Benjamin Antieau received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. Afterwards, he held postdoctoral positions at UCLA and the University of Washington, and a faculty position at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He became a professor of mathematics at Northwestern in 2020.
Antieau works on Brauer groups, derived algebraic geometry and algebraic K-theory. In 2021, he was awarded a Simons Fellowship. In 2022, Antieau was elected a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.