Kuiyuan YANG
Microsoft Research Asia
Building 2, No. 5 Danling Street,
Haidian District, Beijing, P.R. China 100080
Kuiyuan joined Microsoft Research Asia since 2012, and working on image content understanding for products such as Bing image search and XiaoIce. He received the Bachelor degree in Automation and Ph. D degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems from University of Science and Technology of China, in 2007 and 2012, respectively.
News & Events
  • [2014/07] ICME 2014 Best Reviewer Award
  • [2013/12] Attend image classification challenge ImageNet2013, Top-5 Error Rate=16.1%
  • [2011/11] Attend image classification challenge Pascal VOC 2011, Mean Average Precision=70.5%

Research Interests
  • Computer Vision
    • Object Recognition and Image Retrieval
  • Machine Learning
    • Deep Neural Network, Support Vector Machine

  • Researcher, Microsoft Research Asia, Sep.2015 ~.
  • Associate Researcher II, Microsoft Research Asia, Jul.2012 ~ Aug.2015.
  • Research Intern, Bing Multimedia Search, Microsoft Research Redmond, Mentored by Dr. Xian-Sheng Hua. Apr. 2012 ~ Jun. 2012.
  • Research Intern, Web Search & Mining Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Mentored by Dr. Lei Zhang. Dec. 2010 ~ Apr. 2012.
  • Research Intern, Multimedia Computing Group, Microsoft Research Asia,  Mentored by Dr. Xian-Sheng Hua.  Sep. 2008 ~ Dec. 2010.
  • Engineer Intern, Internet Media Group, Microsoft Research Asia, Mentored by Dr. Tao Mei. Jun. 2007 ~ Sep. 2007.


  • Yuhui Yuan, Kuiyuan Yang, Chao Zhang. Hard-Aware Deeply Cascaded Embedding. [pdf]

  • Guotian Xie, Kuiyuan Yang, Yalong Bai, Min Shang, Yong Rui, Jianhuang Lai. Improve Dog Recognition By Mining More Information From Both Click-through Logs and Pre-trained Models. IEEE International Conference on Multimedia &Expo Workshops, 2016.[pdf][dataset] (rank 1st in the track of without using extra data and 2nd in all teams)

  • Yalong Bai, Kuiyuan Yang, Wei Yu, Chang Xu, Wei-Ying Ma, Tiejun Zhao. Automatic Image Dataset Construction from Click-through Logs Using Deep Neural Network. ACM Multimedia, 2015. [pdf]

  • Wei Yu, Kuiyuan Yang, Yalong Bai, Hongxun Yao, Yong Rui. Learning Cross Space Mapping via DNN using Large Scale Click-through Logs. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2015.

  • Xinmei Tian, Zhe Dong, Kuiyuan Yang, Tao Mei. Query-dependent Aesthetic Model with Deep Learning for Photo Quality Assessment. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2015.

  • Yijie Lu, Linjun Yang, Kuiyuan Yang, Yong Rui. Mining Latent Attributes from Click-through Logs for Image Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2015.

  • Zheng Xu, Xue Li, Kuiyuan Yang, Tom Goldstein. Exploiting Low-rank Structure for Discriminative Sub-categorization. BMVC, 2015.

  • Wei Yu, Kuiyuan Yang, Yalong Bai, Hongxun Yao, Yong Rui. Visualizing and Comparing Convolutional Neural Networks. [pdf][code]

  • Tianjun Xiao, Yichong Xu, Kuiyuan Yang, Jiaxing Zhang, Yuxin Peng, Zheng Zhang. The Application of Two-level Attention Models in Deep Convolutional Neural Network for Fine-grained Image Classification. CVPR, 2015. [pdf]

  • Jianlong Fu, Tao Mei, Kuiyuan Yang, Hanqing Lu, Yong Rui. Tagging Personal Photos with Transfer Deep Learning. WWW, 2015.

  • Tianjun Xiao, Jiaxing Zhang, Kuiyuan Yang, Yuxin Peng, Zheng Zhang. Error-driven incremental learning in deep convolutional neural network for large-scale image classification. ACM Multimedia, 2014. [pdf]

  • Jiajun Wang, Yu-Gang Jiang, Qiang Wang, Kuiyuan Yang, Chong-Wah Ngo. Organizing Video Search Results to Adapted Semantic Hierarchies for Topic-based Browsing. ACM Multimedia, 2014. (Best Poster Award)

  • Yalong Bai, Wei Yu, Tianjun Xiao, Chang Xu, Kuiyuan Yang, Wei-Ying Ma, Tiejun Zhao. Bag-of-Words Based Deep Neural Network for Image Retrieval. ACM Multimedia, 2014. (won the 1st place)

  • Wei Yu, Kuiyuan Yang, Yalong Bai, Hongxun Yao, Yong Rui. DNN Flow: DNN feature pyramid based image matching. BMVC, 2014. [pdf]

  • Yalong Bai, Kuiyuan Yang, Wei Yu, Wei-Ying Ma, Tiejun Zhao. Learning High-level Image Representation for Image Retrieval via Multi-Task DNN using Clickthrough Data. ICLR, 2013.

  • Pengfei Xu, Lei Zhang, Kuiyuan Yang, Hongxun Yao. Nested-SIFT for Efficient Image Matching and Retrieval. IEEE Multimedia, 2013.

  • Wei Yu, Hongxun Yao, Kuiyuan Yang, Lei Zhang. The shortest warping path based multiple images alignment. ICIP, 2013.

  • Yingwei Pan, Ting Yao, Kuiyuan Yang, Houqiang Li, Chong-Wah Ngo, Jingdong Wang, Tao Mei. Image search by graph-based label propagation with image representation from DNN. ACM Multimedia, 2013.

  • Kuiyuan Yang, Lei Zhang, Yong Rui, Hong-Jiang Zhang. PartBook for Image Parsing. The Eighth IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Perceptual Organization in Computer Vision, 2012. [pdf]

  • Kuiyuan Yang, Lei Zhang, Meng Wang, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Semantic Point DetectorACM Multimedia, 2011. [pdf]

  • Kuiyuan Yang, Meng Wang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Shuicheng Yan, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Assemble New Object Detector with Few Examples. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 2011. [pdf]

  • Kuiyuan Yang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Meng Wang, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Tag Tagging: Towards More Descriptive Keywords of Image Content. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2011. [pdf]

  • Meng Wang, Kuiyuan Yang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Towards Relevant and Diverse Search of Social Images. IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2010. [pdf]

  • Kuiyuan Yang, Meng Wang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Social Image Search with Diverse Relevance Ranking. International Conference on MultiMedia Modeling, 2010. (Best Paper Award) [pdf]

  • Kuiyuan Yang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Meng Wang, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Tagging TagsACM Multimedia, 2010. [pdf]

  • Meng Wang, Kuiyuan Yang, Xian-Sheng Hua, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Visual Tag Dictionary: Interpreting Tags with Visual Words. Proceedings of the 1st workshop on Web-scale multimedia corpus, 2009. [pdf]

  • Kuiyuan Yang, Meng Wang, Hong-Jiang Zhang. Active Tagging for Image Indexing. International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, 2009. [pdf]

  • Gong Chen, Kuiyuan Yang, Heqin Zhou, Jiefeng Yan. A Robust System for Real-time Multiple-Vehicle Detection and Tracking. Signal Processing, 2009. (in Chinese) [pdf]

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