Ben leads the Machine-assisted Modeling & Analysis team at the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School. He is the recipient of a DARPA Young Faculty Award for 2020-2022 and the DARPA Director's Fellowship Award for 2022-2023.

Ben's research is at the intersection of systems biology, bioinformatics and artificial intelligence, and aims to understand how biological cells work and react to drugs and environmental signals using computational approaches. Ben developed INDRA, a software tool which automatically assembles biochemical mechanisms extracted from the scientific literature into explanatory models. He is also working on a human-machine communication system which allows scientists to interact with a computer partner to construct and test hypotheses about molecular systems. Ben obtained his Ph.D. in computational systems biology from the National University of Singapore where he worked on probabilistic approaches to modeling uncertainty in biological systems.

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