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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 […]

Algorithms and Avocados

December 2, 2016

Professor Ran Libeskind-Hadas

The connection between fighting a threat to one of California’s favorite fruits and recently published research by a Harvey Mudd College computer science professor and his colleagues isn’t immediately evident. On the way to connect one dot with the other, there’s a story about the mutualistic pairing of a beetle and a fungus, extensive biological […]

Students’ Research on Robot Collaboration Accepted at AAAI-17

November 17, 2016

Kyle Lund and Sam Dietrich in Professor Jim Boerkoel's classroom

Harvey Mudd students Scott Chow ’17 (computer science), Sam Dietrich ’17 (engineering) and Kyle Lund ’17 (robotics IPS) and computer science Professor Jim Boerkoel will present their paper, “Robust Execution of Probabilistic Temporal Plans,” at AAAI-17, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference in San Francisco, Feb. 4–9, 2017. The students’ paper […]

Commitment to Community Service Earns Harvey Mudd National Recognition

October 4, 2016

Science Day activities, Harvey Mudd College

Community engagement is not a buzzword at Harvey Mudd College. “It’s a critical, necessary and intrinsic component of a world-class institution of higher education,” says Gabriela Gamiz, director of Harvey Mudd’s Office of Community Engagement. The College’s dedication to community engagement earned it a spot on the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll […]

NSF Supports Harvey Mudd’s Efforts to Advocate Computing Owned by All

September 8, 2016

Zach Dodds, computer science professor at Harvey Mudd College

Computing is a resource of broad potential benefit to many academic pursuits, contends a Harvey Mudd College professor who’s seeking to experiment with the field’s reach and appeal. Leonard-Johnson-Rae Professor of Computer Science Zach Dodds was recently awarded a three-year, $298,338 grant from National Science Foundation to do just that. With local and national collaborators, […]

Harvey Mudd Entrepreneurs Win for App Ideas

August 15, 2016

Harvey Mudd students and alumna at Techsparks event

It was a Harvey Mudd College sweep at a recent TechSparks networking event for entrepreneurs. A computer science alumna and a team from Harvey Mudd College’s Computer Science Summer Entrepreneurship Research Project earned first place for their “fast pitches” during the Pasadena, California, group’s July forum. Vanessa Ronan ’15 won for a pitch of her […]

Colleen Lewis Receives 2016 Denice Denton Emerging Leader ABIE Award

August 12, 2016

Colleen Lewis, assistant professor of computer science

There are many ways to fight inequity and injustice, and computer science is one of them. For Harvey Mudd College Assistant Professor of Computer Science Colleen Lewis, the strategy involves broadening participation in computer science, and this goal drives her teaching, research and service. For her efforts in this regard, Lewis has been awarded the […]

Harvey Mudd Shares Expertise Globally

July 5, 2016

Habib University and Harvey Mudd faculty

As part of its strategic vision to expand collaborations with key institutions around the world, Harvey Mudd College has consulted with Habib University to help give depth and breadth to the university’s science and engineering programs. Habib University, Pakistan’s first liberal arts and sciences university and one of Pakistan’s youngest universities, has been working with […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Appointments Include New Dept. Chairs, Now Majority Female

June 27, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

To foster strong leadership skills, Harvey Mudd College professors are active in faculty governance positions, rotating into new roles regularly. The Office of Dean of the Faculty has announced several appointments, including department chairs, associate deans and chair of the faculty, effective July 1. New Department Chairs Including continuing department chairs Kerry Karukstis (chemistry), Elizabeth […]