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 PeerReviewed Publications

Zachary Heckle
(with faculty):
Common Knowledge Semantics of Armstrong's Axioms,
Proceedings of 21st Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
(WoLLIC 14), September 2014, Valparaiso, Chile

Margaret Protzman
(with faculty):
Conditional Interchangeability of Nash Equilibria,
Journal of Logic and Computation (to appear)

Margaret Protzman
(with faculty):
Equilibria Interchangeability in Cellular Games,
Proceedings of Eleventh Conference on Logic and the Foundations of
Game and Decision Theory (LOFT), Bergen, Norway, July 2014

Jeffrey Kane
(with faculty):
The Ryoanji Axiom for Common Knowledge on Hypergraphs
Synthese (to appear)

Kristine Harjes
(with faculty):
Functional Dependence in Strategic Games
Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, (to appear)

Brittany Nicholls
(with faculty):
Rationally Functional Dependence
Journal of Philosophical Logic (to appear)

Kristine Harjes
(with faculty):
Cellular Games, Nash Equilibria, and Fibonacci Numbers
Proceedings of 4th International Workshop on Logic, Rationality, and Interaction,
Hangzhou, China, October 912, 2013, pp. 149161

Jeffrey Kane
(with faculty):
Symmetry in Information Flow
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic, 165(1), pp. 253265, 2014

Jeffrey Kane
(with faculty):
Symmetries and Epistemic Reasoning
Proceedings of 14th International Workshop on Computational Logic in MultiAgent
Systems, Coruna, Spain, September 1618, 2013, pp. 190205

Brittany Nicholls
(with faculty):
On Interchangeability of Nash Equilibria in MultiPlayer Strategic Games
Synthese, v. 190, Issue 1 Supplement, pp 5778, 2013

Kristine Harjes
(with faculty):
Functional Dependence in Strategic Games
In Fabio Mogavero, Aniello Murano and Moshe Y. Vardi: Proceedings of 1st International
Workshop on Strategic Reasoning (SR 2013), Rome, Italy, March 1617, 2013,
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science 112, pp. 915.

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. 267280

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 GeigerPazPearl Axioms of Independence
in proceedings of
Third International Workshop on Logic, Rationality and Interaction (LORIIII),
Guangzhou, China, October 2011, LNAI 6953, pp. 220232, Springer 2011

Benjamin Sapp
(with faculty):
Concurrency Semantics for the GeigerPazPearl Axioms of Independence
in proceedings of
20th Conference on Computer Science Logic
(CSL '11), Bergen, Norway, September 2011, pp. 443457, 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. 4654. 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. 95109

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. 528533, AAAI Press 2010
 Research Presentations
 Margaret Protzman and Kristine Harjes,
Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics (2014)
 Olivia Brundage,
MDDCVA Section MAA Spring Meeting (2014)
 Olivia Brundage,
Sigma Xi conference (2014)
 Sam Whitfield,
MAA MathFest (2013)
 Jeffrey Kane and Sam Whitfield,
Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference
at James Madison University (2013)
 Margaret Protzman,
MDDCVA Section MAA Spring Meeting, Salisbury, MD (2013)

Jeffrey Kane
"Epistemic Logic for Communication Chains",
14th conference on Theoretical Aspects of Rationality and Knowledge
(TARK '13), Chennai, India, January 2013.
 Michael Donders,
"Independence of Colorings on Graphs";
MDDCVA Section MAA Spring 2012 Meeting, Stevenson University,
Owings Mills, MD, April 1314, 2012
 Michael Donders,
Pascal's Triangle Mod a Generalize Prime P Graphs,
FortySecond 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 klMatches 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";
MDDCVA Section MAA Spring 2010 Meeting, Virginia State University,
Petersburg, VA, April 2010
 Robert Kelvey,
"To be, or not to be... Lucky" (poster);
MDDCVA Section MAA Spring 2010 Meeting, Virginia State University,
Petersburg, VA, April 2010
 External Awards


McDaniel College team, 103rd place in North America
on 2013 William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition

Jeffrey Kane, Jeff Norton, and Sam Whitfield
winning Jeopardy team (first place),
Mathematical Association of America,
MDDCVA regional section (2014)

Jeffrey Kane, Jeff Norton, and Mike Donders
winning Jeopardy team (second place),
Mathematical Association of America,
MDDCVA 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,
ACMW
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,
MDDCVA regional section

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

Stephen Hardy and Robert Kelvey,
winning Jeopardy team (2010),
Mathematical Association of America,
MDDCVA 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
