Category: "Research"

Music Informatics Research Accepted to International Workshop

September 16, 2019

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

September 16, 2019

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 Biology Research

August 13, 2019

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

July 29, 2019

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 […]

Three-day Showcase of Student Projects Begins May 6

April 18, 2019

Students stand in front of research poster

In celebration of experiential learning, an integral part of the Harvey Mudd College experience, the entire College community views students’ original projects in design or research each spring. This commemoration of student achievement includes Presentation Days (May 6 and 8), showcasing senior thesis research and class projects, and Projects Day (May 7), a showcase of […]

2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 15, 2019

NSF logo

Two Harvey Mudd College seniors, Olivia Watkins and Karina Cho, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five Harvey Mudd alumni were granted fellowships, and one senior, Shyan Akmal, and four alumni were awarded honorable mentions, which is considered a significant academic achievement. Watkins, who is a member of the 2018–2019 […]

Gu Named to McAlister Professorship

April 12, 2019

Weiqing Gu

Weiqing Gu has been named the inaugural McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. Established in 2018 by longtime supporters Robert and Barbara McAlister to recognize and support the work of an outstanding faculty member within the Department of Mathematics, the appointment includes an annual discretionary fund to support travel, research or teaching. Endowed […]

HEATlab Papers Published by ICAPS

March 20, 2019

Jim Boerkoel and students

Last summer, the students in computer science professor Jim Boerkoel’s Human Experience & Agent Teamwork Lab (HEATLab) studied several aspects of human-robot interaction and wrote up their findings. This summer, they will celebrate the publication of three papers at the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) in Berkeley, California. “I really didn’t expect […]

MCIE Lauds HMC Students for “Reinventing the Wheel”

February 19, 2019

Students holding awards

Last summer, Charles Dawson ’19, Ryan Haughton ’19 and Lydia Sylla ’19 embarked on a 10-week project to modernize manufacturing operations at Laguna Clay Company, a Los Angeles ceramic supply business. The owners of the 43-year-old company hoped to reduce clutter, streamline material handling, redesign assembly processes and improve efficiency. The project’s success has led […]

Martinez Receives Chambliss Astronomy Award

January 30, 2019

Luis Martinez '19, Harvey Mudd student

Luis Martinez ’19, a Harvey Mudd College physics major, received the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award for his exemplary undergraduate research presented during a poster session at the 233rd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle. The January meeting was attended by a record number of participants, including 360 students in the competition: 214 […]