Visiting Scholar/Student Researcher

Noëmi Aepli

Visiting Student Researcher

I’m a PhD student at the Department of
Computational Linguistics working on my SNSF funded project "Natural
Language Processing for Low-Resource Language Variations" (LORELAI).
I’m very much fascinated by dialects and language variations and the
challenges they pose for NLP. Other research interests include: speech
processing & multimodal settings, transfer learning between closely
related languages, text normalization & MT between closely related
languages, and low-resource settings & robustness to language

Laura Alvarez Lopez

Visiting Professor

PhD, Stockholm University

My research interests are directly linked to the interplay between language and society. I study social and linguistic factors that cause language variation and change, especially in multilingual contexts where speakers of Portuguese, Spanish and African languages have lived side-by-side. I am also interested in interdisciplinary approaches to explore the connection between language, culture and society, for example, by focusing on Afro-Latin American communities’ linguistic and cultural practices in contexts...

Lars Emil Carlsson

Visiting Student Researcher

My research lies in the intersection of Reinforcement Learning and Cognitive Science and is focused on how to make agents coordinate efficiently with each other in multi-agent environments. I am currently visiting the Language & Cognition Lab at UC Berkeley. The focus of the visit will be to explore the intersection between Multi-Agent Communication and Cognitive Science.