Topic: "Computer Science"

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, […]

Mudders Take Top Prizes at 5-C Team Hackathon

December 10, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College encourages a collaborative problem-solving approach that lets students harness the power of collective skill and experience. Harvey Mudd students put this power to good use at the recent 5-C Hackathon, an all-night programming competition that challenges students to design a useful Internet application. Harvey Mudd fielded winning teams—both made up of first […]

Students to Present Research on Human-Robot Teaming

November 24, 2014

Robustness in Probabilistic Temporal Planning

Who hasn’t had their cell phone ring at an awkward moment? Researchers at Harvey Mudd want to develop technology that intuitively adapts to the natural rhythms of our lives, so they are experimenting with new techniques for human‐robot teaming. The work is being done in computer science Professor James Boerkoel’s HEATlab (Human Experience and Agent Teamwork […]

Harvey Mudd Takes Novel Approach With New MOOCs

November 18, 2014

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Creating a massive open online course (MOOC) is not what one might expect from a small, residential liberal arts college with a focus on close faculty-student relationships and small class sizes. But that expertise in hands-on education is just what Harvey Mudd College faculty and students used to design three new MOOCs aimed at strengthening […]

Professors Co-Author Programming Book for Biologists

September 29, 2014

Computing for Biologists

With its ability to process vast amounts of data, computing is revolutionizing the practice of biology. An interdisciplinary duo at Harvey Mudd College have taken a complicated topic and created a textbook to equip students with the skills to write programs for solving a range of biological problems. Eliot Bush, associate professor of biology, and […]

Pippenger Named to Historical Society’s IT Honor Roll

September 3, 2014

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In recognition of an extraordinary contribution to the information technology industry, the IT History Society acknowledged Harvey Mudd College mathematics Professor Nicholas Pippenger, co-inventor of extendible hashing, a database access technique which has a dynamic structure that grows and shrinks gracefully as the database grows and shrinks. Pippenger, who worked on extendible hashing while at […]

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