Siva Reddy is Assistant Professor in the School of Computer Science and the Department of Linguistics at McGill University, a member of Mila, and a Research Scientist in the Human-Machine Interaction through Language program at ServiceNow Research. His area of research is Natural Language Processing, and his research goal is to enable machines with language understanding abilities such that conversing with them feel as natural as conversing with humans. Along this process, Siva hopes to discover fundamental representations of language, both symbolic and distributional, that allow us to study the connection between language and meaning. His expertise includes building symbolic and deep learning models for language understanding. He works on problems such as semantic parsing, question answering, reading comprehension and conversational systems.