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Dr. Seamus Lawless

Ussher Assistant Professor (Computer Science)

 


Prof. Séamus Lawless is an Assistant Professor in the discipline of Intelligent Systems in the School of Computer Science and Statistics in Trinity College Dublin. Séamus' research interests are in the areas of information retrieval, information management and digital humanities with a particular focus on adaptivity and personalisation. The common focus of this research is Digital Content Management and the Application of Technology to Support Enhanced, Personalised Access to Knowledge. This research has a strong user focus and all of his work aims to improve the experiences of users when interacting with content and information systems. He has built significant momentum in the publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals and major worldwide conferences. Séamus is also passionate about education and has developed strong teaching experience. He has supervised M.Sc., MPhil and Ph.D. students. Séamus collaborated on the design and planning of two modules for the new MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture being offered by TCD. He is an active member of the international research community and the College community. Séamus has coordinated and collaborated with researchers in the disciplines of Linguistics, English, History, Pedagogy, Speech and Language Technologies and Localisation. Through these collaborative research projects in such a variety of disciplines he has developed insight and skills in communication and in conducting multi-disciplinary research. Séamus has significant industry experience having worked in the both the IT and Retail Industries. This has provided him with a wealth of commercial experience which he incorporates in his research and teaching.
  ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE   CONVERSATIONAL SEARCH   Data Analysis   Databases, database management, data mining   INFORMATION RETRIEVAL   Information technology, Science   Internet technologies   Knowledge and data engineering   Knowledge Management   Knowledge Representation   MACHINE LEARNING   Machine Learning in Mulitmedia Information Retrieval   Natural Language Processing   Personalised Information Retrieval   PROACTIVE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL
 ADAPT: Centre for Digital Content Platform Research
 Beyond 2022 - Ireland's National Memory
 Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL) - Second Cycle
 CULTURA - Cultivating Research and Understanding through Adaptivity
 Fagel Map Collection

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Details Date
Chair of the First Workshop on Evaluation of Personalisation in Information Retrieval, WEPIR 2018 15th March
General Chair of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum, CLEF 2017 11th-14th September
Chair of the EvalUMAP 2017 Workshop - "Towards comparative evaluation in the user modelling, adaptation and personalization space", held in conjunction with the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, at Bratislava, Slovakia 9th July
Chair of the EvalUMAP 2016 Workshop - "Towards comparative evaluation in the user modelling, adaptation and personalization space", held in conjunction with the 24th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, at Halifax, Canada 13-17th July
Chair of the Cultural Heritage Information Access at Scale Workshop, held in conjunction with the Joint Conference on Digital Libraries 2016, JCDL 2016, "Big Libraries, Big Data, Big Innovation", at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, USA June 19-23
General Chair of the 23rd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2015, held in Trinity College Dublin. 29th June - 3rd July
Chair of the Joint Workshop on Personalized Information Access, held in conjunction with the 22nd Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, in Aalborg, Denmark 7th July
Tutorial Chair for the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR (Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval) Conference, held in Trinity College Dublin. 28th July - 1st August
Local Chair and Member of the Organising Committee for the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR (Special Interest Group in Information Retrieval) Conference, held in Trinity College Dublin. 28th July - 1st August
Chair of the First Workshop on Exploration, Navigation and Retrieval in Cultural Heritage, ENRICH 2013, held in Conjunction with the 36th Annual ACM SIGIR Conference, Dublin, Ireland. 1st August
Chair of the CNGL Scenario Working Group
Chair of the First Workshop on Personalised Multilingual Hypertext Retrieval held in Conjunction with 22nd ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia , Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 6th June
Technical Chair for CNGL Scientific Committee Meeting in Limerick, Ireland. April
Zhou, D. and Zhao, W. and Wu, X. and Lawless, S. and Liu, J., An iterative method for personalized results adaptation in cross-language search, Information Sciences, 430-431, 2018, p200-215 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Esraa Ali, Annalina Caputo, S{\'e}amus Lawless, Triple Scoring Using Paragraph Vector---The Gailan Triple Scorer at WSDM Cup 2017, 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Brendan Spillane, Séamus Lawless, and Vincent Wade, Perception of Bias: The Impact of User Characteristics, Website Design and Technical Features, Proceedings - 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2017), Leipzig, Germany, 23-26 August 2017, 2017, pp227-236 , Conference Paper, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Mostafa Bayomi, Séamus Lawless, ADAPT_TCD: An Ontology-Based Context Aware Approach for Contextual Suggestion, Twenty-Fifth Text REtrieval Conference (TREC 2016), Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, November 15--18, Ellen M. Voorhees and Angela Ellis , National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), 2017, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Yu Xu, Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, Inferring your expertise from Twitter: combining multiple types of user activity, 2017 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, Leipzig, Germany, 23-26, AUG, ACM, 2017, pp589 - 598, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Yu Xu, Dong Zhou, Séamus Lawless, User Expertise Inference on Twitter: Learning from Multiple Types of User Data, the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Bratislava, Slovakia, 9-12, July, ACM, 2017, pp395 - 396, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Wu, X. and Zhou, D. and Xu, Y. and Lawless, S., Personalized query expansion utilizing multi-relational social data, Proceedings - 12th International Workshop on Semantic and Social Media Adaptation and Personalization, SMAP 2017, (8022669), 2017, pp65-70 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Spillane, B. and Lawless, S. and Wade, V., Measuring bias in news websites, towards a model for personalization, UMAP 2017 - Proceedings of the 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization , 2017, pp387-388 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Ali, E. and Caputo, A. and Lawless, S., Entity attribute ranking using learning to rank, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1883, 2017, pp19-24 , Notes: [cited By 0], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Conlan, O., Kelly, L., Koidl, K., Lawless, S. and Staikopoulos, A., EvalUMAP: Towards comparative evaluation in user modeling, adaptation and personalization, 25th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1866, 2017, pp171 - 212, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
  

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Séamus Lawless, Leveraging Content from Open Corpus Sources for Technology Enhanced Learning, Trinity College Dublin, 2009, Thesis, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Gold Medal distinction from the University of Dublin, Trinity College for the standard of Undergraduate Degree. 2003