Ben earned his MS in Computer Science from the University of Utah where he studied computer graphics and machine learning. Following graduation in 2007 he worked in the online-advertising industry as a machine learning engineer and built an automatic machine learning system using ensembles. In 2012, as part of the founding team at Red Brain Labs, he led the development of decision services that optimized business processes for Fortune 500 companies using predictive models and simulation. After being acquired by Savvysherpa, Ben led a team working on various projects within healthcare including research on accelerometer-based bio-identification and subsequent development of a fraud-detection system using data coming from fitness trackers in an insurance wellness program. Outside of work Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, exploring the mountains, trail running, and competing in triathlons.
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