Hey, I'm Adam!

I'm a Human-Centered Computing PhD student at Georgia Tech. I work with Alex Endert as a member of the Visual Analytics Lab.

I design and develop visual analytics tools to help people understand complex data, mitigate biases, and make decisions. My current focus is helping NLP researchers and engineers analyze and interpret what large language models (LLMs) have learned during training, how they perform during inference, and how different models compare. I've also worked alongside scientists in field and mission operations to create visual analytics solutions for supporting deep ocean expeditions and scientist-guided spacecraft autonomy.

I have collaborated with incredible designers, engineers, scientists, and researchers at Vanderbilt, Georgia State, Tufts, Emory, Caltech, ArtCenter, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).


Research Highlights

DeepSee Multidimensional visualizations of seabed ecosystems. ACM CHI 2024 Demo   Video   Presentation
iScore Visual analytics for interpreting how language models automatically score summaries. ACM IUI 2024 Paper   Poster
KnowledgeVIS Interpreting language models by comparing fill-in-the-blank prompts. IEEE TVCG 2024 (to appear) Poster
Combining Integration and Visualization Preliminary guidelines for combining data integration and visual data analysis. IEEE TVCG 2024 (to appear)
ReRank A visual analytics tool for scientists to directly demonstrate autonomous science target selection. NASA JPL internship project 2023 Presentation
Lumos Increasing awareness of analytic behaviors during visual data analysis. IEEE VIS 2021 Project   Paper   Video   Presentation   Poster
Left, Right, and Gender Exploring interaction traces to mitigate human biases. IEEE VIS 2021 Paper   Video
Bias-Aware Visual Analytics Toward a bias-aware future for mixed-initiative visual analytics. IEEE VIS 2020 Paper   Talk

Employment

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Graduate Research Assistant • School of Interactive Computing Aug 2020 - Present • Mentor: Alex Endert
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA AI / ML Research Intern • JPL Summer Internship Program (SIP) Summer 2023 • Mentor: Scott Davidoff
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA CS Research Intern • Data to Discovery Summer 2021 • Mentor: Scott Davidoff
New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY Machine Learning / DevOps (MLOps) Intern • Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSAi) Summer 2020 • Mentor: Paul Janis
New York Life Insurance Company, New York, NY Data / Platform Engineering Intern • Center for Data Science and Analytics (CDSA) Summer 2019 • Mentor: Paul Janis

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA Ph.D., Human-Centered Computing GPA: 4.00 / 4.00 Advisor: Alex Endert Aug 2020 - Present
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ B.S., Physics   |   Minors: Computer Science, Mathematics GPA: 3.98 / 4.00 Pinnacle Scholars Program Aug 2016 - Aug 2020

Awards and Honors

2023
College of Computing (CoC) Poster Award Georgia Institute of Technology Awarded to KnowledgeVIS poster; recieved at CRIDC Poster Competition
2021
Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) Poster Award Georgia Institute of Technology Awarded to Lumos poster; recieved at CRIDC Poster Competition
2020
President's Fellowship Georgia Institute of Technology Selected upon admission from top 10% of applicant pool; four-year semesterly stipend award.
2020
Alfred M. Mayer Prize Stevens Institute of Technology Cash prize awarded to senior ranked first in all physics courses taken during undergraduate career.
2019
Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society American Institute of Physics Inducted as a Lifetime Member.
2018
Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award Stevens Institute of Technology Awarded to student faculty member that students benefit from the most and learn from both inside and outside of the classroom.
2016
Presidential Scholarship Stevens Institute of Technology Selected for academic excellence; four-year, half-tuition award.

News

2023 Jun Apr
Presented my work at the Spring GVU Research Showcase
Feb 2022 Nov Oct
Attended IEEE VIS 2022 in-person in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Apr 2021 Jul
Left, Right, and Gender and Lumos accepted to IEEE VIS 2021
Jun Feb
Lumos recieved EVPR award at CRIDC Poster Competition
2020 Oct
Bias-Aware Visual Analytics presented at TREX workshop, IEEE VIS 2020
Aug Jun

Other (Cool) Projects

Selected Best Paper in class out of 10 projects
The impact of transitivity, similarity and implicit bias on trust in AI. CS 6795 Introduction to Cognitive Science Paper   Video   Code
Ethnographic study investigating health and wellness priorities for nurses. CS 6454 Qualitative Methods for Design of Human Computer Interaction Video   Presentation
Conversational VUI Web-based conversational voice user interface (VUI). CS 6456 Principles of User Interface Software Demo   Paper   Presentation   Code
Paintings By Comparison Interactive visualization of painting data from WikiData. CS 7450 Information Visualization Demo   Video   Code