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

  • Priya Donti ‘15 is the recipient of a Watson Fellowship for academic year 2015-16. Her project is entitled “Smart Grids: Policies, People, and a New Pulse” and will take her to Germany, India, South Korea, and Chile.
  • HMC Alumnae Lisa Gai ‘14 and Xanda Schofield ‘13 are recipients of Graduate Women’s Scholarships from Microsoft Research. Lisa is pursuing a Ph.D. in computational biology at UCLA and Xanda is in the CS Ph.D. program at Cornell.
  • Professor Colleen Lewis is the recipient of the 2015 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award for a junior faculty member at a B.S. or M.S. granting institution.
  • Professor Geoff Kuenning has been appointed co-chair for the 2017 FAST conference.
  • Harvey Mudd will be hosting the CCSC (Consortium for Computing Science in College) regional conference on March 27 and 28.