Yushi Jing  ( Kevin Jing )

Currently leading an engineering team at Pinterest.  Our goal is to deliver a 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~).  BS, Ph.D. in CS from Georgia Tech, studied stats/mse at Stanford.


Yushi Jing, Kevin Jing

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Visual Search (2016)                                             Related Recommendation (2015)          Similar Looks  (2014)                   

Work covered by Press:   

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

Google Image Swirl, 2009


Search and Recommendation Systems and Interfaces:

Yushi Jing, David Liu, Dmitry Kislyuk, Andrew Zhai, Jiajing Xu, Sarah Tavel, Visual Search at Pinterest,  KDD, 2015

Yusuke Matsui, Kiyoharu Aizawa, Yushi Jing, Sketch-based manga retrieval, ICIP, 2013

Yushi Jing, Henry Rowley, Meng Wang, David Tsai, Chuck Rosenberg, Michele Covell,  Google Image Swirl:  A Large-scale Content-based Image Visualization System, World Wide Web (2012)

Yushi Jing, David Tsai, James Rehg, Michele Covell,  Learning Query-specific Distance Functions for Large-scale Image Search, Transactions on Multimedia (TMM) (2012)

Shumeet Baluja, Rohan Seth, Sivakumar, Yushi Jing, Jay Yagnik, Kumar, Ravichandran, Aly,, Video Suggestion and Discovery for YouTube.   World Wide Web (WWW), 2008

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

Computer Vision / ML

Meng Wang, Konrad, Ishwar, Yushi  Jing, Henry 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

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

Yushi Jing, Shumeet Baluja,  PageRank for Product Image Search,  World Wide Web (WWW), 2008

Yushi Jing, Vladimir Pavlovic, James Rehg, Boosted Bayesian Network Classifier,  Machine Learning Journal, 2008

Yushi Jing, Vladimir Pavlovic, James Rehg, Efficient Discriminative Learning of Bayesian Network Classifier, International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 2005 -- Best Student Paper

Henry Rowley, Yushi Jing, Shumeet Baluja, Large-scale Image-based Adult-content Filtering, International Conference on Computer Vision Theory, 2005