Hi there! I’m Haoran, an undergraduate senior in Department of Information Science at Drexel University majoring in Data Science, minoring in CS and Linguistics. In my first two years of college, I’m glad to get the chance to attend Lanzhou University, Gansu, China.

I’m privileged to be advised by Prof.Jake Williams at Drexel and to have the chance to collaborate with Prof.Noah Goodman and Prof.Tobias Gerstenberg at Stanford CoCoLab & CiCL and Prof.Franz Wotawa from TU Graz.

If you want to chat with me about research, please feel free to reach out through email!

Research Interests

I’m interested in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Cognitive Science, and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Using Coginitive Science with AI to accelerate and deepen our understanding of brains and meanwhile applying these subjects and methodlogies to help understanding large language models (LLMs). Then, bring the findings along way to build more human-level like AI Systems and towards AI Alignment and Safety.

Two main research toptics I am currently thinking about:

  • Understanding LLM capabilities with Reasoning: By studying reasoning, I hope to answer: Can LLMs think like humans and what is LLMs’ true level in language understanding?

  • Cognitive-Small Language Models (CSLMs): How can we create small-scale models that mimic human learning efficiency in terms of data and algorithmic innovation?