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The Harvey Mudd College Department of Computer Science graduated its first class in 1992. Since then, the department has grown to its current size of nine tenure-track faculty members and three staff members.

In addition to the Computer Science Major, the department supports the Joint Major in Mathematics and Computer Science and the Mathematical and Computational Biology Major. There are approximately 50 students in the class of 2012 pursuing one of these majors.

The department works closely with our sister departments at Pomona and Claremont McKenna Colleges and our courses draw students from all five Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University.

The department seeks to provide students with a strong foundational background blending experimentation, theory, and design. Our graduates are equally well-prepared for work in industry and graduate school. The capstone Clinic Program provides students with a year-long software design project and our active Research Program involves approximately 50 students in research, funded by grants and gifts from the National Science Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Rose-Hills and Baker Foundations.

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The 2011 Impro-Visor team shows their work to Dominic Mazzoni (HMC '99), creator of Audacity.

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Department News

  • Off-campus summer research opportunities can be found at the URO Zone website.
  • Heather Justice HMC ‘09 will present the paper “Improved Modeling and Validation of Command Sequences Using a Checkable Sequence Language” co-authored with Professors Stone and Keller, Andrew Carter HMC ‘13 , and Dr. Yu-Wen Tung (JPL) at the IEEE Aerospace Conference in Big Sky, MT.
  • Professor Geoff Kuenning and Jack Ma (HMC ‘14) are co-authors on a paper that will be presented at the 10th Usenix Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST) in mid-February. The paper is with co-authors V. Tarasov, S. Kumar, D. Hildebrand, A. Povzner, and E. Zadok and is titled “Extracting Flexible, Replayable Models from Large Block Traces.”
  • President Klawe and HMC CS were featured in recent articles in Business Week and Forbes.

Recent and Upcoming Events

DateLocationDescription
Feb 28 Galileo Pryne Colloquium Algorithms for Continent-Scale Ecology and Environmental Policy
Mar  8 Rose Hills Theater Colloquium Pomona colloquium: Gondy Leroy
Mar  9 Spring break begins after last class
Mar 19 Spring break ends
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