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Harvey Mudd Team a Top Finisher in Math Modeling Contest

April 24, 2017

Harvey Mudd College mathematicians and Outstanding winners in 2017 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling

Seeking creative and relevant solutions to complex questions facing modern societies, six Harvey Mudd student teams continued the College’s tradition of participating in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling (ICM) this past January. All Harvey Mudd teams placed in the top 50 percent or above, with one team receiving the […]

Goldwater Scholar and Honorable Mention Named at Harvey Mudd

April 18, 2017

Daniel Johnson

Talk of “robot-proof” careers often focuses on how people can maintain their relevancy in a society that increasingly uses robot labor to replace humans. Where others see an automation apocalypse, Daniel Johnson, a junior at Harvey Mudd College, sees opportunity. A recipient of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship—the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers—Johnson […]

Computer Science Department Publications

April 6, 2017

Computer Science Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The Harvey Mudd College Computer Science Department seems to have developed an algorithm for productivity. Four papers have recently been accepted for presentation and/or publication. A paper by math major Bo Zhang ’17 and Assistant Professor of Computer Science Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu has been accepted to the International Symposium on Bioinformatics Research and Applications. “Co-estimation […]

Working the Crowd: NSF Funds Database Study

March 13, 2017

Beth Trushkowsky

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant of $175,000 to Harvey Mudd College Professor of Computer Science Beth Trushkowsky for support of her project “CRII: III: RUI: Adaptive Query Processing for Crowd-Powered Database Systems.” The award will fund four students in a research experience across two summers and during the school year. Trushkowsky and her […]

Prestigious NSF Award to Support HEATlab Research

March 1, 2017

Professor of computer science Jim Boerkoel

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to Assistant Professor of Computer Science Jim Boerkoel for his project “CAREER: Robust and Reliable Multiagent Scheduling Under Uncertainty.” This work will improve the robustness and reliability in applications such as autonomous driving, automated warehousing and personal robots by addressing fundamental […]

Visual Effects Work of Harvey Mudd Alumnus Earns Academy Honor

February 23, 2017

Melissa Aczon '93 and Academy awardee Cliff Stein '92

Live action movies like Edge of Tomorrow and animated features like The Smurfs all benefit from the dazzling, often mind-bending work of technical innovators like Harvey Mudd alumnus Clifford Stein ’92 (computer science). Since July 2005, Stein has worked as a software engineer at Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI), a “for-hire” visual effects studio for feature […]

Faculty Approved for Tenure

February 3, 2017

Vivien Hamilton and students

Three Harvey Mudd College faculty members were approved for tenure, effective July 1, at the meeting of the board of trustees this week. Vivien Hamilton, assistant professor of history of science has been approved for promotion to associate professor with continuous tenure. Hamilton previously worked as a lecturer at the Institute for the History and […]

HMC Teams Compete at International Collegiate Programming Contest

February 2, 2017

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Harvey Mudd College teams placed eighth, ninth and 11th at the 2016 ACM Southern California Regional International Collegiate Programming Contest held at Riverside Community College in Riverside, California. The contest challenges students to solve complex, real-world programming problems within a five-hour period. Teams were tasked with writing software systems that solved issues in a variety of […]

NSF Funds Computer Science Research Opportunities

January 15, 2017

Julie Medero

Computer science Professors Zach Dodds and Julie Medero received a National Science Foundation grant for the continuation of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in computer science. The funding will support 10 undergraduate researchers (five from Harvey Mudd and five from other schools) to undertake a variety of research projects in the Computer Science Department. For some undergraduates in STEM […]

Computing Research Association Recognizes Two Harvey Mudd Students

December 16, 2016

Computing Research Association logo

Harvey Mudd College computer science and mathematics major Jane Wu ’18 has received a Computing Research Association (CRA) 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award for Non-PhD-granting institutions. Alex Ozdemir ’17 is a finalist. The prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research. Harvey Mudd College is the […]