Ben Lee received his B.E. degree in electrical engineering in 1984 from the Department of Electrical Engineering at State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, and his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering in 1991 from the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.
He joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (now School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science) in 1991 as an assistant professor. He is currently a full professor and the associate school head for undergraduate programs.
He received the Loyd Carter Award for Outstanding and Inspirational Teaching in 1994, the Alumni Professor Award for Outstanding Contribution to the College and the University from the OSU College of Engineering in 2005, and the HKN Innovative Teaching Award from Eta Kappa Nu, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2008.
He has been on the program committees and organizing committee for numerous international conferences including 2005-2012 IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networking (PWN), and IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom). He was the workshop chair for PerCom 2009. He was a guest editor for the Special Issue on “Wireless Networks and Pervasive Computing” for the Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (JPCC). He was also an invited speaker at the 2007 International Conference on Embedded Software and System and a keynote speaker at the 2014 ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication. He was the TPC-Chair for the 15th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2018) and the general chair for the 17th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC 2020). He is also an adjunct faculty member at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
His research interests include multimedia streaming, wireless networks, embedded systems, computer architecture, multithreading and thread-level speculation, and parallel and distributed systems.