Yushi Jing  ( Kevin Jing )

Leading visual discovery team (related pins, visual-search) at Pinterest. 

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

Interested in all types of multimedia discovery (search and recommendation) systems.


Yushi Jing, Kevin Jing


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Introducing the future of visual discovery at Pinterest, Pinterest blog, 2017

Introducing automatic object detection to visual search, Pinterest blog, 2016.

Our crazy-fun new visual search tool, Pinterest blog, 2015

Building a scalable machine vision pipeline, Pinterest blog, 2015

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

Explore Images with Google Image Swirl, Google Blog, 2009

Building software tools to find child victims
, Google Blog, 2008

VisualRank for product image search, Google Research Blog, 2008

Safe Image Search, Google, 2005


Visual Discovery at Pinterest, accepted at World Wide Web (WWW), industry track, 2017

Related Pins at Pinterest, The evolution of a real-world recommender system, accepted at World Wide Web (WWW), industry track, 2017

Training and Evaluating Multimodal Word Embeddings with Large-scale Web annotated Images, Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2016

Visual Search at Pinterest,  Knowledge Discovery and Data (KDD), industry track, 2015

Sketch-based manga retrieval, International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), 2013

Google Image Swirl:  A Large-scale Content-based Image Visualization System, World Wide Web (2012)

Learning Query-specific Distance Functions for Large-scale Image Search, Transactions on Multimedia (TMM) (2012)

Image Saliency: from Local to Global Context, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011

Large-scale Image Annotation using Visual Synset, International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2011

Video Suggestion and Discovery for YouTube.   World Wide Web (WWW), 2008

Applying PageRank to Large-Scale Image Search, Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), 2008

PageRank for Product Image Search,  World Wide Web (WWW), 2008

Boosted Bayesian Network Classifier,  Machine Learning Journal (ML), 2008

Canonical Image Selection from the Web,  International Conference on Image and Video Retrieval (CIVR), 2007

Efficient Discriminative Learning of Bayesian Network Classifier, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2005 -- Best Student Paper

Large-scale Image-based Adult-content Filtering, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory, 2005

Patents / Grant date:

Content-based Image Ranking, Google, 2016
Clustering queries for image search, Google, 2016
Interface to facilitate browsing of items of visual content, Google, 2015
Book content item search, Google, 2015
Performing image similarity operation using semantic information, Google, 2015
Low overhead image search results generation, Google, 2015
Placing sponsored-content on images, Google, 2015
Grouping of image search results, Google, 2015
Methods and systems for motion detection in an image, Google, 2015
Query-dependent image similarity, Google, 2014
Co-selected image classification, Google, 2014
Clustering queries for image search, Google, 2014
Selection of most representative images, Google, 2014
Retrieval of similar images to a query image, Google, 2014
Privacy adjustment in social networks, Google, 2014
Co-selected image classification, Google, 2014
Annotating Images, Google, 2013
Association of terms with image similarity, Google, 2013
Presenting career path based on employment information, Google, 2013
Facilitating bidding on Images, Google, 2013
Inferring location from an image, Google, 2012
Multi-resolution exploration of large image data-sets, Google, 2012
Providing information on image-based information system, Google, 2012
Ordering image search results, Google, 2012
Image Segmentation via clustering, Google, 2012
Selection of most representative image, Google, 2012
Rewarding creative use of product placement in user-contributed videos, Google, 2012   
Ranking of images and image labels, Google, 2011
Inferring gender from an image, Google, 2011
Infer user interest from images, Google, 2011
Video-related recommendation with link structure, Google, 2010
Image capture for purchases, Google, 2010
Object Identification in images, Google, 2009
Selecting advertisement to present, Google, 2009
Associating keywords with users, Google, 2009
Informational advertiser links in Web mapping services, Google, 2008