D. Paul Benjamin
Professor
Director

E-mail: dbenjamin@pace.edu

Personal Website: Click Here

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

Office Hours: (Fall 2014)
Monday, Wednesday
1:00PM-3:30PM

Office Phone:
+1 (212) 346-1012

Biography

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.

Education

PhD, New York University, 1985

Computer Science

MS, New York University, 1982

Computer Science

BFA, Carnegie Mellon University, 1976

Music

MS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1975

Mathematics

BS, Carnegie Mellon University, 1973

Mathematics

Scheduled Courses

Fall 2014:
  • CS 627: Artificial Intelligence
  • CS 385: Artificial Intelligence I
  • CS 122: Computer Programming II
  • CIT 314: Introduction to Programming II

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 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
  • 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

    Artificial Intelligence (Application of Artificial Intelligence to Networks); Cybersecurity; Data Mining

    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

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

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

    Contract, Grants, and Sponsored Research

    • Benjamin, D. (2012, August 15). Virtual network computing testbed for cybersecurity research. Army Research Office , Federal , $110,000.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (2010, July 15). A multi-scale cognitive approach to intrusion detection and response. Army Research Office , Pace University , $294,944.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (2006, December 1). Cognitive support for survivability against sophisticated attacks. DARPA/US Dept of Defense , Pace University , $119,000.00 . Not Funded,$1.5M with BBN Technologies, Inc. - "Cognitive Support for Survivability Against Sophisticated Attacks"
    • Benjamin, D. (2006, January 1). Bbn technologies cybersecurity grant. DARPA/U.S. Department of Defense , Pace University , $120,000.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, January 1). Proposal - robotics. AFOSR , Other , $425,000.00 . Funded,Robotics research
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, January 1). Proposal - robotics (declined). DARPA , Other , $1,600,000.00 . Funded,Robotics research
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, January 1). Proposal - robotics foundry. Robotics Foundry , Other , $300,000.00 . Funded,Robotics research
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, January 1). Proposal - robotics research (declined). National Science Foundation , Other , $780,000.00 . Funded,Robotics research
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, January 1). Proposal for vision capability integration to robot. Army Research Office , Other , $280,000.00 . Funded,Proposal for Vision Capability Integration
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, January 1). White paper proposal - homeland security advanced research projects agency. Dept of Homeland Security , Other , $0.00 . Funded,Pending - Robotics research
    • Benjamin, D. & Achtemichuk, T. (2005, July 1). Lang research fellowship. Other , $3,000.00 . Funded,on the topic of active computer vision, with student, Tom Achtemichuk - Active Computer Vision
    • Benjamin, D. (2001, September 1). Integrating perception and action through local symmetries and invariants. Pace University , $296,000.00 . Funded,given by the Department of Energy to support the CSIS Robotics Lab in New York City over three years
    • Benjamin, D. & Gargano, M. (2002, January 1). Csis summer research grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Pace University , $2,000.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (2001, January 1). Hvcet grant. Pace University, School of Computer Science and Information Systems , Other , $10,000.00 . Funded,For creation of the Intelligent Agents Lab
    • Benjamin, D. (1996, October 1). Integration of artificial intelligence and operations research for mixed initiative continuous planning and scheduling. Air Force Office of Scientific Research , Other , $1,000,000.00 . Funded,NWV Grant with Dr. Carla Gomes (PI) and Karen Alguire of Rome Laboratory and Dr. Lei Lei of Rutgers University
    • Benjamin, D. (1998, December 31). Small business innovative research. Air Force Office of Scientific Research , Pace University , $100,000.00 . Funded,SBIR proposal with Modus Operandi, Inc. of Florida
    • Benjamin, D. (1996, October 1). Application of decomposition of reformulation to transportation scheduling. Air Force Office of Scientific Research , Other , $103,831.00 . Funded,IPA/URRF grant
    • Benjamin, D. (1995, August 1). Reformulation of system theories in robotics. Air Force Office of Scientific Research , Other , $49,678.00 . Funded,SGER Grant 950537
    • Benjamin, D. (1996, May 1). Embedding process and specification descriptions within a categorical framework for refinement and composition. Air Force Office of Scientific Research , Other , $82,613.00 . Funded,Co- PI: Dr. Shiu-Kai Chin of Syracuse University
    • Benjamin, D. (1996, January 1). Reformulating domain theories to improve their computational usefulness. Air Force Office of Scientific Research , Pace University , $24,807.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (1995, July 1). Dean's incentive. Oklahoma State University , Pace University , $3,000.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (1995, January 1). Transformational software design by decomposition using the kestrel interactive development. Air Force Office of Scientific Research , Pace University , $24,970.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (1995, June 1). Summer research. Oklahoma State University , Pace University , $5,403.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (1994, July 1). Dean's incentive. Oklahoma State University , Pace University , $3,000.00 . Funded,
    • Benjamin, D. (1994, June 1). Summer research. Oklahoma State University , Pace University , $5,222.00 . Funded,

    Publications

    • Lyons, D. & Benjamin, D. (2011, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1). A relaxed fusion of information from real and synthetic images to predict complex behavior.
    • Benjamin, D. & Lyons, D. (2011, March 1). Comprehension and prediction of astronaut dynamics.
    • Benjamin, D. & Lyons, D. (2010, April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2). A cognitive approach to classifying perceived behaviors.

    PRESENTATIONS

    • Benjamin, D. & Funk, C. (2013, April). SPIE Conference on Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications. A cognitive approach to vision for a mobile robot. Baltimore, MD
    • Lyons, D. & Benjamin, D. (2012, April). SPIE Conference on Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications. Navigation of uncertain terrain by fusion of information from real and synthetic imagery.
    • Benjamin, D. & Funk, C. (2012, April). SPIE Conference on Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms and Applications. Using a virtual world for robot planning.
    • Benjamin, D. (2006, August 16). International Workshop on Cognitive Robotics, Intelligence and Control - COGRIC 2006. Adapt: a cognitive architecture for robots. Windsor England,
    • Benjamin, D. (2005, November 29). Pace Digital Gallery. Talk with robot artist, natalie jeremijenko.
    • Benjamin, D. (2005, November 11). Pforzheimer Center 2005 Fall Conference - New Perspectives for the New Century Integrating the Student Experience In and Outside the Classroom. Lang fellowship research. Pforzheimer Center
    • Benjamin, D. (2005, September 28). Pace Computer Society. Robot lab and research in the lab.
    • Benjamin, D. (2005, March 1). SPIE Defense Symposium on Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance and Data Networks Security. Semantic encoding of relational databases in wireless networks. Orlando, FL
    • Benjamin, D. (2005, March 1). SPIE Defense Symposium on Data Mining, Intrusion Detection, Information Assurance and Data Networks Security. Vmsoar: a cognitive agent for network security. Orlando, FL
    • Benjamin, D. (2005, January 1). International Conference on Cognitive Modeling - ICCM 2005. International conference on cognitive modeling.
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, July 1). Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems - AAMAS 2004. Cognitive robots: integrating perception, action and problem solving in behavior-based robots. New York, NY
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, July 1). International Conference on Cognitive Modeling - ICCM 2004. 2 papers. Pittsburgh, PA
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, July 1). International Conference on Cognitive Modeling - ICCM 2004. Adapt: a cognitive architecture for robotics. Pittsburgh, PA
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, March 19). Army Research Laboratory. Cognitive robots. Aberdeen, MD
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, February 18). SIGCSE 2004 - Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. 2005 symposium. IEEE SIGCSE
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, February 18). SIGCSE 2004 - Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. Agile development in cse: practices and programs, with james caristi, clifton kussmaul, thomas reichlmayr, and gary pollice. IEEE SIGCSE
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, February 18). SIGCSE 2004 - Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. Polymorphism challenge (with eugene wallingford). IEEE SIGCSE
    • Benjamin, D. (2004, February 18). SIGCSE 2004 - Special Interest Group on Software Engineering. Special session: "objects - early tools -- a demonstration," with kim bruce and michael kolling. IEEE SIGCSE
    • Benjamin, D. (2003, June 1). 20th Soar Workshop. Using soar to control a small mobile robot.
    • Benjamin, D. (2003, February 1). SIGCS 2003. Undergraduate cybersecurity projects.
    • Benjamin, D. (2002, August 1). Workshop at Indiana University. Cyber security. Indiana University, Indiana
    • Benjamin, D. (1998, December 31). High Assurance Systems Engineering - HASE '98. Conference on high assurance software engineering.
    • Benjamin, D. (1998, June 1). Tenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering. - seke '98. San Francisco, CA
    • Benjamin, D. (1998, May 1). IEEE International Joint Symposia on Intelligence and Systems. Sensors and signal processing. Washington, D.C.,
    • Benjamin, D. (1998, May 1). IEEE International Joint Symposia on Intelligence and Systems. Sensors and signal processing. Washington, D.C.,
    • Benjamin, D. (1986, January 1). ACM-IEEE Fall Joint Computer Conference. Knowledge engineering.

    Department Service

    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Faculty Advisor]
      Desc: Advisor to 3 Master's Degree students and 1 Doctoral Degree student
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Robotics Lab Presentation to Pace Computer Society]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Organized Series of CS Research Talks in conjunction with Dr. Scharff]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Speaker, Presentation to CIS students about the advantages of a computing degree]

    College Service

    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Other]
      Desc: Revision of the Master of Science degree in Computer Science

    University Service

    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Attendee, Meeting]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Attendee, Meeting]
    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Supervisor of robot demonstrations for visiting High School students]

    PUBLIC SERVICE

    • Pace University, Computer Science & Information Systems [Proposal for Pace Center for Historical Informatics]
      Desc: Proposed creation of the Center in conjunction with Jeffrey Remling, Curator of the South Street Seaport Museum.