Benjamin Hoover

AI Interpretability & Visualization Research Engineer


Education

May 2018
Master of Engineering: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
GPA: 4.00/4.00, Emphasis on Big Data and Signal Processing
May 2017
B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC
GPA: 3.91/4.00, Magna Cum Laude, Emphasis on Neurobiology and Imaging

Research Experience

Sep '18 - Present
IBM Research, Cambridge, MA
Research Engineer, Visual AI Lab
Summer '17
Medtronic Diabetes, Northridge, CA
Research Intern, Algorithms
Apr '15 - May '17

Publications

2021
2021
2020
RXNMapper: Unsupervised Attention Guided Atom Mapping
Philippe Schwaller, Benjamin Hoover, JL Reymond, Hendrik Strobelt, Teodoro Laino
Science Advances 2021, #IOPPoster, SCS Fall 2020, ICML 2020 Workshop: AI for Scientific Discovery, ACS Fall 2020
2020
2020
2020
2020
2017

Talks

Can a Fruit Fly Learn Word Embeddings?
March 2021
TransferLearning Event
LMDiff: Comparing Language Models
Dec 2020
NeurIPS Demo
Breaking the Wall of Black Box AI
Oct 2020
Falling Walls Lab Boston
exBERT: Exploring Learned Embeddings in Transformer Models
Jul 2020
ACL: System Demonstrations
Apr 2020
ICLR: IBM Exposition Demo
Dec 2019
Neurips: System Demonstrations
RXNMapper: Unsupervised Attention Guided Atom Mapping
Jul 2020
ICML: ML Interpretability for Scientific Discovery Workshop
Jul 2020
ICML: IBM Exposition Demo
Using Matlab's PRT to Accelerate Algorithm Development
Jul 2017
Medtronic Diabetes R&D
The Inside Story
May 2018
Duke University: MEng Graduation
The Impact of Encouragement
May 2013
Cary Christian School Graduation

Teaching

Spring '18
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Duke University, Durham, NC
Pattern Recognition Technology (ECE 681)
Instructor: Patrick Wang
Design homeworks, supervise projects, and periodically teach lecture, a graduate course with 60 students
Spring '18
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Duke University, Durham, NC
Biopotential Amplifier Design (BME 590)
Instructor: Jonathan Viventi
Supervised and graded capstone design projects where students designed, printed, and built a 2 channel EEG reader
Spring '18
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Duke University, Durham, NC
Fundamentals of Data Analysis and Decision Science (EGR 190L)
Instructors: Stacy Tantum , Paul Bendich
Helped setup class infrastructure (Python, jupyter), discussed curriculum planning, held office hours, and graded exams for this 25 student pilot course for Duke's Data+ Program.
Spring '17
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Duke University, Durham, NC
Introduction to Medical Instrumentation (BME 354L)
Instructor: Jonathan Viventi
Prepared, supervised, and graded labs where students designed medical devices such as Ultrasound, ECGs, Baby Incubators, and functional FitBits.
Jan '15 - May '18
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant
Duke University, Durham, NC
Introduction to Electrical Circuits (ECE 110)
Instructor: Stacy Tantum
Graded homeworks, held weekly office hours, supervised labs, and private tutored students.
Jan '16 - May '17
Boeing Fellow
Duke University, Durham, NC
Instructor: Carmen Rawls
Wrote STEM lesson plans to engage middle and high school students in the Durham area.