UC Davis Computational Linguistics Lab

Department of Linguistics

We are an academic lab in the UC Davis department of Linguistics focusing on research and education in Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. We collaborate closely with faculty and students in departments with allied interests.



Affiliated Faculty

  • Premkumar Devanbu (Computer Science)
  • Vladimir Filkov (Computer Science)
  • Zhou Yu (Computer Science)



  • Zoey Liu
  • Sam Davidson
  • Dian Yu


  • August 2020: We are looking for an NLP postdoc! Please get in touch with Kenji Sagae for more information. (PhD and NLP research experience required.)

Events and Activities


  • LIN 127 Text processing and corpus linguistics: Winter 2021 (Sagae)
  • LIN 177 Computational linguistics: Spring 2021 (Sagae)
  • LIN 205b Computational models of linguistic structure (graduate level): Spring 2020 (Sagae)

NLP Reading group

The Natural Language Processing reading group meets weekly to discuss current papers. The meetings are currently attended by members of several departments, and all are welcomed, from novice to expert.

To be added to the reading group mailing list and get announcements about upcoming meetings, please visit the UC Davis NLP google groups page.

Fall 2020: Meetings will be online starting in October 2020.