👋 Hi, I’m Sam!

  • I’m:

    • currently a computational scientist at Argonne National Laboratory (ALCF).

    • generally interested in the application of AI + HPC to computational problems in science1,

    • usually working on scaling large (language, vision, multi-modal) models across thousands of GPUs 🚀

      • If this sounds like something you’d be interested in doing, please feel free to reach out to me


🎤 Recent Talks

You can get a live view of some of my recent talks here

📍 How I got here

My current research focuses on using deep generative modeling to help build better sampling algorithms in lattice gauge theory. In particular, I’m interested in building gauge equivariant neural network architectures and using inductive priors to incorporate physical symmetries into machine learning models.

I received my PhD in Physics from the University of Iowa in 2019 and my thesis was on Learning Better Physics: A Machine Learning Approach to Lattice Gauge Theory. Prior to this, I completed two bachelors degrees (Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics, 2015) at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My undergraduate dissertation was titled Energy Storage in Quantum Resonators and was supervised by Professor Alfred Hübler within the Center for Complex Systems Research at UIUC2.

🤔 What I work on

As a member of the AI / ML Group at ALCF, I work on:

ezpz 🍋 [web]
Distributed training, ezpz
Megatron-DeepSpeed 🤖
For the largest of large language models.
wordplay 🎮💬 [web]
ai-science-training-series 👨🏻‍🏫 [web]
Lecture series, “AI-4-Science-on-Supercomputers”
enrich 💸 [web]
Python’s logging, with Rich
ambivalent 🤷🏻‍♂️ [web]
Clean, simple style for Matplotlib figures4.
l2hmc-qcd 🔲 [web]
Accelerated samplers for Lattice QCD
climate-analysis 🌍 [web]
Climate Analysis project using ClimRR data

GitHub Stats

Table 1: 📟 Experience
Assistant Computational Scientist ALCF 2022 –
Postdoc ALCF 2019 2022
Graduate Researcher ANL 2018 2019
Table 2: 🎓 Education
PhD Physics University of Iowa 2019
B.Sc Physics UIUC 2015
B.Sc Math UIUC 2015

Last Updated: 04/20/2024 @ 14:19:31
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  1. So far, for: {Lattice QCD, Quantum Mechanics, Biology (Protein Generation, Drug Discovery), and Climate Modeling / Weather Forecasting}↩︎

  2. And resulted in a patent !!↩︎

  3. ⚡ powered by ezpz 🍋↩︎

  4. Forked from saforem2/opinionated↩︎


BibTeX citation:
  author = {Foreman, Sam},
  title = {Sam {Foreman}},
  url = {https://samforeman.me},
  langid = {en}
For attribution, please cite this work as:
Foreman, Sam. n.d. “Sam Foreman.” https://samforeman.me.