Originally from Amherst, Massachusetts, Connor completed a 3-2 Combined Plan program, receiving a BA in Computer Science from Middlebury College and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University. Some of his undergraduate projects included protocols for using SCP for untrusted peer-to-peer file transfer and an evolutionary algorithm for creating soft-bodied robots.
He worked previously in research in distributed networking at Middlebury and in Columbia's Advanced Manufacturing Lab, where he co-authored a paper on the effectiveness of laser shock peening in preventing stress corrosion cracking in different types of brasses. He also worked extensively as an outdoor leadership camp counselor. Connor ran NCAA DIII track and cross-country for Middlebury, and now enjoys running, hiking, biking, and playing guitar in his spare time.
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