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Jian Sun



PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER, Visual Computing Group

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 based-on Redmond, and a few based-on Beijing.

News: our 152-layer neural networks won both ImageNet and MS COCO competitions 2015. (technical paper and press story 1, 2, 3, 4 ...).

Links: Publications or Google Scholar

Email: jiansun at