Courses a.y. 2023/2024

Biographical note

I am Assistant Professor working on natural language processing at Bocconi University. I obtained my PhD in 2018 in Computer Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. My work focuses on ethics, more specifically on abusive language detection.


I have recently been awarded a grant from Fondazione Cariplo for my project MONICA, which will focus on monitoring coverage, attitudes, and accessibility of Italian measures in response to COVID-19.

Research interests

My research interests mainly focus on Natural Language Processing, specifically on the detection and counter-acting of hate speech and algorithmic bias on Social Media data in multilingual context. I organized three international shared tasks on multilingual detection of hate speech.

Selected Publications

Nozza, Debora; Bianchi, Federico; Hovy, Dirk
HONEST: measuring hurtful sentence completion in language models
Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 2021

Nozza, Debora; Volpetti, Claudia; Fersini, Elisabetta
Unintended bias in misogyny detection
2019 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2019) proceedings : Thessaloniki, Greece, 13-17 October 2019, 2019

Attanasio, Giuseppe; Nozza, Debora; Hovy, Dirk; Baralis, Elena
Entropy-based attention regularization frees unintended bias mitigation from lists
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: ACL 2022, 2022

Nozza, Debora
Exposing the limits of zero-shot cross-lingual hate speech detection
Proceedings of the 59th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 2021