Michael Saxon

I am excited about building better language technologies for social good. I like fusing the old with the new, leveraging rich representations learned from big data to model semantics and analyze scientific communications.

Current

PhD student, NLP Lab, Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara (2020–)
Advised by William Yang Wang
Recipient, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2020)

Previously

Intern, Amazon Alexa Web-based QA (2021)
Intern, Amazon Alexa Hybrid Science (2019, 2020)

MS Computer Engineering, Arizona State University (2018–2020)
Advised by Visar Berisha & Sethuraman Panchanathan

BSE Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University (2014–2018)

News

12/3/2021 Our work "Self-Supervised Knowledge Assimilation for Expert-Layman Text Style Transfer" will appear at AAAI 2022! Preprint here: [arXiv:2110.02950]

11/8/2021 Had a great time presenting our Disclosive Transparency work at EMNLP 2021! Our work was even highlighted in an EMNLP overview article! Oral presentation prerecording: [YouTube]

10/1/2021 Our work "Counterfactual Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Training Deep Networks" will appear at NeurIPS 2021! Preprint here: [arXiv:2106.03831]

9/23/2021 Our work "Modeling Disclosive Transparency in NLP Application Descriptions" will appear at EMNLP 2021 as an oral presentation! Preprint here: [arXiv:2101.00433]

9/13/2021 I was profiled on the Amazon Science Blog about my experience doing multiple applied science internships with the company! Article here: [amazon.science]