Aaron Wang

Aaron Wang

Advisor: Rick Cavanaugh

Mentor: Jennifer Ngadiuba

Undergraduate: University of Washington (Physics)

Graduate: University of Illinois Chicago (Physics)

Project: Efficient Transformers

I am exploring efficient transformer architectures on particle physics data sets and implementing well-performing models into hls4ml. Transformers are a revolutionary deep learning architecture that is used widely in natural language processing. Its ability to process long chains of information is vital to processing long chains of particle physics jet reactions. Despite the power of the transformer model, there is a huge computational bottleneck, quadratically scaling with the input sequence length. I am exploring new models that reduce this computational bottleneck in order to speed of inference time of transformer models.