David Heineman

Hey! I'm David 👋

I'm a fourth year at Georgia Tech studying computer science. I work on intelligent systems 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, apprasing knives and making homebrew nitrogen cold brew (and I'm an Eagle Scout!) ⛰️

I'm exploring the field of natural language processing with a focus on evaluation, modeling and deployment of constrained text generation models. 🤖

Publications & Preprints ✒️

Dancing Between Success and Failure: Edit-level Simplification Evaluation using SALSA 💃
David Heineman, Yao Dou, Mounica Maddela, Wei Xu
preprint, arXiv:2305.14458

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

* = equal contribution

What I've been working on 👷

My past projects 🌳

My recommendations 📢

Wanted to add some personal flair


Daisy Jones & The Six

The Cohen Brothers

Breaking Bad

Baby Driver

Spirited Away

Listening to...


Hobo Johnson


Pink Floyd

Planet Money by NPR

Inspired by...

Immanuel Kant

John Snow

Maya Angelou

William Wordsworth

Blaise Pascal

Eating at...


Blue Donkey

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



The Atlantic