Machine Learning PhD Student
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
PhD Student studying how to interpret Foundation Models through Associative Memory • Advisor: Polo Chau
May 2018
Master of Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
Emphasis on Big Data and Signal Processing
May 2017
Bachelor of Science in Engineering: Biomedical Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
Magna Cum Laude • Emphasis on Neurobiology and Imaging

Work Experience

Sep '18 - Present
IBM Research
Research Engineer • Visual AI Lab • Cambridge, MA
Mentors: Hendrik Strobelt Mauro Martino
Summer '17
Medtronic Diabetes
Research Intern • Algorithms R&D • Northridge, CA
Mentors: Peter Ajemba Keith Nogueira
Apr '15 - May '17
International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM)
Undergrad Research Assistant • Lynch Lab • Durham, NC
Mentors: Eirik Adim Moreb Michael D. Lynch


Apr 2023
Diffusion Explainer: Visual Explanation for Text-to-image Stable Diffusion
Apr 2023
DiffusionDB: A Large-scale Prompt Gallery Dataset for Text-to-Image Generative Models
Dec 2022
A Universal Abstraction for Hierarchical Hopfield Networks
🏆Spotlight Poster at DLDE Workshop, Poster at MemARI Workshop, NeurIPS 2022
Oct 2022
Interactive and Visual Prompt Engineering for Ad-hoc Task Adaptation with Large Language Models
Albert Webson
Victor Sanh
Johanna Beyer
Hanspeter Pfister
Alexander M Rush
Published at IEEE Vis 2022
Apr 2022
Shared Interest: Measuring Human-AI Alignment to Identify Recurring Patterns in Model Behavior
🏅Best Paper Honorable Mention CHI 2022; IEE Vis: VisXAI Workshop; Demo at NeurIPS 2020
Dec 2021
Interactive Exploration for 60 Years of AI Research
Demo at NeurIPS 2021
Jul 2021
Fairytailor: A multimodal generative framework for storytelling
An AI co-authoring tool to interactively write text and images into a story resembling a child's fairytale.
Apr 2021
LMdiff: A Visual Diff Tool to Compare Language Models
System Demo at EMNLP 2021. Best Demo at Neurips 2020
Apr 2021
The Design and Development of a Game to Study Backdoor Poisoning Attacks: The Backdoor Game
Zahra Ashktorab
Casey Dugan
James Johnson
Aabhas Sharma
Dustin Ramsey Torres
Ingrid Lange
Heiko Ludwig
Bryant Chen
Nathalie Baracaldo
Werner Geyer
Qian Pan
Jan 2021
Operational response simulation tool for epidemics within refugee and IDP settlements
Dec 2020
RXNMapper: Unsupervised Attention Guided Atom Mapping
Published in Science Advances 2021; Best Poster at #IOPPoster, Poster at ICML 2020 Workshop: AI for Scientific Discovery & ACS Fall 2020
Dec 2020
CogMol: Target-Specific and Selective Drug Design for COVID-19 Using Deep Generative Models
Jul 2020
exBERT: A Visual Analysis of Transformer Models
System Demo at ACL 2020. Nominated for Best Demo at Neurips 2019.
Sep 2017
Managing the SOS Response for Enhanced CRISPR-Cas-Based Recombineering in E. coli through Transient Inhibition of Host RecA Activity


Spring '18
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Designed homeworks, supervised projects, and occasionally teach lectures.
Spring '18
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Biopotential Amplifier Design (BME 590). Duke University, Durham, NC
Main Instructor: Jonathan Viventi
Supervised and graded capstone projects where students designed and assembled 2-channel EEG readers
Spring '18
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Fundamentals of Data Analysis and Decision Science (EGR 190L). Duke University, Durham, NC
Main Instructors: Stacy Tantum Paul Bendich
As a TA, I helped setup class infrastructure (Python, jupyter) and initial curriculum for this 25 student pilot course for Duke's Data+ Program.
Spring '17
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Medical Instrumentation (BME 354L). Duke University, Durham, NC
Main Instructor: Jonathan Viventi
Prepared, supervised, and graded labs where students designed medical devices such as Ultrasound, ECGs, Baby Incubators, and functional FitBits.
Jan '15 - May '18
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Electrical Circuits (ECE 110). Duke University, Durham, NC
Main Instructor: Stacy Tantum
Graded homeworks, held weekly office hours, supervised labs, and private tutored students.
Jan '16 - May '17
Boeing Fellow
Duke University, Durham, NC
Main Instructor: Carmen Rawls
Wrote STEM lesson plans to engage middle and high school students in the Durham area.