Angel Xuan Chang

I am an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University. Prior to this, I was a visiting research scientist at Facebook AI Research and a research scientist at Eloquent Labs working on dialogue. I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford, where I was part of the Natural Language Processing Group and advised by Chris Manning. My research focuses on connecting language to 3D representations of shapes and scenes and grounding of language for embodied agents in indoor environments. I have worked on methods for synthesizing 3D scenes and shapes from natural language, and various datasets for 3D scene understanding. In general, I am interested in the semantics of shapes and scenes, the representation and acquisition of common sense knowledge, and reasoning using probabilistic models. Some of my other interests include drawing and dance.

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Angel Xuan Chang
angelx-{at}-sfu-[dot]-ca

Assistant Professor
School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
GrUVi Lab | SFU NatLang | SFU AI/ML
Canada CIFAR AI Chair (Amii)
TUM-IAS Hans Fischer Fellow (2018-2022)
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Recent Papers

A Step Towards Worldwide Biodiversity Assessment: The BIOSCAN-1M Insect Dataset  

A Step Towards Worldwide Biodiversity Assessment: The BIOSCAN-1M Insect Dataset

Zahra Gharaee, Zeming Gong, Nicholas Pellegrino, Iuliia Zarubiieva, Joakim Bruslund Haurum, Scott C Lowe, Jaclyn TA McKeown, Chris CY Ho, Joschka McLeod, Yi-Yun C Wei, Jireh Agda, Sujeevan Ratnasingham, Dirk Steinke, Angel X. Chang, Graham W Taylor, Paul Fieguth
arXiv:2307.10455, July 2023
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HomeRobot: Open Vocabulary Mobile Manipulation  

HomeRobot: Open Vocabulary Mobile Manipulation

Sriram Yenamandra, Arun Ramachandran, Karmesh Yadav, Austin Wang, Mukul Khanna, Theo Gervet, Tsung-Yen Yang, Vidhi Jain, Alexander William Clegg, John Turner, Zsolt Kira, Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Devendra Chaplot, Dhruv Batra, Roozbeh Mottaghi, Yonatan Bisk, Chris Paxton
CoRL 2023
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Multi3DRefer: Grounding Text Description to Multiple 3D Objects  

Multi3DRefer: Grounding Text Description to Multiple 3D Objects

Yiming Zhang, Zeming Gong, Angel X. Chang
ICCV 2023
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Exploiting Proximity-Aware Tasks for Embodied Social Navigation  

Exploiting Proximity-Aware Tasks for Embodied Social Navigation

Enrico Cancelli, Tommaso Campari, Luciano Serafini, Angel X. Chang, Lamberto Ballan
ICCV 2023
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Language based content creation

Understanding Pure CLIP Guidance for Voxel Grid NeRF Models  

Understanding Pure CLIP Guidance for Voxel Grid NeRF Models

Han-Hung Lee, Angel X. Chang
arXiv:2201.07366 [cs.CV], September 2022
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Learning Spatial Knowledge for Text to 3D Scene Generation  

Learning Spatial Knowledge for Text to 3D Scene Generation

Angel X. Chang, Manolis Savva, Christopher D. Manning
Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2014)
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Embodied AI

HomeRobot: Open Vocabulary Mobile Manipulation  

HomeRobot: Open Vocabulary Mobile Manipulation

Sriram Yenamandra, Arun Ramachandran, Karmesh Yadav, Austin Wang, Mukul Khanna, Theo Gervet, Tsung-Yen Yang, Vidhi Jain, Alexander William Clegg, John Turner, Zsolt Kira, Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Devendra Chaplot, Dhruv Batra, Roozbeh Mottaghi, Yonatan Bisk, Chris Paxton
CoRL 2023
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Exploiting Proximity-Aware Tasks for Embodied Social Navigation  

Exploiting Proximity-Aware Tasks for Embodied Social Navigation

Enrico Cancelli, Tommaso Campari, Luciano Serafini, Angel X. Chang, Lamberto Ballan
ICCV 2023
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Rearrangement: A Challenge for Embodied AI  

Rearrangement: A Challenge for Embodied AI

Dhruv Batra, Angel X. Chang, Sonia Chernova, Andrew J. Davison, Jia Deng, Vladlen Koltun, Sergey Levine, Jitendra Malik, Igor Mordatch, Roozbeh Mottaghi, Manolis Savva, Hao Su
arXiv:2011.01975 [cs.AI], November 2020
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On evaluation of embodied navigation agents  

On evaluation of embodied navigation agents

Peter Anderson, Angel X. Chang, Devendra Chaplot, Alexey Dosovitskiy, Saurabh Gupta, Vladlen Koltun, Jana Kosecka, Jitendra Malik, Roozbeh Mottaghi, Manolis Savva, Amir R. Zamir
arXiv:1807.06757 [cs.AI], July 2018
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Simulation platforms

Habitat 2.0: Training Home Assistants to Rearrange their Habitat  

Habitat 2.0: Training Home Assistants to Rearrange their Habitat

Andrew Szot, Alexander Clegg, Eric Undersander, Erik Wijmans, Yili Zhao, John Turner, Noah Maestre, Mustafa Mukadam, Devendra Chaplot, Oleksandr Maksymets, Aaron Gokaslan, Vladimír Vondrus, Sameer Dharur, Franziska Meier, Wojciech Galuba, Angel X. Chang, Zsolt Kira, Vladlen Koltun, Jitendra Malik, Manolis Savva, Dhruv Batra
NeurIPS 2021
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Large-scale datasets for 3D deep learning

Habitat-Matterport 3D Dataset (HM3D): 1000 Large-scale 3D Environments for Embodied AI  

Habitat-Matterport 3D Dataset (HM3D): 1000 Large-scale 3D Environments for Embodied AI

Santhosh K. Ramakrishnan, Aaron Gokaslan, Erik Wijmans, Oleksandr Maksymets, Alexander Clegg, John Turner, Eric Undersander, Wojciech Galuba, Andrew Westbury, Angel X. Chang, Manolis Savva, Yili Zhao, Dhruv Batra
NeurIPS Datasets and Benchmarks Track 2021
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Scan2CAD: Learning CAD Model Alignment in RGB-D Scans  

Scan2CAD: Learning CAD Model Alignment in RGB-D Scans

Armen Avetisyan, Manuel Dahnert, Angela Dai, Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Matthias Nießner
CVPR 2019 (oral), arXiv:1811.11187 [cs.CV]
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3D scene understanding and generation

Roominoes: Learning to Assemble 3D Rooms into Floor Plans  

Roominoes: Learning to Assemble 3D Rooms into Floor Plans

Kai Wang, Xianghao Xu, Leon Lei, Selena Ling, Natalie Lindsay, Angel X. Chang, Manolis Savva, Daniel Ritchie
SGP 2021
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PlanIT: Planning and Instantiating Indoor Scenes with Relation Graph and Spatial Prior Networks  

PlanIT: Planning and Instantiating Indoor Scenes with Relation Graph and Spatial Prior Networks

Kai Wang, Yu-An Lin, Ben Weissmann, Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Daniel Ritchie
SIGGRAPH 2019
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Hierarchy Denoising Recursive Autoencoders for 3D Scene Layout Prediction  

Hierarchy Denoising Recursive Autoencoders for 3D Scene Layout Prediction

Yifei Shi, Angel X. Chang, Zhelun Wu, Manolis Savva, Kai Xu
CVPR 2019, arXiv:1903.03757 [cs.CV]
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Deep Convolutional Priors for Indoor Scene Synthesis  

Deep Convolutional Priors for Indoor Scene Synthesis

Kai Wang, Manolis Savva, Angel X. Chang, Daniel Ritchie
SIGGRAPH 2018
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Semantic Scene Completion from a Single Depth Image  

Semantic Scene Completion from a Single Depth Image

Shuran Song, Fisher Yu, Andy Zeng, Angel X. Chang, Manolis Savva, Thomas Funkhouser
Proceedings of CVPR 2017 (oral), arXiv:1611.08974 [cs.CV]
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