Category: "Research"

Omar Named Karen EDGE Fellow

Mohomed Omar

Mohamed Omar, associate professor of mathematics and holder of the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, is a member of the EDGE Foundation’s 2020 inaugural class of Karen EDGE Fellows. The foundation selects mid-career mathematicians who are from underrepresented minority groups as fellows based on their research programs and their […]

HMC Students Examine COVID-19 Data in New Course

Weiqing Gu and students in classroom

Harvey Mudd College students are digging into COVID-19 data in real time in a new five-week spring semester course led by Weiqing Gu, McAlister Professor of Mathematics. COVID-19: Data Analytics/Machine Learning is a project-based, online course that is challenging a multidisciplinary group of 36 upper-level students to use materials collected from an international dataset to […]

Aria Beaupre ’21 Named a Goldwater Scholar

Aria Beaupre ’21, Goldwater Scholar

Aria Beaupre ’21, a Harvey Mudd College mathematics major known for making math joyful, accessible and inspiring on campus and beyond, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room […]

Biologists Publish African Trypanosome Research

Danae Schulz

Harvey Mudd College biology professor Danae Schulz studies a parasite that causes fatal disease in humans and animals. Along with student researchers and faculty collaborators, she has published research in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases that investigates ways to inhibit the growth of the parasite, Trypanosoma brucei. Schulz, Matty Walsh ’20, Ellie Naudzius ’20, Savanah Diaz […]

Harvey Mudd Seniors Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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Two Harvey Mudd seniors, Savana Ammons and Emily Hwang, have been granted National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. In addition, five seniors and four Harvey Mudd alumni were awarded honorable mentions, a significant academic achievement. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are […]

NSF Renews Research Funding for CS Faculty

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Harvey Mudd College computer science professors George Montañez and Lucas Bang have received National Science Foundation (NSF) funding for a renewal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at Harvey Mudd College. Focusing on computer systems, with an eye toward search, artificial intelligence and data science, the REU brings the most compelling aspects of […]

CS Researchers Win Best Paper at ICAART

Julius Lauw with the award for best paper.

Harvey Mudd College computer science professor George Montañez and his students Julius Lauw ’20, Dominique Macias ’19, Akshay Trikha ’21 and Julia Vendemiatti ’21 won the Best Paper award at the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2020) for “The Bias-Expressivity Trade-off.” The paper, one of three that Montañez and students from […]

Nguyen Receives SIGCSE 2020 Best Paper Honors

An Nguyen

Harvey Mudd College computer science major An Nguyen ’22 received an award for Best Paper (CS education research track) from SIGCSE 2020 Technical Symposium judges. Co-authored by computer science professor Colleen Lewis, Nguyen’s paper is titled “Competitive Enrollment Policies in Computing Departments Negatively Predict First-Year Students’ Sense of Belonging, Self-Efficacy, and Perception of Department.” As […]

Harvey Mudd College Named a Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

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Harvey Mudd College is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) for 2019–2020 among bachelor’s institutions, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Three baccalaureate institutions—Harvey Mudd, Washington and Lee University, and Wheaton College (Illinois)—topped the list with three scholars each. The Fulbright Program was […]

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. […]