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.

Angel Xuan Chang

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)
Google Scholar


Spring 2023 - CMPT 983 Grounded Natural Language Understanding
Spring 2023 - CMPT 713 Natural Language Processing
Fall 2022 - CMPT 413/713 Natural Language Processing
Spring 2022 - CMPT 983 Grounded Natural Language Understanding
Fall 2021 - CMPT 413/713 Natural Language Processing
Spring 2021 - CMPT 983 Grounded Natural Language Understanding
Fall 2020 - CMPT 413/825 Natural Language Processing
Spring 2020 - CMPT 825 Natural Language Processing


Conference and workshop organization

Conferences Workshops

Area chair / senior program committee

  • ICLR (2020-2021,2023), NeurIPS (2023), NeurIPS datasets and benchmarks (2023)
  • CVPR (2020-2021,2023), ICCV (2023), 3DV (2024)
  • SIGGRAPH Asia (2020)
  • IJCAI (2021), AAAI (2021,2023)

Journal / rolling reviews editor

  • ARR action editor
  • CGF associate editor (2021-2024)


  • ACL (outstanding reviewer 2018), NACCL, EMNLP, EACL, Coling, AKBC, SLSP
  • AAAI, ICML (top reviewer 2020,2022), NeurIPS (top reviewer 2020)
  • SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Eurographics, 3DV, UIST, GI, CRV