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Watson Fellow Marino ’20 to Work Out Around the World

Victoria Marino '20

Workouts build more than muscle, they’re also helpful for managing stress, overcoming mental and physical barriers and, for Harvey Mudd College engineering major Victoria Marino ’20, being the best version of herself. A Watson Fellowship will allow Marino to explore “Beyond the Playground: International Workouts.” As a 2020 Watson Fellow, she receives a $36,000 stipend […]

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 […]

Students Participate in Putnam Competition

Harvey Mudd College

The results of the nationwide 2019 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition were recently announced, and Harvey Mudd College did well, placing 41st out of 570 participating institutions. Twenty-seven HMC students spent Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, taking this very difficult six-hour exam, which requires a unique blend of cleverness and problem-solving skills. The median score for […]

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 […]

Dato Receives NSF CAREER Grant for Groundbreaking Nanocomposite Research

Albert Dato

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to Assistant Professor of Engineering Albert Dato for his research of materials that can provide solutions to energy and environmental challenges. The $500,000 grant from the NSF Advanced Manufacturing Program funds the project “Understanding the Process-Structure-Property Relationships in Polymer Nanocomposites Reinforced […]

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. […]

CRA Recognizes Student Researchers

The Computing Research Association (CRA) announced its 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards in December, and two Harvey Mudd College students were commended. Ivy Liu ’20 was selected as a finalist, and Daniel Bashir ’20 earned an honorable mention. Sponsored this year by Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, the prestigious program recognizes undergraduates at North American colleges […]

Fei-Fei Li to Deliver Harvey Mudd Commencement Address

Fei-Fei Li

Fei-Fei Li, a thought leader in AI, champion of diversity in STEM and recent winner of the Technical Leadership Abie Award, has accepted the Class of 2020’s invitation to deliver the keynote address at Harvey Mudd College’s 62nd Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 17. President Maria Klawe thanked seniors Priyanka Agarwal and Tiffany Madruga for their […]

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, […]

Harvey Mudd Students Win Hackathon for Eco-Aware IDE

students smiling

A tool created by Harvey Mudd College students that helps developers consider the environmental impact of their code was the top pick of judges at the recent 2019 SD Hacks intercollegiate hackathon held at UC San Diego. EverGreen, created by Alice Chi ’21, Alfredo Gomez ’21 and Matthew Krager ’21, is an eco-aware integrated development […]