I am a recent graduate of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science. I began the research that would lead me to the idea for this paper during the summer of 2004 as part of the VIGRE undergraduate research program at Columbia. During the following
year I developed this idea further and it turned into my senior thesis. My current interests are applying mathematics to search engine design, text analysis, and finance.
Dr. Charles Doran
, Professor of Mathematics,
University of Washington