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



Our co-attention model is the state of the art on Stanford QA (SQuAD) leaderboard, outperforming the previous best model by 1.8% in F1 score (on hidden test).


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


Our paper "Query-regression networks for machine comprehension" is public on arXiv.

Publications Google Scholar Author Page


  • Query-regression networks for machine comprehension
    Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi
    In arXiv:1606.04582, June 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
    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
    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: Sep 25, 2016