D. Paul Benjamin

E-mail: dbenjamin@pace.edu

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School/College: Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems
Department(s): Computer Science NY
Primary Location: 163 William Street

Office Hours: (Fall 2017)
Monday, Wednesday

Office Phone:
+1 (212) 346-1012



Dr. Benjamin earned his doctorate in computer science from NYU. He worked for six years in industry before entering academia. Currently, he is professor of computer science and founder and director of the Robotics Lab at Pace University in New York City.


PhD, New York University, 1985

Computer Science

MS, New York University, 1982

Computer Science

BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1976


MS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1975


BS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1973


Scheduled Courses

Fall 2017:
No courses scheduled.

View All Courses Taught
  • CIS 101: Forensic Computing
  • CIT 312: Introduction to Programming l
  • CIT 314: Introduction to Programming II
  • CS 121: Computer Programming I
  • CS 122: Computer Programming II
  • CS 232: Computer Organization
  • CS 241: Data Structures/Algorithms I
  • CS 242: Algorithms & Computing Theory
  • CS 242: Data Structure/Algorithms II
  • CS 271: Fndmntl of Unix Operating Sys
  • CS 271: Fund Unix Operating System
  • CS 271: Fundmntls of Unix and C Prgmng
  • CS 325: Introduction to Data Mining
  • CS 385: Artificial Intelligence I
  • CS 397: Topic:Linux System Programming
  • CS 397: Tpc:Windows System Programming
  • CS 490: Ind Study in Computer Science
  • CS 502: Fund Comp Sci I using Java
  • CS 502: Fundamentals of Programming
  • CS 504: Advanced Programming
  • CS 504: Fund Comp Sci II using Java
  • CS 600: Indpndnt Study in Grad CS
  • CS 608: Algorithms & Computing Theory
  • CS 619: Data Mining
  • CS 627: Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 630: Intelligent Agents
  • CS 631: Topic: Topics in Unix
  • CS 631: Topic:Linux System Programming
  • CS 631: Tpc:Windows System Programming
  • CS 631: UNIX System Programming
  • CS 638: Network Analysis and Design
  • CS 646: Entrprs Syst Intgrtn Web Srvc
  • CS 646: Entrps Syst Intgrtn Web Srvc
  • CS 648: Unix/Linux Programming
  • CS 657: Windows System Programming
  • CS 693: Thesis I
  • CS 694: Thesis II
  • CS 701: Advanced Algorithms
  • CS 702: Research Seminar
  • CS 827: Advncd Artificial Intelligence
  • DCS 891: Research Seminar VI
  • DCS 990: Dissertation for DPS in Cmptng
  • DCS 991: Dssrttn for DPS in Cmptg II
  • IS 223: Fundamentals of Programming
  • IS 323: Object-Oriented Programming
  • IS 600: Grad Independent Study in IS
  • IT 669: Building Secure Software II
  • Research Interests

    Robotics; Artificial Intelligence (Application of Artificial Intelligence to Networks); Cybersecurity; Data Mining; Application of semigroup theory to theory formulation

    Awards and Honors

    • NULL, - U.S. Patent 60/654,415 - System for Intrusion Detection and Vulnerability Assessment in a Computer Network using Simulation and Machine Learning
    • Pace University - CS NY, January 1, 2006 - Spring 2006 Course Release to write grant proposals
    • NULL, February 1, 2004 - U.S. Patent 6,691,132 - Semantic Encoding and Compression of Database Tables
    • New York University, September 1, 1983 - Graduate Research Assistant


    • American Association for Artificial Intelligence
    • Association for Computing Machinery
    • Sigma Xi

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research


    Benjamin, D. P., Yue, H. & Lyons, D. Classification and Prediction of Human Behaviors by a Mobile Robot. Academic Journal.


    , D. P., Lyons, D. & Yue, H. Progress in Building a Cognitive Vision System.


    Benjamin, D. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 15). Using a 3D World to Address Perceptual Issues in Human-Robot Coordination.

    Benjamin, D. (2015, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). Effects of Using a 3D Model on the Performance of Vision Algorithms.

    Benjamin, D. (2013, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). A Cognitive Approach to Vision for a Mobile Robot.


    Benjamin, D. P. & , . (2016, July). Second International Conference on Human Factors and Unmanned Systems. Classification and Prediction of Human Behaviors By a Mobile Robot. Orlando, FL

    Benjamin, D., Lyons, D. & Yue, H. (2016, April). SPIE Conference on Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications. Progress in Building a Cognitive Vision System for a Mobile Robot. Baltimore, MD


    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Robotics Lab Presentation to Pace Computer Society]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Speaker, Presentation to CIS students about the advantages of a computing degree]


    • Faculty Search Committee [Committee Member]
      Desc: Screen and interview candidates for faculty positions.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Hired two new faculty.


    • Seidenberg Dean Search Committee [Committee Member]
      Desc: Screen and interview candidates to become Dean.
      Committee's Key Accomplishments: Found a dean.
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Attendee, Meeting]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Supervisor of robot demonstrations for visiting High School students]


    • Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures [Committee Member]
      Desc: review papers