Dmitry Nikolaev


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I am accepting new MA and PhD students interested in topics on computational linguistics/NLP, data-driven linguistics typology, and text-oriented digital humanities.


I obtained my combined BA+MA and PhD degrees in French and Celtic studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow. I worked on early Irish literature, Old Irish grammar, and phonology of Munster Irish before switching to phonological and morphosyntactic typology and computational linguistics.

After emigrating to Israel in early 2016, and till late 2019, I was a post-doc at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem dividing my time between the Dynamics of Language Lab at the Department of Linguistics and the NLP lab at the Department of Computer Science. 

In 2019–2021 I was a guest researcher at the Department of Linguistics at Stockholm University, affiliated with the NLP group and the typology group. In 2021–2023 I was a postdoc with the Institute for Natural Language Processing, University of Stuttgart, affiliated with the Chair of Theoretical Computational Linguistics.

In January 2024 I joined the department of Linguistics and English Language.

Research interests

  • Computational linguistics, with a focus on model analysis, the interface between linguistics typology and NLP, and text-driven computational social science.
  • Linguistic typology, with a focus on phonological typology and analysis of classifier systems.
  • Large-scale language contact and convergence areas.
  • Celtic linguistics, with a focus on Old Irish.

Areas of expertise

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Linguistic Typology
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Digital Humanities
  • Computational Social Science


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