K. M. Peterson
My name is K. M. Peterson, and this is my personal website.
The point of this site is to allow my friends and family to "keep up" with what I'm doing. It's just a personal site, there's really no advertising here. It's just me.
Who I am
I live in Brookline, Massachusetts. Brookline (originally called "Muddy River, A Part of Boston") does border the city of Boston. In 2002, I moved to the Brookline Village area from North Brookline, where I lived for many years. Contact Info | Photo Gallery | PGP Key
What I do
Most recently, I was Senior Director of Information Technology at Basis Technology Corporation, in Cambridge, a firm providing solutions for the analysis of text-based information in Asian, European and Middle-Eastern languages. Prior to Basis, I was employed at John Snow, Inc. and World Education in Boston, after 8 years at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Genome Center is now the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; I was the Manager of the Computer Systems Operations group. I also spent time as a consultant working for MIT's Network Security Team, part of Information Systems at MIT. Resume
Where I've Been
I was a undergraduate student at Boston University full-time from 1977 to 1978. I then went to work for the Boston University School of Medicine until 1981. I worked for Henco Software, the Savings Management Computer Corporation, Frey Associates [all these companies are defunct, absorbed into other organizations, or otherwise deceased], Data Resources, Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Prime Computer [defunct], Computervision [defunct], and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
In the meantime, I returned to Boston University in 1987. I was a part time student at Metropolitan College at BU in the Philosophy department until I graduated in 1993. My area of interest was Ethics and Moral Theory - although most of the classes I took in my area were taken at Harvard University Extension School.