David Heineman

Hey! I'm David πŸ‘‹

I'm an recent graduate from Georgia Tech studying computer science. I work on intelligent systems, language and information networks.

About me

I grew up in Marietta, Georgia, where I recently completed my undergrad about half-an-hour south at Georgia Tech 🐝. I was previously at AWS and Patientco, a healthcare / fintech startup. I enjoy reading, hiking, and making homebrew nitrogen cold brew. β˜•οΈ ⛰️

I'm currently working on evaluation, modeling and deployment of text generation models. Specifically, I've focused on fine-grained evaluation of LLMs and using new quality metrics to improve generation. My aim is to build a rigorous, top-down understanding of LLM behavior by incorporating existing theories of cognition with new analytical tools [...]

Publications & Preprints βœ’οΈ

Towards a Path Dependent Account of Category Fluency [code]

David Heineman, Reba Koenen, Sashank Varma
CogSci, 2024

Thresh 🌾: Unified, Customizable and Deployable Fine-Grained Text Evaluation [thresh.tools]

David Heineman, Yao Dou, Wei Xu
EMNLP Demo, 2023

Edit-level Simplification Evaluation using SALSA πŸ’ƒ [code/data, metric]

David Heineman, Yao Dou, Mounica Maddela, Wei Xu
EMNLP, 2023

LENS πŸ”Ž: A Learnable Evaluation Metric for Text Simplification

Mounica Maddela*, Yao Dou*, David Heineman, Wei Xu
ACL, 2023

* = equal contribution

What I've been building πŸ‘·

My past work 🌳


A few interesting things I found worth checking out, also see these coffee shops in Atlanta.

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Games, Puzzles, and Computation by Erik Demaine

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff

Society Must be Defended by Michel Foucault

GΓΆdel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter