Peter Mann Winkler is a research mathematician, author of more than 125 research papers in mathematics and patent holder in a broad range of applications, ranging from cryptography to marine navigation. His research areas include discrete mathematics, theory of computation and probability theory. He is currently a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Dartmouth College.
Peter Winkler studied Mathematics at Harvard University and later received his PhD in 1975 from Yale University. He has also served as an Assistant Professor at Stanford, Full Professor and Chair at Emory and as a Mathematics Research Director at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies.
He has also published two books on mathematical puzzles: Mathematical Puzzles: A connoisseur's collection (A K Peters, 2004, ISBN 978-1-56881-201-4) and Mathematical Mind-Benders (A K Peters, 2007, ISBN 978-1-56881-336-3).