Sean MacAvaney

I'm a Computer Science PhD student at Georgetown University and an ARCS Endowed Scholar. I am a member of the IR Lab where I work on information retrieval, information extraction, and natural language processing. My academic advisors are Nazli Goharian and Ophir Frieder. Check out what I'm up to now!

News

2018-11-17

I'll be interning at AI2 this summer in Seattle.

2018-04-14
2018-02-25

I was awarded the MWC ARCS Endowment Fellowship for 2019-20.

2018-11-09
2018-10-26

Our SMHD poster won first place at the 2018 ICBI Symposium.

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2018-10-15

Our paper Overcoming Low-Utility Facets for Complex Answer Retrieval was accepted in the Information Retrieval Journal Special Issue on Knowledge Graphs and Semantics in Text Analysis and Retrieval

2018-06-14

Our Self-reported Mental Health Diagnoses paper is recognized as an Area Chair Favorite Paper at COLING 2018

2018-04-11

I'll be presenting my work at SIGIR 2018 and NAACL 2018

2018-03-08

I'll be interning at Adobe Research this summer

2017-11-15
2017-10-27

I was awarded best poster (2nd place) at the 2017 ICBI Symposium

Education

MS Computer Science
PhD Computer Science
2016 – present
BS Software Engineering
2012 – 2016

Employment

Research Associate
Summer 2019
NLP Research Intern
Summer 2018
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Software Developer
2009 – 2016

Publications

2020

Cristopher Flagg, Ophir Frieder, Sean MacAvaney, Gholam Motamedi
HSDM @ WSDM 2020
bibtex workshop paper to appear
WSDM Demo 2020
bibtex demonstration paper to appear

2019

2018

2017

2015

Timeline

2015
2016
2017
2018
2019