Category: "Computer Science"

NSF Grant to Elevate Math and CS Instruction

June 18, 2018

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As employment trends shift to meet the changes brought about by technological evolution, computer science has become a basic skill necessary for participation in the modern workforce. However, California students in high poverty, high minority and urban public schools often don’t have access to quality math and computer science education and are therefore sometimes prevented […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Faculty

June 12, 2018

Motivated by the mission of broadly educating students in science, engineering, mathematics and in the humanities, social sciences and the arts, faculty members at Harvey Mudd College develop innovative pedagogies, offer opportunities for student research, engage students in experiential learning and challenge students to develop an informed world view. The College welcomed new scholars who […]

Students Recognized for CS Research

May 7, 2018

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Two Harvey Mudd College students have been recognized by the Computing Research Association (CRA). Daniel Johnson ’18 was named a runner up and Jordan Haack ’19 received an honorable mention in the 2018 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award competition. The prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins April 30

April 19, 2018

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In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community celebrates students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This celebration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (April 30 and May 2), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day, May 1, a showcase […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships Announced

April 16, 2018

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Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Jessica Lupanow and Kemper Ludlow, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, three Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and four seniors were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Ludlow, a physics major, will attend Cornell University and conduct research in experimental […]

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

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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. […]