Vered Shwartz

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, and a CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. My research interests focus on natural language processing, with the fundamental goal of building models capable of human-level understanding of natural language. I'm interested in computational semantics and pragmatics, and commonsense reasoning. I'm currently working on learning to uncover implicit meaning, which is abundant in human speech, and on developing machines with advanced reasoning skills.

Before joining UBC, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2) and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Prior to that, I did my PhD (2019), M.Sc. (2015), and B.Sc. (2013) in Computer Science in Bar-Ilan University. I was part of the Natural Language Processing lab where I worked on lexical and compositional semantics.


October 2022 I have been appointed as Canada CIFAR AI Chair!
February 2022 In-person (!!) talk at UCSB
January 2022 Invited talk at the MLOps Vancouver Summit
November 2021 Invited talk at the Workshop on Non-Monotonic Reasoning, KR
August 2021 Invited talk at the Multiword Expressions (MWE) workshop, ACL
June 2021 Invited talk at the Natural Logic Meets Machine Learning (NALOMA) workshop, IWCS
June 2021 Invited talk at the Deep Learning Inside Out (DeeLIO) workshop, NAACL