Category: "Faculty"

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 […]

De Pillis Honored for Research, Teaching, Mentoring

Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences and professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, is the co-recipient of the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) 2020 Distinguished Senior Fellowship​ Award. The award is for established scholars “who have made outstanding scientific achievements, demonstrated a record of exceptional scientific contributions and active leadership in […]

International Conference Held to Honor Professor Alfonso Castro

Alfonso Castro at markerboard

Alfonso Castro, McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, celebrated his 70th birthday just as any world-renowned mathematician might: with a global online conference organized by the mathematics community and held in his honor. On Oct. 23, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, in collaboration with the Colombian Mathematical Society and the Colombian Academy of […]

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 […]