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Nicholas Meade
PhD Student, McGill University / Mila
nicholas.meade@mail.mcgill.ca

I am a PhD student at McGill University and Mila supervised by Prof. Siva Reddy. I previously completed my undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University in Computer Science where I worked with Prof. Sageev Oore. At Dalhousie, I worked on conditional music generation. In the summer of 2022 I will be interning at Amazon Alexa AI.

Academia

McGill University / Mila
2022 - Present
PhD Computer Science
Supervised by Prof. Siva Reddy.
McGill University / Mila
2020 - 2022
M.Sc. Computer Science
Supervised by Prof. Siva Reddy. Fast-tracked to PhD in January 2022.
Dalhousie University
2015 - 2020
B.Sc. Computer Science
Supervised by Prof. Sageev Oore.

Papers

An Empirical Survey of the Effectiveness of Debiasing Techniques for Pre-trained Language Models
Nicholas Meade , Elinor Poole-Dayan , Siva Reddy
ACL 2022
Evaluating the Faithfulness of Importance Measures in NLP by Recursively Masking Allegedly Important Tokens and Retraining
Andreas Madsen , Nicholas Meade* , Vaibhav Adlakha* , Siva Reddy
arXiv preprint
Exploring Conditioning for Generative Music Systems with Human-Interpretable Controls
Nicholas Meade* , Nicholas Barreyre* , Scott C. Lowe , Sageev Oore
International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2019

Presentations

An Empirical Survey of the Effectiveness of Debiasing Techniques for Pre-trained Language Models
IVADO Digital October, 2021, Oral
Joint and Distributional Controls for Sequence Generation
Dalhousie University, Bachelor's Thesis
Exploring Conditioning for Generative Music Systems with Human-Interpretable Controls
International Conference on Computational Creativity, 2019, Oral