Category: "Computer Science"

Harvey Mudd Alumni Enhance Caltech’s Schmidt Academy

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Through a strategic partnership, Harvey Mudd alumni are poised to join the next generation of science-savvy software engineers who will set new standards in scientific software. Along with former HMC computer science professor and department chair Ran Libeskind Hadas (now at Claremont McKenna College), Katherine Breeden, HMC assistant professor of computer science and a Caltech […]

Harvey Mudd’s Computer Science Program Now a Harvard Kennedy Case Study

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Harvey Mudd College’s successful effort to raise the percentage of women majoring in computer science is now a featured case study in the Harvard Kennedy School Case Program, the world’s largest repository of case studies for educators in government and public policy. The case study, “Harvey Mudd College: Promoting Women in Computer Science Through Inclusive […]

Harvey Mudd College Alumna Priya Donti Named an MIT Technology Review 2021 Innovator Under 35

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Priya Donti ’15 is making good on her promise to address global warming and the energy crisis. She began working toward this goal during her time at Harvey Mudd College, when she served as co-president of the student environmental club, volunteered with community service organizations and developed educational games in partnership with middle school teachers. […]

2021 Harvey Mudd College Leadership Awards

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Harvey Mudd recognized outstanding examples of leadership at its ninth annual Leadership Awards. Community members gathered via Zoom webinar for this year’s ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. A selection committee of students, staff and faculty reviewed nominations from the campus community and made selections for the following […]

Biologists Explore How Human Networks Can Be Made Ant-like

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Ant behavior has been a source of inspiration since at least the time of Aesop, and 2,500 years later, it appears these insects still have a certain kind of wisdom to impart—perhaps to engineers building subways. “Each individual ant doesn’t know much about the world beyond her own antennae,” says Harvey Mudd College biology professor […]

Harvey Mudd CS Students Publish and Present Work

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The Harvey Mudd College Department of Computer Science celebrates students’ paper acceptances and presentations at peer-reviewed archival conferences this spring. Each Harvey Mudd CS faculty member has an active research program that involves undergraduates. A substantial portion of this research is funded by the National Science Foundation. The department has several active NSF grants, and […]

Sapirstein Wins Watson Fellowship

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One of this year’s prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowships has been awarded to Harvey Mudd College senior Abel Sapirstein. The mathematical and computational biology major will study alternate perspectives in healthcare equity while traveling to Bhutan, Chile and Japan. The 2021 class of Watson Fellows represents eight countries and 22 U.S. states. From the 153 […]

HMC CS Researchers Publish Chapter on Algorithmic Biases

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Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students Daniel Bashir ’20 and Julius Lauw ’20 have published the chapter “Trading Bias for Expressivity in Artificial Learning” in ICAART 2020: Agents and Artificial Intelligence, part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (Springer, Cham). The HMC researchers’ chapter about how bias relates to […]

Faculty Promotions and Tenure Approved

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Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2021. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Ambereen Dadabhoy received tenure and promotion to associate professor. Dadabhoy researches the representation of race […]

NSF Supports Proposal for Community-Harvey Mudd Connection

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Harvey Mudd College a CIVIC Innovation Challenge research grant. “The goal of the CIVIC Innovation Challenge is to connect higher ed institutions with community partners to get solutions into the real world,” says computer science professor and grant co-principal investigator Julie Medero. “The planning grant supports the collaboration […]