I would like to thank my colleague and friend Robert Olson for his efforts in editing this work. I would also like to thank the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at SUNY Fredonia who not only served as my instructors, but also welcomed me back as a colleague. I would also like to thank Drs. Dan Berggren and Charles Telly whose infectious passion for academics has kept myself and countless others engaged in the field.
Finally, I would like to thank those students who participated in reviewing and commenting on drafts of this text: