July 1. Libeskind-Hadas previously served as co-chair on the CRA Education […]

Trustees Approve Faculty Promotions

March 8, 2019

Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the January meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and will become effective July 1, 2019. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved Jim Boerkoel (computer science) for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Boerkoel specializes […]

HMC Teams in “Coding Olympics” Top 10

January 30, 2019

ICPC logo, computing contest

Two Harvey Mudd College teams placed in the top 10 at the 2018 Southern California Regional of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Team 555 was the College’s highest scoring team at fifth place (for the second year in a row), and Team TBD placed eighth. The third team, List Incomprehension, placed 30th out of […]

Student Recognized for CS Research

December 20, 2018

Computing Research Association logo

Harvey Mudd College student Sara McAllister ’19 is a computer science major who spends a lot of time thinking about dictionaries. Not the Merriam-Webster kind, the “write-optimized” kind, which record and store data when updates are made to files. McAllister’s research in this area led to her being selected for honorable mention for the Computing […]

HMC Students at Health Hackathon

November 14, 2018

Sophia Cheng wears the West Wave monitor

Patients and clinicians treating rare diseases face myriad challenges. By definition, the rarity of a disease can mean that research on the condition, established protocol for diagnosis and treatment, and treatment itself are also rare. “Rare diseases” was the theme of the third annual Mount Sinai Health Hackathon in New York City, where four Harvey […]

SACNAS Recognizes HMC Researchers

November 5, 2018

SACNAS group conference 2018 photo

Harvey Mudd College students Rex Asabor ’22 and Luis Martinez ’19 were among 105 students who received Student Presentation Awards for their research at the 2018 Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) national conference in San Antonio, Texas, in October. Their work was selected from over 1,000 graduate and undergraduate […]