HeadshotBram Wallace

Member of Technical Staff (Research) at OpenAI

Email: bw462@cornell.edu

Resume (Updated July 2023)

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Hi! I’m Bram Wallace, a researcher on OpenAI’s image/video generation team.

My favorite approach to research is to uncover hidden capabilities and properties of pretrained neural networks and algorithmically exploit these insights, or leverage them to train even better neural networks. See my Publications tab or Google Scholar for past work.

While at Salesforce, I mainly researched image generation/editing, including some of the earliest RLHF work in text-to-image diffusion models. I also wrote an internal library for large-scale training of vision-language models on TPUs using Pytorch/XLA and worked on language modeling of amino acid sequences for novel protein generation.

I completed my PhD at Cornell advised by Dr. Bharath Hariharan performing research at the intersection of self-supervised and transfer learning (lots of big pretrained models before they were cool). My undergraduate studies were at the College of San Mateo and University of California: Santa Barbara. During the 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 interned in the Financial Engineering team at Bloomberg LP and at Salesforce Research.

In my free time I enjoy trail running, hiking, backpacking, river tubing, lifting, board/card games, reading, and disc golf.