President of Ayers Island, LLC. He came to the University of Maine in 1983 to assume the first permanent chair in the Department of Computer Science. Prior to joining the University of Maine, George worked for ten years at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York. There he pursued key work in the foundations of computer science and performed research in various theoretical and practical subjects.
Before joining IBM. George was a post doctoral fellow in the Mathematics Department at Harvard University where he obtained his PhD. and M.A. in Mathematics. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University
George also founded Trefoil Corporation in 1994 as a computer software and general consulting firm. Trefoil offers custom programming and a wide variety of technical services
Director of Cultural Affairs for Ayers Island, LLC and also Vice President of Trefoil Corporation. Prior to these positions, Peter was Vice President and General Manager of Logical Solutions Co., Inc., a computer services and networking company which he joined in 1984. Peter was the founder and President of Arkwright Boats, Inc., a custom builder of commer4cial fishing boats based in Deer Isle, Maine.
At various times in his life, he has been a house carpenter, boat carpenter, teacher, poet, deckhand on a schooner, photographer and videographer.
Peter served in the U.S, Peace Corps in India developing improved bullock drawn farm implements in a Ford Foundation sponsored workshop. He was also a surveyor for the Nagajunasagar irrigation project.
Peter holds a B.S. degree form Cornell University in Industiral and Labor relations and an M.A from Columbia Univeristy in Education.
Project Manager at Ayers Island, LLC. He has experience as both a research scientist and as a professional mariner. He holds a PhD. in Pharmacology from Stanford University, with post-doctorate work at the Univeristy of Wisconsin. John taught for a number of years as a tenured professor at he Univeristy of South Florida Medical School specializing in biochemical mechanisms of drug action and performing cancer research.
After a lifetime sailing and racing small sailboats as an avocation, John left the academe to explore a second career at sea. He earned his Third mate's license at the Maine Maritime Academy and sailed for seberal years on working boats in the Gulf of Mexico and along the East Coast.