Furious, the beast writhed and wriggled its iterated integrals beneath the King’s polynomial blows, collapsed into an infinite series of indeterminate terms, then got back up by raising itself to the nth power .... - Stanislaw Lem, The Cyberiad, "The Second Sally"

A portrait of Ben. Sorry for the bad lighting.


I am a student at Princeton University, where I study mathematics, theoretical computer science, and much else. Recently, I collaborated with Zeev Dvir on applying the lemma of Croot, Lev, and Pach used in the solution of the cap set problem to find a new matrix rigidity upper bound. Previously, I was a member of the Arora research group, which focuses on unsupervised learning with provable guarantees.


This is my CV, periodically updated.


This website is perpetually under construction; hence the slow traffic and presence of jackhammers.