Steve Sharp was an intern is the Theory Group at ReliaSoft. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He has a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Middlebury College (Vermont) and a Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. His academic interests include discrete event simulation and optimization. He has previously worked for LockheedMartin and the RAND Corporation. When he's not sitting in front of a computer monitor, he enjoys running, weight training and cooking.