Brief Biosketch

Lu Jiang is a staff research scientist at Google Research (a brief bio) working with Prof. Irfan Essa. Lu is also an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, Language Technologies Institute where he supervises graduate student's research and teaches lectures.
Previously, he was advised by Dr. Weilong Yang (2019-2020) and Dr. Ce Liu (2020-2021) at Google Research, Dr. Jia Li (2017-2018), and Dr. Fei-Fei Li (2017-2018) at Google Cloud AI. He received his Ph.D. from the Carnegie Mellon University in 2017, advised by Dr. Alexander Hauptmann and Dr. Teruko Mitamura. Dr. Tat-Seng Chua and Dr. Louis-Philippe Morency are his thesis advisors. He was an intern scientist in Yahoo Research during the 2016 summer, working with Dr. Liangliang Cao, Dr. Yannis Kalantidis and Sachin Farfade on the personal photo and video search on Flickr. Prior to that, he was an intern in Google Research working with Dr. Paul Natsev and Dr. Balakrishnan Varadarajan on large-scale deep learning on the noisy YouTube-8M dataset. He interned at Microsoft Research Asia in 2010, working with Dr. Qiang Wang and Dr. Dongmei Zhang on data mining. Before that, he was a research assistant at Xi'an Jiaotong University, supervised by Dr. Jun Liu on text mining and information retrieval.

Lu's primary interests lie in the interdisciplinary field of Multimedia, Machine Learning, and Computer Vision. He is the recipient of the Yahoo Fellowship and Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. He received the Best paper nomination at ACL and ACM ICMR; Best poster at IEEE SLT; Best system in NIST TRECVID.

Research Experience

  • Google
    (2021/11 -- Now) Staff Research Scientist, Google Research
    (2019/05 -- 2021/10) Senior Research Scientist, Google Research
    (2017/05 -- 2019/04) Research Scientist, Google Cloud AI

  • Carnegie Mellon University (2021/09 -- Now)
    Adjunct Faculty Member, School of Computer Science, Language Technologies Institute

  • Carnegie Mellon University (2011/09 -- 2017/04)
    Ph.D. / Research Assistant, School of Computer Science

  • Yahoo Research (2016/05 -- 2016/08)
    Intern Scientist in Flickr Machine Learning Group

  • Google Research (2016/01 -- 2016/05)
    Intern in Machine Perception Group

  • Microsoft Research Aisa (2010/05 -- 2010/08)
    Research Intern in Software Analytics Group

  • Xi'an Jiaotong University (2008/09 -- 2011/06)
    Research Assistant in NSKEY Lab

Honors and Awards

  • Best paper nomination at ACL, 2019
  • Yahoo! Fellowship
  • Best Demo at International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, 2015
  • Best Poster at IEEE Spoken Language Technology, 2014
  • Best Paper candidate at International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 2014, 2015
  • Best performer on multimedia event detection at NIST TRECVID 2013, 2014
  • Erasmus Mundus Tandem scholarship
  • Fuji Xerox Fellowship
  • Samsung Fellowship
  • IBM excellent student in China

Selected Professional Activities

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Program Committee/Reviewer:

  • Program Committee member for ACM Multimedia (2013-2022), Author Advocator for ACM Multimedia 2017
  • Reviewer for ICML (2020-2022), CVPR (2017-2022), AAAI (2017-2018, 2021-2022), NeurIPS (2020-2022), ECCV (2018-2022), ICCV (2019-2021), EMNLP 2020, IJCAI 2017

Journal Reviewer:

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