Benjamin Johnson, Ph.D.
Benjamin Johnson is a senior visiting researcher at the Chair of Cyber Trust.
Before coming to TUM, Benjamin was a research associate at Carnegie Mellon University; and prior to that, he held both teaching and research positions at the University of California, Berkeley. He has also been a visiting scholar at the Pennsylvania State University and at the University of Münster.
Benjamin received his Ph.D. in Logic and the Methodology of Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Virginia Tech University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Liberty University.
Benjamin’s past research has spanned a number of fields, including computer security, user privacy, as well as the economics of security and game theory, and computational complexity theory. Recent research projects focused on bitcoin, user studies involving brainwave signals for use in computer authentication, steganography and steganalysis, and cyberinsurance.