Chair and Associate Professor, Computer Science
Michael Peterson is an associate professor in the department of computer science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Dr. Peterson earned his Ph.D. in computer Science and Engineering from Wright State University in 2008. He also obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Wright State University. He spent the past academic year as a visiting professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage.
Dr. Peterson's research efforts are focused on the application of bio-inspired techniques to problem domains in bioinformatics, pattern recognition and image processing. He has also worked closely with the US Air Force Research Laboratory throughout his academic career.