Mathematics Departmental Announcements

Mathematics Departmental News for 2015

December 31, 2015

Martonosi Elected 2016 INFORMS VP of Membership & Professional Recognition (2015-10-02) Professor Susan Martonosi was elected as the Vice President for Membership & Professional Recognition of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), the professional society for operations research, management science, and analytics. In her position statement, Martonosi said Like many STEM […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2014

December 31, 2014

L.A. Times: Harvey Mudd Among Colleges Experimenting with “Flipped” Classes (2014-11-17) The Los Angeles Times has an article about experiments in the use of “flipped classrooms” at Harvey Mudd and other schools, written by Jason Song. The article features Harvey Mudd professors Darryl Yong and Rachel Levy from math; Karl Haushalter from chemistry; and Nancy […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2013

December 31, 2013

Sad News About Bob Borrelli (2013-09-11) It is with deep sadness that I bring you the news of the passing of Bob Borrelli. Bob was instrumental in the development of the HMC Mathematics Program. He joined the faculty in 1964 and retired in 2000 after thirty-five years of service during which time he had served […]

Mathematics Departmental News 2012

December 31, 2012

HMC Professor Named Editor of Online Math Publication SIURO (2012-12-13) Harvey Mudd College Associate Professor of Mathematics Rachel Levy has been appointed editor-in-chief of SIURO, an online publication devoted to undergraduate research in applied and computational mathematics. Published by the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, SIURO (SIAM Undergraduate Research Online) covers a range of […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2011

December 31, 2011

Martonosi Math Model Reduces Airport Wait Times (2011-12-22) Susan Martonosi, associate professor of mathematics, recently appeared on The Academic Minute, a radio program that features professors from the world’s top institutions. The segment, which aired Dec. 21, shared how Martonosi developed a mathematical model to reduce the wait times in airport security lines. Martonosi examined […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2010

December 31, 2010

Team USA Wins World Puzzle Championship with Palmer Mebane ’12 (2010-11-01) Mathematics major Palmer Mebane’s strong problem-solving skills helped Team USA to emerge victorious at the nineteenth World Puzzle Championship held in Paprotnia, Poland, October 26–29. Up from second last year, the team is now 12-6-1 (gold-silver-bronze) over the history of the World Puzzle Championships. […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2009

December 31, 2009

De Pillis’ Cancer Modeling Research Featured on the Front Page of SIAM News (2009-11-06) The cancer-modeling research of Lisette de Pillis, the Norman F. Sprague Professor of Life Sciences and Professor of Mathematics, has been featured in a front-page article in the October, 2009, issue of SIAM News. The article includes highlights of an invited […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2008

December 31, 2008

HMC Math Department Supports Students to Present their Research at Conferences (2008/12/10) With the help of the Leeds Fund and department resources, a large number of students have attended or will be attending various conferences to present their research. Analysis and Numerics of Population Dynamics and Epidemics Models, December 15–17, 2008, Udine, Italy Preferential HIV/AIDS […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2007

December 31, 2007

Harvey Mudd College Well-Represented at World’s Largest Fluid Dynamics Conference (2007/11/29) Three Harvey Mudd undergraduates (Chris Fox ’09, Parousia Rockstroh ’08, and Stephen Rosenthal ’09) and two faculty members (Profs. Rachel Levy and Andrew Bernoff) presented their research at the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics’ Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. The […]

Mathematics Departmental News for 2006

December 12, 2006

Professor Arthur Benjamin Chosen as MAA’s Pólya Lecturer (11/21/2006) Professor Arthur Benjamin is the MAA‘s sixteenth George Pólya Lecturer. The award, named for renowned teacher and writer George Pólya (1887–1985), a Hungarian-born mathematician, is meant to encourage “the high quality of exposition which the Mathematical Association of America seeks to encourage”. It pays recipients’ expenses […]