Siva Reddy is joining as a joint faculty in the Department of Linguistics and the School of Computer Science. He is a Facebook CIFAR AI Chair at MILA (Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute). Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and a PhD at the University of Edinburgh.
Siva’s research aims to enable machines with natural language understanding abilities such that conversing with machines feels as natural as conversing with humans. Along this process, he hopes to discover fundamental representations of language, both symbolic and distributional, that allow us to study the connections between language and meaning. His expertise includes building symbolic and deep learning models for language understanding. In the space of linguistics, he is interested in developing formal models for language (type-theoretical syntax-semantics interfaces) and in interpreting how deep neural networks represent linguistic phenomena. In his spare time, he enjoys playing badminton or being in nature.