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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
 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

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
 College News

Computer Science seniors design games as final projects.
BattleshipPlus, 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 studentfaculty research in computer science.
Lizzy McCaslin and Becky Putnam recently landed national computer science awards
to support their facultystudent research project ... (2010)
more
 Studentfaculty 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)
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