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Vered Shwartz

Assistant Professor, Computer science, University of British Columbia

Vered Shwartz is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia, and a CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute. Her research interests focus on natural language processing, with the fundamental goal of building models capable of human-level understanding of natural language. She is interested in computational semantics and pragmatics, commonsense reasoning, multimodal models, and culturally-aware NLP models.

Before joining UBC, Vered 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, She did her PhD (2019), M.Sc. (2015), and B.Sc. (2013) in Computer Science in Bar-Ilan University.


  • 2021–present
    Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia