Minjoon Seo (서민준)

PhD Student
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington

Office: CSE 386
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Min Joon Seo, UW CSE

I am interested in natural language understanding and large-scale, end-to-end question answering. I am advised by Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, and Oren Etzioni. I received BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley. Before coming to UW, I was a software engineer at Oracle.

Keywords: NLP, Machine Learning, AI, Deep Learning, Language & Vision


06 Jan 2017

I will be doing internship at the NLU Team of Google Research during this summer (NYC).

02 Dec 2016

I gave a talk at UW/MSR NLP Symposium (Seattle).

07 Nov 2016

Our paper "Bidirectional attention flow for machine comprehension" is public on arXiv. Our model (BiDAF) is also on the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD) leaderboard.

29 Sep 2016

I gave a talk at Samsung AI Lab (Seoul, Korea).

21 Sep 2016

I gave a talk at SK T-Brain (Seoul, Korea).

16 Sep 2016

I finished my internship at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Seattle).

11 Jul 2016

Our paper "A diagram is worth a dozen images" is accepted to ECCV 2016.

14 Jun 2016

Our paper "Query-reduction networks for question answering" is public on arXiv.

Publications Google Scholar

Recent Preprints

  • Bidirectional attention flow for machine comprehension
    Minjoon Seo, Aniruddha Kembhavi, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    arXiv:1611.01603, Nov 2016.
    [paper] [code] [website] [demo]

  • Query-reduction networks for question answering
    Minjoon Seo, Sewon Min, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    arXiv:1606.04582, Jun 2016.
    [paper] [code]

Peer-reviewed Conferences & Journals

  • A diagram is worth a dozen images
    Aniruddha Kembhavi, Mike Salvato, Eric Kolve, Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi
    In Proceedings of ECCV, 2016.
    [paper] [dqa-net code]

  • Solving geometry problems: combining text and diagram interpretation oral
    Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Oren Etzioni, Clint Malcolm
    In Proceedings of EMNLP, 2015.
    [paper] [code] [slides] [website] [demo]

  • BiliCam: using mobile phones to monitor newborn jaundice best paper nomination
    Lilian de Greef, Mayank Goel, Minjoon Seo, Eric Larson, James Stout, James Taylor, Shwetak Patel
    In Proceedings of UbiComp, 2014.
    [paper] [website]

  • Diagram understanding in geometry questions oral
    Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Oren Etzioni
    In Proceedings of AAAI, 2014.
    [paper] [code] [slides] [website]


I enjoy bouldering, playing soccer and playing drum. I love trying out new restaurants with my wonderful girlfriend.

Last updated: 06 Jan 2016