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

My research interest is the application of computational methods, such as agent-based models and machine learning methods, to answer questions about language change and the ancestry of languages. 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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