Ben Weintraub

Ben Weintraub

PhD Student, Computer Science

Northeastern University

I am a third year PhD student at Northeastern University in the Networks and Distributed Systems Security lab where I work with Professor Cristina Nita-Rotaru. My research focuses on exploring security implications of the underlying network in distributed protocols.

Before grad school, I was a Software Engineer in Silicon Valley.

When I’m not doing computer science, I enjoy reading (mostly non-fiction), playing ultimate, and backpacking as far from civilization as I can get.


  • Distributed Ledgers
  • Anonymous Communication
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Network Protocols


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, 2013

    University of Iowa