Welcome to my personal website

I'm Joseph Petitti, a computer science student pursuing a Master of Science degree at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. I'm interested in system administration, software engineering, computer networking, and data science.

At WPI I'm a member of the Cake Lab research group, and I'm currently working on my Master's thesis with Professor Craig Shue.

Check out my resume for an overview of my accomplishments, and see the projects page or my GitHub for a detailed description of the projects I've been working on.


About Me

I have a pretty wide range of interests. When not buried in homework, studying, and meetings I enjoy learning about technology, hiking and camping, watching and reviewing movies, and playing games of all kinds.

Technology fascinates me. I am always excited to learn more about computer science and information-technology. In both my academic and personal life, I try to teach myself as much as I can about it by completing personal projects. This website is a perfect example of that.

Above is a picture of me at PAX East showing off a free and open source, procedurally generated, top-down, twinstick shooter game I created with two fellow students in spring 2020.

At WPI I'm a member of the Beta Theta Pi social fraternity and the Upsilon Pi Epsilon computer science honor society. I work on the Beecology Project, an NSF-funded biodiversity research project, and ASSISTments, a free platform funded by millions of dollars in federal grants that uses data-driven insights to improve high school math education.

As an Eagle Scout, I love the great outdoors. I try to go backpacking, hiking, and camping whenever I can. One of my long-term goals is to climb all of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. Below is a photo of me at the summit of Mount Fuji in September 2019.

A photo of Joseph Petitti at the summit of Mount Fuji

If you have any questions or comments about this website or any of my projects, or if you just want to say hi, feel free to email me at