Headshot of Benjamin Thomsen
Headshot of Benjamin Thomsen


Benjamin Thomsen

Research Scientist

I am a research scientist at Facebook, working on technologies in Facebook Connectivity to bring internet to un- and under-connected communities around the world.   Prior to Facebook, I was a graduate student in the Active Adaptive Control Lab at MIT, researching the use of adaptive control for autonomous systems. I received my MS in mechanical engineering from MIT and B.Eng in mechanical engineering from McGill University.


Control of dynamical systems, optimization, robotics and connectivity