Dr Siddharth N.

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Senior Research Fellow

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Siddharth N. (Sid) is a Reader in Explainable AI in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh, a part-time Senior Research Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute, and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. He was previously a Senior Researcher in Engineering at the University of Oxford and a Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology at Stanford. He obtained his PhD from Purdue University in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Research interests

Sid's interests are broadly cross-disciplinary, with his research being motivated by problems found at the intersection of machine learning, computer vision, natural-language processing, cognitive science, robotics, and neuroscience. His current focus is on unsupervised learning of structured representations from perceptual data, and establishing common ground between machines and humans through interaction, with implications for building AI and ML systems that are interpretable and explainable by design.