Hi! I’m a computer science PhD candidate in the INK Lab at the University of Southern California (USC), where I’m advised by Prof. Xiang Ren. I’m also a member of USC’s Information Sciences Institute (ISI).
My research is at the intersection of
machine learning and
natural language processing. In particular, I’m excited about:
- model explainability: explaining language model behavior more faithfully, plausibly, and efficiently.
- explanation-based learning: operationalizing explanations to improve language model generalization and decision-making.
On a personal note, I grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC and now live with my wife in Los Angeles, CA. Outside of work, you might find me playing/watching basketball (go Wizards!), skiing, hiking, board gaming, or foodie-ing (). Plus, I’m a huge fan of the TV shows Seinfeld and BoJack Horseman.
|May 15, 2022||UNIREX was accepted to ICML 2022!|
|May 10, 2022||After completing my PhD (expected Fall 2022), I’ll be joining Meta AI as a research scientist on the AI Integrity Team!|
|May 09, 2022||ER-Test was accepted to the TrustNLP Workshop @ NAACL 2022!|
|Apr 30, 2022||I’m presenting UNIREX today at the Socially Responsible ML Workshop @ ICLR 2022. Come find me at Poster D2!|
|Mar 31, 2022||UNIREX was accepted to the BigScience Workshop @ ACL 2022!|
|Mar 27, 2022||UNIREX was accepted to the Socially Responsible ML Workshop @ ICLR 2022!|
|Mar 11, 2022||I passed my PhD thesis proposal! Check out my slides here.|
|Jan 10, 2022||In Spring 2022, I’m a TA for CSCI 566 (Deep Learning and its Applications) at USC.|
|Dec 16, 2021||A preprint of my Meta AI intern project, UNIREX, is now up on arXiv.|
|Dec 09, 2021||I’m presenting SalKG today at NeurIPS 2021. Come chat with me at Poster Session 7!|
|Sep 28, 2021||SalKG was accepted to NeurIPS 2021!|
|Sep 20, 2021||
I started my research internship at
|Jul 31, 2021||This summer, I had an awesome time mentoring Wyatt Lake, as part of USC’s SHINE program. Check out Wyatt’s project on explanation-based regularization of BERT models.|
|Jun 08, 2021||I passed my PhD qualifying exam and am now a PhD candidate!|
PreprintFRAME: Evaluating Faithfulness Metrics for Free-Text RationalesPreprint, 2022
TrustNLPER-Test: Evaluating Explanation Regularization Methods for NLP ModelsTrustNLP Workshop at NAACL, 2022
ICMLUNIREX: A Unified Learning Framework for Language Model Rationale ExtractionInternational Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2022
NeurIPSSalKG: Learning From Knowledge Graph Explanations for Commonsense ReasoningAdvances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2021
ACL FindingsLearning Contextualized Knowledge Structures for Commonsense ReasoningFindings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2021
ICLRLearning to Deceive Knowledge Graph Augmented Models via Targeted PerturbationInternational Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2021