Category: "Computer Science"

CS Researchers Present Findings on Machine Learning, Algorithms

Jon Hayase and Julia Vendemiatti

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students have turned their research of theoretical machine learning, probability, statistics and search into multiple publications and presentations. In early December 2019, Montañez, Jon Hayase ’20 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 attended the 32nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Australia to present their research. […]

CRA Recognizes Student Researchers

The Computing Research Association (CRA) announced its 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards in December, and two Harvey Mudd College students were commended. Ivy Liu ’20 was selected as a finalist, and Daniel Bashir ’20 earned an honorable mention. Sponsored this year by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American colleges […]

Harvey Mudd Students Win Hackathon for Eco-Aware IDE

students smiling

A tool created by Harvey Mudd College students that helps developers consider the environmental impact of their code was the top pick of judges at the recent 2019 SD Hacks intercollegiate hackathon held at UC San Diego. EverGreen, created by Alice Chi ’21, Alfredo Gomez ’21 and Matthew Krager ’21, is an eco-aware integrated development […]

HMC Teams Place in Programming Contest Top 20

ICPC logo, Southern California Regional of the International Collegiate Programming Contest

Harvey Mudd College fielded three teams at the 2019 Southern California Regional of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) and all placed in the top 20. Team List Incomprehension was the College’s highest scoring team at fifth place (the third consecutive year an HMC team has placed fifth); this was quite a move up from […]

Researchers’ Paper Contributes to Artificial Intelligence Field

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

Contributing to the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI) are Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Jim Boerkoel and his students, Lindsay Popowski ’21 and Michael Gao ’20, whose paper “Dynamic Control of Probabilistic Simple Temporal Networks” was accepted for publication and presentation at the 2020 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Developed during the College’s […]

Math for America at HMC

Math for America participants at HMC

In 2018, mathematics professor Darryl Yong ’96, computer science professors Colleen Lewis and Zachary Dodds and Karen Gallagher (USC) launched their National Science Foundation funded project, “Math for America Los Angeles: Elevating Mathematics and Computer Science Instruction through Teacher Leadership.” A collaborative effort between USC, Harvey Mudd College, school districts in the greater Los Angeles […]

CS Faculty, Students Publish Papers On Machine Learning, Deduction Games and Temporal Networks

Geoff Kuenning consults with two students during a class

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Computer Science reports the following recently published papers: “The Futility of Bias-Free Learning and Search” Along with Professor George Montañez, students Jonathan Hayase ’20, Julius Lauw  ’20, Dominique Macias ’19, Akshay Trikha ’21 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 published a paper titled “The Futility of Bias-Free Learning and Search.” Learning […]

HMC Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Computer Science Center

President Klawe addressing gathering at groundbreaking ceremony

by Liam Chalk ’23 Harvey Mudd College held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 28 for the new McGregor Computer Science Center, which will include a Makerspace, recording studios and other community resources. The new building’s three stories and 36,000-square-foot structure should also help alleviate some of the strain placed on the school’s expanding computer science […]

Music Informatics Research Accepted to International Workshop

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

Research on machine learning and music is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field that encompasses data-driven approaches to the production, analysis and retrieval of music. Joint major in computer science and mathematics Mazda Moayeri ’20 knew very little about music informatics and deep learning, but that didn’t stop him from taking on this challenging new area. The […]

NSF Funds Evolutionary History Research

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, studies algorithmic issues in computational biology—in particular, the problem of phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms by hypothesizing the evolutionary events that explain their incongruence. The reconciliation is a mapping of one tree onto the other […]