Born in France, Benoit Morel grew up mostly in Geneva Switzerland and completed a PhD at the university of Geneva and CERN in theoretical High Energy Physics. His postdoctoral career in Physics took him to Harvard, CERN and CalTech. From there he moved to what was then the Center of International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) at Stanford as a "Science Fellow". His research interest shifted to International Security. From there he joined Carnegie Mellon University as a faculty, where he has been since. His research interests in security include Nuclear security and safety (in particular the Iraqi and Indian programs) as well as cybersecurity policy and in particular its international dimension.