Joel Niklaus is a PhD student at the University of Bern working in the field of multilingual legal NLP. Previously he interned at Thomson Reuters Labs where he investigated efficient domain-specific pretraining approaches. He visited Stanford University supervised by Prof. Dan Ho, conducting research on large language models in the legal domain. In July, he will start a PhD residency at Google X, researching legal reasoning with LLMs. His research focuses on dataset curation to train and evaluate language models multilingually for the legal domain. He serves as a consultant to companies specializing in the applications of modern NLP to legal challenges. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Bern, specializing in Data Science, where he developed a High-Human AI for the Swiss card game Jass. Since 2015, Joel Niklaus is teaching at Swiss high schools and universities.

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I’m currently operating at near capacity with my existing commitments, but I am still open to consulting on exceptional projects that pique my interest.