Category: "Students"

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 […]

NSF Funds Evolutionary History Research

September 13, 2019

Ran Libeskind-Hadas

Ran Libeskind-Hadas, R. Michael Shanahan Professor of Computer Science, studies algorithmic issues in computational biology—in particular, the problem of phylogenetic tree reconciliation, a computational method used to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of related pairs of organisms by hypothesizing the evolutionary events that explain their incongruence. The reconciliation is a mapping of one tree onto the other […]

Porter and Macsai-Goren Receive Student Awards

September 11, 2019

Macsai-Goren receiving the First-Year Writing Award from Paul Steinburg

As part of its annual tradition to welcome new and returning students, Harvey Mudd College kicked off the 2019–2020 academic year Sept. 3 with a Convocation ceremony. Keynote speakers Hieu Nguyen, vice president for advancement, Tom Donnelly, chair of the faculty, and President Maria Klawe, spoke on the themes of the College mission and “seeing […]

NSF Supports Materials Science Research at Harvey Mudd

September 5, 2019

Hal Van Ryswyk

Three professors in three fields from two colleges are celebrating a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for the acquisition of a standardized integrated toolset for photovoltaics fabrication and characterization. Hal Van Ryswyk, John Stauffer Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry at Harvey Mudd College, and Pomona College physics professors Janice Hudgings and […]

Harvey Mudd Class of 2023

August 15, 2019

Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College welcomes 224 outstanding students to the incoming class of 2023 this fall. Members of this class exhibit the collaborative spirit and desire to help others that thrives at Harvey Mudd. In their admission essays, students shared experiences that include organizing a workshop to raise awareness of social issues, developing a new system […]

Mudd Team Competes at RoboSub

August 14, 2019

MuddSub team

“More like a conference than a competition” For the first time, Harvey Mudd College fielded an entry in the RoboNation RoboSub competition, which has been contested annually for 21 years. The Harvey Mudd Robotics Team, MuddSub, fielded its Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Alfie, against AUVs from other teams representing schools from 14 countries and several […]

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 […]

NSF Supports Computer Science Research

August 9, 2019

Computer science professor Geoff Kuenning

Researchers in many fields share a common problem: Searching giant parameter spaces is incredibly time consuming and inefficient. To help remedy this issue, the National Science Foundation has funded “CNS Core: III: Medium: Collaborative Research: Optimizing and Understanding Large Parameter Spaces in Storage Systems,” a project developed by computer science professor Geoff Kuenning and his […]

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 […]

CS Students Publish Reading Skill Study

June 26, 2019

Julie Medero

Last summer, computer science professor Julie Medero, along with Alfredo Gomez ’21, Alicia Ngo ’20 and Ali Otondo ’20 (aka The A Team), embarked on a project to develop an iOS application that would help children improve their reading skills. The resulting research paper, “Reading KiTTY: Pitch Range as an Indicator of Reading Skill,” has […]