Harmon Bhasin

Research Affiliate @ MIT

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I am a research affiliate at the MIT Media Lab where I work under Kevin Esvelt. My interests are in the intersection of computational biology and biosecurity.

I did my undergrad in CS from UW-Madison, where I had the privilege of being mentored by Sushmita Roy, Junjie Hu, and Stav Atir. During my time there, I focused on developing methods for analyzing single cell omic datasets (scRNA-seq & scATAC-seq), with orthogonal work in mechanistic interpretability. I also had the pleasure of starting two startups, both of which failed, but were wonderful learning experiences.

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news

Jun 01, 2024 Working full-time as a research affiliate at MIT Media Lab under Kevin Esvelt.
May 12, 2024 Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a B.S. in Computer Science.
Mar 15, 2024 First author paper accepted into the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL 2024).
Jan 01, 2024 Started working part-time as a research affiliate at MIT Media Lab under Kevin Esvelt.
Oct 15, 2023 Accepted to give a talk at RECOMB/ISCB Conference on Regulatory & Systems Genomics with DREAM Challenges (RSGDREAM 2023).

selected publications

  1. NAACL
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    How does Multi-Task Training Affect Transformer In-Context Capabilities? Investigations with Function Classes
    Harmon Bhasin, Timothy Ossowski, Yiqiao Zhong, and Junjie Hu
    In Proceedings of the 2024 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Apr 2024