Ben is a leading expert on generative AI and authoritarianism

Ben has been interviewed by BBC, CNN, Financial Times, and Meet The Press while his research on Russian and Chinese online information operations has been cited in The Wall Street Journal, Nature, and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is the author of an upcoming chapter in O'Reilly's Bad Data.


Ben currently serves as CTO and President of Omelas, a firm that tracks authoritarian influence online, as a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy and Analysis, and a Penn Kemble Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy. He has written over 100 pieces for the Center for European Policy and is the author of a chapter on the technical challenges of data summarization in the upcoming book Bad Data, published by O'Reilly. Ben speaks Arabic, French, Farsi, and Russian.


Ben is the author of a chapter in the upcoming edition of O'Reilly's Bad Data. In the chapter, readers will learn how to understand what's important in large and dirty datasets. The chapter will introduce readers of all technical levels to approaches to cleaning datasets, applying basic analysis to understand what's important, and implementing advanced techniques to retrieve clear answers on how to interpret the data.