Yushi Jing  ( Kevin Jing )

I received B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. in computer science from Georgia Tech advised by Prof. Rehg.  Joining Google Research as an intern in 2004, then a full-time SWE in 2006, I worked with M. Covell, H. Rowley, J. Wang, C. Rosenberg and S. Baluja on building visual-search systems, and briefly collaborated with Prof. Aizawa on sketch-based interfaces. In 2012-3, one of my interns M. Wang successfully started Orbeus (acquired by Amazon), while another intern D. Tsai co-founded VisualGraph with me (acquired by Pinterest).  After the acquisition, we formed visual-discovery team working with Prof. Darrel at Berkeley and venture-capitalist S. Tavel to launch Pinterest Flashlight and improved related Pins with 15 engineers, with +40% of the site engagement share. Founding team (photo) members Dmitry, Andrew, David, Jia-jing went on to manage related Pins, Pinterest Lens, ML-infra, and ads-ranking; Jeff later joined DeepMind.  I returned to Google as a SWE in '17 working on Product-listing-ads & Cloud Retail related projects.

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photograph courtesy of Evan Sharp