Category: "Research"

Hamilton’s Book Named Outstanding Academic Title

November 7, 2019

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

October 7, 2019

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

October 4, 2019

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

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 Coral Reef 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 […]