I am a PhD student at the AI lab of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, with prof. Bart de Boer, on agent-based models of collective behaviour, specifically language change.

My research interest is the combination of computational methods, such as agent-based and machine learning methods, and methods from linguistics, to answer questions about language change and language ancestry. I studied Artificial Intelligence at the University of Utrecht (BSc) and the University of Amsterdam (MSc), where I wrote my MSc thesis Reconstructing language ancestry by performing word prediction with neural networks. I previously worked as a systems developer at the Dutch Language Institute.



Mail: peter.dekker@ai.vub.ac.be
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