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 thirteen tenure-track faculty, several visiting faculty, and four 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 currently approximately 80 students total per graduating class in these three 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

  • A total of 80 students graduate in May 2016 with one of the three degrees served by the CS Department (51 CS, 23 Joint CS-Math, 6 Mathematical and Computational Biology). Nine of the 51 CS majors are students at Scripps, Pitzer, and CMC.
  • Jennifer Rogers (‘16), Reyna Hullett (‘16), Rowan Zellers (‘16), and Alexandra Schofield (‘13) received NSF Graduate Research Fellowships this year to pursue doctoral work in computer science. Reyna will attend Stanford to work in theoretical CS, Rowan will attend the University of Washington to work in the area of natural language processing and AI, and Alexandra is at Cornell working in natural language processing. Jennifer will be working at Microsoft next year.
  • Prof. Bob Keller recently gave an invited talk entitled “Tableaux Are Natural Deductions” at the Paul Hudak Symposium at Yale University.