I typically am found solving the latest mathematical challenges while wrestling wild bears in the Appalachian Mountains. When actually at home, I am located in the Northern Kentucky region near Cincinnati and can often be seen wandering around on Northern Kentucky University's campus striking thoughtful poses and mumbling to myself. In other words, acting like a professor (okay, I'm just adjunct). I formerly did the same thing as a graduate student at North Carolina State, though with less practiced chin and beard stroking. My research interest is primarily in graphics but I also stay up on security and cryptology--my undergrad research area--so that I can more easily confuse people. Speaking of, my undergraduate school was Northern Kentucky University (NKU) where I obtained a B.S. with a double major in Computer Science and Mathematics. I have decided to take a break from the student part of academia to take a job in industry with Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions. There I act as a programmer on web and internal projects, with a concentration on secure coding. I enjoy programming and learning new languages (Python is the buzz--or would that be hiss?--right now) and would like the opportunity to make a game at some point. Other interests include hiking, disc golf, other sports, and anything away from a computer. Does that make me a bad computer geek? The anti-geek? Or would that be inverse geek? I've also been described by a friend as a "sugary donut full of skepticism." I'm not sure what that means but I'm pretty confident that it's not good. If you figure it out let me know. After hearing the above, someone else said I may be more of a "cinnamon twist of cynicism." I'm not sure which I prefer yet.