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Department News & Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 14, 2018 -- Students to present at the South Carolina Academy of Science Annual Meeting

Students will travel to Presbyterian College to give oral presentations of their research projects.

April 10, 2018 -- Department Banquet to highlight outstanding students and this year's events

April 7, 2018 -- Students to present posters at the annual SC EPSCoR/IDeA program State Conference

Students will travel to Columbia, SC to present posters of research projects completed this year.

March 23-24, 2018 -- Math Jeopardy team to compete at Mathematical Association of America Southeast section meeting

The department will send a team of four to the annual MAA-SE Math Jeopardy competition at Clemson University.

March 23, 2018 – Citadel Student Research Conference

Department research projects will be presented at the annual CSRC on campus through posters and oral presentations.

March 6-7, 2018 -- Students to attend annual MORS Education and Professional Development Colloquium

Students will travel to Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory to participate in the MORS (Military Operations Research Society) annual meeting.

February 2018 -- Programming team to compete at annual Mercer Contest

February 7, 2018 – The 2017 Citadel Math Jeopardy Contest II

All freshmen are invited to participate in the 2017 Citadel Math Jeopardy Contest II to be held from 6:30-9:00pm in GR 117. Refreshments will be served. The top 3 teams win bragging rights and prizes. Submit team members and a team name to Jamme Butler jbutler3[at]citadel[dot]edu.

 

RECENT NEWS

February 3, 2018 -- 2018 Charleston STEM Festival

Cadets Jacob Blankenship and Elizabeth Spoehel along with Drs. Mei Chen and Richard Robinson from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science had an exhibit at the annual Charleston STEM Festival held at Brittlebank Park.  The students and faculty interacted with local children to promote mathematics and computer science using fun activities.

October 24, 2017 – Students compete at The 2017 Citadel Math Jeopardy Contest I

Six teams consisting of 23 students competed at the annual Math Jeopardy competition. Math majors James Andrus, Jamme Butler, Hsin-Yun Ching, and Pang J. Hsu formed the winning team, math majors Skyler Addy, Aaron Gilberto, William Hesse, and Zachary Parker formed the second place team, and third place went to the team of Andrew Burckhalter (MECH), Blayne Hayes (MECH), Brett Lipscomb (CS), and Zachary Smith (MATH).

October 12, 2017 -- Cybersecurity Team wins best Forensic Team at 2017 August Cyber Challenge

James Andrus (captain), Andrew Becker, Scott Deaver, John Delpizzo, Michael Gerba, Richard Honeycutt, Tai Lum, Brendan Michel, and Thitiphop Phucharoen won Best Forensic Team $2500 at the 2017 August Cyber Challenge.

August 2017 – Cadet Elizabeth Spoehel receives Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship

Elizabeth Spoehel, sophomore computer science and mathematics major, received the DoD Information Assurance Scholarship. After graduation, Elizabeth will be a cyber warrior with the DoD Space and Naval Warfare Center in Maryland.


April 8-10, 2017 -- Cybersecurity team competes at 5th Annual Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition

Andrew Fayed, Chris Gibson, Sean Sullivan, and Anthony Zovich competed at the 5th Annual PCDC at Trident Technical College.

April 6-8, 2017 -- Students present at National Council on Undergraduate Research conference

James Carignan and Andrew Fayed orally presented their research project entitled "Analyzing Geotagged Tweets to Evaluate India's Sentiments Through the 21st Century" at the NCUR conference held at the University of Memphis.  Their research was supervised by Dr. Joshi.

March 20-22, 2017 -- Students attend 2017 Military Operations Research Society (MORS) Conference

Hsin-Yun Ching, Pang Hsu, Topper Knutson-Harper, and Luke Tiscareno attended the 2017 MORS Eduation and Professional Development Colloquium at the Naval Academy.

March 10-11, 2017 -- Students compete and present at the Mathematical Association of America Southeast section meeting

James Andrus, Hsin-Yun Ching, Marcus Harbol, Elizabeth Spoehel, Luke Tiscareno, and Welfare Wang competed in the Math Jeopardy competition at the 2017 MAA-SE section meeting at Mercer University.  The team competed well but was eliminated after the first round.

James Andrus, Hsin-Yun Ching, Marcus Harbol, Luke Tiscareno, and Welfare Wang orally presented their research projects entitled "Ensuring Secure and Fairly Timed Computer Network Communication," "Determinant of a Fibonacci Matrix," "Augmented Happy Function with Complex Variables,"  "A Rational Fibonacci to the n," and "Fibonacci and Lucas Identity with Third and Fifth Power," respectively.  These projects were supervised by Drs. Banik, Florez, Mukherjee, Swart, and Verdicchio.

February 24-25, 2017 -- Programming team competes at Mercer Contest

Adrian Beaput, John Delpizzo, Sylvester Freeman, Ricahrd Honneycutt, Andrew Seay, and Wyatt Wilkerson competed at the annual Mercer programming competition at Mercer University.

February 17-18, 2017 -- Students present research at Kennesaw Mountain Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

James Andrus, Marcus Harbol, Nathan McAnally, Luke Tiscareno, and Welfare Wang orally presented their research projects entitled "Ensuring Secure and Fairly Timed Computer Network Communication," "Augmented Happy Function with Complex Variables," "Identities of the Generalized Fibonacci Polynomials," "A Rational Fibonacci to the n," and "Fibonacci and Lucas Identity with Third and Fifth Power," respectively.  These projects were supervised by Drs. Banik, Florez, Mukherjee, Swart, and Verdicchio.

February 11, 2017 -- Cadets help at 2017 Charleston STEM Festival

James Andrus and Elizabeth Spoehel show the fun of mathematics to local kids at the 2017 Charleston STEM Festival.

November 4-5, 2016 -- Students present research at Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Southeastern Region conference

James, Carignan, Andrew Fayed, Newton McCollum, and Benjamin McIntosh presented their paper Using TWIG: India's Past Versus Present Via Topic Modeling at the CCSC-SE conference.  This project was supervised by Dr. Joshi.  James Andrus present his poster "Ensuring Secure and Fairly Timed Computer Network Communication" and was awarded a short oral presentation.  His project was supervised by Drs. Banik, Swart, and Verdicchio.

November 2016 -- Programming team competes at ACM contest

Oscar Arline, Adrian Beaput, Andrew Becker, John Delpizzo, Richard Honeycutt, Andrew Seay, Adam Swann, Wyatt Wilkerson, and Anthony Zovich competed at the ACM programming contest.

Oceober 29-30, 2016 -- Cadet presents research at SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum

James Andrus presented his poster "Ensuring Secure and Fairly Timed Computer Network Communication" at the 2nd Annual SURF conference at Wofford College.  This project was supervised by Drs. Banik, Swart, and Verdicchio.

October 19, 2016 -- MACS Leadership Day with Google

On Leadership Day, four folks from Google, including Jeff Stevenson, came to Thompson Hall for a Senior Leadership Integration Seminar.  They have supported one of these seminars for the past 5 years and Dr. Michael Verdicchio has helped facilitate the last 4 of them. The previous ones have been at the Google office in Ladson, SC but this year there was some access protocal issues outside everyone's control. 

October 12, 2016 -- Cybersecurity team competes at Augusta Cyber Challenge

Andrew Fayed, Chris Gibson, Newton McCollum, Sean Sullivan, and Anthony Zovich (captain) placed first among college teams during the final round at the August Cyber Challenge.

September 9, 2016 -- Dr. Shankar Banik receives recognition award from the Citadel Board of Visitors

Dr. Shankar Banik was recognized by the Citadel Board of Visitors for the establishment of the Center for Intelligence and Cybersecurity, the earned designation as a Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security, and his contribution to academics at the Citadel.

April 2016 -- National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education

The Citadel has been designated as a national center of academic excellence in cyber defense education through academic year 2021 by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.

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