👋 I'm Alvin.

I'm currently building ML products at Discord and conducting LLM research with Eleuther.

I went to UT Austin for BS/MS in CS. I used to organize hackathons and mobile dev conferences with Freetail Hackers and MAD, taught K-12 students about CS with Roadshow, and organized ML workshops at MLDS.

I've worked on creative computer vision at Facet, ads optimization and self-supervised clustering at LinkedIn via Drawbridge acquisition, satellite image segmentation at Nexus Connectivity, audio transcription formatting at Tenfold, vehicle inventory forecast at Vast, video compression research at Twitch, fraud detection at Apple, internal tools at Spredfast (now Khoros), and in-game UI for CoD at Activision.

I invest in early-stage startups and advise founders/VCs to help accelerate technical R&D and product strategy.

Email // Resume // GitHub // LinkedIn