Ben received his Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at Duke University. In 2009, he was the Outstanding Young Investigator for the Society for Neuroeconomics. Since then, his research has been featured twice in Senator Tom Coburn's Wastebook, a government publication highlighting worthless science.
Nisarg obtained his M.S. in Biology with a minor in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune and his Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology at the University of Minnesota. He studies chimpanzee vocal communication and is also working on building deep learning models for detecting ape behavior from videos.