I am a PhD student at New York University studying computer science, focusing on machine learning for natural language. I am jointly advised by Professors Sam Bowman and Kyunghyun Cho, and am part of the Machine Learning for Language group at NYU. I graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in applied mathematics and a master’s in computer science, where I was advised by Alexander Rush and spent time with the Harvard Natural Language Processing group. See my CV, Google Scholar, GitHub for more details. If you need to contact me, email me at wangalexc at gmail or message me on Twitter.
We are currently soliciting feedback (especially proposals of tasks to include, but also comments and concerns) for the next version of GLUE. More details here. Please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Looking for ELMO’s Friends: Sentence-Level Pretraining Beyond Language Modeling
Samuel R. Bowman, Ellie Pavlick, Edouard Grave, Benjamin Van Durme, Alex Wang, Jan Hula, Patrick Xia, Raghavendra Pappagari, R. Thomas McCoy, Roma Patel, Najoung Kim, Ian Tenney, Yinghui Huang, Katherin Yu, Shuning Jin, Berlin Chen
What do you learn from context? Probing for sentence structure in contextualized word representations
Ian Tenney, Patrick Xia, Berlin Chen, Alex Wang, Adam Poliak, Benjamin Van Durme, Sam Bowman, Dipanjan Das, Ellie Pavlick.
Learning Linguistic Descriptors of User Roles in Online Communities
Alex Wang, William L. Hamilton, Jure Leskovec.
NLP+CSS Workshop @ EMNLP 2016.
- A Neural Framework for One-Shot Learning: thorough examination in the use of matching networks, a neural network and nonparametric model hybrid, for one-shot learning in various settings. See paper for more details. Completed for my senior thesis, earning high honors.
- Traffic Swarm Optimization: investigation in the use of swarm optimization methods for optimizing traffic light cycles. For more info see this article or this writeup.
- Gaussian Processes for Crime Prediction: an exploration into the use of Gaussian processes to predict future crime rates in cities. See the writeup for details.
- Twitter Plays Chess: crowdsourced chess playing against an AI where users vote for the human team’s next move via Twitter, à la Twitch Plays Pokemon.