Thank you, Professor Martin Levine for making me think that I can, for sharing your extensive knowledge of the field, and for patiently reminding me each time I got ahead of myself to slow down and reflect.
Thank you, Thierry Baron, Marc Bolduc, Stephen Benoit, Don Bui, Franco Callari, Michael Daum, James Elder, Michael Kelly, Gal Sela, Gilbert Soucy, Kenong Wu and John Zelek for your advice, insight and technical expertise. Thanks to Ornella Cavaliere for invaluable advice and support. I also extend my thanks to Professor Peter Caines and Professor George Zames for their help.
Mom, Dad, and Carine, this is for you.