Jian Yao is currently a senior PhD candidate in Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada. The topic of his thesis is “Efficient Structured Prediction for Visual Scene Understanding”. He received a Master degree from Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC) in 2012. He earned the Bachelor Degree in Automation from Xi’an JiaoTong University, China, 2009. He was a Research Assistant at Electrical & Computer Engineering Department in Rice University. In summer 2013, he worked in Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL) as a Research Assistant. Jian Yao serves as the reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), The Visual Computer (TVCJ) and AAAI 16.
Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Optimization. Currently he focuses on applying deep learning technique in visual object recognition.