David Heineman

Hey! I'm David 👋

I'm a fourth year at Georgia Tech studying computer science. I work on intelligent systems, language and information networks.

More about me

I grew up in Marietta, Georgia and now live a half-hour down in Midtown Atlanta where I'm currently in my final year at Georgia Tech. I thoroughly enjoy reading, hiking, and making homebrew nitrogen cold brew. ☕️ ⛰️

I'm exploring the field of natural language processing with a focus on evaluation, modeling and deployment of constrained text generation models. My research has focused on challenges in text simplification and fine-grained evaluation of LLMs. With new analytical tools and existing theories of cognition, I hope to build a rigorous top-down understanding of LLM behavior. 🛠️

Publications & Preprints ✒️

Thresh 🌾: A Unified, Customizable and Deployable Platform for Fine-Grained Text Evaluation [thresh.tools]
David Heineman, Yao Dou, Wei Xu
EMNLP Demo, 2023

Dancing Between Success and Failure: Edit-level Simplification Evaluation using SALSA 💃 [code/data]
David Heineman, Yao Dou, Mounica Maddela, Wei Xu
EMNLP, 2023

LENS 🔎: A Learnable Evaluation Metric for Text Simplification
Mounica Maddela*, Yao Dou*, David Heineman, Wei Xu
ACL, 2023

* = equal contribution

What I've been building 👷

My past work 🌳

My recommendations

Wanted to add some personal flair. I've also been trying a few coffee shops in Atlanta.


Daisy Jones & The Six

The Cohen Brothers

Bong Joon-ho

Baby Driver

Spirited Away

Listening to...

Planet Money

The Retort

Hobo Johnson

MF Doom

Pink Floyd

Inspired by...

Immanuel Kant

John Snow

Maya Angelou

Richard Hamming

Blaise Pascal

Eating at...


Top Pot Doughnuts

The Nook


Waffle House 🧇

Flipping through...

Games, Puzzles, and Computation by Erik Demaine

The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff

Society Must be Defended by Michel Foucault

Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace