My name is Sida Wang (王思达) and I’m a PhD student in the computer science department at Stanford University. I’m fortunate to be co-advised by Chris Manning and Percy Liang in the Stanford NLP group. I do research in machine learning and natural language processing. Previously, I did Engineering Science/Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where I worked with Geoff Hinton.
I want computers to understand human language and I’m working on semantic parsers that can learn interactively from people, and generalize quickly.
Broadly, I’m interested in machine learning and natural language processing. Some of my work are applied: semantic parsing, machine translation, document classification and sentiment analysis. Others are more theoretical: method of moments, regularization/dropout, and MAP inference.