Yongkang Zhao

Aiden Zhao is actively pursuing a Master of Science in Computer Science, specializing in Machine Learning, at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His academic pursuits are seamlessly integrated with his role as a Research Assistant, where he leads initiatives to redefine educational experiences through technology. Aiden’s primary project, the enhancement of “Jill Watson,” a chatbot designed to support adult learning, leverages the power of advanced Large Language Models, including GPT-4 and GPT-4 Vision, along with Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG) and VectorDB for dynamic content generation and information retrieval. This work underscores his expertise in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and his innovative use of AI to foster interactive and personalized educational environments.

While attending Georgia Tech, Aiden contributed significantly to Megagon Labs as a Research Engineer, where he excelled in developing agent-based task management frameworks and enhancing model development for complex data set generation and information extraction using Large Language Models (LLMs) such as GPT, LLAMA, MIXTRAL, and GEMMA. His work involved advancing pretraining and fine-tuning scripts, boosting training efficiency, and integrating AWS for infrastructure security and scalability. These experiences have not only honed Aiden’s expertise in NLP and machine learning but also underscored his ability to innovate and collaborate across diverse projects.

Aiden’s educational foundation in Economics from the University of California, Davis, coupled with his ongoing pursuit of a Master’s degree, reflects a broad and impactful skill set in technology and data analysis. His professional and academic paths are a testament to his drive for continuous learning and his dedication to leveraging technology for educational and societal benefit.

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