I am a research scientist at Facebook AI Research (FAIR).

The best way to contact me is email: sidawxyz [at]

Previously, I was an instructor at Princeton University and the Institute for Advanced Study. In 2017, I completed a PhD in computer science at Stanford where I worked on machine learning and natural language processing co-advised by Chris Manning and Percy Liang. Before that I got a BASc at University of Toronto and worked on capsules with Geoffrey Hinton.




  • Area chair for Neurips, ICLR, ICML

  • Reviewer for TACL, ARR, Neurips, ICLR, EMNLP, JMLR, ICML

  • Spring 2018: COS495 Natural language processing
  • Fall 2015: Head TA for CS224 Natural language processing
  • Winter 2013: TA for CS229T Statistical machine learning