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. Check out what I'm up to now!

News

  • 2017-11-15 — Our Conextualized PACRR model performed the best at TREC Complex Answer Retrieval
  • 2017-10-27 — I was awarded a best poster award (2nd place) at the ICBI Big Data in Biomedicine Symposium

Education

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

Employment

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

Publications

2017

Sean MacAvaney, Andrew Yates, and Kai Hui. "Contexutualized PACRR for Complex Answer Retrieval." Text Retrieval Conference (TREC 2017).

Sean MacAvaney, Kai Hui, and Andrew Yates. "An Approach for Weakly-Supervised Deep Information Retrieval." NeuIR Workshop, SIGIR, 2017. pdf

Sean MacAvaney, Arman Cohan, and Nazli Goharian. "A Framework for Cross-Domain Clinical Temporal Information Extraction." SemEval Workshop, 2017. pdf

2015

Sean MacAvaney, and Jay Urbain. "Automatic Recognition of Postoperative Shoulder Surgery Physical Therapy Exercises from Depth Camera Images." NCUR 2015. pdf

Timeline

2013
2014
2015
2016
2017