MaiNLP research lab

Welcome! We are the Munich AI & NLP (MaiNLP) research lab at the Center for Information and Language Processing (CIS) at LMU Munich. We carry out research in Natural Language Processing, an interdisciplinary subdiscipline of Artificial Intelligence at the interface of computer science, linguistics and cognitive science. In broad terms, our aim is to make NLP models more robust, so that they can deal better with underlying shifts in data due to language variation.




Portrait (Barbara Plank)

Barbara Plank

Prof. Dr. and Chair for AI and Computational Linguistics, Head of MaiNLP and Co-director CIS

Support Staff

Portrait (Miriam Winkler)

Miriam Winkler

Student assistant (2023–)
Portrait (Barbara Kovačić)

Barbara Kovačić

Student assistant (2023–)
Portrait (Zihang Sun)

Zihang Sun

Student assistant (2023–)
Portrait (Marie Kolm)

Marie Kolm

Student assistant (2023)
Portrait (Huangyan Shan)

Huangyan Shan

Student assistant (2023–)

Administrative Staff

Portrait (Paravee Jungbauer)

Paravee Jungbauer


Affiliated researchers, co-supervisors, guest researchers

Portrait (Saif M. Mohammad)

Saif M. Mohammad

Senior Research Scientist at the National Research Council Canada (NRC)


Support staff and student assistants for teaching

  • Ercong Nie (2022–2024)
  • Shija Zhou (2022–2024)
  • Ivo S. Bueno Júnior (2023-2024)
  • Chaeeun Lee (2022-2023)
  • Bolei Ma (2022–2023)


Join us! →Open positions

MaiNLP resources and code

You can find resources (data, code, repositories) released by MaiNLP lab members on our github page and on our huggingface page


Our research is supported by and we thank our sponsors:
  • European Research Council (ERC)
  • Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF)
  • Freistaat Bayern
  • Bayerisches Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation
  • Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML)

Find us

We are located at Akademiestraße 7, 80799 Munich, Germany (→ directions).