Hi I’m Peter! I’m a New Mexican computer scientist, maker, climber, and burrito aficionado living in Boston, Massachusetts. I work as a graduate student at MIT, and I spend my free time making things in MIT’s Hobby Shop and Glass Lab, climbing at the MIT Climbing Wall, and exploring the vegetarian options in Boston.
My goal is to make numerical software easier to use so that scientists can spend more time on science and less time programming. I create novel algorithms and use Julia (a “high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for numerical computing”) in order to automate performance engineering tasks in numerical software. This allows me to create simple interfaces to numerical computing routines, without sacrificing performance.