philip.pitura [at] umanitoba.ca
Advisor: David Gerhard
I am currently a Computer Science Ph.D. student working on research concerning High Performance training for Olympic Fencing in Virtual Reality here at the HCI Lab. I also teach courses about Programming Language Theory as well as Virtual Reality. Previously, I have worked for BlackBerry as a Multimedia developer as well as a Technical Support Analyst. This position allowed me to gain another Technical Support position where I was a Junior Developer at Storm Applied Technologies. In both these positions I was focused on customer communication and rapidly learning new techniques and technologies. I have also held a number of casual web development positions notably for the Woman's mental health research Unit at the U of R and for various not-for profit and community groups.
I also train full time as a Fencer on the Canadian national team. This has been my focus for the past 15+ years. In 2018 I was the Canadian Men's Sabre Commonwealth Fencing Championship Team Captain and again for the 2019 FISU World University Games. I am a leader and strongly focused on always learning and improving.