Sean has a passion for how people and technology work together. He received his Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Minnesota in 2006. A winner of the 2010 ACM Software Systems Award for his research in personalization and the development of MovieLens, an online movie recommender, Sean’s dissertation focused on understanding how users interact with and perceive of recommender systems to meet specific information needs.
Yanked from academia into the world of startups, Sean applied his passions to the field of e-discovery working for Attenex and eventually FTI Technology. He looks for ways to radically improve both the technology and workflows used by service providers, lawyers, and their clients engaged in critical legal decision-making and document categorization. Sean always believes there is a better way.