Department of Computer Science

Computer Science at Mudd

The CS department seeks to provide students with a strong foundational background blending experimentation, theory and design. Our graduates are equally well-prepared for work in industry and graduate school.

The capstone Clinic Program provides students with a year-long software design project and our active research program involves approximately 50 students in research, funded by grants and gifts from the National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Rose-Hills and Baker Foundations.

Jim Boerkoel

“The Department of Computer Science at Harvey Mudd actively fosters a departmental environment that invites and welcomes all. Students in our program gain both intellectual depth and breadth in CS, experience with programming and the ability to apply computational thinking to pressing problems.”


Life After Mudd

Priya Donti ’15

A PhD student in computer science and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Donti is working at the intersection of machine learning, electric power systems and climate change mitigation. In 2021, she made MIT Technology Review’s prestigious annual list of Innovators Under 35 as a 2021 Visionary, among those “looking to the future of quantum computing, energy policy, robotics and more.”

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Cliff Stein ’92

Stein and colleagues received the Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their geometry engine and novel ray-tracing algorithms as developed at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Solid Angle.

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Sean Messenger ’15

Messenger (right) is senior robotics engineer at May Mobility, a Michican-based startup that is developing self-driving shuttles for environments that require low-speed applications, including college and corporate campuses and central business districts.

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We’re Hiring!

Tenure-track assistant professor positions

We are seeking excellent and inclusive teachers whose research can meaningfully engage undergraduates. We have two open searches for assistant professor tenure track positions (exceptional candidates at higher ranks are also welcome to apply)

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Contact Us

Department of Computer Science
301 Platt Boulevard, Claremont CA 91711

Department chair: Jim Boerkoel

Phone: 909.621.8225
Fax: 909.607.8364