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Dirk Hovy

Associate Professor
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Dirk Hovy is an Associate Professor of Computer Science in the department of marketing at Bocconi University. He holds a PhD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, working as research assistant at the Information Sciences Institute. He works in Natural Language Processing (NLP), a subfield of artificial intelligence. His research focuses on computational social science. He is interested in integrating sociolinguistic knowledge into NLP models, and conversely, in using to large-scale statistics to model the interaction between people’s socio-demographic profile and their language use. He is also interested in ethics for data science and algorithmic fairness. News coverage of his work has been published (among others) by Washington Post, CNN, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Die Welt, Neue Züricher Zeitung (NZZ), Venture Beat, AdWeek, Bloomberg, Fox News, and Spektrum der Wissenschaft.