Ben joined IBM Research (Melbourne, Australia) in March, as a Research Staff Member, after 9 years away from Melbourne in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously he was a full-time Researcher at Microsoft Research, Silicon Valley for close to 3 years and has worked in the research divisions of Google, Yahoo! and Intel. Ben earned the PhD in Computer Science from UC Berkeley under Peter Bartlett in 2010, collaborating closely with the SecML group, at the boundary of machine learning and security. Prior to that he completed undergraduate studies in his hometown at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
At Microsoft, Ben shipped production systems for entity resolution in Bing and the Xbox360 (driving huge success accounting for revenues in the $100m's); he actively researches topics in machine learning, security, privacy, and databases; and has recently served on the Program Committees in the top conferences in these areas.
For full list of publications, and conference service see Ben's external homepage.