Many people have supported me in this project. I would like to thank them all.
First, I would like to thank my advisors: Debashis Aikat, Paul Jones, and Gregory Newby who have all been very supportive and whose guidance has been truly appreciated.
I would also like to thank Vint Cerf and Phil Barrett for taking the time to speak with me.
I would like to thank the Park Foundation for the fellowship which allowed me to complete this project.
Lastly, I would like to thank Charles Vance for his technical assistance and general support.