Ben is a second-year Ph.D. student working with Professor Tina Eliassi-Rad. His research focuses on the development of machine learning techniques that are robust to adversarial activity, with a specific interest in cybersecurity. Prior to joining Northeastern, Ben was a technical staff member of the Cyber Analytics and Decision Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. In this role, he developed novel algorithms and architectures for nonlinear digital signal processing and large graph analysis. Ben received the B.S. degree (with highest honors) and the M.S. degree in Computer Science in 2005 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.