Olaf earned his Ph. D. in CS at Stanford University in 2002, then served as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at SUNY Stony Brook before arriving at St. Olaf in Fall 2004. His research interests include computational geometry, graphics, computer vision, and elements of human cognition. Olaf has worked with students on research projects since his days as a staff researcher at the Geometry Center in Minnesota, between college (at Swarthmore) and graduate school. He grew up in West Africa, studied mathematics in Budapest, and has worked in CS from coast to coast. Olaf co-founded the Twin Cities Free-Net, and enjoys playing soccer and ultimate frisbee, learning about first century history, camping in the winter, and spending time with his wife Christy and their daughters Viveka and Annelise.