Jue Wang

Computer Graphics and Vision Researcher

Education

  • Ph.D, Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, October 2007.
        - Thesis: Foreground Segmentation in Images and Video: Methods, Systems and Applications.
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. January 2003. (with honor)
  • B.E. in Automation, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. July 2000. (with honor)

Research Interests

Image and video processing, advanced computer vision and graphics techniques for better visual experience and user interface.

Professional Experience

  • Principal Scientist, Adobe Research, Seattle, 11/2013~present.
  • Senior Researcher, Creative Technologies Lab, Adobe Systems, Seattle, 2/2010 ~ 10/2013.
  • Researcher, Creative Technologies Lab, Adobe Systems, Seattle, 11/2007 ~ 1/2010.
  • Research Assistant,  University of Washington, Seattle, 10/2003 ~ 10/2007
  •  Research Intern at Microsoft Research, Redmond, Summer 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Research Intern at Microsoft Research Asia, 07/2002 ~ 09/2003
  • Research Assistant at State Key Laboratory of Intelligent Technique and Systems, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. 09/2000 ~ 12/2002

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, The Visual Computer (2008-2013)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Computer Games Technology
  • Local Co-Chair, ICCP 2012
  • Program Committee: ACM UIST 2014, Pacific Graphics 2013, 14, EGSR 2013, CVM 2013, CAD/Graphics 2013
  • Invited Speech, Chinagraph 2012

    Senior member of IEEE. Member of Sigma Xi, ACM.

    Honors

    • Microsoft Research Fellowship, 2006-2007
    • Yang Research Award, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2006
    • Chair’s Award, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, 2006.
    • Nominated for Outstanding Research Assistant, EE department, Univ. Washington, 2003, 2004
    • Outstanding Master Thesis Award, Tsinghua University, 2003
    • Tsinghua-Rockwell Automation Scholarship, 2002
    • Tsinghua University Outstanding Graduate Student Scholarship, 2001
    • Tsinghua University Excellent Student Scholarship. 1996-2000
    • First-rank prize in China National High School Physics Competition, 1995

    Issued Patents

    1. De-Noising Image Content Using Directional Filters for Image De-Blurring.  US Patent 8867856, 2014.
    2. Methods and Apparatus for Subspace Video Stabilization. US patent  8,872,928, 2014.
    3. Methods and Apparatus for Facial Feature Replacement. US patent 8,818,131, 2014.
    4. Temporal Matte Filter for Video Matting. US patent  8,792,718, 2014.
    5. Methods and Apparatus for Robust Video Stabilization.  US patent 8,724,854 . 2014.
    6. Motion Deblurring for Text Images. US patent 8,705,881. 2014.
    7. Methods and Apparatus for Dynamic Color Flow Modeling. US patent  8,682,063, 2014.
    8. Methods and Apparatus for Robust Video Stabilization. US patent  8,675,918, 2014.
    9. Robust Video Stabilization. US patent  8,611,602, 2013.
    10. Methods and Apparatus for De-blurring Images Using Lucky Frames . US patent 8,532,421, 2013.
    11. Methods and Apparatus for Chatter Reduction in Video Object Segmentation. US patent 8,520,975, 2013.
    12. Methods and Apparatus for Facial Feature Replacement . US patent 8,457,442, 2013.
    13. Removing Motion Blur from Unaligned Multiple Blurred Images. US patent 8,411,980, 2013.
    14. Automatic Generation of Skin Tone Mask for Content Preserving. US patent  8,406,482, 2013.
    15. Methods and Apparatus for Chatter Reduction in Video Object Segmentation Using a Variable Bandwidth Search Region. US patent  8,358,691, 2013.
    16. System and method for interactive image-noise separation. US patent  8,374,457, 2013.
    17. Selecting and Applying a Color Range in an Image Mask. US patent   8,385,634, 2013.
    18. Color Decontamination for Image Compositing. US patent  8379972, 2013.
    19. Method and Apparatus for Generating Variable-Width Border Masks. US patent 8391594, 2013.
    20. Location-weighted color masking. US patent  8340406.
    21. Seam-Based Reduction and Expansion of Images With Color-Weighted Priority. US patent 8290300. 
    22. Method and Apparatus for Applying Gaussian Mixture Models to Local Image Patches Using an Adaptive Color Lookup Table. US patent 8290253.
    23. Automatic Video Image Segmentation. US Patent 8175379.
    24. A Discriminative Matting algorithm for creating accurate and soft foreground mask in complex images. US Patent 8175384.
    25. Learning-based system and process for synthesizing cursive handwriting. US Patent 7227993.
    26. Stylization of video. US Patent 7450758.
    27. System and method for image and video segmentation by anisotropic kernel mean shift. US Patent 7397948.
    28. Automated face enhancement. US Patent 7634108.
    29. A system and method for very low frame rate video streaming for face-to-face video conferencing. US Patent 7583287.
    30. System and method for eye-tracking and blink detection. US Patent 7676063.
    31. A system and method for very low frame rate teleconferencing employing image cropping and morphing. US Patent 7659920.

    Interns Mentored

    1. Yao Lu, University of Washington, 2014.
    2. Liqian Ma, Tsinghua University, 2014
    3. Yan Wang, Columbia University, 2013, 2014
    4. Shuaicheng Liu, National University of Singapore, 2013
    5. Zhe Hu, UC Merced, 2013
    6. Dun-Yu Hsiao, University of Washington, 2013
    7. Ketan Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2013
    8. Geoffery/Libin Sun, Brown University, 2012
    9. Yiming Liu, Princeton University, 2012
    10. Lin Zhong, Rutgers University, 2012
    11. HyunJoon Lee, POSTECH, 2012
    12. Fei Yang, Rutgers University, 2010, 2011
    13. Hojin Cho, POSTECH, 2011
    14. Eric Kee, Dartmouth College, 2010
    15. Sunghyun Cho, POSTECH, 2010
    16. Shulin Yang, University of Washington, 2010
    17. Joseph Lim, MIT, 2010
    18. Suporn Pongnumkul, University of Washington, 2008, 2009
    19. Jia Chen, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2009
    20. Jiawen Chen, MIT, 2009
    21. Feng Liu, University of Wisconsin, 2009
    22. Xue Bai, University of Minnesota, 2008, 2009