Desheng "Ben" Xu


CGS Assistant Director
Team Leader, Informatics

Phone: (815) 753-4790

Ben Xu is a CGS Assistant Director and Leader of the Informatics team. He uses SAS tools to manage large-scale databases and provide web development solutions for information delivery and online analytical processing reporting, deploying IT projects in Windows or Unix environments, and converting data and applications from legacy mainframes to web-based systems. Ben has provided SAS technical assistance to Illinois state government agencies since 2002.

Ben has used SAS tools to manage web-based online data systems and has generated numerous state and federal reports in such areas as mental health, workforce development, labor market information, higher education policy, community college graduate employment tracking, and healthcare related fields. Ben earned his M.S. in Computer Science at Northern Illinois University.