Yushi Jing  ( Kevin Jing )

(new!) I re-joined Google in April, 2017

I am the head of visual discovery team at Pinterest, after my startup VisualGraph was acquired. Working with Sarah Tavel, Prof. Trevor Darrell and the Berkeley Caffe team: we focused on building recommendation products that are engaging and interactive. As of  '16 more than 40% of the engagement on Pinterest flows through our services.

Prior to that I worked at Google Research in '04, then from '06 to '13, helping to build Google's very first visual recognition tool (safety-filter), later focusing on visual search and discovery (VisualRank, Image Swirl).

I received my B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. James Rehg, co-advised by Michele Covell from Google Research.  I spent a year at the Stanford stats, ms&e department (without finishing the M.S.) and a few months at Aizawa/Yamasaki Lab, Tokyo University as a visiting scientist.

    pinterest    swirl

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

Products Built:  [google scholar]

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

Related Pins at Pinterest
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, industry track, 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