Martin Weyssow

Ph.D. Candidate
DIRO, University of Montreal
martin.weyssow (at) umontreal.ca

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Short Bio

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Computer Science and Operations Research at the University of Montreal. I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Houari Sahraoui. From October 2022 to January 2023, I was a visiting Ph.D. researcher at Singapore Management University, working with Prof. David Lo. Prior to this, I obtained my master’s degree in data science and a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from the University of Namur.

My research lies at the intersection of deep learning, natural language processing, and software engineering, focusing on large language models (LLMs) for code intelligence. Specifically, my thesis revolves around understanding and efficiently adapting LLMs for software coding tasks. My first research objective is to investigate the intricate training dynamics of LLMs when exposed to code, aiming to enhance our comprehension of phenomena such as emergent capabilities in LLMs and generalization. The second aspect of my thesis involves exploring data-centric applications related to out-of-distribution generalization and lifelong learning for LLMs applied to code. This encompasses studying scenarios where important distribution shifts of the data may impede the effectiveness of LLMs and how to adapt LLMs to new codebases over time without forgetting prior knowledge.


Selected Publications [Google Scholar]

  1. Under review

  2. MSR
    Martin Weyssow, Claudio Di Sipio, Davide Di Ruscio, and Houari Sahraoui
    International Conference on Mining Software Repositories, Data and Tool Showcase, 2024.

  3. Under review
    Martin Weyssow, Xin Zhou, Kisub Kim, David Lo, and Houari Sahraoui
    Under review

    Martin Weyssow, Xin Zhou, Kisub Kim, David Lo, and Houari Sahraoui
    ACM Joint European Software Engineering Conference and Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering, 2023.

  5. ASE
    José Antonio Hernández López*, Martin Weyssow*, Jesús Sánchez Cuadrado, and Houari Sahraoui (*Equal contributions)
    International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, 2022.

    Martin Weyssow, Houari Sahraoui, and Bang Liu
    International Conference on Software Engineering, New Ideas and Emerging Results, 2022.

  7. SOSYM
    Martin Weyssow, Houari Sahraoui, and Eugene Syriani
    Software and Systems Modeling, 2022.

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Email: martin.weyssow (at) umontreal.ca