Ben Hurt earned his Masters of Analytics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, forecasting, and financial system analysis. Ben's focus as a Data Scientist in our Network Systems Science and Advanced Computing division has been the development of epidemiological forecasting and analysis, along with financial contagion modeling. Before working at the Biocomplexity Institute, Ben worked for BlueMountain Capital, a hedge fund in New York City, from 2013 to 2018. Ben is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.