About Our Alumni

What Have Our Alumni Done?

HCSSiM has a strong tradition of alumni attending prestigious colleges and universities. Here is a sampling of schools that alumni from recent years have attended:

  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Cambridge University
  • Carleton College
  • Columbia University
  • Harvard College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Haverford College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • New York University
  • Oxford University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Williams College
  • Yale University

Prize and Award Winners

In recent years we’ve had Intel and Siemens winners and finalists, the first König Prize winner, an American Institute of Mathematics Fellow, two Guggenheim Fellows, a Sliffe Award winner (who is also the currrent ARML lead problem writer), a Thiel “20 Under 20” Fellow, world-class ranked Rubik’s cube solvers, and a USA Ultimate Player of the Year. Two HCSSiM alumni are MacArthur Fellows and two are Morgan Prize winners (with an additional Honorable Mention). Alumni often qualify for the USAMO and do well on the Mandelbrot and the Putnam competitions. In particular, 26 HCSSiM-ers have been on the US IMO team in 20 different years, and 16 alumni have placed in the top 5 on the Putnam in 18 different years. Alumni have formed successful teams for the iTest and PUMaC as well.

Some Not-So-Recent Alumni and What They’re Doing Now

This list was generated more or less at random, and is disappointingly out-of-date. If you want to be added, let us know.

…and, of course, we have many alumni who are mathematics faculty, including (but not limited to) Jason FulmanElizabeth WilmerJapheth WoodJennifer TabackJim ProppAnn TrenkBjorn PoonenJudith MillerJoshua CooperMatthew BoylanMike ReidDana RandallArt DuvalJohn SullivanKathryn LeshJohn BaldwinAdam MarcusDouglas ArnoldSusan StaplesRobin FormanMarcia GroszekNicholas ProudfootJeremy Avigad (also Philosophy faculty), D. Jake Wildstrom, Rennie Mirollo, Michael KingPaul FeitBill MartinDavid PollackSandy GanzellRussell LyonsVictor WickerhauserDaniel UllmanEd ScheinermanJim KelliherBill Dunbar, Alan Edelman, Gregory Sorkin and Larry Riddle.

…and some alumni who are faculty in statistics, biostatistics, and/or epidemiology, including David Steinsaltz, Michael Miller, Mark GlickmanJonathan Dushoff, and Juan Lin.

…and plenty of computer science faculty as well, such as Neil ImmermanLenore CowenAfra ZomorodianMarie desJardinsStephen FennerNancy WebbCalvin LinDina Goldin, Joe Kilian, Serap SavariDavid NotkinJudy GoldsmithRobert SchapireJoel WeinKent BoklanMatthias Stallmann, and David Zuckerman.

…and many physics/astronomy faculty, including Gabriel AeppliAmy LiuJonathan GelbordLisa RandallAaron PierceEve OstrikerAdam Leibovich,Richard Louie, and Michael Pepper.

…and some engineering faculty, including Morton BarlazAnne LazaridesScot KuoMartin Fischer, and Vijay Pai.

We have some alumns who are lawyers or law faculty, including Jeremy Curcuri (also an engineer), Eugene VolokhGowri RamachandranIra MatetskyDouglas HenkinAlex Chartove, Jonathan Siegel, and John Rothchild.

…and economics faculty members, including Jason AbrevayaGlenn EllisonSusan Feigenbaum, and Larry Ausubel.

…and medical researchers and faculty, including Doris Stoffers (endocrinology), Larry Buxbaum (infectious diseases), Julie Ahringer (developmental cell biology), Scott Cantor (clinical decision analysis), Cate McKegney (family medicine/geriatrics), Michael Lev (radiology), and Marilyn Moy (pulmonary disease).

Some of our alumni have written books, including Surveillance or Security? The Risks Posed by New Wiretapping Technologies (Susan Landau),Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universes Hidden Dimensions and Knocking on Heaven’s Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the  Universe and the ModernWorld (Lisa Randall), and Markov Chains and Mixing Times (Elizabeth Wilmer is one of three main authors, and Jim Propp coauthored the appendix).

If you’ve reached the bottom of this list and you’re not exhausted, come to our reunion on Yellow Pigs Day some year and be floored by even more talented people.