Flor Miriam Plaza-del-Arco is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the MilaNLP group at Bocconi University. With a primary focus on leveraging NLP for social good, her research interests span across areas such as hate speech detection, emotion analysis, and early risk prediction on the Web.
In January 2023 she completed her Ph.D., where she made significant contributions to hate speech detection. She created different resources including corpora and lexicons, as well as developed computational systems that benefit from different linguistic phenomena to detect offensive language more accurately.
Notably, she has actively contributed to the academic community by co-organizing the EmoEvalEs and MeOffendES shared tasks at the IberLEF 2021 event, which focused on emotion detection and offensive language identification. She has also co-organized the 36th, 37th, and 39th editions of the Spanish Society for Natural Language Processing Conference (SEPLN).