Topic: "Faculty"

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 […]

Quest for New Alloys Continues Thanks to NSF Grant

November 29, 2016

Lori Bassman, professor of engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Researchers from Harvey Mudd College and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia continue to advance strategies for developing novel high-entropy alloys (HEAs) with properties exceeding those of conventional engineering metals. Funded earlier this year, this work is supported by a three-year, $229,898 National Science Foundation grant. Harvey Mudd students and UNSW mentors […]

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Faculty Members Lead Dialogue on Social Justice

October 13, 2016

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

When the Karps’ adopted son was 3, he’d ride his bike in the street, and his parents had only the slightest cause for concern. Now he’s grown, living in Houston and driving. Mom and dad are concerned not only because he doesn’t have a driver’s license, but also because he’s African-American. “Now, I have to […]

Mellon Foundation Grant Supports Teaching and Learning at The Claremont Colleges

October 3, 2016

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

The Claremont University Consortium has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to help faculty members enhance their teaching through programming, consultation services and support programs. The design of the CTL has been informed by research on teaching and learning centers […]

High-resolution Nanoscope Provides New View of Whole Cells

September 21, 2016

Whitney Duim, Harvey Mudd College chemistry

A new, ultra-resolution nanoscope is giving biological researchers the power to see deep within whole cells. Until recently, the challenge with optical microscopy has been to obtain complete, high resolution, images of cells and tissues because resolution rapidly deteriorates due to the thickness of the structures. With a microscope that now allows three-dimensional imaging of […]

Fellowship Brings Syrian Scholar to Harvey Mudd

September 16, 2016

Ahmad Adib Sha'ar, visiting engineering professor, Harvey Mudd College

War has a way of rearranging things so that vast numbers of people who expected to live out their lives in one place suddenly find themselves in another. A world-class, high-tech researcher, Ahmad Adib Sha’ar made his way from Aleppo, Syria, to the United States with his wife and children after the Syrian civil war […]

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, […]

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 […]

Werner Zorman First to Hold Annenberg Chair in Leadership at Harvey Mudd College

August 10, 2016

Werner Zorman, Harvey Mudd professor of leadership

Harvey Mudd College welcomes leadership development expert and entrepreneur Werner Zorman, the first to hold the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair in Leadership, an endowed professorship funded jointly by the Annenberg Foundation and Howard Deshong III ’89 and Jeannette Deshong. “Werner is smart, energetic and committed to helping our community build the leadership capacity called […]

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