I'm a researcher and engineer interested in neural networks and interactive machine learning. I'm currently the Head of Machine Learning at Orbital Materials, where I lead our foundation model development for materials science. Previously I was a Senior Research Engineer at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence.
Before switching to applying neural networks in the hard sciences, I worked on natural language processing. I cocreated AllenNLP, a library for Natural Language Processing research, focused on neural networks. I also worked on Elmo (Embeddings from Language Models) a popular representation learning method for embedding words in context. It began a trend of deep contextualised word representation learning in NLP, such as BERT/GPT-3.