Seán Healy (

Computer scientist, linguist

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sean [at] seanh [dot] sh

Based in
- Dublin, Ireland

Personal phone number
- Last changed

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- Last changed

If you need my most up to date contact details, send me an email at the address given previously.



- Full-stack Software Engineer
VSware (now Visma Labs)
- Backend Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Shop assistant
Disneyland Paris
Technical support agent
Stream Global Services
Food and Beverage Assistant
Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

Bartender and server
Compass Group


News Reduce: Extracting personally relevant news items from noise

I'm building algorithms and software to bring a user's news reading time down to a minimum, without summarising, over-deleting or creating an echo-chamber. The research involves document clustering, machine learning, and recommendation systems.

Supervisors: Dr. Kevin Koidl and Dr. Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha

From temporal logic to monadic second-order logic

I provided suggestions for improvements to logic models for time, as well as improvements for procedural algorithms for reasoning about such logic.

Supervisor: Dr. Tim Fernando


MPhil Speech and Language Processing
Trinity College Dublin
Computational linguistics
Université Paris Diderot
Erasmus student
- BA Computer Science and Language
Trinity College Dublin
First-class honours


Spoken - English, French, Irish

Programming - Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, C++, Perl, BASH, Prolog, Python, R

Layout - HTML/CSS, LaTeX, JSX (React)


- Academic writing [1] [2] [3] [4] (unpublished samples)
We Long to Belong: Issue 27
Reaching (short story)
The University Times [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]
Trinity News [1] [2]
Some of my short stories and essays were published in this monthly zine.
Hegby the Overkill An unpublished Sci-Fi coming-of-age novella, in which the Irish population have relocated to the floor of the Atlantic.


Personal statement

"Challenging myself, while maintaining a healthy life balance," is my motto. I've been working full-time as a software engineer and developer since 2017. I moved to a four-day week in 2019 while pursuing my masters in Speech and Language Processing, focussing on personalised news feeds.

I intend to be a lifelong learner. I'm currently focussing on German in my free time. I have a thirst for knowledge and hard work, and I thrive in varied environments. This is reflected in my preference for full-stack software engineering over specific frontend or backend roles.

My professional goal is to find new ways for humans to use programs as tools to enrich their lives. Some of my strongest values are in the areas of privacy, democracy and environmentalism. In my spare time, I nurture an interest in creative writing.


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I included mode of transport below to shame myself if I ever rely on jet travel too much.

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