Category: "Faculty"

Libeskind-Hadas Elected to CRA Executive Committee

March 15, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, was elected to serve as secretary on the executive committee for the Computing Research Association (CRA) board of directors. The positions are elected by the CRA Board of Directors. Libeskind-Hadas’ two-year term will begin on July 1. Libeskind-Hadas previously served as co-chair on the CRA Education […]

Engineering Students Advance to ASCM Finals

March 14, 2019

Students smiling

For the third consecutive year, a team of Harvey Mudd College students has won top honors at the regional Association for Supply Chain Management student case competition. Bohan Gao ’19, Charles Dawson ’19, Ryan Haughton ’19 and Lydia Sylla ’19 will head to Las Vegas in September to compete in the final round, to be […]

Su Named Honor Society Visiting Scholar

March 13, 2019

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has been named a Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society 2019–2020 Visiting Scholar. The program offers undergraduates at more than 100 colleges and universities the opportunity to interact with some of America’s leading thinkers. Over two-day visits, the scholars attend classroom discussions and seminars, meet […]

Harvey Mudd Alumni Association Announces 2019 Awards

March 12, 2019

AABOG Awards 2019

The Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association Board of Governors (AABOG) has announced its annual awards, which recognize impact on Harvey Mudd College as well as service to society. The awards will be presented Saturday, May 4, during the College’s annual Alumni Weekend festivities. Outstanding Alumni The Board of Governors selected six alumni to receive the […]

MAA Honors de Pillis

March 11, 2019

Lisette de Pillis

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Lisette de Pillis is the winner of the 2019 MAA Southern California-Nevada Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, given to instructors recognized as extraordinarily successful and whose teaching effectiveness has had an influence beyond their own institutions. “Lisette is an extraordinary teacher, scholar, mentor and chair,” […]

Trustees Approve Faculty Promotions

March 8, 2019

Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the January meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and will become effective July 1, 2019. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved Jim Boerkoel (computer science) for tenure and promotion to associate professor. Boerkoel specializes […]

MCIE Lauds HMC Students for “Reinventing the Wheel”

February 19, 2019

Students holding awards

Last summer, Charles Dawson ’19, Ryan Haughton ’19 and Lydia Sylla ’19 embarked on a 10-week project to modernize manufacturing operations at Laguna Clay Company, a Los Angeles ceramic supply business. The owners of the 43-year-old company hoped to reduce clutter, streamline material handling, redesign assembly processes and improve efficiency. The project’s success has led […]

Professor de Pillis Interviewed by People Behind the Science

February 4, 2019

Harvey Mudd Department of Mathematics Chair Lisette de Pillis

Lisette de Pillis, believes that to succeed in interdisciplinary work, it is essential to cooperate across disciplinary boundaries. So, she collaborates with colleagues who work in academia, medicine and biotechnology to create mathematical models to gain insight into immune-related diseases, such as type I diabetes and certain forms of cancer. The Norman F. Sprague Jr. […]

In Memoriam: Chemistry Professor Mitsuru Kubota

November 30, 2018

Mitsuru Kubota, chemistry professor emeritus, Harvey Mudd College

Longtime Harvey Mudd College Professor of Chemistry Mits Kubota passed away Nov. 11. Kubota served on the faculty of the College between 1959 and 2000 and was chair of the Department of Chemistry from 1989 to 1995. An inorganic chemist and beloved professor, Kubota had an impressive professional career that included research fellowships at the […]

Dark Matter Particle Study Funded by NSF

September 28, 2018

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

Astronomers estimate that more than 80 percent of the universe’s mass is made up of dark matter, which consists of invisible particles that give off no measurable energy except when they collide with one another in exceedingly weak explosions. What are these particles? That’s a big unanswered question, and one that has captivated scientists around […]