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Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Harvey Mudd College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Harvey Mudd College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Harvey Mudd College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Harvey Mudd College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Harvey Mudd College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Harvey Mudd College.

Items here include everything from George Nelson to Michael G. Wilson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Harvey Mudd College?” and “Which celebrities are Harvey Mudd College alumni?”
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George Nelson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut, Actor
George Driver "Pinky" Nelson (born (1950-07-13)July 13, 1950) is an American physicist, astronomer, science educator, and a former NASA astronaut.
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Stanley G. Love is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut
Stanley Glen Love, Ph.D. (born June 8, 1965) is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut from Oregon.
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Eric B. Kim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Businessperson
Eric B. Kim (born 1954) is a Korean American businessman in the technology field. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1954. At the age of 11, his family moved to Los Angeles, in the United ...more
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Arunas Rudvalis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Mathematician
Arunas Rudvalis (born June 8, 1945) is an Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is best known for the Rudvalis group. Rudvalis went to the Harvey Mudd ...more
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Jonathan Gay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Jonathan Gay is an American computer programmer and software entrepreneur based in Northern California. Gay co-founded FutureWave Software in 1993. For a decade, he was the main programmer and ...more
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David Gleich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Professor
David Gleich is Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Purdue University. He was a graduate student at Stanford University.
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Benjamin Goldenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
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Michael G. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Theatrical producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Gregg Wilson, OBE (born January 21, 1942) is an American-British producer and screenwriter, best known for his association with the James Bond film series.
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Patri Friedman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Professional Poker Player, Writer, Engineer
Patri Friedman (born July 29, 1976) is an American libertarian, neoreactionary, and theorist of political economy. He founded the nonprofit Seasteading Institute, which explores the creation of ...more
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Arif Zaman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Statistician
Arif Zaman, Ph.D., is a Pakistani mathematician, an academic scientist and a professor emeritus of Statistics and Mathematics at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore ...more
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John Haugeland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Philosopher
John Haugeland (; March 13, 1945 – June 23, 2010) was a professor of philosophy, specializing in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, phenomenology, and Heidegger. He spent most of his ...more
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Donald D. Chamberlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Donald D. Chamberlin (born 21 December 1944) is an American computer scientist who is best known as one of the principal designers of the original SQL language specification with Raymond Boyce. ...more
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Joe Pelton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Joe Pelton
Joe Pelton (born July 20, 1977 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American business analyst and poker tournament player, who is based in Newport Beach, California. He attended Harvey Mudd College and ...more
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Richard Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Richard Jones Diplomat
Richard Henry Jones (born August 26, 1950) is an American diplomat and the former Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Jones is a career Foreign Service Officer and ...more
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Karl Mahlburg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Karl Mahlburg Mathematician
Karl Mahlburg is an American mathematician whose research interests lie in the areas of modular forms, partitions, combinatorics and number theory. He submitted a paper to Proceedings of the ...more
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Denison Bollay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Denison Bollay
Denison Bollay (born 1952) is a software engineer working on programming languages and search algorithms, with applications for e-commerce and financial information.
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Sean Plott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Presenter, Sports commentator
Sean Saintmichael Plott (born June 27, 1986), better known as Day[9], is an American esports commentator, player, event host, and game designer. Plott is best known for his contributions in the ...more
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Michael Tapper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Drummer
Michael Tapper is a member of Los Angeles band Fool's Gold. He was a member of the indie-rock band We Are Scientists, with Keith Murray and Chris Cain, until November 2007. He played the drums ...more
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Joseph Costello is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Joseph Costello
Joe or Joseph Costello may refer to: Joe Costello (politician) (born 1945), Irish Labour Party politician Joseph Costello (software executive) (born 1953), American computer software executive ...more
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Daniel Pivonka is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Daniel Pivonka
Daniel Pivonka is Co-founder at EnteroWave, Inc.. He is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.
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J. Kim Vandiver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
J. Kim Vandiver
J. Kim Vandiver (born December 4, 1945) is an American university professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Vandiver is the dean of undergraduate research and a professor of ...more
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Ned Freed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Ned Freed
Ned Freed has contributed as an IETF participant and RFC writer to a significant number of internet protocol standards.
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Bruce Jay Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Bruce Jay Nelson
Bruce Jay Nelson (January 19, 1952 – September 19, 1999) was an American computer scientist best known as the inventor of the remote procedure call concept for computer network communications. ...more
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TJ Jankun-Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Professor
T.J. Jankun-Kelly is Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University.
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Michael Elkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Michael Elkins