Yushi Jing  ( Kevin Jing )

(new) I re-joined Google April, 2017.

I am the head of visual discovery team at Pinterest, after my startup VisualGraph was acquired.  Prior to that I worked as a SWE/scientist at Google in 2004, and then 2006-13.  I received my B.S., M.S, and Ph.D. from Georgia Tech under the supervision of Prof. James Rehg and Dr. Michele Covell.  I studied stats (M.S.) and MS&E at Stanford and spent a few months at Aizawa/Yamasaki Lab as a visiting scientist.

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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

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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