Ben graduated with a B.S. in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) on May 11, 2018. He is currently in his first year of the Computing & Information Sciences Ph.D. program at RIT. His research interests focus on the exploration of human social factors in Natural Language Processing, Software Engineering, and Cybersecurity domains.
Ben hopes to someday foster the pursuit of knowledge in the next generation of students by teaching Computational Linguistics and Software Engineering. His plan B is to be an official Master Builder for LEGO in Billund, Denmark.
Ben's interests include data visualization, computer-aided design, 3D printing, regular expressions, boardgames, lock picking, reading, writing, spreadsheets, LEGO building, craft beer, linguistics, mythology, alchemy, text-based adventure games, and organic tea. He has an insatiable passion for learning, regardless of the topic.