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CRA Honors Undergraduate Computing Research

January 16, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College students Priya Donti ’15 and Rowan Zellers ’16 were selected as finalists for the Computing Research Association’s Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards for 2015. Sponsored this year by Microsoft Research, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American universities who demonstrate outstanding potential in an area of computing research. Priya Donti The CRA […]

Orwin Receives Grant for Corneal Tissue Research

January 14, 2015

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Harvey Mudd College Professor of Engineering and department Chair Elizabeth Orwin ’95 has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health for an ongoing research project aimed at helping those with corneal disease see better. Titled “Controlling Cell Phenotype in a Tissue-Engineered Corneal Model,” the research seeks to create viable, transparent corneal tissue […]

Consortium Grant Promotes Diversity Among College Faculty

January 8, 2015

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A new $1 million grant to The Claremont Colleges—Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps—will push forward efforts by this group of small, academically rigorous institutions to create a more diverse faculty for America’s colleges and universities. The grant was awarded as part of the five colleges’ acceptance as members of the Mellon Mays […]

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Granted Supercomputing Currency

December 17, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College researchers have been awarded a large allocation of supercomputing resources to investigate properties of metallic alloys. The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is the most powerful and robust collection of integrated advanced digital resources and supercomputing services in the world. Composed of 12 high-performance supercomputers and storage systems, it is […]

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, […]

Mudders Take Top Prizes at 5-C Team Hackathon

December 10, 2014

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Harvey Mudd College encourages a collaborative problem-solving approach that lets students harness the power of collective skill and experience. Harvey Mudd students put this power to good use at the recent 5-C Hackathon, an all-night programming competition that challenges students to design a useful Internet application. Harvey Mudd fielded winning teams—both made up of first […]

View AIDS Memorial Quilt at Harvey Mudd College

November 28, 2014

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Sections of the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt—the 54-ton, handmade tapestry that stands as a memorial to more than 94,000 individuals lost to AIDS—will be on view beginning Dec.1 at Harvey Mudd College. This free display of The AIDS Memorial Quilt is being hosted by Harvey Mudd and Claremont University Consortium Health Education Outreach. Visitors […]

Students to Present Research on Human-Robot Teaming

November 24, 2014

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Who hasn’t had their cell phone ring at an awkward moment? Researchers at Harvey Mudd want to develop technology that intuitively adapts to the natural rhythms of our lives, so they are experimenting with new techniques for human‐robot teaming. The work is being done in computer science Professor James Boerkoel’s HEATlab (Human Experience and Agent Teamwork […]

College Hires Advancement Professional Debbie Bills

November 24, 2014

Debbie Bills

Debbie Bills recently joined the Harvey Mudd College Office of College Advancement staff as assistant vice president for advancement services. Bills succeeds Liz Baughman, who retires Dec. 5 after working at Harvey Mudd for 36 years. Bills will oversee gift recording and prospect records, prospect research, programming, reporting and all advancement database functions for Harvey Mudd, including all policies […]

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