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About Me

My name is Sam Stevens. I’m a Ph.D. student at THE Ohio State University, where I work in computer science, specifically in natural language processing, with my advisor Prof. Yu Su. I finished my Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science at Ohio State in May 2021 (and minored in German).

I’ve been lucky to intern at Meta, SpaceX, Microsoft and GE Aviation (twice). I also studied abroad in Dresden for eight weeks!

My research includes work in computer vision, AI for crypto and various LLM projects.

I also previously worked on TicketBay with Salty Software and HealthyAgers with Dr Ruchika Prakash.



Some selected publications are below. A list of all my papers is here. You can also check out my Google Scholar for a more up-to-date list.

BioCLIP: A Vision Foundation Model for the Tree of Life
Samuel Stevens, Jiaman Wu, Matthew J Thompson, Elizabeth G Campolongo, Chan Hee Song, David Edward Carlyn, Li Dong, Wasila M Dahdul, Charles Stewart, Tanya Berger-Wolf, Wei-Lun Chao, Yu Su (* equal contribution) (arXiv Preprint) [paper] [website] [demo]

Memorization for Good: Encryption with Autoregressive Language Models
Samuel Stevens, Yu Su. (arXiv Preprint) [paper] [website] [code]

An Investigation of Language Model Interpretability via Sentence Editing
Samuel Stevens, Yu Su. (EMNLP BlackboxNLP 2021.) [paper] [code]

Getting Started in ML/AI

I often am asked how to get started in machine learning and artificial intelligence. I recommend starting with Coursera’s machine learning course1 and Andrej Karpathy’s Neural Networks: Zero to Hero. Both courses are very high-quality and should provide a lot of value compared to other free resources.

Non-Research Projects

TicketBay: fellow OSU students and I developed a mobile app for Ohio State University students to sell second-hand football tickets. (Jan 2018 - Present)

Quiet HN: a simple Hacker News site with no comments.

Behold, My STUFF!

Social media is a problem. This website gives me a creative outlet without the pressure of likes, comments or retweets.

This website is my personal website. I’m not a person who takes myself very seriously. So this website doesn’t take itself very seriously either. It’s my stuff, not my CV.

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Sam Stevens, 2024