Joseph Marvin Imperial

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

I conduct research in Natural Language Processing (NLP), particularly in controllable language generation, language assessment, and low-resource understanding. On the sidelines, I'm also interested in helping the government shape better regulatory policies on large language models (LLMs) to maximize their full potential in various fields, including education, research, and business while maintaining responsible use.

I'm originally from the Philippines but am currently based in the UK for the rest of my Ph.D. studies. I'm also affiliated as a faculty member with the Department of Computer Science and as an NLP researcher of the Human Language Technology (HLT) Lab at National University, Philippines.

You may visit my  Google Scholar page for the complete list of my previous research engagements.

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October 6, 2023 - I'm happy to have 3 first-authored papers accepted at EMNLP 2023 on low-resource readability assessment and evaluation of LLMs for text generation. Big thanks to my advisers and mentors, Dr. Harish Tayyar Madabushi and Dr. Ekaterina Kochmar, the ART-AI Department, University of Bath, and National University Philippines for their support.

October 1, 2023 - I have upcoming NLP talks at the University of Manchester, the University of Toronto, Ontario Tech University, and NRC Canada this November. 

September 27, 2023 - I'm excited to share that I have been invited to visit the Meta London Office this November to attend the Open Innovation AI Research Community two-day workshop on developing governance principles for foundational models.

July 11, 2023 - I'm thrilled to be recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer (Top 1% of 4490 reviewers) at ACL 2023. Thank you to the ACs, SACs, and PCs for this prestigious recognition! See the list here.

May 2, 2023 - Our long paper entitled "Automatic Readability Assessment for Closely Related Languages" has been accepted to ACL 2023. Work with Ekaterina Kochmar from MBZUAI. Code and paper can be found here.

April 3, 2023 - I joined a couple of fellow Ph.D. students from the ART-AI CDT to make a statement for the UN Global Digital Compact and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology to suggest holistic and interdisciplinary ways to regulate AI. This initiative was led by Catriona Gray. Read our statement here.

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.

March 7, 2023 - I was interviewed by PEP Philippines to talk about the implications and ethical issues of deep fake technologies. Read the article here in Filipino here.

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.