Summer 2020 Weekly Seminars

Starting on May 29, 2020, we will be having invited speakers to host weekly seminars throughout the summer. We have a great group of scholars that will discuss their specific research interests and/or the scholarship they have produced. Seminars will begin at 11 AM (PST) every week. We encourage our HMC community to join us in these informative and fun seminars! Please see below for the upcoming scheduled dates:

Upcoming Seminar:

May 29 | Responsible Conduct of Research

Speaker: Chris Clark, Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Project Abstract: We will discuss the values associated with responsible research conduct via case students and past experiences. An emphasis will be placed on how an individual researcher’s actions affect the careers of other researchers, stakeholders, and institutions.

Chis Clark’s Bio:

Dr. Christopher Clark is a Professor of Engineering and the Associate Dean of Research and Experiential Learning at Harvey Mudd College.  He is a Fulbright Scholar, and for the 2011-12 academic year, he held the William R. Kenan, Jr. Visiting Professorship for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton University. He has been a professor at the University of Waterloo and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. In 2004 he was the first hire at the startup company Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics), which revolutionized warehouse management with multi-robot systems. His education includes an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University in Canada, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a PhD in Aeronautics & Astronautics with a minor in Computer Science from Stanford University. Dr. Clark’s research areas include multi-robot systems, underwater robot systems, applied control theory, intelligent vehicles, state estimation, and motion planning.

Weekly Seminar Schedule:

June 5 | Mohamed Omar, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

Seminar Topic: Convex Incindences via Algebra

June 26 | Erin Talvitie, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College

Seminar Topic: Knowing What You Don’t Know: Error-Aware Reinforcement Learning

July 3 | Josh Brake, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College

Seminar Topic: Rethinking Microscopy with the Computer in the Loop

July 10 | Jessica Arlett, Visiting Associate Professor, Harvey Mudd College

Seminar Topic: High Density Probes for Multiplexed Chemical Detection in the Brain

July 17 | David Vosburg, Professor of Chemistry, Harvey Mudd College

Seminar Topic: Making molecules: The greener, the better

July 24 | Ambereen Dadabhoy, Assistant Professor of Literature, Harvey Mudd College

Seminar Topic: What literature can teach us