Mathematics News

Students Publish Temporal Planning Research

February 19, 2018

Harvey Mudd College

Student researchers at Harvey Mudd aren’t exactly on a mission to Mars, but their work could lead to red planet rovers learning some new tricks. In a computer science/mathematics collaboration, Amy Huang ’18 and Liam Lloyd ’18 use geometry to seek ways to embed time management and efficiency into artificial intelligence technologies, aiming to produce […]

NIH Honors Moayeri ’20 for Exceptional Biomedical Research

November 15, 2017

F.W. Olin Science Center at Harvey Mudd College.

Mazda Moayeri ’20 received an Exceptional Summer Student Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for outstanding research conducted at the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke (NINDS). Moayeri, a joint major in computer science and mathematics, is being recognized for the high-quality of his summer internship work in non-invasive detection and […]

Leung ’17 Wins LeRoy Apker Award for Undergrad Physics Work

October 27, 2017

Calvin Leung '17

Calvin Leung ’17, a mathematics and physics double major, has become the fourth Harvey Mudd College student to win the LeRoy Apker Award from the American Physical Society for outstanding achievement in physics by an undergraduate. He joins Stephanie Moyerman ’06, Nathaniel Stern ’03 and Gwen (Bell) Porter ’98. The Apker Award is presented to […]

NSF Funding Supports Diversity in Mathematics

October 12, 2017

Dagan Karp

For more than 15 years, Dagan Karp, professor of mathematics and associate dean for diversity, has been active with the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Thanks to a recent National Science Foundation (NSF) award, Karp and SACNAS will continue their work to diversify science leadership in the U.S. […]

De Pillis to Keynote BEER Conference

October 2, 2017

Harvey Mudd Department of Mathematics Chair Lisette de Pillis

In her keynote talk “Mathematical Medicine: Modeling Disease and Treatment,” Lisette de Pillis will present a sampling of mathematical models that help to simulate immune system interactions, disease dynamics and treatment approaches that may slow, or even stop, disease progression. De Pillis will address researchers, educators and students from around the world at the International […]

Bingo Paradox

September 26, 2017

Arthur Benjamin, mathematics professor at Harvey Mudd College

In 29 years of teaching at Harvey Mudd College, Arthur Benjamin, the Smallwood Family Professor of Mathematics, has seen almost every possible mathematical paradox, especially ones that involve probability and games of chance. That’s why he was astonished when a former student introduced him to the Bingo Paradox. The Bingo Paradox, as presented in the […]

Suroku by Kyra Wyld ’17

August 11, 2017

Many thanks to mathematics alumna Kyra Wyld ’17, who provided an exclusive puzzle for the HMC Department of Mathematics newsletter. Here’s a repeat of the rules as well as the completed puzzle. Each triangle bound by bold lines must have the numbers 1 through 6 once and only once. Sets of parallel lines form bands […]

Promotions and Tenure Approved for Harvey Mudd Faculty

July 7, 2017

Seal of Harvey Mudd College

Promotions and tenure appointments for Harvey Mudd College faculty were approved during the May meeting of the HMC Board of Trustees and became effective July 1, 2017. Based on recommendations from the Educational Planning Committee, the board of trustees unanimously approved Lelia Hawkins for tenure and promotion to associate professor of chemistry. Hawkins conducts research in […]

Harvey Mudd Writing Course a Model for Other Institutions

June 1, 2017

Classroom at Harvey Mudd College

While learning about the relationships between STEM disciplines through Common Core courses, Harvey Mudd students are also getting a healthy dose of writing instruction, including through the relatively new course, Introduction to Academic Writing (Writ 1). Highlighted in a recent Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Peer Review article, Writ 1 is showcased as […]

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