Topic: "Computer Science"

Citadel Invests in Harvey Mudd Students Through Summer Scholars Program

May 22, 2015

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Citadel and Harvey Mudd College announced a new program to help expand the College’s successful Summer Research Program, which provides hands-on, intensive research opportunities for Harvey Mudd students. The program, Citadel Summer Scholars, began with a selection process in March and launches in late May. Three inaugural Citadel Scholars are preparing to work alongside College […]

Mudd Prize Awarded to Libeskind-Hadas

May 18, 2015

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science and department chair, is the recipient of the 2015 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service to Harvey Mudd College. Libeskind-Hadas received the prize from President Maria Klawe at the College’s 57th Commencement ceremony May 17. Awardees receive $4,000, $2,000 of which is […]

Students, Faculty, Staff Honored for Leadership

April 29, 2015

2015 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Award recipients

Great institutions rely on talented leaders, like those honored April 24 at Harvey Mudd College’s third annual Leadership Awards Ceremony. Leadership Awards affirm students, faculty and staff not only for their academic talents and job proficiency, but also for their engagement and contribution to the Harvey Mudd community. “These awards are a way of expressing our gratitude […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 15, 2015

Priya Donti '15

Priya Donti, a Harvey Mudd College senior with an interest in climate change and renewable energy, was granted a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. In addition, six recent Harvey Mudd graduates received the prestigious awards. One current senior and five alumni received honorable mentions. Donti received the NSF Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding students pursuing […]

Faculty Receive Awards for Mentoring and Curricular Engagement

April 7, 2015

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Several Harvey Mudd College computer science faculty members have been recognized for achievements in mentoring and curricular engagement by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a nonprofit community of more than 600 universities, companies, nonprofits and government organizations working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. Mentoring Assistant Professor of Computer […]

New Report on Women in STEM Features Harvey Mudd’s CS Program

March 26, 2015

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A new report on women in STEM features Harvey Mudd College’s computer science program as an example of how educational institutions can dramatically increase women’s representation in computing. Solving the Equation: The variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, released on March 26 by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), assesses the current […]

Alumni Association Honors Mudd Alumni and Friends

February 12, 2015

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The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, May 2, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected three alumni—Jim Erickson ’75, Andrew […]

CRA Honors Undergraduate Computing Research

January 16, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College students Priya Donti ’15 and Rowan Zellers ’16 were selected as finalists for the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards for 2015. Sponsored this year by Microsoft Research, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research. Priya Donti The CRA […]

Sedat Serdengecti: Versatile Scholar Impacted Engineering, Physics and Computer Science

January 7, 2015

Sedat Serdengecti

Harvey Mudd College engineering Professor Emeritus Sedat Serdengecti died Nov. 30, 2014, following a heart attack. He was 87. Professor Serdengecti joined Harvey Mudd in 1961 as an assistant professor of physics then moved to the Department of Engineering in 1963 as one of its first faculty members. “Sedat was the person responsible for the […]

CS Professor’s Work Anything But Predictable

December 12, 2014

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Algorithmic random number generators (RNGs) lie at the heart of many important algorithms in computer science. They are hard at work assisting in a variety of tasks, including computer simulation, computational creativity, global optimization, robotics, games and more. Yet despite our widespread reliability on them, many of the most widely used RNGs are actually flawed, […]

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