Dr. Sid J Reddy

Sid J Reddy

Former Lecturer


Natural Language Processing, Deep Learning, Conversational AI


Dr. Sid J Reddy (Full legal name: Siddhartha Reddy Jonnalagadda) is a recognized expert in Conversational AI and Deep Learning. He designed, developed and contributed to dozens of AI systems used in production in a wide array of use-cases and industry verticals (healthcare, business intelligence, life sciences, legal, enterprise, and e-commerce). Dr. Reddy graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology and moved to the United States to develop "an effective approach to information extraction with limited training data" for his PhD as part of his lifelong quest to help reduce human workload. His research pioneered the use of distributed word vector representations and functional theories of grammar in sequential labeling, association extraction, and question-answering. He developed text-mining infrastructures from scratch at two technology startups and at the Mayo Clinic, and then at Northwestern University and lead teams of scientists, engineers, and annotators. Most recently, Dr. Reddy served at Microsoft as Principal Applied Scientist after running an NLP lab at Northwestern University, and he is currently the Chief Science Officer of Conversica. He is a patented inventor, sought-after industry speaker and published author. His research is featured in over 110+ publications and submitted patents in AI (machine learning, deep learning, information retrieval, reinforcement learning, dialog systems, information extraction, summarization, and question answering).

Last updated:

October 3, 2023