Hi! I'm Saadia Gabriel.

I'm a 5th year PhD student in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I am advised by Prof. Yejin Choi. My research area is natural language understanding and generation. I'm excited about machine learning techniques and deep-learning models for social commonsense and logical reasoning in text. Previously I interned at SRI, in the Mosaic group at AI2 and MSR. I am currently part-time at MSR.


July 2022: Socio-Cultural Inclusion co-chair for NAACL 2022.
December 2021: Invited talk at Stanford.
October 2021: Presenting at MIT EECS Rising Stars Workshop.
July 2021: Co-organizing Safety for E2E Conversational AI at SIGDIAL 2021.
May 2021: Work on evaluating effectiveness of factuality metrics for summarization (GO FIGURE) accepted to ACL 2021 Findings!
April 2021: New preprint on defending against misinformation.
January 2021: Invited talk at UMass Amherst.
December 2020: Paragraph-level Commonsense Transformers accepted to AAAI 2021.
Presenting at NeurIPS 2020 Resistance AI Workshop.
October 2020: Presented on Social and Power Implications of Language at UW colloquium.
September 2020: Presented on summarization with cooperative generator-discriminator networks and detection of implicit social biases in text at BBN Technologies.
July 2020: Presented as part of Voice Tech Global panel on implicit bias towards the Black community and conversational AI.


Misinfo Reaction Frames: Reasoning about Readers’ Reactions to News Headlines
Saadia Gabriel, Skyler Hallinan, Maarten Sap, Pemi Nguyen, Franziska Roesner, Eunsol Choi, Yejin Choi. [Paper][Data/Models]

Conference Papers

GO FIGURE: A Meta Evaluation of Factuality in Summarization
Saadia Gabriel, Asli Celikyilmaz, Rahul Jha, Yejin Choi, Jianfeng Gao.
ACL 2021 Findings.

Discourse Understanding and Factual Consistency in Abstractive Summarization
Saadia Gabriel, Antoine Bosselut, Jeff Da, Ari Holtzman, Jan Buys, Kyle Lo, Asli Celikyilmaz, Yejin Choi.
EACL 2021.

Paragraph-level Commonsense Transformers with Recurrent Memory
Saadia Gabriel, Chandra Bhagavatula, Vered Shwartz, Ronan Le Bras, Maxwell Forbes, Yejin Choi.
AAAI 2021.
[Paper] [Project Page]

Social Bias Frames: Reasoning about Social and Power Implications of Language
Maarten Sap, Saadia Gabriel, Lianhui Qin, Dan Jurafsky, Noah A. Smith, Yejin Choi.
ACL 2020.
Also presented at West Coast NLP Summit (WeCNLP) 2020 and awarded Best Paper.
[Paper] [Data]

Detecting and Tracking Communal Bird Roosts in Weather Radar Data
Zezhou Cheng, Saadia Gabriel, Pankaj Bhambhani, Daniel Sheldon, Subhransu Maji, Andrew Laughlin, David Winkler.
AAAI 2020.

The Risk of Racial Bias in Hate Speech Detection
Maarten Sap, Dallas Card, Saadia Gabriel, Yejin Choi, Noah A. Smith.
ACL 2019. Best Paper Nominee.

MathQA: Towards Interpretable Math Word Problem Solving with Operation-Based Formalisms
Aida Amini, Saadia Gabriel, Shanchuan Lin, Rik Koncel-Kedziorski, Yejin Choi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi.
NAACL 2019.
[Paper] [Data]

Early Fusion for Goal Directed Robotic Vision
Aaron Walsman, Yonatan Bisk, Saadia Gabriel, Dipendra Misra, Yoav Artzi, Yejin Choi, Dieter Fox.
IROS 2019. Best Paper Nominee.