Ari Lamstein graduated in April 2000 from the University of Michigan with a BA in Mathematics. He conducted this research during his senior year and, as a participant on the REU program, the summer immediately following it. After earning his BA he accepted a position on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, and is currently teaching English in Japan. His hobbies include hiking, music and travelling. He hopes to enter a Ph.D. program in Computer Science in fall 2001.