Jerry Ngo

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

ngop at mit dot edu

I am a research associate at McGovern Institute and MIT BCS, supervised by Jim DiCarlo. During my undergraduate, my research journey took root at MIT CSAIL, where I still involve as a frequent collaborator. At CSAIL, I was fortunate to be supervised by Phillip Isola, Yoon Kim, and Aleksander Mądry.

With a broad research goal of understanding AI, I ground my works at the intersection of computer vision and neuro/cognitive science. Currently, my projects are focused on quantifying behavioral similarities and disparities between vision models and human behavior (1, 2). I am also interested in other topics like multimodality/representation learning, and generative modeling.


May 16, 2024 One paper got accepted at ACL 2024!!.
Apr 10, 2023 First paper got accepted for publication at ICLR 2023 Tiny Papers track.
Jan 6, 2023 Join the MIT BCS as a research technician.
Jun 27, 2022 Join the MIT Summer Research Program ‘22.
Jan 3, 2022 Join MIT CSAIL as a visiting student.

selected publications

“A journey of a thousand papers begins with a tiny paper”

  1. What Do Language Models Hear?
    Ngo, Jerry, and Kim, Yoon
    ACL 2024
  2. Is CLIP Fooled by Optical Illusions?
    Ngo, Jerry, Sankaranarayanan, Swami, and Isola, Phillip
    ICRL Tiny Papers 2023