20 Notable alumni of
Harvey Mudd College

Harvey Mudd College is 1968th in the world, 672nd in North America, and 634th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 20 notable alumni from Harvey Mudd College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Michael G. Wilson

    Michael G. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Michael Gregg Wilson, is an American-British screenwriter and film producer, best known for his association with the James Bond film series.

  2. Tom Preston-Werner

    Tom Preston-Werner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    businesspersonsoftware engineercomputer scientistsoftware developerbusiness executive
    Biography

    Thomas Preston-Werner is an American billionaire software developer and entrepreneur. He is an active contributor within the free and open-source software community, most prominently in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he lives.

  3. Sean Plott

    Sean Plott
    Born in
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    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Enrolled in Harvey Mudd College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in mathematics
    Occupations
    professional gamertelevision presentersports commentator
    Biography

    Sean Saintmichael Plott, better known as Day, is an American esports commentator, player, event host, and game designer. Plott is best known for his contributions in the professional StarCraft scene, where he regularly appeared first as a player and later as a commentator and host at various tournaments for the game for many years. More recently, Plott has branched out to other competitive games, such as Magic: The Gathering, Hearthstone, and Dota 2. For the latter, Plott co-hosted The International 2017, the game's premier tournament.

  4. Patri Friedman

    Patri Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Patri Friedman is an American libertarian, anarcho-capitalist, and theorist of political economy. He founded The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit that explores the creation of sovereign ocean colonies.

  5. Donald D. Chamberlin

    Donald D. Chamberlin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Donald D. Chamberlin is an American computer scientist who is best known as one of the principal designers of the original SQL language specification with Raymond Boyce. He also made significant contributions to the development of XQuery.

  6. Amanda Simpson

    Amanda Simpson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotscientistpolitician
    Biography

    Amanda Renae Simpson is vice-president for Research and Technology at Airbus Americas and was the former deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Operational Energy. Operational Energy is the energy required for training, moving, and sustaining military forces and weapons platforms for military operations. The term includes energy used by power systems, generators, logistics assets, and weapons platforms employed by military forces during training and in the field. Previously Simpson was the executive director of the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (previously named the Army Energy Initiatives Task Force) leading the Army's efforts to implement large-scale renewable energy projects. Her first posting in the Army was as the special assistant to the Army Acquisition Executive. In that role she was a principal advisor to the United States assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology on all matters relating to Army acquisition, procurement, research & development and logistics. Upon her appointment to the position of senior technical advisor in the Bureau of Industry and Security in 2010, she became the first openly transgender woman political appointee of any presidential administration. Simpson worked in the United States Department of Defense. She is Jewish.

  7. George Nelson

    George Nelson
    Born in
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    university teacherphysicistastronautastronomer
    Biography

    George Driver "Pinky" Nelson is an American physicist, astronomer, science educator, and retired NASA astronaut.

  8. Stanley G. Love

    Stanley G. Love
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    astronomerastronaut
    Biography

    Stanley Glen Love is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut from Oregon.

  9. Richard Jones

    Richard Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Richard Henry Jones is an American diplomat and the former Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.

  10. Scott Pace

    Scott Pace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Scott Norman Pace currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the National Space Council. Pace was formerly the Director of the Space Policy Institute at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where he was also a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs.

  11. Bruce Jay Nelson

    Bruce Jay Nelson
    Years
    1952-1999 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Bruce Jay Nelson was an American computer scientist best known as the inventor of the remote procedure call concept for computer network communications.

  12. Robert Charrow

    Robert Charrow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Robert Phillip Charrow is an American lawyer and government official.

  13. Scott E. Fraser

    Scott E. Fraser
    Enrolled in Harvey Mudd College
    1972-1976 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    biophysicistbiologistresearcher
    Biography

    Scott E. Fraser is an American biophysicist and Provost Professor of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. He is also the Elizabeth Garrett Chair in Convergent Bioscience and Director of Science Initiatives, where he is helping to launch USC’s Initiative in Convergent Bioscience. In addition, he holds joint appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiology, and Ophthalmology.

  14. Karl Mahlburg

    Karl Mahlburg
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Karl Mahlburg is an American mathematician whose research interests lie in the areas of modular forms, partitions, combinatorics and number theory.

  15. Jack Cuzick

    Jack Cuzick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    researcherepidemiologist
    Biography

    Jack Martin Cuzick is an American-born British academic, director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London and head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention. He is the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

  16. Roger Thomas Howe

    Roger Thomas Howe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    university teacherelectrical engineerengineeracademic
    Biography

    Roger Thomas Howe is the William E. Ayer Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He earned a B.S. degree in physics from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, California) and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1981 and 1984, respectively. He was a faculty member at Carnegie-Mellon University in 1984-1985, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1985-1987, and at UC Berkeley between 1987-2005, where he was the Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor. He has been a member of the faculty of the School of Engineering at Stanford since 2005.

  17. F. Michael Christ

    F. Michael Christ
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Francis Michael Christ is an American mathematician and professor at University of California, Berkeley, specializing in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, and several complex variables. He is known for the Christ–Kiselev maximal inequality.

  18. Henry E. Brady

    Henry E. Brady
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Harvey Mudd College
    In 1969 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    political scientist
    Biography

    Henry E. Brady is an American political scientist specializing in methodology and its application in a diverse array of political fields. He is Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley and holds the Class of 1941 Monroe Deutsch Professor of Political Science and Public Policy. He was elected President of the American Political Science Association, 2009–2010, giving a presidential address entitled "The Art of Political Science: Spatial Diagrams as Iconic and Revelatory." He has published academic works on diverse topics, co-authoring with colleagues at a variety of institutions and ranks, as well as many solo authored works. His principal areas of research are on political behavior in the United States, Canada, and the former Soviet Union, public policy and methodological work on scaling and dimensional analysis. When he became President of the American Political Science Association, a number of his colleagues and co-authors contributed to his presidential biography entitled "Henry Brady, Big Scientist," discussing his work and the fields to which he has contributed and has also shaped.

  19. Denison Bollay

    Denison Bollay
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Denison Bollay is a software engineer working on programming languages and search algorithms, with applications for e-commerce and financial information.

  20. Joe Pelton

    Joe Pelton
    Born in
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    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Joe Pelton is an American business analyst and poker tournament player, who is based in Newport Beach, California. He attended Harvey Mudd College and graduated in 1999. While studying at Harvey Mudd, his nickname was the "Moral Pillar".