Dirk Hovy

Dirk Hovy

Dirk is an associate professor working on natural language processing and computational social science. Previously, he was faculty and postdoc in Copenhagen, got a PhD from USC, and a master's in sociolinguistics in Germany.

He is also the scientific director of BIDSA’s Data and Marketing Insights (DMI) research unit, and head of the MilaNLP lab. He has organized a conference (EMNLP 2017) and various workshops (on abusive language, ethics in NLP, and computational social science).

Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, leather-crafting, and picking up heavy object to put them back down.