Benjamin Tribelhorn

Benjamin TribelhornVisiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Benjamin Tribelhorn comes to the University of Portland after teaching computer science at Seattle University for the past three years. He taught courses on artificial intelligence (AI), data structures, parallel computing and algorithms, and other subjects. Prior to that, he earned his Ph.D. from Oregon State University, where his dissertation focused on predicting protein docking. With interests in computer vision, bioinformatics, and robotics, he co-founded a robotics and automation company that intersected these fields. The company’s projects ranged from automating high throughput laboratory procedures to educational robotics. Benjamin’s undergraduate degree was at Harvey Mudd College, wherehe contributed as the first inventor of an image recognition patent. His undergraduate research included work on a NSF- funded project focusing on cost-effective peripheral robotics (Roomba) for AI education. He is an avid board gamer and plays the violin.

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