About Me

Patrick F. Wilbur is a computer science Ph.D. student at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, USA. His research and teaching interests include usable security, identification, virtualization, operating systems, file systems, artificial intelligence, game theory, ubiquitous computing, systems biology, and human-computer interaction. He is a co-author of Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization (Prentice Hall, 2008). In his spare time, he enjoys being involved with his local church, hiking, cooking, and writing essays, poetry, and music.

He has an Erdös number of at most 6:
(Me ↔ Todd Deshane ↔ Christopher A. Lynch ↔ Leo Bachmair ↔ Nachum Dershowitz ↔ Andreas R. Blass ↔ Paul Erdös)

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Full Biography

Professionally, Patrick F. Wilbur is a computer science Ph.D. student at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, USA. He is also member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Advanced Computing Systems Association (USENIX). He has co-taught training classes and presented at USENIX conferences, participated in and given a talk at NYACS events, and have given a couple student talks at MAA events.

Academically, Patrick F. Wilbur’s research and teaching interests include usable security, identification, virtualization, operating systems, file systems, artificial intelligence, game theory, ubiquitous computing, systems biology, and human-computer interaction. He is a co-author of Running Xen: A Hands-on Guide to the Art of Virtualization (Prentice Hall, 2008). He has competed several times in the ACM student programming competition, the IBM Master the Mainframe student contest, and several other competitions.

Personally, Patrick F. Wilbur has many hobbies not directly related to computers. He enjoys writing essays, writing poetry, and occasionally attempting to compose music for piano and organ. He currently holds a General’s Class amateur radio license, and his radio interests include emergency communications, APRS, packet radio, amateur satellite operation, IRLP, and telephone autopatches. He is certified to pilot a boat and has enjoyed motor boating, but has lately taken up an interest in kayaking and canoeing. Cooking is one of his favorite hobbies inside, and outside he enjoys driving and hiking. He strongly opposes Chicago Style in writing due to its inconsistent grammar/technical structure, and he is an avid supporter of serial commas, comma use before subordinating conjunctions, and semicolon use whenever ‘however’ is used outside of prosody.

Spiritually, Patrick F. Wilbur is a Christian and believes in Jesus as his savior. He really does not like “religious” as a term to describe Christians, and believes it does not do an authentic Christian faith justice. He believes it is important to have a personal relationship with God and tries hard to maintain one. His life has been greatly impacted and transformed by his relationship with God. He also strongly values the importance of local church involvement.

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