Benjamin Charles Germain Lee


The Newspaper Navigator Dataset: Extracting And Analyzing Visual Content from 16 Million Historic Newspaper Pages in Chronicling America
Benjamin C.G. Lee, Jaime Mears, Eileen Jakeway, Meghan Ferriter, Chris Adams, Nathan Yarasavage, Deborah Thomas, Kate Zwaard, Daniel S. Weld
ArXiv GitHub Dataset Website

Explanation-Based Tuning of Opaque Machine Learners with Application to Paper Recommendation
Benjamin C.G. Lee, Kyle Lo, Doug Downey, Daniel S. Weld

Journal Publications

​Machine Learning, Template Matching, and the International Tracing Service Archive:
Automating the Retrieval of Death Certificate Reference Cards from 40 Million Document Scans
Benjamin C.G. Lee
Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, 2019 (published online November 9, 2018)

Improved Point-source Detection in Crowded Fields Using Probabilistic Cataloging
Stephen K.N. Portillo, Benjamin C.G. Lee, Tansu Daylan, & Douglas Finkbeiner.
The Astronomical Journal, Volume 154, Number 4, 2017
DOI, ArXiv

Galaxy Redshifts from Discrete Optimization of Correlation Functions
Benjamin C.G. Lee, Tamás Budavári, Amitabh Basu, & Mubdi Rahman.
​The Astronomical Journal, Volume 152, Number 6, 2016
DOI, ArXiv

Book Chapters

Identity, Personhood, and Material Culture:
Personal Effects Confiscated from Prisoners Upon Arrival at Dachau Concentration Camp
Gabriel Pizzorno and Benjamin C.G. Lee
The Material Culture of Difficult Histories, Chapter 10

Workshop Publications

Line Detection in Binary Document Scans:
A Case Study with the International Tracing Service Archives
Benjamin C.G. Lee
2017 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Boston, 2017, pp. 2256 - 2261.

Undergraduate Thesis

Probabilistic Cataloging of the Globular Cluster Messier 2:
Improved PSF Photometry of Crowded Stellar Fields
Benjamin C.G. Lee
April 7, 2017

Non-Academic Writing

The Singularity Prophets
Benjamin C.G. Lee
Current Affairs, Issue 23 (print)
(online link forthcoming)

Goudey's 'Registered' Card Sets and the Artists Who Produced Them
Benjamin C.G. Lee
Old Carboard, Issue 27 (print)
PDF Issue

Public Code Repositories

Newspaper Navigator *currently under development*
Benjamin C.G. Lee, 2020

Paired Sequence File Comparison:
Fast Validation of FASTQ Files Containing Paired-end Reads
Benjamin C.G. Lee, 2012