Ben Langmead is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 2012. His group seeks to make high-throughput biological datasets easy for biomedical researchers to use. The group has released several high-impact software tools for genomics. He is the recipient of a Sloan Research Fellowship (2014) and a National Science Foundation CAREER award (2014).