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Biography

Josef is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory supervised by Professor Simone Teufel (University of Cambridge). His PhD research focuses on legal argumentation; the study of how law and it’s actors use the legal precedent. He is a member of Darwin College fully funded by the Huawei Scholarship.

He serves on the programme committee of the Competition on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment (COLIEE) and reviews for *ACL conferences as well legal workshops and conferences (JURISIN, JURIX). Outside of Cambridge, he frequents Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) and Rycolab at ETH Zurich.

You can find him on: TwitterLinkedInGoogle ScholarGithub or his Website

Teaching

In his third year, Josef has demonstrated for the 'one-minute madness' classes. In his second year, Josef has worked as a head demonstrator for the Machine Learning and Real-world Data (MLRD), a particular challenge for organising this course was to run in viturally during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from demonstratign and organising the course with Professor Teufel, Josef has been involved in marking the examination.In his first year, Josef has demonstrated for the L90 NLP Practical and invigilated exams.

Publications

Google Scholar for full list: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=vLgjEhQAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Selected:

Zeerak Talat, Hagen Blix, Josef Valvoda, Maya Indira Ganesh, Ryan Cotterell, and Adina Williams. 2022. On the Machine Learning of Ethical Judgments from Natural Language. In Proceedings of the 2022 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pages 769–779, Seattle, United States. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Josef Valvoda, Tiago Pimentel, Niklas Stoehr, Ryan Cotterell, and Simone Teufel. 2021. What About the Precedent: An Information-Theoretic Analysis of Common Law. In Proceedings of the 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, pages 2275–2288, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Tiago Pimentel, Josef Valvoda, Rowan Hall Maudslay, Ran Zmigrod, Adina Williams, and Ryan Cotterell. 2020. Information-Theoretic Probing for Linguistic Structure. In Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 4609–4622, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Rowan Hall Maudslay, Josef Valvoda, Tiago Pimentel, Adina Williams, and Ryan Cotterell. 2020. A Tale of a Probe and a Parser. In Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 7389–7395, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Youmna Farag, Josef Valvoda, Helen Yannakoudakis, and Ted Briscoe. 2020. Analyzing Neural Discourse Coherence Models. In Proceedings of the First Workshop on Computational Approaches to Discourse, pages 102–112, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.

Contact Details

Room: 
GS10
Office phone: 
(01223) 7-67029
Email: 

jv406@cam.ac.uk