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Prof. Dr.

Lonneke van der Plas

Lonneke van der Plas is head of the Computation, Cognition and Language group at the Idiap research institute in Martigny, and Associate Professor in Language Technology, in affiliation with the University of Malta. She previously held a junior-professorship at the University of Stuttgart, and a postdoc position at the University of Geneva. She earned a PhD from the University of Groningen and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge. She has been leading several research projects under H2020, Erasmus+, and the German Research Foundation, and was a visiting fellow at the University of Zurich, the University of Melbourne, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She has over 50 publications in the field of natural language processing, more in particular on the following topics: multi-lingual natural language processing, vector-based semantics, and computational creativity.


Idiap research Institute and University of Malta


Computation, Cognition and Language group