Ben Martin



Magma Dynamics

Advisor: Spera

PhD, Fall 2011


Ben is a Data Scientist at <> , an internet startup in San Francisco, where his work focuses on using Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing techniques to develop predictive models. 


  • G. Ben Martin, M. Ghiorso and F. Spera (2012), Transport properties and equation of state of 1-bar eutectic melt in the system CaAl2Si2O8-CaMgSi2O6 by molecular dynamics simulation, American Mineralogist, Vol. 97, p.1155-1164.

  • G. Ben Martin, M. Ghiorso F. Spera and D. Nevins (2009), Structure, thermodynamic and transport properties of molten Mg2SiO4: Molecular dynamics simulations and model EOS, American Mineralogist, Vol 94, p 693-703. 


Geol 4: Intro to Oceanography (Teaching Assistant), F05/S06/W08/S08

Geol 20: Geological Catastrophes (Teaching Assistant), W06/S07/M08/S09/S11

Geol 20: Geological Catastrophes (Teaching Associate), M10

Geol 123: The Solar System (Teaching Assistant), F06/M09

Geol 164A: Earth Systems Geology (Teaching Assistant), F07