Short Bio

		  Underdown Although I have lived in California and Illinois for brief periods, I mainly grew up in Rhode Island, where I attended Ponaganset High School. In high school I played football and wrestled.

After high school, I attended Brigham Young University in Utah, where I studied Computer Science. After one year there, I decided to serve a two year LDS mission and served in the Tokyo South mission. While there, I learned to speak Japanese and I also learned a great deal about Japanese culture and customs. After my mission I returned to BYU and graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science.

triple nerd score Upon graduation I worked for five years in the software industry mainly for Rigaku/MSC, a Japanese company that specializes in X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence instruments. I was fortunate to be able to spend seven months working in Osaka Japan for them. I also spent some time working for the company that is now called Omniture. During this time I met and married my lovely wife Jennifer.

In January 2005, I returned to school at the University of Utah, and did a double major in Math and Physics. Currently, I am a graduate student in Mathematics at the University of Utah.


I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy. Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

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