Hello, I’m Ruchira!

🎓 Hello there! I’m a PhD Researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen. I work with Dr. Anders Søgaard and the amazing people at CoAStaL to investigate reasoning and understanding capabilities of AI systems

💭 Additionally, I am involved with the Centre of Philosophy of AI at the university. This collaboration allows me to delve into the philosophical dimensions of artificial intelligence, enriching my understanding beyond code and algorithms.

🧠 I’m primarily interested in understanding compositionality (NOT just multi-hop reasoning) in natural and artificial systems by looking at the representations & behaviours of minds and machines. My research encompasses AI, Machine Learning, Cognitive Science, linguistics, neuroscience, and philosophy- aiming to decode the mechanisms behind machine language capabilities.

🚶🏽‍♀️‍➡️ When I’m not immersed in research, I enjoy playing badminton and taking long, contemplative walks to clear my mind and gain new perspectives.

Updates

The first work of my PhD- “From Words to Worlds: Compositionality for Cognitive Architectures” - was accepted to the LLMs & Cognition workshop at International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2024, Vienna. See you in July in Austria!

Our abstract for an oral presentation titled “The Completeness Problem: Beyond Human Metrics in Assessing Abilities of Cognitive Systems” was accepted to the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience (ACAIN) 2024. Looking forward to the Tuscan sun in September!