Sean MacAvaney

I'm a Computer Science PhD candidate 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

2020-05-03

With Arman Cohan and Nazli Goharian, we rocked Rounds 1 and 2 of COVID-Search

2020-04-22
2020-02-12

I passed my dissertation proposal

2020-02-05

I've released OpenNIR as a demo at WSDM 2020

2019-11-17

I'll be interning at AI2 this summer in Seattle

2019-04-14
2019-02-25

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

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2018-10-26

Our SMHD poster won first place at the 2018 ICBI Symposium

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

S2 Research Intern
Winter 2020
Research Assistant
2016 – present
Research Intern
Summer 2019
NLP Research Intern
Summer 2018
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Software Developer
2009 – 2016

Publications

2020

2019

2018

2017

2015

Timeline

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(photo by Bart Desmet)