Category: "Research"

CS Researchers Present Findings on Machine Learning, Algorithms

Jon Hayase and Julia Vendemiatti

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students have turned their research of theoretical machine learning, probability, statistics and search into multiple publications and presentations. In early December 2019, Montañez, Jon Hayase ’20 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 attended the 32nd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Australia to present their research. […]

Harvey Mudd Senior Publishes Two Physics Papers in Major Journals

Matthew Fox

Math-physics major Matthew Fox ’20 has published two single-author papers in high-impact journals. Physical Review D published “Palatini f(R,Lm,RμνTμν) gravity and its Born-Infeld semblance” in June, and the Journal of Mathematical Physics published “Multipole hair of Schwarzschild-Tangherlini black holes” in October. In December, in a seminar slot usually reserved for graduate students, postdocs and faculty, […]

Researchers’ Paper Contributes to Artificial Intelligence Field

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Contributing to the burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI) are Harvey Mudd College computer science Professor Jim Boerkoel and his students, Lindsay Popowski ’21 and Michael Gao ’20, whose paper “Dynamic Control of Probabilistic Simple Temporal Networks” was accepted for publication and presentation at the 2020 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Developed during the College’s […]

Hamilton’s Book Chosen as Outstanding Academic Title

Inevitably Toxic book cover

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will include Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise—co-authored by Harvey Mudd College Professor Vivien Hamilton—on its list of Outstanding Academic Titles for 2019. Each January, the ACRL publishes its prestigious list, which reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed in Choice, a publishing unit […]

CS Faculty, Students Publish Papers On Machine Learning, Deduction Games and Temporal Networks

Geoff Kuenning consults with two students during a class

The Harvey Mudd College Department of Computer Science reports the following recently published papers: “The Futility of Bias-Free Learning and Search” Along with Professor George Montañez, students Jonathan Hayase ’20, Julius Lauw  ’20, Dominique Macias ’19, Akshay Trikha ’21 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 published a paper titled “The Futility of Bias-Free Learning and Search.” Learning […]

Uncovering New Signals of Long-Lived Particles

Brian Shuve, physics professor, Harvey Mudd College

When Harvey Mudd College physics professor Brian Shuve began studying long-lived particles (LLPs) five or six years ago, the concept was somewhat of a fringe idea. Was it possible that particle collisions within the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) were throwing off new particles that slipped unnoticed past LHC detectors and that those particles could hold […]

Music Informatics Research Accepted to International Workshop

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Research on machine learning and music is a burgeoning interdisciplinary field that encompasses data-driven approaches to the production, analysis and retrieval of music. Joint major in computer science and mathematics Mazda Moayeri ’20 knew very little about music informatics and deep learning, but that didn’t stop him from taking on this challenging new area. The […]

Fighting Fake News

students at computer

How is false information spread on social media and how might it be stopped? Harvey Mudd researchers spent this summer trying to understand the mechanisms by which fake news and/or biased news articles are propagated, and how their spread might be detected and deterred. Directing the project is Susan Martonosi, Professor of Mathematics and an […]

NSF Supports Coral Reef Research

coral reef

Like an undersea version of the canary in a coal mine analogy, soft corals are indicator species whose vibrancy and health act as a gauge for the overall habitat of a coral reef. Coral reefs provide food, livelihoods and coastal protection for more than 500 million people worldwide and are among the ecosystems most threatened […]

Clinic Program Offers Social Justice Focus

students with solar panels

The 2018–2019 Clinic Program included three projects (two engineering and one mathematics) that allowed a team of Clinic students to work on a project related to social justice. Funded in part by an educational leadership grant that President Maria Klawe received from the Carnegie Corporation, the three projects supported non-profit organizations with technical expertise. “One […]