Mathematics News

CRA Recognizes Harvey Mudd Student Researchers

January 12, 2021

View of Olin building

Joint computer science and mathematics major Lindsay Popowski ’21 is a recipient of the Computing Research Association’s (CRA) 2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award. CRA also recognized joint computer science and mathematics major Abtin Molavi ’21 as a finalist. Sponsored this year by Microsoft Research, the prestigious program celebrates undergraduates at North American colleges and universities […]

Art Benjamin is Backgammon Champ

January 11, 2021

Art Benjamin

Harvey Mudd College mathematics professor Art Benjamin, won the inaugural 2020 American Backgammon Tour Online (ABTO) with the best overall performance in a series of 17 national tournaments. Benjamin garnered a 72–37 win-loss record by finishing first in three ABTO tournaments (Buffalo, Ohio, and Summer Finale), second in one event (Spring Fling), and finishing in […]

Francis Su Shares Euler Book Prize with Christopher Jackson

January 6, 2021

Francis Su and Christopher Jackson

“The book Mathematics for Human Flourishing presents mathematics as a discipline with the power to transform lives and speak to the very core of what it means to be human,” states the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), which awarded the 2021 Euler Book Prize to Francis Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, […]

Clinic Will Help L.A. Residents Monitor Air Quality

December 16, 2020

Hillary Rodriguez '21 builds a remote sensor to collect air quality data as part of the CEHAT CS Clinic.

As part of its Clinic Program, Harvey Mudd College commits to at least two social justice projects every year. During the 2020–2021 academic year, the Department of Mathematics partnered with the Community Environmental Health Action Team (CEHAT) to provide data analysis and education about air quality and the impact on the health of residents in […]

Math Forum Forges Forward Online

December 7, 2020

Shanahan Center outdoor classroom

First-year students who are considering a math major (of any kind) at Harvey Mudd College will eventually take the Department of Mathematics’ class in public speaking, Math 198: Forum. It’s one of many courses that has been successfully adapted to an online format. Forum is a required course for HMC math majors that serves as […]

De Pillis Honored for Research, Teaching, Mentoring

November 8, 2020

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

Lisette de Pillis, Norman F. Sprague Jr. Professor of Life Sciences and professor of mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, is the co-recipient of the Intercollegiate Biomathematics Alliance (IBA) 2020 Distinguished Senior Fellowship​ Award. The award is for established scholars “who have made outstanding scientific achievements, demonstrated a record of exceptional scientific contributions and active leadership in […]

International Conference Held to Honor Professor Alfonso Castro

November 5, 2020

Alfonso Castro at markerboard

Alfonso Castro, McAlister Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College, celebrated his 70th birthday just as any world-renowned mathematician might: with a global online conference organized by the mathematics community and held in his honor. On Oct. 23, the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, in collaboration with the Colombian Mathematical Society and the Colombian Academy of […]

Student’s Research on Shell Programming Accepted to PLATEAU2020

October 21, 2020

Anshula Gandhi and Ishaan Gandhi '21

A paper co-authored by Harvey Mudd College student Ishaan Gandhi ’21 and his sister, Anshula Gandhi (MIT), has been accepted to PLATEAU2020, the 11th annual workshop on the intersection of human computer interaction and programming languages. Terminal emulators, or simply terminals, are used ubiquitously by developers. While many have proposed alternatives, their paper “Lightening the […]

Sandia Clinic Team Publishes Nanocomposite Research

September 22, 2020

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Having overcome pandemic challenges, members of the 2019–2020 Harvey Mudd College Sandia National Laboratories Clinic team are celebrating publication of their research by Cambridge University Press. The Sandia Clinic project, one of 56 Clinic projects sponsored last academic year, concerns barium titanate (BTO), a ferroelectric material used in capacitors because of its high dielectric constant, […]

Martonosi Receives INFORMS Teaching Prize

August 18, 2020

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 […]

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