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Jay DeYoung

PhD Student


Office Location

177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Jay DeYoung is a PhD student at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Byron Wallace. He earned his BS in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, and a MS in Engineering in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He then worked in industry, but decided to come to the PhD program at Northeastern to pursue a more academic career path. Jay is interested in developing novel approaches with a large impact across multiple CS disciplines; his areas of research include AI, Data Science, Machine Learning, and Natural Language Processing, and he is interested in working on subjects ranging from deep learning to question answering systems to optimal dataset collection.


  • Master of Science and Engineering in Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • BS in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University

About Me

  • Field of Study: Deep Learning, Clinical NLP
  • PhD Advisor: Byron Wallace

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I am returning from being a working professional to pursue a more academic track.

What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?

I am interested in building novel techniques to handle drawing conclusions from long documents. My primary area of application is in clinical NLP and aggregating understandings from scientific literature.

Where did you study for your undergraduate degree? Any reason in particular behind your choice (a program you were excited about, a city you love, a researcher you wanted to work with)?

I did an undergraduate in Computer Science, concurrent with a second major in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, at Johns Hopkins University.