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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

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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 […]

CRA Recognizes Harvey Mudd Computer Scientists

January 7, 2016

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Harvey Mudd College students Anna Ma ’17 and Alex Putman ’16 were selected as finalists from non-PhD-granting institutions for the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards for 2015. Sponsored this year by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing […]

Motivational Psychologist Carol Dweck to Give Commencement Keynote

January 5, 2016

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Stanford University Professor of Psychology and bestselling author Carol S. Dweck will address a promising new crop of engineers, scientists and mathematicians as she delivers the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 58th Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 15. The Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford, Dweck is a leading researcher in the […]

New Book Explores Science and Society

December 16, 2015

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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 […]

Robot Researchers Invited to AI Conference

December 15, 2015

Juniors Sam Dietrich and Kyle Lund of the HEATlab

Human-robot teaming affects our daily lives in increasing ways—from cars that park themselves to apps that remotely control home appliances. Two Harvey Mudd College student research teams studying human-robot teaming have had abstracts accepted to the 2016 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference Feb. 12–17 in Phoenix, Arizona. The students are members […]

Mudder Honored for Dominant Defense

December 8, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College junior and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps nose guard Paul Slaats has been given the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Defensive Athlete of the Year award for Division III football. For the 2015 season, the Stags led the conference in points allowed per game (21.9), rushing yards allowed per game (105.8) and interceptions (17). Slaats […]

Weinstein Receives Schafer Prize Honorable Mention

November 16, 2015

Madeleine Weinstein '16

Already a published mathematician and seasoned presenter, Harvey Mudd College mathematics major Madeleine Weinstein ’16 is getting noticed: She was selected as an Honorable Mention recipient of the Alice T. Schafer Prize for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics. Given by the Association for Women in Mathematics, the prize is for the most outstanding female mathematics undergraduate […]

Hawkins To Study Air Pollution With CAREER Grant

November 13, 2015

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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 […]

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