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. Along with Computer Science professor Pavel Naumov, Sarah Holbrook of Winchester, Va., and Brittany Nicholls of San Jose, Calif., comb through the complex world of computer science theory, specifically, concurrency theory and game theory. The juniors, who have won a $17,000 grant from the Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research, study the abstract concepts of computer science and intersect with both mathematics and economics. Nicholls and Naumov have been partnered in research since last summer, when they examined information flow. “After last summer, we thought we had a solution, but it fell apart when we started to write the paper and realized it was much more complex, so we continued to research,” she said. They both will present the paper this July at a conference in the Netherlands. Nicholls was awarded a $1,200 national travel scholarship for women to attend the conference in Groningen and says that this will be a good source of closure for the extensive and long-term project...

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