Hi, I'm Spencer. I'm a fourth-year CS PhD candidate at Cornell University.
My current research interests are in theoretical cryptography, particularly lattice-based cryptography, but in the past I've also worked on learning theory and causality projects. I'm extremely fortunate to be advised by Noah Stephens-Davidowitz.
Outside of research, I play ultimate frisbee for Cornell, and I'm playing the long game with progressive bodyweight training and meditation. I also enjoy swing dancing and basketball. As of now (May 2022) I'm heading to Berkeley for
Lattices and Beyond!
In past lives, I studied computer science and physics at the University of Washington, and had several eye-opening internships: two with Microsoft's Quantum Architectures and Computing group, and a summer at Jane Street Capital.
Email me at sp2473 "at" cornell.edu, or ping me on Twitter (@spencerjpeters).
I had to write a little bit after reading some [Scott Alexander](https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/slightly-against-underpopulation). Even Mr. Everyman Reasonable Rationalist thinks 2100 isn't a real year. It's not ...