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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, Ph.D. 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 Dr. Stanley G. Love, Ph.D. is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut.

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Eric B. Kim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Businessperson Eric B. Kim 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 States. He ...more

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Arunas Rudvalis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Mathematician Arunas Rudvalis is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst. He is best known for the Rudvalis group. Rudvalis went to the Harvey Mudd College ...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 chief technology officer for Macromedia. In this role, he is responsible for helping the teams across Macromedia develop and invest in new technologies that will enable ...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 is the producer and screenwriter of many of the James Bond films.

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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 is an American libertarian activist and theorist of political economy. He founded the nonprofit Seasteading Institute, which explores the creation of sovereign ocean colonies.

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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 of Statistics and Mathematics at Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering, Lahore University of ...more

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John Haugeland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Philosopher John Haugeland was a professor of philosophy at the University of Chicago from 1999 until his death. He is featured in Tao Ruspoli's film Being in the World.

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Donald D. Chamberlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
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 ...more

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Joe Pelton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Joe Pelton 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 ...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 is an American diplomat and the current Deputy Executive Director of the International Energy Agency. Jones is a career Foreign Service Officer and member of the Senior ...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 is a software engineer working on computer 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 Plott, more commonly known by his online alias Day[9], is an e-sports commentator for StarCraft II and a former professional StarCraft: Brood War player, known for his daily netcast titled ...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 Joseph Costello is a prominent person in electronic design automation industry. He was president and COO of SDA Systems from 1987–1988 and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, which became the largest ...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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Eric Straser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Erik Gregory Straser was a graduate student at Stanford University.

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J. Kim Vandiver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
J. Kim Vandiver J. Kim Vandiver is an American university professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Vandiver is the dean of undergraduate research and a professor of Mechanical and Ocean ...more

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Ned Freed is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Bruce Jay Nelson Bruce Jay Nelson was an American computer scientist best known as the inventor of the remote procedure call concept for computer network communications. Bruce Nelson graduated from Harvey Mudd ...more

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TJ Jankun-Kelly is listed (or ranked) 25 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) 26 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Michael Elkins

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Jeffrey Kenneth Vogel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Jeffrey Kenneth Vogel

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Randy Saaf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Randy Saaf Randy Saaf was the chief executive officer, and founder, of MediaDefender, Inc., which was purchased by ARTISTdirect, Inc. in 2005 for $42.5 million in cash. Saaf co-founded Jirbo, a large ...more

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Robert Freitas is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Robert Freitas Robert A. Freitas Jr. is a Senior Research Fellow, one of four researchers at the nonprofit foundation Institute for Molecular Manufacturing in Palo Alto, California.

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Scott E. Fraser is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Scott E. Fraser Scott E. Fraser is an American biologist. From 1991 until 2012 he was the Anna L. Rosen Professor of Biology and Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of ...more

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Nicholas A. Melosh is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Harvey Mudd College Alumni
Nicholas A. Melosh Professor Nicholas A. Melosh is Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University.