Benjamin L. Johnson
14502 HWY 83
Voice: (956) 248-6020
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Skills Provided
Great analytical skills (including optimization, statistical, and programming capability) as well as a
propensity and drive to solve complex problems.
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado, USA
Ph.D Operations Research with Engineering, In Progress
Minor: Nuclear Engineering
Research Focus: Nuclear Waste Disposal Optimization
M.S. Engineering and Technology Management, December 2012, GPA: 3.427
Specialties: Operations Research, Management
B.S. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, May 2011, GPA: 2.966
Minors: Biological Engineering and Life Sciences, Economics and Business
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, Colorado, USA
Graduate Research
January 2012 - Present
Developed a generalized model to optimize nuclear waste disposal scheduling. Tailored the model
for the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada. The goal is to determine the best
method to minimize the time, cost, heat load, and radiation exposure to dispose of the waste.
Undergraduate Research
January 2010 - May 2011
Fabricated microfluidic devices in the lab of Microintegrated Optics for Advanced Bioimaging and
Control. The labs goal is to develop portable health care devices using microfluidic systems and
integrated optics.
Mercury Intelligence Systems
Data Scientist Intern
June 2014 - August 2014
Developed and implemented (in Java) the user behavior model in MIS’s Informer software. The
model uses machine learning principles to create a profile for each user in a company and then
analyze the user’s current behavior to detect anomalies.
The goal is to identify insider threat
behavior within an organization by analyzing real time data.
Colorado School of Mines
Java Application Developer
January 2014 - May 2014
Developed a Java application for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to obtain weather
data from any major airport in the world for any period of time between 1945 and the present. The
application is used in several colleagues’ Ph.D research to determine the optimal design and dispatch
of hybrid power generation systems for remote locations.
Colorado School of Mines
Data Analyst
August 2013 - May 2014
Assisted the US Army in data collection and analysis of military strength (active and reserve) for
each country involved in the major conflicts between 1950 and 2013. The data is used in a colleague’s
Ph.D research for counterinsurgency modeling.
Computer Skills
- AMPL, GAMS, R, MatLab
- C++, Java, Visual Basic
- LaTeX, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice
- Windows, Linux, OS X