Sean MacAvaney

I'm a Computer Science PhD student at Georgetown University. I am a member of the IR Lab where I work on information retrieval, information extraction, and computational linguistics. Right now I'm interning at Adobe Research.

News

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 – Our Conextualized PACRR model performed well at TREC CAR 2017

2017-10-27 – I was awarded best poster (2nd place) at the 2017 ICBI Symposium

Education

PhD Computer Science
2016 – present
B.S. Software Engineering
2012 – 2016

Employment

Research Intern
Summer 2018
Research Assistant
2016 – present
Research Intern
Summer 2017
Software Developer
2009 – 2017

Publications

2018

SMHD: a Large-Scale Resource for Exploring Online Language Usage for Multiple Mental Health Conditions
COLING 2018
bibtex pdf arxiv data long conference paper dataset paper to appear
Overcoming Low-Utility Facets for Complex Answer Retrieval
KG4IR @ SIGIR 2018
bibtex pdf slides workshop talk
Characterizing Question Facets for Complex Answer Retrieval
SIGIR 2018
bibtex pdf arxiv code poster short conference paper
RSDD-Time: Temporal Annotation of Self-Reported Mental Health Diagnoses
CLPsych @ NAACL 2018
bibtex pdf arxiv data poster workshop paper dataset paper
GU IRLAB at SemEval-2018 Task 7: Tree-LSTMs for Scientific Relation Classification
SemEval @ NAACL 2018
bibtex pdf arxiv code slides poster workshop paper system description paper
A Deeper Look into Dependency-Based Word Embeddings
NAACL Student Workshop 2018
bibtex pdf arxiv data slides poster workshop paper

2017

Contextualized PACRR for Complex Answer Retrieval
TREC 2017
bibtex pdf slides poster system description paper non-refereed
An Approach for Weakly-Supervised Deep Information Retrieval
Neu-IR @ SIGIR 2017
bibtex pdf arxiv slides poster workshop paper
GUIR at SemEval-2017 Task 12: A Framework for Clinical Temporal Information Extraction Domain Adaptation
SemEval @ ACL 2017
bibtex pdf slides poster workshop paper system description paper

2015

Automatic Recognition of Postoperative Shoulder Surgery Physical Therapy Exercises from Depth Camera Images
NCUR 2015
bibtex pdf non-refereed

Timeline

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018