Ben Weintraub PhD Candidate, Computer Science Northeastern University
✉️ weintraub.b [at] northeastern [dot] edu
📍 Boston, MA
🔵 Google Scholar
I am a fourth year PhD student at Northeastern University in the Networks and Distributed Systems Security lab where I work with 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.
<aside> 📌 [January 10, 2023] My guest post on blog Public Exposure was published today! It’s about defending against frontrunning in Ethereum. Thanks to the Lari and the Public Exposure team for their fine editorial work!
<aside> 📌 [December 9, 2022] I’ve accepted an offer to intern at MIT-Lincoln Labs in the Secure Resilient Systems and Technology Group. Looking forward to the experience!
<aside> 📌 [August 17, 2022] Our paper A Flash(bot) in the Pan: Measuring Maximal Extractable Value in Private Pools has been accepted at ACM IMC ‘22
🎓 BS in Electrical Engineering, 2013
[University of Iowa](<https://uiowa.edu/>)