Since childhood, I have loved to write. Writing is a journey (and a destination!)

With over 30 peer-reviewed research publications, dozens of blogs, and a number of musings, some friends and family like to [lovingly] sing me the line from the musical Hamilton, "Why do you write like you're running out of time?"

I also curate an AI newsletter (with the occasional shortform piece) called Spill the GPTea ☕️


Peer-Reviewed Publications (*indicates journal pub, †indicates conference pub)

B. Bent. "Semantic Approach to Quantifying the Consistency of Diffusion Model Image Generation". CVPR 2024 Explainable AI for Computer Vision Workshop Proceedings. (2024). Accepted. LINK

†R. Grzywinski, J. D'Arcy, R. Naidoff, A. Shukla, A. Browne, R. Gibbons, B. Bent. "Releasing the CRaQAn (Coreference Resolution in Question-Answering): An open-source dataset and dataset creation methodology using instruction-following models". NeurIPS 2023 Workshop on Instruction Tuning and Instruction Following. (2023). LINK

*M. Spitschan, K. Smolders, B. Vandendriessche, B. Bent, J.P. Bakker, I.R. Rodeiguez-Chavez, C. Vetter. "Verification, analytical validation and clinical validation (V3) of wearable dosimeters and light loggers". Digital Health. (2022).

*S. Cho, I. Ensari, N. Elhadad, C. Weng, J. Radin, B. Bent, P. Desai, K. Natarajan. "An interactive fitness-for-use data completeness tool to assess activity tracker data". JAMIA. (2022).

*W. Ed Hammond, B. Bent, V. L. West. "Goodbye Electronic Health Record?". Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. (2022).

*P. Cho, J. Yi, E. Ho, Y. Dinh, M.H. Shandhi, A. Patil, L. Martin, G. Singh, J. Owens, B. Bent, G. Ginsburg, M. Smuck, V. Grandes, C. Woods, R. Shaw, J.P. Dunn. "Demographic Imbalances Resulting from Bring-Your-Own-Device Study Design". JMIR mHealth and uHealth. (2022).

†A. Weitz, L. Colucci, S. Primas, B. Bent. "InfiniteForm: A synthetic, minimal bias dataset for fitness applications". NeurIPS Data-Centric AI Workshop. (2021). LINK

*B. Bent, M. Henriquez, J.P. Dunn. "cgmquantify: Python and R packages for comprehensive analysis of interstitial glucose and glycemic variability from continuous glucose monitor data". IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology. (2021).

*A.G. Hajduczok, K.M. DiJoseph, B. Bent, A.K. Thorp, J.B. Mullholland, S. Barik, S.A. MacKay, J.J. Coleman, C.I. Paules, A. Tinsley. "Physiologic Response to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Measured Using Wearable Devices". JMIR Formative Research. (2021). LINK

*E. Grzesiak, B. Bent, M. McClain, C. Woods, E. Tsalik, B. Nicholson, T. Veldman, T. Burke, C. Nix, S. Evans, Z. Gardener, E. Bergstrom, R. Turner, C. Chiu, P.M. Doraiswamy, A. Hero, R. Henao, G.S. Ginsburg, J.P. Dunn. "Detecting Influenza and the Common Cold Before Symptom Onset with Noninvasive Wearable Sensors". JAMA Network Open. (2021).

*B. Bent, P. Cho, M. Henriquez, A. Wittmann, C. Thacker, M. Feinglos, M. Crowley, J.P. Dunn. "Engineering Digital Biomarkers of Interstitial Glucose from Noninvasive Smartwatches". Nature Digital Medicine. (2021). LINK

*B. Bent, P. Cho, A. Wittmann, C. Thacker, M. Snyder, M. Crowley, M. Feinglos, J.P. Dunn. "Noninvasive Wearables for Remote Monitoring of HbA1c and Glucose Variability: Proof of Concept". BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. (2021). LINK

*C.H. Chiang, C. Wang, K. Barth, S. Rahimpour, M. Trumpis, S. Duraivel, I. Rachinskiy, A. Dubey, K. Wingel, M. Wong, N. Witham, T. Odell, V. Woods, B. Bent, E. Bihler, C. Reiche, D. Southwell, M. Haglund, A. Friedman, S. Lad, S. Devore, O. Devinsky, F. Solzbacher, B. Pesaran, G. Cogan, J. Viventi. "Flexible, high-resolution thin-film electrodes for human and animal neural research". Journal of Neural Engineering. (2021).

*B. Bent, O.M. Enache, B.A. Goldstein, W.A. Kibbe, J.P. Dunn. "Reply: Matters Arising Investigating Sources of Inaccuracy in Wearable Optical Heart Rate Sensors." Nature Digital Medicine. (2021).

*B. Bent, B. Lu, J. Kim, J.P. Dunn. "Biosignal Compression Toolbox for Digital Biomarker Discovery". Sensors. (2021).

*B. Bent, I. Sim, J.P. Dunn. "Digital Medicine Community Perspectives and Challenges: Survey Study". JMIR MHealth and Uhealth. (2021).

*B. Bent, J.P. Dunn. "Wearables in a Pandemic: What are They Good For?" JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. (2020).

B. Bent, J.P. Dunn. "Personalized Machine Learning Models for Noninvasive Glucose Prediction Using Wearables". NeurIPS Machine Learning for Mobile Health Workshop. (2020).

*M. Trumpis, C.H. Chiang, A. Osborn, B. Bent, J. Li, J.A. Rogers, B. Pesaran, G. Cogan, J. Viventi. "Sufficient Sampling for Kriging Prediction of Cortical Potential in Rat, Monkey, and Human, uECoG". Journal of Neural Engineering. (2020).

*M. Henriquez, J. Sumner, M. Faherty, T. Sell, **B. Bent. "Machine Learning to Predict Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Risk in Student Athletes". frontiers: Sports Science, Technology, and Engineering. (2020). (**corresponding, senior author with funding responsibilities)

*B. Bent, J.P. Dunn. "Optimizing Sampling Rate of Wrist-worn Optical Sensors for Physiologic Monitoring". Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. (2020).

*B. Bent, K. Wang, E. Gerzesiak, C. Jiang, Y. Qi, Y. Jiang, P. Cho, K. Zingler, F. Ogbeide, A. Zhao, I. Sim, J. Dunn. "Digital Biomarker Discovery Pipeline: An open source software platform for the development of digital biomarkers using mHealth and wearables." Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. (2020).

*Y. Jiang, Y. Qi*, K. Wang, B. Bent, R. Avram, J. Olgin, J. Dunn. "EventDTW: An Improved Dynamic Time Warping Algorithm for Aligning Biomedical Signals of Uneven Sampling Frequencies." Sensors. (2020)

*J.C. Goldsack, A. Coravos, J. Bakker, B. Bent, A. Dowling, C. Fitzer-Attas, A. Godfrey, J.G. Godino, N. Gujar, E. Ismailova, C. Manta, B, Peterson, B. Vandendressche, W. Wood, W. Wang, J. Dunn. "Verification, Analytical Validation, and Clinical Validation (V3): The Foundation of Determining Fit-for-Purpose for Biometric Monitoring Technologies (BioMeTs)". Nature Digital Medicine. (2020).

*B. Bent, B.A. Goldstein, W.A. Kibbe, J.P. Dunn. "Investigating Sources of Inaccuracy in Wearable Optical Heart Rate Sensors." Nature Digital Medicine. (2020)

*CH. Chiang, S. Won, A. Orsborn, KJ. Yu, M. Trumpis, B. Bent, C. Wang, Y. Xue, S. Min, V. Woods, C. Yu, BH. Kim, SB Kim, R. Huq, J. Li, KJ. Seo, F. Vitale, H. Fang, Y. Huang, K. Shepard, B. Pesaran, JA Rogers, J. Viventi. "Development of a neural interface for high-defintion, long-term recording in rodents and nonhuman primates". Science Translational Medicine. (2020).

B. Bent, CH. Chiang, C. Wang, N. Lad, A. Kent, J. Viventi. "Simultaneous Recording and Stimulation Instrumentation for Closed Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation." IEEE Neural Engineering Conference Proceedings. (2019).

B. Bent, A.J. Williams, R. Bolick, K. Chiang, M. Trumpis, J. Viventi. "3D Printed Cranial Window System for Chronic μECoGRecording." IEEE Engineering Medicine and Biology Conference Proceedings. (2018).

†A.J. Williams, M. Trumpis, B. Bent, K. Chiang, J. Viventi. "A Novel μECoG Electrode Interface for Comparison of Local and Common Averaged Referenced Signals." IEEE Engineering Medicine and Biology Conference Proceedings. (2018).

*V. Woods, M. Trumpis, B. Bent, C.H. Chiang, K. Palopoli-Trojani, C. Wang, M. Insanally, R.C. Froemke, and J. Viventi, "Chronic reliability of μECoG arrays implanted for greater than one year in rodents." Journal of Neural Engineering (2018).

†M. Sahraee Ardakan, M. Emami, AK Fletcher, M. Trumpis, B. Bent, J. Viventi. "Learning Nonlinear Dynamical Networks in Neural Systems". Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience Proceedings. (2017).

*J. Dieffenderfer, H. Goodell, S. Mills, M. McKnight, S. Yao, F. Lin, E. Beppler, B. Bent, V. Misra, Y. Zhu, O. Oralkan, J. Strohmaier, J. Muth, D. Peden, and A. Bozkurt. "Low Power Wearable Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Environment and Health for Chronic Respiratory Disease." Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (2016).

†Laura Gonzales, Katherine Walker, Sindhuja Challa, B. Bent. "Monitoring a Skipped Heartbeat: A Real-time Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC) Monitor". IEEE Virtual Conference on Applications of Commercial Sensors (2016).

*B. Bent, Dr. Alper Bozkurt. "Miniaturizing Plethysmography for use in a Multifunctional Health Monitoring Device withApplications for Asthma Analysis." State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Journal: Explorations Vol. X (2015).

†Dieffenderfer, James P., Henry Goodell, B. Bent, Eric Beppler, Rochana Jayakumar, Murat Yokus, Dr. Jesse S. Jur, and Dr.Alper Bozkurt. "Wearable Wireless Sensors for Chronic Respiratory Disease Monitoring." IEEE Body Sensor Networks (2015).

Manuscripts currently under peer-review

*J. Robison, R. Gibbons, D. Achelis, B. Bent, D. Wajda, R. Webster. "Augmenting gait in a population exhibiting foot drop with adaptive functional electrical stimulation".


Tutorial: Building a serverless event-driven handwritten notes summarization app (2023) LINK

Generating Better Health Outcomes: Harnessing Generative ML Models in Digital Medicine (2023) LINK

From Scribbles to Summaries: Enhancing OCR Models with GPT-Edit for Handwritten Notes (2023) LINK

Opinion: "Stealth" wearables are going to disrupt the industry (2021) LINK

The future of noninvasive glucose monitoring is in your smartwatch (2021) LINK

Is LiDAR the next big advancement in digital health? (2021) LINK

Linear Regression Explained (in R) (2021) LINK

Explaining Machine Learning to Grandma: Supervised vs. Unsupervised Learning (2021) LINK

Explaining Machine Learning to Grandma: Feature Engineering (2021) LINK

Learn the foundations of R in 1 week (2021) LINK

Explaining Machine Learning to Grandma: Cross Validation (2020) LINK

Explaining Machine Learning to Grandma: Tree-based Models (2020) LINK

Thanksgiving Pie [Charts] (2020) LINK

Working with Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) Data (2020) LINK

Delightful Figures in Python Series: Plotting Geographical Maps (2020) LINK

Delightful Figures in Python Series: Word Cloud (2020) LINK

Delightful Figures in Python Series: Donut Plot (2020) LINK

Why V3 (verification, analytical validation, and clinical validation)? (2020) LINK

Step-by-Step Guide to leave-one-person-out Cross Validation with Random Forests in Python (2020) LINK

A Beginner's Guide to Publishing Packages on the Python Package Index (2020) LINK

Could you Unlock Your Phone with Your Body Odor? (2019) LINK