Austin Xu

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PhD Student
Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering


CV (Updated August 2023)
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About Me

I'm a PhD student at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Center for Machine Learning at Georgia Tech. I am fortunate to be advised by Mark Davenport and to be a ML@GT Fellow. I graduated with a BSE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in May 2019.

For summer 2023, I was an AI Research Intern at Duolingo, where I worked with Will Monroe on zero/few-shot retrieval and recommendation with large language models.

From summer and fall 2022, I was an Applied Scientist Intern at Amazon, where I worked with Arjun Seshadri, Mariya Vasileva, and Achal Dave on synthetic dataset generation with GANs.

My research is focuses on studying human data elicitation from both an empirical and theoretical perspective. Specifically, I am interested in how humans should be queried to provide feedback and when we can avoid asking for human feedback. As a result, my past work has spanned

In my free time, I enjoy cooking (and eating), reading, running, and watching basketball (NBA and college).

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