Mathematics News

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

Harvey Mudd College

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 […]

Harvey Mudd Announces New Faculty for 2020

June 15, 2020

Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning

Searches for tenure-track appointments in psychology and mathematics have resulted in the hiring of four teacher/scholars who will bring their expertise to Harvey Mudd College. Dept. of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts Anup Gampa, assistant professor of psychology, focuses on the relationship between an individual’s psychology and, particularly, social movements, racism and capitalism. His […]

Harvey Mudd Trustees Approve Spring 2020 Faculty Promotions

May 27, 2020

Images of HMC faculty members receiving promotions spring 2020

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved by the board of trustees and will become effective July 1, 2020. Upon discussion and the recommendation of the Academic Affairs Committee, the board unanimously approved the following appointments. Karl Haushalter received promotion to full professor. Hired in 2003, he researches DNA repair processes […]

Omar Named Karen EDGE Fellow

May 22, 2020

Mohomed Omar

Mohamed Omar, associate professor of mathematics and holder of the Joseph B. Platt Chair in Effective Teaching at Harvey Mudd College, is a member of the EDGE Foundation’s 2020 inaugural class of Karen EDGE Fellows. The foundation selects mid-career mathematicians who are from underrepresented minority groups as fellows based on their research programs and their […]

HMC Students Examine COVID-19 Data in New Course

May 4, 2020

Weiqing Gu and students in classroom

Harvey Mudd College students are digging into COVID-19 data in real time in a new five-week spring semester course led by Weiqing Gu, McAlister Professor of Mathematics. COVID-19: Data Analytics/Machine Learning is a project-based, online course that is challenging a multidisciplinary group of 36 upper-level students to use materials collected from an international dataset to […]

Aria Beaupre ’21 Named a Goldwater Scholar

April 27, 2020

Aria Beaupre ’21, Goldwater Scholar

Aria Beaupre ’21, a Harvey Mudd College mathematics major known for making math joyful, accessible and inspiring on campus and beyond, is the recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM researchers. The award for undergraduate U.S. sophomores and juniors covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room […]

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