I am a full professor at the University of Passau, leading the Chair of Multilingual Computational Linguistics. Until March 2024, I also lead an independent research group at the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. The research carried out in our CALC/MCL Lab takes inspiration from bioinformatics and computer science to tackle problems in comparative linguistics and to provide solutions for multilingual problems in computational linguistics. In my research, I generally follow a data-driven, empirical, and quantitative perspective on language change and language history. In contrast to pure computational approaches, however, I try to keep my research closely connected to traditional historical linguistics and theory, following a computer-assisted rather than a computer-based framework of quantitative research in historical linguistics.