🍂 This fall I am applying to graduate school, finishing my undergraduate thesis ✍️ and helping lead NLP (CS 4650) as a teaching assistant.
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, apprasing knives 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 w.r.t. LLMs.
Professionally, I've built open-source LLM deployments at AWS, deployed ML infrastructure for healthcare at the Atlanta-based startup Pateintco and have served as a teaching assistant for upper-level algorithms and NLP at Georgia Tech.
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
LENS 🔎: A Learnable Evaluation Metric for Text Simplification
Mounica Maddela*, Yao Dou*, David Heineman, Wei Xu
* = equal contribution
Wanted to add some personal flair
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Top Pot Doughnuts
Waffle House 🧇