Ben obtained his PhD from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
where he was co-advised by Professor Bill Sanders and Professor Adam Bates.
He defended his dissertation, titled “Securing the Software-Defined Networking Control Plane by Using Control and Data Dependency Techniques,” in Summer 2020.
Ben’s research focuses on the design of accountable networks in the presence of threats to dependability and security.
To this end, Ben has investigated how provenance-based solutions can be integrated
into software-defined network infrastructure.
Following his graduation, Ben joined the Computer Science Department at Georgetown University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.