Ben is currently a PhD student in the Golisano College for Computing & Information Sciences (GCCIS) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He has a BS in Software Engineering from RIT. He intends to pursue a tenure-track faculty position teaching computational linguistics and cybersecurity. His research is focused on the sociolinguistic characteristics of conversations about security and how they can be leveraged to improve communication between software developers and the quality of the code they write. In his free time he enjoys writing, philosophy, Lego, and comic books.