Category: "Computer Science"

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 Department of Computer Science. Located on the corner of Dartmouth Ave. and Platt Blvd., the […]

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Athletes/Scholars Earn SCIAC Honors

May 10, 2019

Harvey Mudd College track and field athletes Sabrine Griffith ’20 and Miles Christensen ’22 in action

During the SCIAC Championships on April 27–28, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps men’s and women’s track and field teams were victorious, with the women edging Redlands by three points and the men running away from the pack to defeat Pomona-Pitzer by 40 points. The Stags and Athenas combined to win 10 of the 40 individual events, and Harvey Mudd students […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 15, 2019

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Olivia Watkins and Karina Cho, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and one senior, Shyan Akmal, and four alumni were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Watkins, who is a member of the 2018–2019 […]

HEATlab Papers Published by ICAPS

March 20, 2019

Jim Boerkoel and students

Last summer, the students in computer science professor Jim Boerkoel’s Human Experience & Agent Teamwork Lab (HEATLab) studied several aspects of human-robot interaction and wrote up their findings. This summer, they will celebrate the publication of three papers at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) in Berkeley, California. “I really didn’t expect […]

Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Executive Committee

March 15, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, was elected to serve as secretary on the executive committee for the Computing Research Association (CRA) board of directors. The positions are elected by the CRA Board of Directors. Libeskind-Hadas’ two-year term will begin on July 1. Libeskind-Hadas previously served as co-chair on the CRA Education […]

Trustees Approve Faculty Promotions

March 8, 2019

Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the January meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and will become effective July 1, 2019. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved Jim Boerkoel (computer science) for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Boerkoel specializes […]

HMC Teams in “Coding Olympics” Top 10

January 30, 2019

ICPC logo, computing contest

Two Harvey Mudd College teams placed in the top 10 at the 2018 Southern California Regional of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). Team 555 was the College’s highest scoring team at fifth place (for the second year in a row), and Team TBD placed eighth. The third team, List Incomprehension, placed 30th out of […]