The group of Prof. Dr. Vera Demberg is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Language Science and Technology

Aktuelles / News:

  • New lab members: Welcome to Dr. Laura Pissani, Dr. Varsha Suresh and Anwesha Das!
  • Prof. Vera Demberg has been elected as a member of the academy of sciences and literature Mainz.
  • Prof. Vera Demberg has been awarded a Max Planck Fellowship at the MPI for Informatics -- from Jan 2024, she will also lead the research group on "Multimodal Language Processing" there.
  • Change at the lab: we are sad to see Dr. Sebastian Schuster, Dr. Jia Loy and Dr. Marjolein van Os leave at the end of the year -- we will miss them! Also we are welcoming Dr. John (Jack) Duff to our lab from Jan 2024! 
  • Nov 2023: Fangzhou Zhai successfully defended his thesis! Congratulations Dr. Zhai!
  • Aug 2023: Marjolein van Os successfully defended her thesis! Congratulations Dr. van Os!
  • Research Training Group 2853 “Neuroexplicit Models of Language, Vision, and Action” has been accepted for funding by DFG! It is set to start in Oct 2023 -- see for details and job openings! 
  • The Workshop on Individual Differences in Pragmatics and Discourse (IndiPRAG) organized by our lab will take place at Saarland University on September 18-19, 2023. Fore more information, please visit the workshop website.

In the news (selected)

Research Topics

  • Computational Cognitive Modelling
  • Experimental Psycholinguistics
  • Information-theoretic Models of Language Processing
  • Coherence Relations in Text, Pragmatics
  • Natural Language Generation
  • Multimodal Language Processing (Language and Vision / Language and Body Language)

Current Projects

Completed Projects


We are currently hiring through the RTG "Neuroexplicit Models of Language, Vision, and Action". Please see the job ad for more details.