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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Xisen Jin

    Tue, Oct 24, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    PhD Thesis Proposal - Xisen Jin
    Committee Members: Xiang Ren (advisor), Jesse Thomason, Robin Jia, Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, Jieyu Zhao
    Title:  Building Updatable Language Model Systems in the Wild
    Abstract: Building updatable language model systems has become a crucial challenge  alongside the progress of large language models. In this thesis proposal, I will present my efforts on creating resources, developing efficient methods, and analyzing learning dynamics in updating language models. I will introduce two of my past works, focused on lifelong pretraining of language models and fusing knowledge of multiple models by merging their weights. I will then introduce my on-going study of analyzing and forecasting examples that will be forgotten by model updates to reduce forgetting that happens during the process of model updates.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Melissa Ochoa

    Event Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/92405014194?pwd=RlpqYzNKejZEQ1J1alhQYjBqN3dNZz09

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