Topic: "Computer Science"

Harvey Mudd Takes Novel Approach With New MOOCs

November 18, 2014

campus view

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

Nick Pippenger

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 […]

NSF Funds Computer Science Research in Evolutionary Biology

August 20, 2014

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Pairings of interacting organisms, like parasites and their hosts, interact in complex ways. A Harvey Mudd team of computational biologists seeking to better understand these interactions has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation. Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science and chair of the Computer Science Department, was awarded a continuing […]

Harvey Mudd Introduces New Faculty

July 2, 2014

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They are tasked with a tall order: Help ensure that a steady stream of passionate problem solvers is available to address the world’s most pressing issues. Five new tenure-track faculty members, whose appointments are effective July 1, have agreed to bring their expertise to Harvey Mudd College and embrace this challenge. Jim Boerkoel joins the […]

Commitment to Environment and Community Earns Donti Udall Award

April 29, 2014


A career that involves both environmental sustainability and community engagement appeals to Priya Donti ’15. Her dedication to achieving that goal has earned the attention of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, which seeks students like Donti who show passion for careers committed to the environment. Donti, a joint computer science/mathematics major […]

NSF Funds Research Opportunities in Computer Science

April 16, 2014

Computer Science Students

Pursuing a graduate degree in the STEM disciplines offers compelling research opportunities, but for some undergraduates, it represents an intimidating step into unmapped territory. Harvey Mudd College is committed to providing its undergraduates with hands-on research experiences to help prepare them for the rigors of graduate school and beyond. The National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences […]

Faculty Endowed Chairs Created Through Collaboration

April 11, 2014

campaign launch event

In support of The Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, alumni and friends have endowed two Harvey Mudd College faculty positions: one in computer science and another in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Endowed faculty positions—chairs, professorships and fellowships—are among the top priorities in the College’s ongoing $150 million comprehensive fundraising effort, which launched […]

NSF Research Fellowships Awarded to Students, Alumni

April 4, 2014

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Four Harvey Mudd College seniors—Sam Gutekunst, Miranda Parker, Sheena Patel and Jeremy Usatine—are recipients of this year’s National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding students pursuing advanced degrees in the STEM disciplines. Seven recent Harvey Mudd graduates also received the prestigious fellowships. One current senior and 10 alumni received honorable mentions. The fellowship […]

Alumni Association to Honor Achievers, Friends

March 17, 2014

AABOG 2014 Awardees

The inventor of Flash software and the chemist who published the first nucleotide sequence of the AIDS virus are among those to be honored by the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABoG) Saturday, May 3. Eight alumni and two staff members have earned some of the College’s most prestigious awards. Outstanding Alumni […]

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