Birant Ramazan has been teaching math at the college level since 1990. He received a BS in Mathematics from the University of Bucharest, Romania and an MS and PhD in Mathematics from the University of Orleans, France. He is a member of the Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy and he has had visiting professor positions at Indiana University and Arizona State University. He has been working at UNR since 2002. While at UNR, he prepared the UNR team for the 2005 Putnam Competition where the team ranked 43rd (the highest ever for a Nevada university) out of more than 500 universities in North America. He is the UNR Math Club sponsor and leads the UNR Math Circle for Northern Nevada high school students.