Yash Mehta's Website
Located in Virginia, USA
Hi! I am an incoming PhD student at Johns Hopkins (spring’24), where I will be working on and . Throughout my academic journey, I have gained valuable experience in various domains, including , , , and . I am currently a research engineer at Janelia working at the intersection of deep learning and neuroscience with James Fitzgerald and Jan Funke. Specifically, I’m working on meta-learning synaptic plasticity rules in a connectome-constrained artificial neural network.
I am very fortunate to have gotten the opportunity to work with brilliant researchers, who have really inspired me and shaped my attitude towards research. I have worked on Neural Architecture Search in Frank Hutter’s AutoML lab in the most lovely town of Freiburg! Before that, I had an amazing time at the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit at UCL, where I was working on evaluating biologically plausible perturbation-based learning algorithms to train deep networks with Tim Lillicrap at DeepMind and Peter Latham. I did my undergraduate thesis at NTU Singapore with Erik Cambria on using large language models for personality prediction. I quit my software development job at Amazon to dive into research full time ;)
I thoroughly enjoy coding and working on hard algorithmic problems.
|Jul 20, 2023||Attending ICML 2023 in Hawaii! ✨🍻|
|Apr 14, 2023||Accepted PhD position in computational cognitive science at Johns Hopkins! 🎓|
|Dec 1, 2022||Attended NeurIPS 2022 in New Orleans! ✨🎷|
|Oct 1, 2022||Visiting student researcher in Larry Abbott’s lab at the Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University|
|Sep 14, 2022||Manuscript on node perturbation learning accepted to NeurIPS!|
|May 27, 2022||Got Married!|
|Apr 25, 2022||Presented our paper, NAS-BenchSuite in ICLR’22.|
|Jan 10, 2022||Started at HHMI Janelia Research Campus in the Funke Lab|