Category: "Computer Science"

Math for America at HMC

October 11, 2019

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

October 7, 2019

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 […]

Music Informatics Research Accepted to International Workshop

September 16, 2019

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

September 13, 2019

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 […]

Mudd Team Competes at RoboSub

August 14, 2019

MuddSub team

“More like a conference than a competition” For the first time, Harvey Mudd College fielded an entry in the RoboNation RoboSub competition, which has been contested annually for 21 years. The Harvey Mudd Robotics Team, MuddSub, fielded its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Alfie, against AUVs from other teams representing schools from 14 countries and several […]

NSF Supports Computer Science Research

August 9, 2019

Computer science professor Geoff Kuenning

Researchers in many fields share a common problem: Searching giant parameter spaces is incredibly time consuming and inefficient. To help remedy this issue, the National Science Foundation has funded “CNS Core: III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Optimizing and Understanding Large Parameter Spaces in Storage Systems,” a project developed by computer science professor Geoff Kuenning and his […]

Clinic Program Offers Social Justice Focus

July 29, 2019

students with solar panels

The 2018–2019 Clinic Program included three projects (two engineering and one mathematics) that allowed a team of Clinic students to work on a project related to social justice. Funded in part by an educational leadership grant that President Maria Klawe received from the Carnegie Corporation, the three projects supported non-profit organizations with technical expertise. “One […]

City Approval Received for McGregor Computer Science Center

July 22, 2019

McGregor Computer Science Center, view north

Harvey Mudd College received approval July 16 from the city of Claremont to commence site preparation work to construct the McGregor Computer Science Center, a three-story, 36,000-square-foot academic building, which will provide a much-needed new home for the rapidly growing Computer Science Department. Located on the corner of Dartmouth Ave. and Platt Blvd., the building […]

CS Students Publish Reading Skill Study

June 26, 2019

Julie Medero

Last summer, computer science professor Julie Medero, along with Alfredo Gomez ’21, Alicia Ngo ’20 and Ali Otondo ’20 (aka The A Team), embarked on a project to develop an iOS application that would help children improve their reading skills. The resulting research paper, “Reading KiTTY: Pitch Range as an Indicator of Reading Skill,” has […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Faculty, 2019

June 17, 2019

HMC seal

Beginning July 1, 2019, Harvey Mudd College will welcome four new faculty members, two of them alumni. Searches in engineering and computer science resulted in the hiring of these teacher/scholars to tenure-track appointments. Department of Engineering Joshua Brake, assistant professor, earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. His doctoral research […]