Brief Biosketch

Lu Jiang is a research scientist at Google AI, advised by Dr. Jia Li (2017-2018) and Dr. Fei-Fei Li (2017-2018). He received his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence (Language Technology) 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, information retrieval.

Lu's primary interests lie in the interdisciplinary field of Multimedia, Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Information Retrieval, which, specifically, include video understanding, weakly supervised learning, deep learning, AutoML, etc. He serves on the programme committee of premier conferences such as ACM Multimedia, AAAI, CVPR, and IJCAI. Lu is the recipient of the Yahoo Fellowship, Erasmus Mundus Scholar. He received the best poster award at IEEE Spoken Language Technology and the best Paper nomination at ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval.

Research Experience

Honors and Awards

  • Yahoo! Fellowship 2016
  • NIPS, AAAI, SIGMM, SIGIR, SIGKDD, SIGWEB, NSF travel grants, 2014-2016
  • 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

Program Committee:

Journal Reviewer:

Google AI:

  • Google Faculty Award Committee
  • Google Research Intern Hiring Committee


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