Yushi Jing  ( Kevin Jing )

Currently leading an engineering team at Pinterest.  Our goal is to deliver a visual search and related recommendation experience that is fast, relevant and interactive. We rely on open source tools and the latest deep learning methods.

Previously co-founder at VisualGraph (acquired by Pinterest '13) and software engineer / research scientist at Google ('04, full-time '06-12).  BS, Ph.D. in CS from Georgia Tech, studied stats/mse at Stanford.

Yushi Jing, Kevin Jing
Features/Products Launched:

img    pinterest        swirl

Pinterest Sharpens its Visual Search Skills, Wall Street Journal, 2015  [pdf]
AI advance makes it possible to search, shop with images, MIT Technology Review, 2015

Pinterest improves Related Pins with deep learning, Venture Beat, 2015            

Pinterest acquires Image Recognition and Visual Search Startup VisualGraph,  Techcrunch, 2014

Google Image Swirl in search of images worth 1000 results, Wall Street Journal, 2012

A Google Prototype for a Precision Image Search, New York Times, 2008

A farewell to keywords, Scientific American, 2006


J. Mao, J. Xu, Y. Jing, A. Yuille, Training and Evaluating Multimodal Word Embeddings with Large-scale Web annotated Images, accepted at NIPS, 2016

Y. Jing, D. Liu, D. Kislyuk, A. Zhai, J. Xu, S.Tavel, Visual Search at Pinterest,  KDD, 2015

Y. Matsui, K. Aizawa, Y. Jing, Sketch-based manga retrieval, ICIP, 2013

Y. Jing, H. Rowley, M. Wang, D. Tsai, C. Rosenberg, M. Covell,  Google Image Swirl:  A Large-scale Content-based Image Visualization System, World Wide Web (2012)

Y. Jing, D. Tsai, J. Rehg, M. Covell,  Learning Query-specific Distance Functions for Large-scale Image Search, Transactions on Multimedia (TMM) (2012)

M. Wang, K. Ishwar, Y. Jing, H. Rowley, Image Saliency: from Local to Global Context, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011

David Tsai, Yushi Jing, Henry Rowley, Yi Liu, Large-scale Image Annotation using Visual Synset, International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2011

S. Baluja, R. Seth, Sivakumar, Y. Jing, J.Yagnik, Kumar, R, Aly,, Video Suggestion and Discovery for YouTube.   World Wide Web (WWW), 2008

Y. Jing, S. Baluja, VisualRank: Applying PageRank to Large-Scale Image Search, Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2008

Y. Jing, S. Baluja,  PageRank for Product Image Search,  World Wide Web (WWW), 2008

Y. Jing, V. Pavlovic, J. Rehg, Boosted Bayesian Network Classifier,  Machine Learning Journal, 2008

Y. Jing, S. Baluja, Henry Rowley, Canonical Image Selection from the Web,  International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR), 2007

Y. Jing, V.Pavlovic, J. Rehg, Efficient Discriminative Learning of Bayesian Network Classifier, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2005 -- Best Student Paper

H. Rowley, Y. Jing, S. Baluja, Large-scale Image-based Adult-content Filtering, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory, 2005