A Personal Journey into Computational Photography: Past, Current and Future

Jue Wang
Megvii Research US
Nov. 30 13:40~14:25


In this talk, I’ll briefly review our past research efforts on computational photography and showcase a few technologies that have been successfully released in Adobe products. I’ll then present our current effort on using deep learning approaches to take on some classical problems again, which has achieved state-of-the-art performance. I’ll discuss the future directions of Computational Photography research and things that we want to explore. Finally, I’ll briefly introduce our company and our lab and discuss why I think China has some unique advantages in AI research.



Jue Wang is the Director of Megvii/Face++ Research US. He was a Principal Scientist at Adobe Research from 2007 to 2017. He received the B.E. and M.Sc. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA, in 2007. He received the Microsoft Research Fellowship and the Yang Research Award from the University of Washington in 2006. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM. His research interests include image and video processing and computational photography.



  • 2007.10, Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    – Thesis: Foreground Segmentation in Images and Video: Methods, Systems and Applications
  • 2003.01, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (with honor)
  • 2000.07, B.E. in Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (with honor)


Professional Career

  • 2017.04-current, Director, Megvii Research US, Seattle
  • 2013.11-2017.03, Principal Scientist, Adobe Research, Seattle
  • 2010.02-2013.10, Senior Researcher, Adobe Research, Seattle
  • 2007.11-2010.01, Researcher, Adobe Research, Seattle
    – Research Assistant for Dr. Michael Cohen(Microsoft Research), Eve Riskin (UW-EE) and Richard Ladner (UW-CSE)
  • 2004, 2005, 2006, Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond
    – In the Communication, Collaboration and Signal Processing group and the Interactive Visual Media group.
  • 2002.07-2003.09, Research Intern at Microsoft Research Asia
    – Worked with Dr. Harry Shum and Dr. Yingqing Xu at the Visual Computing group.
  • 2000.09-2002.12, Research Assistant at State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technique and Systems, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Associate Editor:
    – The Visual Computer (08-13)
    – International Journal of Computer Games Technology (12-15)
  • Conference Co-Chair:
    – ICME 2016, ICCP 2012
  • Program Committee:
    – ACM UIST 2014. 16, Pacific Graphics 2013-16, 14, EGSR 2013, CVM 2013-16, CAD/Graphics 2013
  • Invited Speech:
    – ICCV 2015 tutorial “Removing Camera Shake”, SPIE Electronic Imaging 2015, The First International Workshop on Video Segmentation 2014, Chinagraph 2012
  • Senior member of IEEE and ACM


Awards and Honors

  • 2016, Haitian Scholars, Dalian University of Technology
  • 2013, Distinguished Inventor, Adobe
  • 2006-2007, Microsoft Research Fellowship
  • 2006, Yang Research Award, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • 2006, Chair’s Award, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington
  • 2003, 2004, Nominated for Outstanding Research Assistant, EE department, Univ. Washingto
  • 2003, Outstanding Master Thesis Award, Tsinghua University
  • 2002, Tsinghua-Rockwell Automation Scholarship
  • 2001, Tsinghua University Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship
  • 1996-2000, Tsinghua University Excellent Student Scholarship
  • 1995, First-rank prize in China National High School Physics Competition