Ben Harris, M.S., PhD

Professor of Business

Ben Harris received his B.S., M.S., and PhD from the Northeastern University College of Engineering. He comes most recently from Boston University’s Metropolitan College, where he taught courses in the Applied Business Analytics Program. Ben had taught as a member of the adjunct faculty at Northeastern University College of Engineering Faculty since 2012. His teaching experience covers a broad range of topics, including probability and statistics, decision making, operations research, programming, and analytics. Prior to his academic career, Ben worked in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at a large technology company alongside teams at all stages of the business lifecycle. His current learning and research interests lie in the area of Natural Language Processing (NLP), particularly in the determination of argument development and quality assessment. The introduction of Large Language Models (LLMs) is transforming the business world before our eyes, and Christian business practitioners need the foundation to withstand the onslaught on unstructured data coming from these models. He is a Boston native, loves to try new foods, and spends a lot of time with his wife and five children.