Hi, I'm Joe. I'm a PhD student at the University of Utah, advised by Vivek Srikumar. My research areas include machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence.

I used to be a member of the science team at Hugging Face, an open source startup that develops state-of-the-art NLP and machine learning tools. I also spent over a year as a Senior Machine Learning Scientist at Enveda Biosciences where I brought my Transformers expertise to problems like predicting full chemical structuress from mass spec.

I completed my master's in Data Science at Harvard in 2019 where I did research with Sasha Rush (commonsense and NLP) and with Finale Doshi-Velez (Bayesian Neural Networks). During my stint at Harvard, I interned with IBM Research where I developed a novel approach to disentanglement in VAEs.

You can find more details about my background in my CV.


2023-03-24 I'm going back for my PhD! 🎓

I'm excited to announce that I'll be entering the PhD program at the Kahlert School of Computing at the University of Utah, beginning in August 2023. I'll be working with Professor Vivek Srikumar in the NLP group.