Ben Murphy

I'm currently a Site Reliability Engineer at Google in San Franncisco, working on bringing reliability best practices to mobile applications. I've previously worked at companies like MongoDB, Facebook, and Two Sigma. I've been everything from a sysadmin to a full-stack web developer, but my heart lies in theory, distributed systems, and machine learning.

I graduated Brown University with concurrent master's and bachelor's degrees in computer science. I was advised by Paul Valiant, and worked on modeling the neural dynamics of the cerebellum. I also studied theoretical computer science and systems extensively, and was a teaching assistant for many of my semesters at Brown.

I'm a coffee aficionado, enjoy cooking and baking (and, of course, the Great British Baking Show), and love playing squash, ultimate frisbee, and strategy games. I split my spare time between reading and photography, and am always looking for new hobbies to try.

I occasionally write about society, politics, and technology on my blog. You can contact me at [email protected].