Ben Weintraub

About Me

I am a fifth year PhD candidate in the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern University where I work with Cristina Nita-Rotaru. My research has broadened over the course of my PhD. Generally speaking, I'm interested in the security of internet protocols. My research has mostly focused on validating the correctness of security-aware protocols from DNSSEC to SDN to the wild west of the blockchain space.

I am an engineer by training, and worked as a software engineer for five years at both IBM and a since-purchased Silicon Valley startup.


  • June 9, 2023 Our paper MSNetViews: Geographically Distributed Management of Enterprise Network Security Policy won runner-up for best paper at ACM SACMAT '23! A great effort by all my coauthors!
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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