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I am a PhD student in the computer science department at Stanford University. I am advised by Prof. Chris Manning and I am part of the NLP group.

In 2011, I obtained my Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Engineering Science majoring in Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where my thesis was advised by Prof. Geoff Hinton.

You can get to me by email: sidaw [AT] Or by walking into my office: Calendar

Research interests

Machine learning, NLP and related things.

See details on current & past projects on my research wiki, all materials are publicly available unless requested by my collaborators.


Spence Green, Sida Wang, Dan Cer, and Chris Manning, Fast and Adaptive Online Training of Feature-Rich Translation Models, Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
[ paper] [bib]

Sida Wang and Chris Manning, Fast dropout training, International Conference on Machine Learning 2013
[ paper] [ talk slides] [Code up by May 18, 2013] [bib]

Sida Wang and Chris Manning, Fast dropout training for logistic regression, Neural Information Processing Systems 2012 workshop on log-linear models
[ extended abstract] [ talk slides] [Video] [bib]

Sida Wang and Chris Manning, Baselines and Bigrams: Simple, Good Sentiment and Text Classification, Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
[ PDF] [Code/Data] [bib]

Geoffrey Hinton, Alex Krizhevsky and Sida Wang, Object Recognition using Capsules, International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks 2011 [PDF] [bib]

Thesis and other projects

Sida Wang, Learning to extract parameterized features by predicting transformed images, Undergraduate Thesis PDF


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