Research Scientist at Salesforce (AI for Society)
Hi! I’m Bram Wallace, a research scientist in Salesforce’s AI for Society team.
My thesis research was a mixture of self-supervised and transfer learning; basically I love pretrained neural networks! I’ve continued to work with them in the forms of vision-language models as well as ProGen a “language” model trained on the amino acid sequences that describe proteins; we use the latter for variety of exciting bio research with various labs. See my Publications tab for past work.
I completed my PhD at Cornell advised by Dr. Bharath Hariharan. My undergraduate studies were at the College of San Mateo and University of California: Santa Barbara. During the two-year gap between UCSB and Cornell, I performed research with Dr. Paul Atzberger (see my Publications section) and did a year-long internship at the biotechnology startup Vium. In addition to my research at Cornell during my PhD, I’ve also worked in the Financial Engineering team at Bloomberg LP and interned at Salesforce Research.
In my free time I enjoy trail running, hiking, backpacking, river tubing, lifting, board/card games, reading, and disc golf.