Jian Yao

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Contact Information:

Sandford Fleming Building, Room 3208
10 King's College Road
Toronto, ON, M4V 2J4
Phone: 713-489-9197
Email: yaojian@cs.toronto.edu

I graduated from University of Toronto and this website will not be updated. I am constructing a new one and will be released soon!

Short Biography:

I am PhD student working with Raquel Urtasun in the Machine Learning Group, Computer Sicence Department, at the University of Toronto
(expecting to graduate in the summer, 2015)
Since September 2010, I worked with my adviser Raquel in Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), at the University of Chicago
and received my master degree there.
I studied as a Master Student in the Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Lab(2009-2010), Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China.
I received the Bachelor Degree on Electrical Engineering(2005-2009) in Xi'an JiaoTong University, Xi'an, China.
I am interested in the following areas:
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Optimization


    Jian Yao, Sanja Fidler and Raquel Urtasun
    Real Time Coarse-to-fine Topologically Preserving Segmentation [PDF] [2D demo][source code][Errata]
    In Conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015

    Jian Yao, Srikumar Ramalingam, Yuichi Taguchi, Yohei Miki and Raquel Urtasun
    Estimating Drivable Collision-Free Space from Monocular Video [PDF] [boatVideo] [roadVideo]
    In Conference of Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2015

    Roozebeh Mottaghi, Sanja Fidler, Jian Yao, Raquel Urtasun and Devi Parikh
    Analyzing Semantic Segmentation Using Human-Machine Hybrid CRFs [PDF] [supplemantary]
    In Conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2013

    Jian Yao, Sanja Fidler and Raquel Urtasun
    Describing the Scene as a Whole: Joint Object Detection, Scene Classification and Semantic Segmentation [PDF] [Project Website]
    In Conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2012


  • University of Toronto, CSC 411: Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • University of Toronto, CSC 321: Introduction to Neural Networks and Machine Learning
  • [assignment 1] [assignment 3]
  • University of Chicago, CSPP 55001: Algorithms, Autumn 2011. TA, Instructor: Gerry Brady
  • Shanghai JiaoTong University, 2010 Spring, Laboratory in Electrics and Electronics, TA

Professional Activities

  • Internship at Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab (MERL), working with Srikumar Ramalingam, Summer 2013
  • Research Internship at Rice University with Prof. Ashok Veeraraghavan, Summer 2012
    Depth Estimation based on the Light Field Camera
  • The organizer of TTIC Vision Reading Group
    Vision Reading Group at TTIC
  • The active member in Bookworm Club for Vision
    Book Club for Vision
  • Volunteer at In Conference of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2012

Selected Graduate Courses

  • Machine Learning
  • Visual Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Probabilistic Graphical Model
  • Linear Programming
  • Algorithm

Personal interests

  • Tennis, Soccer and Basketball
  • Now I find much fun in skiing and skating in Chicago/Toronto's Winter