Pete Wurman

CTO and Technical Co-Founder

Widely respected for his research and practical application of Internet and e-commerce technologies, Pete oversees the architecture of Kiva's host control material handling software platform and the creation of resource algorithms that drive various modules of our systems.  Prior to joining Kiva, Pete was an Associate Professor of Computer Science at North Carolina State, where he served as co-director of the university's e-commerce program and a member of the faculty of its operations research program.  An early researcher in Internet auction technology, Pete led the development of the Michigan Internet AuctionBot in 1995 and earned a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award to study flexible trading agents. He has spent the past decade researching multi-agent resource planning, game theory and computational mechanism design.  Pete holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a MS and a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

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