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Research Scientist, Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research
Email: yuandong [at] fb [dot] com


Brief Bio

I am a Research Scientist in Facebook AI Research (FAIR), focusing on Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning and Computer Vision. I am the lead researcher/engineer for Facebook Go Engine DarkForest. Before joining Facebook, I was a Researcher/Software Engineer in Vision and Learning team in Google Self-driving Car (2013-2014).

I received Ph.D in Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Srinivasa Narasimhan. I received Master and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science and Engineering Department, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I am a recipient of ICCV 2013 Marr Prize Honorable Mentions for a hierarchical framework that gives globally optimal guarantees for non-convex non-rigid image deformation, and received Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship (2011-2013).

See here for my resume.

Research Projects


Better Computer Go Player with Neural Network and Long-term Prediction [arXiv Page] [poster] [Code] [Pre-trained Models]
Yuandong Tian, Yan Zhu
Accepted as Poster, International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 2016
Single Image 3D Interpreter Network [arXiv Page]
Jiajun Wu, Tianfan Xue, Joseph J. Lim, Yuandong Tian, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Antonio Torralba, William T. Freeman
Accepted as Oral, European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016
Simple Baseline for Visual Question Answering [arXiv Page]
Bolei Zhou, Yuandong Tian, Sainbayar Sukhbaatar, Arthur Szlam, Rob Fergus
ArXiv preprint, 2016
Semantic Amodal Segmentation [arXiv Page]
Yan Zhu, Yuandong Tian, Dimitris Mexatas, Piotr Dollár
ArXiv preprint, 2016

Research Projects in CMU

Theory and Practice of Hierarchical Data-driven Descent for Optimal Deformation Estimation[PDF]
Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan,
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2015
Hierarchical Data-Driven Descent for Efficient Optimal Deformation Estimation[PDF][Detailed Proofs]
Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan,
ICCV 2013 Marr Prize Honorable Mentions
Exploring the Spatial Hierarchy of Mixture Models for Human Pose Estimation [PDF] [Evaluation Code][Project Page]
Yuandong Tian, C. Lawrence Zitnick, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan,
Accepted as Poster in ECCV 2012
Learning from Crowds in the Presence of Schools of Thought [PDF][Dataset][Code][Presentation]
Yuandong Tian, Jun Zhu,
ACM SIGKDD 2012
Depth from Optical Turbulence [Project Page]
Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan, Alan J. Vannevel
Accepted as Poster in CVPR 2012
Globally Optimal Estimation of Nonrigid Image Distortion[PDF]
Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan,
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), As an extended version of [Tian and Narasimhan, CVPR 2010].
Rectification and 3D reconstruction of Curved Document Images [Project Page]
Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan,
Accepted as Oral in CVPR 2011
Local Isomorphism to Solve the Pre-image Problem in Kernel Methods
Dong Huang, Yuandong Tian, Fernando De la Torre
Accepted as Poster in CVPR 2011
A Globally Optimal Data-Driven Approach for Image Distortion Estimation [Project Page]
Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan,
Accepted as Oral in CVPR 2010
Seeing through water: Image restoration using model-based tracking [Project Page]
Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan,
Accepted as Poster in ICCV 2009
(De) Focusing on Global Light Transport for Active Scene Recovery
Mohit Gupta, Yuandong Tian, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan, Li Zhang
Accepted as Oral in CVPR 2009 [PDF]



Relationship between projector defocus and global illumination for statistically-modeled scenes. [Project Page]
Yuandong Tian, Mohit Gupta, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan, Li Zhang
Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-09-10, Carnegie Mellon University, March 2009.

Previous Research Projects

Easytoon: an easy and quick tool to personalize a cartoon storyboard using family photo album
Shifeng Chen, Yuandong Tian, Fang Wen, Ying-Qing Xu, Xiaoou Tang
ACMMM 2008 [PDF]
A Face Annotation Framework with Partial Clustering and Interactive Labeling
Yuandong Tian, Wei Liu, Rong Xiao, Fang Wen, Xiaoou Tang
Accepted as Poster in CVPR 2007 [PDF]

Notes

Short Notes on Graphcut and MRF
Yuandong Tian, 2009
[PDF]
A short introduction to Riemann Geometry
Yuandong Tian, 2009
[PDF]
Some notes in Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Yuandong Tian, 2008
[PDF]

Personal

Poems and Novels

Homebrew programming on Sony PSP (Playstation Portable)