Ben joined Storj in April of 2018, bringing 6 years of experience in academia, research, and consulting. Drawing from his knowledge of probability theory, Ben has been instrumental in researching the theoretical foundations and practical applications of decentralized networks at Storj. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from Georgia State University, where his research focused on decentralized algorithms and optimization. Ben, his wife Julia, and baby girl Olivia call Atlanta home. Outside of work, Ben enjoys playing chess poorly, exploring new food options in the city, and discovering new downtempo and electronic pop on Spotify.