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
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
for AI (AI2) and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer
Science & Engineering at the University of
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
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|
|October 2022||CIFAR: CIFAR, Amii and the Vector Institute name eight new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs|
|UBC CS News: Dr. Jeff Clune and Dr. Vered Shwartz appointed Canada CIFAR AI Chairs|
|May 2022||UBC Language Sciences: Good Night at 4 pm?! Time Expressions in Different Cultures: Q&A with Dr. Vered Shwartz|
|October 2021||UBC CS News: Introducing Dr. Vered Shwartz, Natural Language Processing researcher|
|May 2021||Freethink: You Can Now Live Forever. (Your AI-Powered Twin, That Is).|
|March 2021||TWIML AI Podcast: Common Sense Reasoning in NLP|
|October 2018||Lionbridge.ai: Why Lexical Problems are the Key to NLP?|