Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg

Chair of Computer Science and Computational Linguistics
Department of Computer Science
co-opted Professor at Department of Language Science and Technology

Phone: +49 681 302 70024

Universitaet des Saarlandes
Campus  Building C7 2, Room 3.02
66123 Saarbruecken / Germany

Research interests

  • Cognitive Models of Human Language Understanding
  • Multimodality: Language Processing in a Dual-Task Setting
  • Parsing and Grammar Formalisms
  • Experimental Psycholinguistics


Since 2016Professor (W2) for Computer Science and Computational Linguistics, Saarland University
2010-2016Head of Independent Research Group at the Cluster of Excellence, Saarland University
2006-2010Doctorate at the School of Informatics, Edinburgh University
2008Internship with Google, Mountain View (3 months)
2004-2005MSc in Artificial Intelligence, Edinburgh University
2001-2006     Diplom in Linguistics, Stuttgart University

Prizes and awards

2014Selected for Falling Walls Lab 2014, Berlin; awarded A.T. Kearney Scholarship for the Falling Walls Conference
2011Cognitive Science Society Glushko Dissertation Prize, awarded 10,000 USD
2011Runner-up for 2011 CPHC / BCS Distinguished Dissertations Competition
2011Runner-up for FoLLI E. W. Beth Dissertation Prize 2011
2008Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Finalist, awarded 1,000 EUR
2007Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship Finalist, awarded 1,000 EUR
2007Young Scientist Award for the best platform presentation by a junior scientist at the 13th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP 2007)
2005Edinburgh University Jim Howe Prize for best student in MSc AI
2002-2006   Full time scholarship from Evangelisches Studienwerk e.V. Villigst