Minjoon Seo (서민준)

Research Scientist

PhD Candidate
Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Office: CSE 386

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Minjoon Seo, UW CSE

Broadly, I do research in natural language processing (NLP). More specifically, I am interested in question-driven learning models for extracting, accessing, and combining knowledge from natural language. I am advised by Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, and Oren Etzioni. I received BS in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Before coming to UW, I was a software engineer at Oracle.

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


Jul 2018

We successfully finished the 1st Workshop on Machine Reading for Question Answering (MRQA) at ACL 2018. We look forward to see everyone again next year!

May 2017

I gave a talk at Microsoft Research.

Feb 2018

I am co-organizing a tutorial session "Standardized Tests as Benchmarks for AI" with Mrinmaya Sachan, Eric Xing, and Hannaneh Hajishirzi at EMNLP 2018. Details will be out soon; please consider attending!

Jan 2018

"Neural speed reading via Skim-RNN" is accepted to ICLR 2018. I also received Travel Award.

Jan 2018

I started working at NAVER Clova.

Oct 2017

I gave a talk at University of Southern California.

Sep 2017

I finished my summer internship (Jun - Sep) at the NLU Team of Google Research (NYC).



  • Phrase-Indexed Question Answering: A New Challenge for Scalable Document Comprehension
    Minjoon Seo, Tom Kwiatkowski, Ankur P. Parikh, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    EMNLP 2018 (short)

  • Neural speed reading via Skim-RNN
    Minjoon Seo*, Sewon Min*, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ICLR 2018

  • Zero-shot relation extraction via reading comprehension
    Omer Levy, Minjoon Seo, Eunsol Choi, Luke Zettlemoyer
    CoNLL 2017
    [paper] [website]

  • Question answering through transfer learning from large fine-grained supervision data
    Sewon Min, Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ACL 2017 (short)

  • Are you smarter than a sixth grader? Textbook question answering for multimodal machine comprehension
    Aniruddha Kembhavi, Minjoon Seo, Dustin Schwenk, Jonghyun Choi, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    CVPR 2017

  • Bidirectional attention flow for machine comprehension
    Minjoon Seo, Aniruddha Kembhavi, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ICLR 2017
    [paper] [code] [website] [demo]

  • Query-reduction networks for question answering
    Minjoon Seo, Sewon Min, Ali Farhadi, Hannaneh Hajishirzi
    ICLR 2017
    [paper] [code]

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

  • Solving geometry problems: combining text and diagram interpretation
    Minjoon Seo, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Ali Farhadi, Oren Etzioni, Clint Malcolm
    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
    UbiComp 2014
    [paper] [website]

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

* denotes equal contribution.


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