Bennett received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Princeton University. He was an instructor at MIT and a postdoctoral fellow
at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences of NYU. He has held regular positions at the University of Minnesota and the
University of California, San Diego, where he is currently professor of mathematics. Ben has held short term visiting positions at
Rice, Stanford, MIT, Harvard, MSRI in Berkeley, and East China Normal University in Shanghai. His research interests are in the
field of geometric analysis and more specifically geometric evolution equations. He has organized numerous conferences and has
given invited talks at many universities. He has previously served on the GRE Mathematics Board and on National Science Foundation
mathematics panels. Ben is a devoted researcher, teacher, advisor, mentor and expositor. His hobbies include sports, chess,
listening to music, and collecting stamps.