Phone: (865) 576-3569
Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2009
Master of Science, Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2012
Research Experience and Interests
Benjamin Martin is a Graduate Research Assistant at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He joined ORNL in 2010 and is part of the Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) group. Currently Benjamin’s research is in the area of image classification and high performance implementation of machine learning algorithms.
His previous areas of research relate mostly to machine learning and data mining. These research areas include Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) neural network architectures, curiosity-based machine learning, and statistical topic modeling. Benjamin graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and received his master's degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 2012. Currently, he is pursuing his PhD at the University of Tennessee with a focus in high performance machine learning algorithms. In the summer of 2008 Benjamin participated in a student internship for the University of Tennessee’s Machine Intelligence Lab as well as a firmware design internship for Control Technology Inc. in Knoxville, TN. In addition, he was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the University of Tennessee’s Engineering Fundamentals Department during the 2009-2010 academic year.
Benjamin’s area of expertise is in software systems research and programming with a concentration in machine learning and intelligent systems. He is also proficient in many programming languages and has an interest in high performance computing as well as embedded systems programming.