Lance T. Wilhelm

Human-Computer Interaction, Large Language Models, Leadership

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061

I am currently a Ph.D. Student in the SAIL Lab within the Computer Science Department at Virginia Tech. I am also an experienced team and laboratory leader with a demonstrated history of working in the Department of Defense (DoD) research industry. I am enthralled by the current state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) research and development, specifically at the intersection of large-language models (LLMs) and computational social science (CSS).


M.S., Analytics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022

B.S., Physics, United States Air Force Academy, 2013

Research Interests

  • Large Language Models
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • System Design
  • Multimodal Learning


Sep 9, 2023 Joined the SAIL Lab at Virginia Tech advised by Dr. Eugenia Rho! ⛵
May 30, 2023 Accepted to the Virginia Tech Ph.D. in Computer Science program for Fall ‘23. Go Hokies!
May 7, 2023 USAF AAD Selection for AY23
Dec 16, 2022 Graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology with an MS in Analytics! :tada: :mortar_board:

Latest Posts

Selected Publications


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    Methodology of evaluating the science benefit of various satellite/sensor constellation orbital parameters to an assimilative data forecast model
    Richard L. Balthazor, Matthew G. McHarg, C. Lon Enloe, and 6 more authors
    Radio Science, 2015