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 over 80 students in the class of 2015 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.

Department News

  • The department is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeff Amelang as a visiting faculty member. Dr. Amelang works in the field of high performance computing.
  • Priya Donti ‘15 and Rowan Zellers ‘16 have both been named Finalists in the prestigious Computing Research Association (CRA) Undergraduate Research Award competition.
  • Adrian Sampson ‘09 is the co-author of an article entitled “Neural Acceleration for General-Purpose Approximate Programs” that appeared in the January 2015 issue of the Communications of the ACM. Adrian is completing the PhD in computer science at the University of Washington.

Recent and Upcoming Events

Jan 23 Shanahah 1430 Colloquium Summer Research Opportunities in CS
Jan 29 TBD
Jan 29 Shanahan 1430 Colloquium Why is There a Computing Research Association? (And why you should care)