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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Jeffrey Kane (with faculty): Epistemic Logic for Communication Chains in proceedings of 14th conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK '13), Chennai, India, January 2013.

Brittany Nicholls (with faculty): R.E. Axiomatization of Conditional Independence in proceedings of 14th conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK '13), Chennai, India, January 2013.

Sarah Holbrook (with faculty): Fault Tolerance in Belief Formation Networks in proceedings of 13th European Conference on Logics in Artificial Intelligence (JELIA'12), Toulouse, France, September 26 - 28, 2012 pp. 267-280

Brittany Nicholls (with faculty): Rationally Functional Dependence in proceedings of 10th Conference on Logic and the Foundations of Game and Decision Theory (LOFT'12), University of Sevilla, Spain, June 2012

Brittany Nicholls (with faculty): Game Semantics for the Geiger-Paz-Pearl Axioms of Independence in proceedings of Third International Workshop on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORI-III), Guangzhou, China, October 2011, LNAI 6953, pp. 220-232, Springer 2011

Benjamin Sapp (with faculty): Concurrency Semantics for the Geiger-Paz-Pearl Axioms of Independence in proceedings of 20th Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL '11), Bergen, Norway, September 2011, pp. 443-457, 2011

Brittany Nicholls and Andrew Yang (with faculty): A Ternary Knowledge Relation on Secrets in proceedings of 13th conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge (TARK '11), Groningen, the Netherlands, July 2011 pp. 46-54. ACM 2011

Michael Donders (with faculty): Information Flow on Directed Acyclic Graphs in proceedings of 18th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, (WoLLIC '11), Philadelphia, USA, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011, Volume 6642/2011, pp. 95-109

Robert Kelvey and Benjamin Sapp (with faculty): Independence and Functional Dependence Relations on Secrets in proceedings of 12th International Conference on the Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, (KR '10), Toronto, Canada, pp. 528-533, AAAI Press 2010

Research Presentations

Michael Donders, "Independence of Colorings on Graphs"; MD-DC-VA Section MAA Spring 2012 Meeting, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD, April 13-14, 2012

Michael Donders, Pascal's Triangle Mod a Generalize Prime P Graphs, Forty-Second Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing, Boca Raton, Florida, March 2011

Elizabeth McCaslin, "Improving Abundancy Bounds"; Joint Mathematics Meetings, AMS Session on Number Theory, New Orleans, January 2011

Elizabeth McCaslin, "Improving Abundancy Bounds" (poster); Joint Mathematics Meetings, MAA Poster Session on Research by Undergraduate Students, New Orleans, January 2011

Mike Donders, "A Poisson Approximation for the Number of kl-Matches II"; Joint Mathematics Meetings, AMS Session on Statistics, New Orleans, January 2011

Mike Donders, "Planarized Pascal's Triangle Graphs mod p" (poster); Joint Mathematics Meetings, MAA Poster Session on Research by Undergraduate Students, New Orleans, January 2011

Elizabeth McCaslin and Fenghao Wang, "Improving Abundancy Bounds"; MAA MathFest (MAA Student Session), Pittsburgh, PA, August 2010

Stephen Hardy, "Extensions of Van der Waerden numbers to finite gap sets"; MD-DC-VA Section MAA Spring 2010 Meeting, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, April 2010

Robert Kelvey, "To be, or not to be... Lucky" (poster); MD-DC-VA Section MAA Spring 2010 Meeting, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA, April 2010

External Awards

Jeffrey Kane, Jeff Norton, and Mike Donders winning Jeopardy team (second place), Mathematical Association of America, MD-DC-VA regional section (2012)

Michael Donders, listed among top 500 contestants on 2011 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Brittany Nicholls, Computing Research Association Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Awards, Honorable Mention (2012)

Brittany Nicholls, ACM-W scholarship to attend a research conference (2011)

Elizabeth McCaslin, MAA Joint Mathematics Meetings student travel grant to attend the Joint Meetings in New Orleans (2011)

Benjamin Sapp, First Place Student Poster Award (2011), Mathematical Association of America, MD-DC-VA regional section

Michael Donders, Benjamin Sapp, and Fenghao Wang winning Jeopardy team (2011), Mathematical Association of America, MD-DC-VA regional section

McDaniel College team, 72nd place in North America on 2010 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Michael Donders, listed among top 500 contestants on 2010 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Robert Kelvey, Second Place Student Poster Award (2010), Mathematical Association of America, MD-DC-VA regional section

Stephen Hardy and Robert Kelvey, winning Jeopardy team (2010), Mathematical Association of America, MD-DC-VA regional section

Internal Awards

Michael Donders, 2012 Clyde A. Spicer Award to the outstanding graduating student in Mathematics

Michael Donders, 2012 Eloise B. and Lowell S. Ensor award for graduate and professional studies (McDaniel College)

Michael Donders, 2012 David Brian Cross Memorial Award for attaining the highest significant score on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition among McDaniel students

Brittany Nicholls, 2012 The H. Samuel Case and Susan S. Case Award for Excellence in Scholarly Research (McDaniel College)

Brittany Nicholls (first place), Sarah Holbrook, and Jeffrey Kane, 2011 Lowell Duren Award for achieving the highest results on the annual department mathematics competition

Benjamin Sapp, 2011 Clyde A. Spicer Award to the outstanding graduating student in Mathematics

Michael Donders, 2011 David Brian Cross Memorial Award for attaining the highest significant score on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition among McDaniel students

Jeffrey Kane (March), Lisabeth O'Neil (February), Fenghao Wang (August, November), and Laurie Grove (October), winners of the 2010/11 Elementary Problems of the Month contest

Stephen Hardy, 2010 David Brian Cross Memorial Award for attaining the highest significant score on the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition among McDaniel students

Michael Donders (first place), Elizabeth McCaslin, and Brittany Nicholls, 2010 Lowell Duren Award for achieving the highest results on the annual department mathematics competition

Stephen Hardy, 2010 Clyde A. Spicer Award to the outstanding graduating student in Mathematics

College News

Computer Science seniors design games as final projects. Battleship-Plus, Battle Quest, McDanoply, Evolution Wars, Rogue - the list of Computer Science capstone projects reads like a library of computer games. And that's exactly what it is, except these games were designed by students ... (2012)    more

Computer Science student's research efforts garner national honor. Growing up in the Silicon Valley, Brittany Nicholls has always been around computers, but it is her computing research that recently earned the junior an honorable mention in the Computing Research Association's national awards. ... (2011)    more

Computer Science students collaborate with professor in theoretical research. As hundreds of students drove their packed cars away from the McDaniel campus in May, two Mathematics & Computer Science majors knew their work was not yet over. ... Sarah Holbrook ... and Brittany Nicholls ... comb through the complex world of computer science theory ... (2011)    more

National awards fund student-faculty research in computer science. Lizzy McCaslin and Becky Putnam recently landed national computer science awards to support their faculty-student research project ... (2010)    more

Student-faculty research moves ahead over summer. ... senior Ben Sapp and sophomores Brittany Nicholls and Andrew Yang are just wrapping up their computer science research ... on the chalkboard in Lewis 109, are some of the rules of information flow that the students and professors have identified so far. The series of letters and symbols could very well be in a foreign language ... (2010)    more

Computer Science major designs robot that solves Rubik's cube. When Professor Pavel Naumov offered his senior Computer Science majors the opportunity to design and program a robot for their capstone projects, Shannon Jackson couldn't resist the challenge ... (2009)    more

Computer Science major tackles a brain bender. Computer Science major Christopher Griffin ... is hard at work on his project - exploring how to send untraceable messages ... (2008)    more

 


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