Topic: "Faculty"

Sedat Serdengecti: Versatile Scholar Impacted Engineering, Physics and Computer Science

January 7, 2015

Sedat Serdengecti

Harvey Mudd College engineering Professor Emeritus Sedat Serdengecti died Nov. 30, 2014, following a heart attack. He was 87. Professor Serdengecti joined Harvey Mudd in 1961 as an assistant professor of physics then moved to the Department of Engineering in 1963 as one of its first faculty members. “Sedat was the person responsible for the […]

CS Professor’s Work Anything But Predictable

December 12, 2014

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Algorithmic random number generators (RNGs) lie at the heart of many important algorithms in computer science. They are hard at work assisting in a variety of tasks, including computer simulation, computational creativity, global optimization, robotics, games and more. Yet despite our widespread reliability on them, many of the most widely used RNGs are actually flawed, […]

Castro Receives Top Mathematics Distinction

November 5, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Mathematics Alfonso Castro has been selected into the 2015 Class of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The AMS Fellows program recognizes AMS members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication and utilization of mathematics. According to the AMS website, Castro is recognized for “contributions […]

Dancing Is Serious Business for Honey Bee, Say Researchers

November 3, 2014

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Honey bees are in trouble. They face threats from all sides: disease, parasites, pesticides and loss of habitat. Exacerbating these problems is poor nutrition. To achieve a healthy diet, honey bees use the “waggle dance” to communicate with their nest mates about where to find the tastiest, most nutritious flowers. Dancing is an essential means […]

Teagle Foundation Grant Provides Resources to Enhance 5-C Strengths

October 22, 2014

The Claremont Colleges

The Claremont Colleges have received a three-year, $280,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation. This grant, in combination with a $50,000 commitment from the five undergraduate institutions at The Claremont Colleges (Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Harvey Mudd College), will provide the 5-Cs an opportunity to plan together based on consortial […]

Harvey Mudd Establishes New Professorship in Sustainable Environmental Design

October 21, 2014

Tanja Srebotnjak

Harvey Mudd College has hired Tanja Srebotnjak for the inaugural Hixon Professorship of Sustainable Environmental Design. Srebotnjak, a statistician with an interest in protecting the natural environment and in improving people’s health and well-being, will help the College expand student and faculty experiences in sustainability and will promote cutting-edge environmental science and design within the […]

Endowed Chair Appointments Include New Stauffer Chair

October 16, 2014

Hal Van Ryswyk

Harvey Mudd College has appointed Professor of Chemistry Hal Van Ryswyk to the inaugural John Stauffer Professorship in Chemistry, an endowed chair established in 2014 by the trustees of the John Stauffer Charitable Trust and with matching funds from the College. An important addition to the $150 million Campaign for Harvey Mudd College, the John […]

New Study Focuses on Mathematical Modeling in the Elementary Grades

October 2, 2014

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As part of a groundbreaking national study to examine how intensive training can affect elementary school teachers’ use of mathematical modeling in the classroom, Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Levy will co-direct the IMMERSION project, funded by a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Levy will collaborate with school officials […]

Professors Co-Author Programming Book for Biologists

September 29, 2014

Computing for Biologists

With its ability to process vast amounts of data, computing is revolutionizing the practice of biology. An interdisciplinary duo at Harvey Mudd College have taken a complicated topic and created a textbook to equip students with the skills to write programs for solving a range of biological problems. Eliot Bush, associate professor of biology, and […]

Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Features Moody Lecturer

September 22, 2014

Personal, Trachette Jackson

In an effort to change the face of cancer research, Trachette L. Jackson has built her career on collaborative study and educational activities that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. She combines mathematical modeling, numerical simulation and in vivo tumor vascularization experimentation to gain a deeper understanding of tumor growth and vascular structure at the molecular, […]

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