Peter's History and Contact Information

(From a Wall Street Journal article)

  • I am currently an associate professor in the
    Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.
    (short professional bio)

  • From September, 1999 to March, 2002 I was a Senior Researcher
    in the Artificial Intelligence Principles Research Department at AT&T Labs Research.

  • I graduated in 1998 with a Ph.D. in CS from CMU. My advisor was Manuela Veloso.
  • Her advisor was Jaime Carbonell, whose advisor was Roger Schank.
  • Here's a picture of all four of us taken by Ed Feigenbaum at a DARPA workshop in January 2005.
  • For three more generations of academic lineage see Ray Mooney's genealogy page.
  • My Ph.D. thesis is entitled "Layered Learning in Multi-Agent Systems". It was published as a book by MIT Press.
    While at CMU, I played violin with the CMU philharmonic in concerts at the Kennedy Center, Boston's Symphony Hall, and New York's Carnegie Hall.
    (short musical bio)

  • I graduated in 1993 from The University of Chicago with a BS in math.
    I played on the Men's Soccer team for 4 years.

  • I graduated in the class of 1989 from Amherst Central High School near Buffalo, NY. (Alumni page)

  • My sister Mira earned her Ph.D. in environmental engineering at UVA in 2004 and is now a professor at Drexel. My father, Russell, is a professor of sociology at American University, and my mother, Rala, is a speech/language pathologist at Gallaudet University. Mira scanned in a good picture of them.

  • In my free time, I continue to play soccer and violin when I'm not preoccupied with raising my daughter (1998) and two sons (2000, 2002).

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