Ben’s background is in pure and computational mathematics, specifically Group and Representation Theory, Lie Theory, Algebraic Geometry, and Symbolic Computation. His research has been published in several journals, including Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, International Mathematics Research Notices, and Nagoya Mathematical Journal.
Ben cut his programming teeth doing data analysis for the HiRes Fly’s Eye cosmic ray experiment at University of Utah and later transitioned to computational mathematics in graduate school. Since then, in addition to his programing work at Galois, he has contributed to the Sage “Open Source Mathematics Software” project.
Ben earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Utah.