Category: "Faculty"

Interdisciplinary Class Explores Genetics and Race

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Harvey Mudd College professors Vivien Hamilton (history of science) and Dan Stoebel (biology) observed a desire among their students to talk about ways that current scientific work intersects with society. These conversations would usually occur at the end of a class, when the technical or historical focus of the lesson was over, and the remaining […]

Organic Syntheses Inc. Grant Funds Summer Chemistry Research

Associate Professor of Chemistry David Vosburg

Harvey Mudd College chemistry professor David Vosburg has been selected to receive a grant from Organic Syntheses Inc. The $8,000 award, for summer research at a principally undergraduate institution, provides salary for a summer research student as well as materials and supplies. “We aim to perform organic syntheses that are beautiful and good, green and […]

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 […]

HMC Engineers Win Prize for Paper on Supply Chain Optimization

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Harvey Mudd College engineering students won second place at the 2021 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Western Regional Conference for the technical paper they wrote about supply chain optimization. Conducted virtually Feb. 27–28, the conference featured networking and workshops in addition to the Technical Paper Competition that garnered the HMC team $300 along […]

Sahakian and Helliwell publish Forward-looking Physics Textbook

Modern Classical Mechanics by Thomas Helliwell and Vatche Sahakian

Vatche Sahakian, professor of physics, and Thomas Helliwell, professor and dean emeritus, are co-authors of the book Modern Classical Mechanics published by Cambridge University Press. Modern Classical Mechanics is a forward-looking physics text that shows the deep connections between classical (Lagrangian) mechanics and modern research in theoretical physics. In this textbook, Helliwell and Sahakian present […]

Brian Shuve Named Cottrell Scholar

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd physics professor Brian Shuve has been named a 2021 Cottrell Scholar, an award given each year to 25 outstanding teacher-scholars in chemistry, physics and astronomy by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Cottrell scholars receive $100,000 and join a group of educators and researchers focused on innovative teaching in the sciences. “I’m of […]

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 […]

Art Benjamin is Backgammon Champ

Art Benjamin

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Art Benjamin, won the inaugural 2020 American Backgammon Tour Online (ABTO) with the best overall performance in a series of 17 national tournaments. Benjamin garnered a 72–37 win-loss record by finishing first in three ABTO tournaments (Buffalo, Ohio, and Summer Finale), second in one event (Spring Fling), and finishing in […]

Francis Su Shares Euler Book Prize with Christopher Jackson

Francis Su and Christopher Jackson

“The book Mathematics for Human Flourishing presents mathematics as a discipline with the power to transform lives and speak to the very core of what it means to be human,” states the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which awarded the 2021 Euler Book Prize to Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, […]

Libeskind-Hadas, Wu, HMC Students Publish Bioinformatics Paper

Ran Libeskind-Hadas and Jessica Wu

Research related to the evolution of genes and species being conducted at Harvey Mudd College by professors of computer science Ran Libeskind-Hadas and Yi-Chieh “Jessica” Wu and their research students is published in Bioinformatics, a leading journal that focuses on new developments in genome bioinformatics and computational biology. Santi Santichaivekin ’22, Rose Liu ’22, Qing […]