I'm Peter Karpov, computer science and math enthusiast. My passion for computer science began in high school. Since then, I've been designing, studying and implementing various algorithms. VALIS (immune-inspired supervised learning algorithm) and Ascension (metaheuristic optimization framework) are my most significant projects to date. A short description of some other research projects can be found at my homepage. Also, I have a kind of micro-blog mostly dedicated to whatever mathematical curiosities that happen to cross my mind and enjoy making mathematical art and visualizations. Aside from Patreon, my research has never received any support. With your help, I hope to continue my studies.