Joseph Marvin Imperial

Kumusta! I'm Joseph. I'm a UKRI CDT Doctoral Researcher at the University of Bath's Integrated PhD Program in Accountable, Responsible, and Transparent AI (also called ART-AI)

I conduct research in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, and Responsible AI. In spirit of ART-AI, I'm currently interested in helping the government shape better regulatory policies for powerful AI models including ChatGPT, DALL-E, and GPT-3 to maximize their full potential in various fields such as in education, research, and business while maintaining responsible use.

Prior to this, I have extensively worked on NLP for educational assessment and social media understanding, particularly in low-resource, multilingual readability assessment as well as thematic extraction from social media posts (mostly Twitter) in the case of disasters. You may visit my  Google Scholar page for the complete list of my previous research engagements.

I'm currently based in the UK and on study leave from the Department of Computer Science and Human Language Technology (HLT) Lab at the National University, Philippines. 

If you need to contact me for general queries, collaborations, or questions about my research, click this to redirect you to the contact details page.


March 28, 2023 - I received National University - Philippines' pioneer Researcher of the Year Award for contributing to Natural Language Processing research and the university's research goals.

February 15, 2023 - I will be one of the panel members for a roundtable discussion on the technology and implications of ChatGPT organized by the DLSU Dr. Andrew Tan Data Science Institute. See here for the details.

October 20, 2022 - Check out my new student profile at the CDT ART-AI here

September 5, 2022 - I will be joining the University of Bath as part of the Integrated PhD in Accountable, Responsible, and Transparent Artificial Intelligence (ART-AI) Program this September.  My studies will be funded by the UKRI.

June 3, 2022 - I have been featured by National University Philippines for this month's Nationalian Spotlight. Read the article here.

May 22, 2022 - I have been accepted to the prestigious Oxford Machine Learning Summer School. See website here.

May 13, 2022 - My student group at NU HLT Lab has two papers on readability assessment of Philippine languages (Filipino and Cebuano) accepted at AIED 2022 and BEA co-located at NAACL 2022. See Papers section.

April 5, 2022 - We release the first-ever baseline Machine Learning model for readability assessment in the Cebuano Language. Paper and code can be found here. Special thanks to my undergrad advisees Michael, Ranz, Lloyd, and Mohammed.

February 1, 2022 - My unified, IPA-based model placed 3rd overall for the CMCL Shared Task on Multilingual and Cross-lingual Prediction of Human Reading Behavior. Paper and code here.