Category: "Faculty"

Plascencia Published in McSweeney’s 61

Salvador Plascencia, Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College creative writing professor Salvador Plascencia joins comedians, cultural critics and writers in the latest issue of the award-winning quarterly McSweeney’s. McSweeney’s 61 features Plascencia’s story “El Paraiso” about “rural Mexican towns, soccer in the San Gabriel Valley and the sadness of the diaspora.” Plascencia, an assistant professor in the Department of Humanities, […]

Researchers Seek Better Software Testing Techniques

Lucas Bang

Software systems in programmable items—from household appliances to cars and planes—must be reliable and high quality to avoid inconvenient or disastrous consequences. In order to improve software quality, computer science researchers at Harvey Mudd College and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) are seeking to improve software quality assurance techniques and have received funding from […]

Interdisciplinary Research on Gene Histories Accepted to ACM Conference

Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu

In pursuit of developing models and algorithms for reconstructing gene histories across multiple species, Harvey Mudd College researchers have completed a paper that has been accepted to the 11th Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB 2020). Computer science professor Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu and seven students will present “An […]

Martonosi Receives INFORMS Teaching Prize

Susan Martonosi

Susan Martonosi, professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has received the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research and Management Science Practice. The prize is awarded annually to a university or college teacher for their excellence in teaching the practice of operations research and the […]

HMC Names Babintseva Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies

Ekaterina Babinsteva

Harvey Mudd College has named Ekaterina Babintseva, a historian of science and technology, the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies for 2020-2022. Babintseva examines the history of computing and psychology in the 20th century. A PhD recipient from the University of Pennsylvania, she is interested in the ways mid-century psychologists mobilized computing […]

Harvey Mudd Joins National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Kingston Hall

In July, Harvey Mudd College joined hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities in becoming a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a national organization dedicated to supporting faculty and their professional development in academia. “I am delighted that the HMC community has access to the professional development opportunities offered by the NCFDD,” […]

Gallicchio Receives NSF CAREER Grant to Explore Quantum Entanglement

Jason Gallicchio

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to physics professor Jason Gallicchio, an expert in experimental cosmology, the study of the origin and evolution of the universe. The grant from the NSF Office of Multidisciplinary Activities and Quantum Information Science programs will fund the project “Using Astronomy to […]

CS Clinic Team Publishes Transfer Learning Research

George Montanez

“Limits of Transfer Learning,” a paper by the Harvey Mudd College Walter Bradley Center Clinic team, has been accepted to the Sixth International Conference on Machine Learning, Optimization and Data Science (LOD 2020). The Computer Science Clinic team—advisor and computer science professor George Montañez, Jake Williams ’20, Tyler Sam ’20, Abel Tadesse ’20 (CMC) and […]

Harvey Mudd Welcomes New Postdoctoral Program Scholars

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College welcomes three scholars— Morgan Carr-Markell, Sarah Kavassalis and Joseph Wirth—who have been hired as part of a pilot three-year postdoctoral program that responds to the increased demand for faculty members equipped with the ability to teach computational skills. With the Postdoctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Computation (PIC), the College seeks to address the […]

Harvey Mudd Announces New Faculty for 2020

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Searches for tenure-track appointments in psychology and mathematics have resulted in the hiring of four teacher/scholars who will bring their expertise to Harvey Mudd College. Dept. of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Anup Gampa, assistant professor of psychology, focuses on the relationship between an individual’s psychology and, particularly, social movements, racism and capitalism. His […]