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)



  • Dian Yu (Computer Science)
  • Sam Davidson (Linguistics)


  • Chris Peterson (Computer Science)
  • Aly Butler (Linguistics)


  • Zoey Liu (Linguistics, PhD 2020): Assistant Professor at University of Florida
  • Taiqi He (CogSci, Undergraduate): Graduate student at LTI, Carnegie Mellon
  • Lauren Namdar (Computer Science, Undergraduate): Software Engineer at DAT
  • Richard Kim (Computer Science, Undergraduate): Graduate student at Columbia
  • Trevor Brandon-Harris (Linguistics, Undergraduate): Fullbright Fellowship at Andorra
  • Skyler Reese (Linguistics, Undergraduate): Graduate student at UC Davis


  • May 2022: Congratulations to Dian Yu for accepting a research scientist position at Google!
  • May 2022: Congratulations to Zoey Liu for accepting a tenure track position at the University of Florida!

Events and Activities


  • LIN 127 Text processing and corpus linguistics: Winter 2021 (Sagae)
  • LIN 177 Computational linguistics: Winter 2022 (Sagae)
  • LIN 205b Computational models of linguistic structure (graduate level): Spring 2022 (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.