Topic: "Faculty"

Trushkowsky Pens Paper on Crowdsourcing Research

January 26, 2016

Beth Trushkowsky

Harvey Mudd computer scientists are researching how to improve query processing systems by combining the precision of a computer database system and the interpretive abilities of the human mind. Such hybrid systems could improve the scope, accuracy and efficiency of information gathering and processing. In a paper recently accepted to the highly regarded journal of […]

Benjamin’s Book Ranked Among the Best

January 14, 2016

Benjamin, Arthur

How would you prove that, among any six people, there must exist either three mutual friends or three mutual strangers? Harvey Mudd mathematics Professor Arthur Benjamin’s book The Fascinating World of Graph Theory helps you tackle such problems with an informative approach that has earned it the American Library Association’s Outstanding Academic Title distinction. Graph […]

New Book Explores Science and Society

December 16, 2015

scientism-technocracy

An analysis of the complex relationships between science and society, Scientism and Technocracy in the Twentieth Century: The Legacy of Scientific Management is the latest book from Richard G. Olson ’62, Harvey Mudd College professor of history emeritus. “Scientism” refers to the application of methods, attitudes and concepts drawn from the natural sciences to human […]

Hawkins To Study Air Pollution With CAREER Grant

November 13, 2015

Hawkins, Lelia-05

A Harvey Mudd College professor of chemistry is studying the nature of particulate air pollution to better understand how air pollution particles interact with light—a key problem in addressing climate change. In support of this research, Barbara Stokes Dewey Assistant Professor Lelia Hawkins has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the […]

Harvey Mudd Receives Funding for Underwater Robotics Lab

November 4, 2015

Chris Clark with new Harvey Mudd water tank

A grant from the Hearst Foundation to create an underwater robotics laboratory means Harvey Mudd College students and faculty will no longer have to use a faculty member’s private swimming pool to deploy and test underwater robot systems. The $100,000 grant, combined with $26,000 from a previous National Science Foundation grant and about $10,000 in […]

Alves Releases New Album

November 2, 2015

Alves performs with the HMC American Gamelan

Grammy-nominated music Professor Bill Alves has composed a new collection of music with the Harvey Mudd College American Gamelan, now available at MicroFest Records, Amazon, iTunes and elsewhere. Guitars & Gamelan showcases a variety of electric and acoustic guitar work over a broad collective of instruments, offering a unique blend of Eastern and Western music […]

De Pillis Earns Top AMS Honor

October 30, 2015

dePillis, Lisette-01

Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics and department Chair Lisette de Pillis has been elected into the 2016 class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The Fellows program recognizes de Pillis for contributions to mathematical oncology and immunology research, leadership in mathematical biology education and service to the mathematical community. De Pillis is […]

Martonosi Elected to INFORMS Board

October 13, 2015

Susan Martonosi

Susan Martonosi, Joseph B. Platt Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has been elected to the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) board of directors and will serve as vice president of membership and professional recognition. Martonosi is president of INFORMS’ Forum for Women in Operations Research and Management Science (WORMS), […]

Mayeri Promoted to Full Professor

October 5, 2015

Mayeri, Rachel self-edited

The Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees has approved the recommendation of the Reappointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee and President Maria Klawe that Associate Professor of Media Studies Rachel Mayeri be promoted to full professor. Mayeri teaches courses in humanities, art and media studies that help promote critical thinking and creative expression. In her fall […]

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