Mathematics News

Harvey Mudd College Wins Citadel West Coast Data Open

January 8, 2022

McGregor Computer Science Center

Defeating teams of graduate students, two groups of Harvey Mudd College first years placed first and third in Citadel’s West Coast Data Open. Members of Harvey Mudd’s first-place team—Milo Knell ’25 (CS and math), Alan Wu ’25 (CS and math), David Chen ’25 (CS) and Forrest Bicker ’25 (CS and math)—received a $10,000 cash prize […]

Yong Receives NSF Grant in Support of Project TAU

October 28, 2021

Darryl Yong

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Darryl Yong ’96, together with Ilana Horn (Vanderbilt University), Brette Garner (University of Denver) and Benjamin Rydal Shapiro (Georgia State University), were recently awarded $2.6M from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Teaching Amidst Uncertainty: Developing Mathematics Teachers’ Groupwork Monitoring Practices.” This work, which they have dubbed “Project TAU,” […]

Math Professor Mohamed Omar Awarded Inaugural AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship

September 13, 2021

Mohamed Omar

Mohamed Omar, an associate professor of mathematics and the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, has been awarded the inaugural AMS Claytor-Gilmer Fellowship. The yearlong fellowship was established to further excellence in mathematics research and to help generate wider and sustained participation by Black mathematicians. Omar has an excellent track […]

Researchers Study Therapeutic Strategies for “Natural Killer Cells”

August 27, 2021

Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College

White blood cells known as “natural killer cells”—named for their ability to attack disease without requiring activation by the immune system—could play a vital role in battling cancer, according to new research by Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Professor of Life Sciences at Harvey Mudd College. The so-called NK cells might be effective in […]

Statistician Talithia Williams Receives 2022 JPBM Communications Award

August 5, 2021

Talithia Williams

The 2022 Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) Communications Award is presented to Talithia Williams for bringing mathematics and statistics into the homes and hands of millions through her work as a TV host, renowned speaker and author. Response of Talithia Williams “I recall the day my student, Elly, asked me if I’d consider giving […]

Harvey Mudd College Alumna Priya Donti Named an MIT Technology Review 2021 Innovator Under 35

July 6, 2021

Priya Donti '15

Priya Donti ’15 is making good on her promise to address global warming and the energy crisis. She began working toward this goal during her time at Harvey Mudd College, when she served as co-president of the student environmental club, volunteered with community service organizations and developed educational games in partnership with middle school teachers. […]

Lindo Promotes Math Excellence as NAM Board Member

May 25, 2021

Haydee Lindo

Haydee Lindo, assistant professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, sees her teaching as a vehicle for mentorship and science communication. Having recently been appointed to the National Association of Mathematicians (NAM) board as editor in chief and chair of the Publications and Publicity Committee, Lindo is in position to influence a wider audience of mathematicians. […]

Harvey Mudd Trustees Approve Spring 2021 Faculty Promotions

May 19, 2021

Harvey Mudd College Shanahan building

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees at its May meeting. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Dagan Karp, a mathematics faculty member since 2008, received promotion to full professor. His research focus is algebraic […]

Three HMC Math Faculty Receive NSF Grants

May 13, 2021

Shanahan Center outdoor classroom

Awards from the National Science Foundation were granted to three members of the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. The grants will allow them to further research ranging from studying networks using mathematical models to determining best practices for in-class group work monitoring in K-12 education. Heather Zinn-Brooks’ project, “Advances in […]

Harvey Mudd Seniors Perform Piano Recitals

May 9, 2021

Drinkward Recital Hall

Kathryn Chan ’21, Matthew LeMay ’21 and Kewei Zhou ’21 performed solo piano works recorded at home as part of their senior year studies for Harvey Mudd College. The trio are students in Scripps College music professor Gayle Blankenburg’s Piano Studio Recital class. Blankenburg says, “I’m particularly proud of these three. They are all playing […]

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