Category: "Computer Science"

CAREER Achievement

March 22, 2018

Jessica Wu

“We are now in a post-genomic era,” says Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu. “The first human genome took 15 years and $2.7 billion to sequence. Now, 15 years later, companies can do it for $1,000 and get you results in three months. Getting genetic data is easy; the new challenge is understanding […]

Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Board

March 12, 2018

Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Harvey Mudd College Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas has been elected to serve on the Computing Research Association (CRA) board, marking the first time a faculty member from a primarily undergraduate institution has held the position. “CRA supports undergraduate research in a number of ways (e.g., through the CRA Undergraduate Research Award program as well […]

HMC Biologists Develop New Software

March 5, 2018

Eliot Bush

Sometimes writing software is like any other kind of writing; it takes a few drafts to get it right, but the final result is worth the extra effort. Harvey Mudd College Biology Professor Eliot Bush knows that feeling. His recently released software program, xenoGI, which helps researchers reconstruct the history of genomic island insertions in […]

Students Publish Temporal Planning Research

February 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

Student researchers at Harvey Mudd aren’t exactly on a mission to Mars, but their work could lead to red planet rovers learning some new tricks. In a computer science/mathematics collaboration, Amy Huang ’18 and Liam Lloyd ’18 use geometry to seek ways to embed time management and efficiency into artificial intelligence technologies, aiming to produce […]

Student Lauded for Computational Biology Research

February 12, 2018

Yasubumi Sakakibara, APBC2018 general chair, and Jordan Haack, Harvey Mudd student

Students studying evolutionary biology at Harvey Mudd College are learning about phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms, such as hosts and parasites, or species and gene families. Work in this area earned Jordan Haack ’19 a Best Student Paper award at an international conference. […]

Harvey Mudd Partners With Girls Who Code for New Summer Program

February 8, 2018

Harvey Mudd College campus.

Harvey Mudd College has partnered with Girls Who Code, which seeks to expand its reach across the U.S. with a new summer program, Campus. Campus offers Girls Who Code’s first-ever specialized coding courses to help middle and high school girls get an edge for college and connect with other girls who have similar interests. The […]

Kapor Center Funds CS Equity Study

December 12, 2017

Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Colleen Lewis

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor Colleen Lewis believes that providing equitable access to computing careers, especially for women of color, is vital to social justice. She also believes that equity can be achieved and is taking steps to make it happen. Lewis recently applied for and was awarded a $10,000 private grant from the […]

Harvey Mudd Teams Place in ICPC Top 20

December 12, 2017


A Harvey Mudd College team named “555” moved up from last year’s eighth place finish to be the College’s highest scoring team in the 2017 ACM Southern California Regional International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Team 555 (“5” is pronounced “ha” in Thai, so that’s actually a laugh—ha ha ha) and two other Harvey Mudd teams […]

NIH Honors Moayeri ’20 for Exceptional Biomedical Research

November 15, 2017

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Mazda Moayeri ’20 received an Exceptional Summer Student Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for outstanding research conducted at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS). Moayeri, a joint major in computer science and mathematics, is being recognized for the high-quality of his summer internship work in non-invasive detection and […]

Montañez Receives IEEE SMC Best Paper Honors

October 16, 2017

George Montañez, photo by Laszlo Bencze

George Montañez, a computer science faculty member at Harvey Mudd College, has won the IEEE SMC Award for best student paper at the 2017 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Conference. Montañez presented the paper “The Famine of Forte: Few Search Problems Greatly Favor Your Algorithm” to conference attendees this month in Banff, Canada. “In […]