My name is Mimi Tsuruga. I am an undergraduate student at Hunter College of the City University of New York. I am part of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for the summer season in 2006. The program's title is "Geometric Visualizations".
My associated mentor is Ulises Cervantes, a developer at Wolfram Research. This project is an extension of on-going projects by Professor George Francis at UIUC. Other mentors include Stuart Levy with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and Michael Trott and Eric Weisstein, who are also at Wolfram Research.
The above title is the Japanese word for Syzygy, which is a kind of unity, especially through coordination or alignment, most commonly used in the astronomical sense. Since we are working on a portage for Syzygy, and because I am Japanese-American, this name was chosen for the project.