# LWW - Bio

## Educational/Mathematical Background

- - B.S. Applied Mathematics w/ Highest Honors - Georgia Tech (1982)
- - M.S. Operations Research - Georgia Tech (1983)
- - Freshman Mathematics Award (1979)
- - Pi Mu Epsilon Senior Mathematics Award (1982)
- - Senior Mathematics Prize - Highest In-Major GPA (1982)
- - Member of Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society
- - Math SAT - 99th percentile (1977)
- - AP Calculus BC score - 5 out of 5 (1978)

Larry was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1960. He graduated Cum Laude in 1978 from the McCallie School, a private, boys prep school in Chattanooga. Beginning in the sixth grade, Larry developed a strong interest in mathematics and problem solving. This interest grew much stronger during his six years at McCallie, and his knowledge and love of mathematics blossomed under his instructors, whose own love of the subject was clearly evident. During his junior and senior years there, he was instructed by Mr. Lance Nickel, who taught Larry not only pre-Calculus and the Calculus, but more importantly how to study mathematics, how to learn mathematics, and the concept of mathematical maturity. As a result, Larry ended his mathematical career at McCallie by achieving the maximum possible score on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam at the end of his senior year.

Larry entered the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) in the fall of 1978 on a full scholarship majoring in mathematics with a minor in computer science. He quickly exhausted the mathematics circulum there, earning the Freshman Mathematics Award along the way and decided to forego the scholarship and transfer to the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech, Larry continued his Mathematics major with a computer science minor. He earned a BS in Applied Mathematics with highest honors in March 1982. In his senior year, he was awarded the Senior Mathematics Prize, the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Award, and was inducted into the Pi Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society. In the summer of 1982, Larry entered graduate school, at Georgia Tech, in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering majoring in Operations Research. Larry earned his MS in Operations Research in June 1983. In the fall of 1992 now living in Maryland, Larry was accepted into the PhD program in Computer Science at the Johns Hopkins University as a part-time student while working full-time at the Aberdeen Proving Ground as an Operations Research Analyst at the Army Research Lab. While in the program, Larry took classes in algorithm design and analysis, computer graphics, and computational geometry. Larry left the program in 1994 after personal and work demands proved too much to balance with academic pursuits.