Ben is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate working with Professor Tina Eliassi-Rad. His research focuses on improving the robustness of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications against adversarial attacks, 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.