Robert W. Ellis is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Tennessee, where he is pursuing a Masters Degree in Statistics. After completion of this degree, he plans to seek employment in the industrial setting before pursuing a Ph.D. in Statistics. This research project became a fascination of his during a junior-level seminar class taught by Dr. Anant Godbole, the chair of the Department of Mathematics at East Tennessee State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Foreign Languages in 2001. Parts of this research were presented in April 2001 at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, at the Sixth Annual North Carolina Mini-Conference on Graph Theory, Combinatorics, and Computing.

Faculty Sponsor:
Anant Godbole - East Tennessee State University