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Research Interests

Computational complexity theory, and in particular algebraic complexity, algorithms for algebraic problems, error correcting codes and pseudorandomness.

Previously, I was a CMI postdoc at Caltech, and before that, a Ph.D. student at the Theory of Computation group at Tel Aviv University, advised by Amir Shpilka.


Name guide: My first name is Ben Lee and my last name is Volk. But it's OK, nobody gets it right the first time. If you call me Ben, I will answer without correcting you and not make a big deal out of it. If you spell it as Ben Lee Volk in your *.bib file (with this exact order and capitalization), BibTeX will correctly infer the first and last names. To read a whole lot more about how BibTeX processes names, see this paper, which is also likely to fulfill your lifelong dream of reading a document that contains the phrase "First von Last".