Peter Whalen

Graduate Student
Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Optimization Program
Mathematics Department
Georgia Tech
email: pwhalen3 [at] gatech dot edu


About Me | Research Interests | Papers | Hobbies

About me:

I am a fifth year graduate student in the ACO program in the Mathematics Department, advised by Robin Thomas. I plan to graduate in Spring 2014 and am looking for an industry job where I can use my training to solve interesting real-world problems.

I did my undergraduate work at Princeton University. My thesis was on algebraic properties of graphs, particularly graph Jacobians and Weierstrass points with Sergey Norin.

After college I worked for a year as a computer scientist for consulting firm Elysium Digital, primarily doing source code analysis for intellectual property litigation.

As of September 2013, this is my current resume.


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I like games and sports of pretty much any variety. I particularly enjoy card and board games and play a weekly game of Ultimate Frisbee.

I spend some of my free time as an amateur game designer and programmer. In college, some friends and I built Legions of Lore, a browser-based Risk-like game. Since then, I've built an iOS trading card game, Hoshando, which is in the final stages of development, mostly centered around incorporating non-stick figure art assets.

In the process, I developed a fairly powerful card game engine in Unity that I used to build Dream Quest, a roguelike deck-building game. A Windows 64-bit demo for Dream Quest is available here, with a Mac version here. Note that the game is very much a work in progress, particularly with regards to presentation.