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Interdisciplinary Research on Gene Histories Accepted to ACM Conference

Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu

In pursuit of developing models and algorithms for reconstructing gene histories across multiple species, Harvey Mudd College researchers have completed a paper that has been accepted to the 11th Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics (ACM-BCB 2020). Computer science professor Yi-Chieh (Jessica) Wu and seven students will present “An […]

Harvey Mudd Class of 2024

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This fall, Harvey Mudd College welcomes 210 exceptional students into the incoming Class of 2024. “Our welcome of incoming first-year students and their families will have to be a virtual one this fall due to the pandemic, but we know that our faculty, staff, students and their families will do all they can to make […]

James Bean ’77 Appointed Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees Chair

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Higher education professional and mathematician James Bean ’77 has been named chair of the Harvey Mudd College Board of Trustees. A member of the board since 2011, Bean succeeds engineering alumnus Wayne Drinkward ’73 who served as chair from 2012 to 2020. Bean is the third alumnus to hold the board chair position; the late […]

Martonosi Receives INFORMS Teaching Prize

Susan Martonosi

Susan Martonosi, professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, has received the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Prize for the Teaching of Operations Research and Management Science Practice. The prize is awarded annually to a university or college teacher for their excellence in teaching the practice of operations research and the […]

Staff Members Coons and Givigliano Retire

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Harvey Mudd College announced the retirement of two longtime employees this summer. David Coons, director of foundation relations, retired July 24 after serving for over 15 years within the Advancement Office, securing funding from and growing partnerships with foundations and corporate partners. Prior to HMC, Coons was director of foundation and government relations at the […]

HMC Names Babintseva Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies

Ekaterina Babinsteva

Harvey Mudd College has named Ekaterina Babintseva, a historian of science and technology, the Hixon-Riggs Early Career Fellow in Science and Technology Studies for 2020-2022. Babintseva examines the history of computing and psychology in the 20th century. A PhD recipient from the University of Pennsylvania, she is interested in the ways mid-century psychologists mobilized computing […]

Harvey Mudd Joins National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

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In July, Harvey Mudd College joined hundreds of U.S. colleges and universities in becoming a member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD), a national organization dedicated to supporting faculty and their professional development in academia. “I am delighted that the HMC community has access to the professional development opportunities offered by the NCFDD,” […]

Gallicchio Receives NSF CAREER Grant to Explore Quantum Entanglement

Jason Gallicchio

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant to physics professor Jason Gallicchio, an expert in experimental cosmology, the study of the origin and evolution of the universe. The grant from the NSF Office of Multidisciplinary Activities and Quantum Information Science programs will fund the project “Using Astronomy to […]

Mudders in Senior Art Exhibition

Image of the COVID19 virus. made up of smaller images of people wearing face masks.

Many end-of-spring-semester events pivoted from in-person to online this year, including Scripps College’s annual Senior Art Exhibition. Harvey Mudd College seniors Emily Zhao and Julia Read were among the artists who reinvented their artwork to fit a virtual presentation for the show “A part/ Apart.” “Am I the Virus?”, Zhao’s work in the exhibition, is […]

NSF Funds Interdisciplinary Engineering, CS and Biology Research

Chris Clark and a student researcher

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has funded Harvey Mudd College engineering professor Chris Clark’s project “Monitoring of Marine Life Coastal Habitats via Autonomous Robot Systems.” “The project builds from our previous shark-tracking projects as well as our cross-cultural International Computer Engineering eXperience (ICEX) program,” says Clark. Researchers are seeking to extend the development of AUV […]