Charlie F. Welch
04C21 Fachbereich 12
35043 Marburg Germany
I am a Hessian.AI Junior Research Group Leader and Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Marburg. I am collaborating with the CAISA lab led by Prof. Lucie Flek. I received my PhD at the University of Michigan, advised by Prof. Rada Mihalcea, where I worked with the LIT lab.
My research focuses on the frontiers of customizable language generation and models of perception. I am interested in how attributes of text, such as toxicity and empathy, interact and can be used for mutual improvement. I will be investigating how these techniques can be used to study stylistic attributes as well as populations. By better modeling both people and properties of language, I hope to both make language technology more useful and to better understand how diverse groups of people view the world. With a heightened understanding of who we are solving problems for, we can more sustainably train models, reducing environmental costs and supporting a more inclusive research community.
|Oct 26, 2022||Two more papers were accepted to workshops at EMNLP! Understanding Interpersonal Conflict Types and their Impact on Perception Classification and Nearest Neighbor Language Models for Stylistic Controllable Generation.|
|Oct 13, 2022||Two of our papers were accepted to EMNLP: A Critical Reflection and Forward Perspective on Empathy and Natural Language Processing and Unifying Data Perspectivism and Personalization: An Application to Social Norms.|
|Jul 13, 2022||Allison Lahnala will be presenting our paper, Mitigating Toxic Degeneration with Empathetic Data: Exploring the Relationship Between Toxicity and Empathy, at NAACL in Seattle.|
|May 23, 2022||I will be presenting our paper, Leveraging Similar Users for Personalized Language Modeling with Limited Data, at ACL in Dublin.|
|May 5, 2022||I was awarded the Hessian.AI Junior Research Group Leader award and am now looking to hire a PhD student. If you’re interested, please check out the job posting in English or German!|