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Jian Sun




Jian was born in Xian, China, which is home of The Terracotta Army. He received a B.S., M.S., and a Ph.D. degree from Xian Jiaotong University in 1997, 2000 and 2003, respectively. Immediately following, he joined Microsoft Research Asia, and has been working in the fields of computer vision and computer graphics, with particular interests in building real-world working systems. His current primary research interests are computational photography, face recognition, and deep learning based image understanding.

Internship Opening (effective anytime, not limited to summer): I am looking for any self-motivated candidates who believe in themselves, and are intelligent in the field of computer vision or machine learning. I have two positions at Redmond, and a few at Beijing.


  • Check out Microsoft's CaptionBot, which is empowered by our ResNets.
  • Won both ImageNet and MS COCO competitions 2015, by 152-layer neural networks (ResNets) . (technical paper and press stories 1, 2, 3, 4 ...).
  • Fun on Windows Hello, we shipped.

Links: Publications or Google Scholar

Email: jiansun at