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Ethan Petersen


  • Email
  • [email protected]
  • Phone
  • (815) 931-5217
  • Address
  • 8181 Seale Ave
  • Postal Code & City
  • CA 94303 Palo Alto
  • Region
  • California
  • English
  • Native speaker
Work Experience

2016-03-07 till 2016-08-12

Intern at Tesla Motors:

Within Tesla Motors lives Tesla Energy, a revolutionary venture in energy innovation.

Wrote backend applications for sales engineers to simulate stationary storage performance and provide insight to market fits

Architected and wrote server-side Python applications to intelligently optimize battery (dis)charge according to energy bill structure

2015-07-21 till 2015-08-21

Software Engineering Intern at Direct Supply:

An established innovator within the senior living industry, Direct Supply provides full life-cycle solutions for building, furnishing, and monitoring skilled-nursing facilities and assisted-living homes.

Improved software quality assurance through extensive unit testing

Learned best-practices in Agile software development

2015-06-08 till 2015-07-17

Research Intern at Pacific Undergraduate Research Experience:

Led by Dr. Luis Garcia-Puente and Dr. Rebecca Garcia, the PURE Math program began with two weeks of instruction in computational algebraic geometry, followed by three weeks of group research on an applied topic.

Collaborated with Ryan Kruse, Dane Miyata, Ihmar Aldana to produce original results pertaining to neural ideals

Developed algebro-geometric algorithms into open-source Python/Cython implementations

2014-11-30 till 2015-02-20

Software Engineering Intern at Rose-Hulman Ventures:

Consulted for Direct Supply to redesign a solution for tracking and logging inventory and contracts.

Cooperated with three other interns to build web pages and services in Outsystems to view and edit inventory items

Learned effective technical collaboration and communication with long-distance stakeholders

RHIT Career Center

2014-09-07 till 2016-02-22

Assisted in set-up and management of quarterly career fairs on campus.


2014-09-07 till 2018-05-30

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Bachelor: Computer Science and Mathematics (3.74)


Best Student Project Travel Award


Independent Project/Research Opportunities Program

This award would pay for a student and faculty advisor to present at a conference: conference fees, air fare, hotels, meals, etc.

Goldwater Scholarship Nominee


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.

Theodore Paine Palmer Award


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Awarded by vote of the mathematics faculty to a student or students who have demonstrated excellence in mathematics during the freshman year.


Programming: Python, Cython, Swift, Objective-C, Java, Hive, Pig, Sqoop, Oozie

Econometrics: Stochastic simulation, Event studies, Regression models


Outdoors: Hiking, Rafting, SCUBA Diving