Kevin (Ke-Yun) Lin  

PhD student
University of Washington

Email: kvlin [at]

[CV]  (updated: Jan. 2018)


  • 2017/09: Our paper on adversarial ranking for language generation has been accepted to NIPS 2017.
  • 2017/06: Passed the PhD qualifying exam.
  • 2017/01: Our paper on supervised deep hash has been accepted to TPAMI.
  • 2016/09: Started the PhD journey.


I am a second-year PhD student at University of Washington, Seattle. My advisor is Prof. Ming-Ting Sun. I also work closely with Dr. Zhengyou Zhang, Dr. Zicheng Liu, Dr. Lijuan Wang, and Dr. Xiaodong He at Microsoft Research. 

I work on both fundamental and practical computer vision research problems. My research interests include large-scale visual search, human pose estimation, and their interaction with natural languages.

Before coming to UW, I worked with
 Prof. Yi-Ping Hung and Prof. Chu-Song Chen during my masters at National Taiwan University. Our work on deep learning based fast image search has been broadly deployed in the industry.

Previously, I am lucky to have opportunities to work with Robinson Piramuthu (eBay Research), Fan Yang (eBay Research), Xiaosong Wang (eBay Research)Jiwen Lu (Tsinghua University), Chu-Song Chen (Academia Sinica), Huei-Fang Yang (Academia Sinica), and Jen-Hao Hsiao (Yahoo Taiwan).


Supervised learning of semantics-preserving hash via deep convolutional neural networks
Huei-Fang Yang, Kevin Lin, Chu-Song Chen
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (​TPAMI), 2018

Adversarial ranking for language generation
Kevin Lin*, Dianqi Li*, Xiaodong He, Zhengyou Zhang, Ming-Ting Sun
Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2017

Cross-batch reference learning for deep classification and retrieval
Huei-Fang Yang, Kevin Lin, Chu-Song Chen
ACM Multimedia, 2016 (full paper)

Learning compact binary descriptors with unsupervised deep neural networks
Kevin Lin, Jiwen Lu, Chu-Song Chen, Jie Zhou
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016

Deep learning of binary hash codes for fast image retrieval
Kevin Lin, Huei-Fang Yang, Jen-Hao Hsiao, Chu-Song Chen
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), 2015

Rapid clothing retrieval via deep learning of binary codes and hierarchical search
Kevin Lin, Huei-Fang Yang, Kuan-Hsien Liu, Jen-Hao Hsiao, Chu-Song Chen
ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), 2015 

Abandoned object detection via temporal consistency modeling and back-tracing verification for visual surveillance
Kevin Lin, Shen-Chi Chen, Chu-Song Chen, Daw-Tung Lin, Yi-Ping Hung
IEEE Transactions on Information Forensic and Security (TIFS), 2015  

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