Ben is a Research Associate in Therapeutic Science at the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School. His 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.
- I was selected as a DARPA Riser to participate in DARPA's 60th anniversary Symposium (DARPA60) in Sept 2018, National Harbor, MD. I will present "Model-building machines that monitor, understand, and explain complex systems at scale".
- In October 2018 I will give an invited talk at the Integrative Pathway Modelling in Systems Biology and Systems Medicine conference in Germany: http://www.integrative-pathway-models.de/meetings/income2018-conference-...
- In May 2018 I was an invited speaker at the Modeling the World's Systems conference (http://pittmodelingconference.sci.pitt.edu/) in Pittsburgh and gave a tutorial on automated model assembly with INDRA: http://htmlpreview.github.io/?https://github.com/sorgerlab/indra_apps/blob/master/tutorial/Tutorial.html
- An intro video for our paper "From word models to executable models of signaling networks using automated assembly" is now available at: https://vimeo.com/265004298