Fan Yang

Research Scientist, Ph.D
[Curriculum Vitae] [LinkedIn] [Google Scholar]

eBay Inc.
2065 Hamilton Avenue, San Jose, California 95125
Email: fyang4 [at] ebay [dot] com
or fyang [at] umiacs [dot] umd [dot] edu

Biography

I am a Research Scientist at eBay Inc, where I work on both fundamental and practical computer vision and machine learning problems. My research interests include large-scale visual search, fine-grained classification, visual saliency detection, object localization/detection, image indexing/hashing, and deep learning algorithms/architecture, etc. My work on visual search has been deployed to production, supporting multiple products across teams, such as eBay ShopBot and Close5.

I obtained my Ph.D degree in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2016. My advisor is Prof. Larry S. Davis. I was also affiliated with the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). I obtained my Master degree from Dalian University of Technology under the supervision of Prof. Huchuan Lu.


News
  • Checkout the visual search feature in eBay Shopbot!
    Media coverage:      
  • 2017.5: One paper on visual search at eBay is accepted by KDD 2017.
  • 2017.3: Extended version of our ICCV 2015 paper is accepted by TPAMI Special Issue on Learning with Shared Information for Computer Vision and Multimedia Analysis.
  • 2017.1: One paper is accepted by Pattern Recognition.
  • 2016.4: I joined a new team at eBay Inc. as a Research Scientist.
  • 2016.3: Successfully defended my dissertation!
  • 2016.3: One paper is accepted by CVPR 2016.
  • 2015.8: One paper is accepted by ICCV 2015.

Publications
Book Chapter
  • Active Shape Model and Its Application to Face Alignment
    Huchuan Lu and Fan Yang
    Subspace Methods for Pattern Recognition in Intelligent Environment (Eds. Yen-Wei Chen and Lakhmi C. Jain), Studies in Computational Intelligence, Springer, Vol. 552, pp. 1-31, 2014.
Journal
  • Multi-Task Learning with Low Rank Attribute Embedding for Multi-Camera Person Re-identification
    Chi Su*, Fan Yang*, Shiliang Zhang, Qi Tian, Larry S. Davis, and Wen Gao
    (* indicates equal contribution)
    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), Special Issue on Learning with Shared Information for Computer Vision and Multimedia Analysis, 2017
  • Attributes Driven Tracklet-to-tracklet Person Re-identification using Latent Prototypes Space Mapping
    Chi Su, Shiliang Zhang, Fan Yang, Guangxiao Zhang, Qi Tian, Wen Gao and Larry S. Davis
    Pattern Recognition, 2017.
  • Robust Superpixel Tracking
    Fan Yang, Huchuan Lu and Ming-Hsuan Yang
    IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 1639-1651, 2014.
    [project]
  • Robust Visual Tracking via Multiple Kernel Boosting with Affinity Constraints
    Fan Yang, Huchuan Lu and Ming-Hsuan Yang
    IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT), vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 242-254, 2014.
    [paper][code]
  • Learning Structured Visual Dictionary for Object Tracking
    Fan Yang, Huchuan Lu and Ming-Hsuan Yang
    Image and Vision Computing (IVC), vol. 31, no. 12, pp. 992-999, 2013.
    [paper][code][project]
  • Visual Tracking via Bag of Features
    Fan Yang, Huchuan Lu, Wenling Zhang and Yen-Wei Chen
    IET Image Processing, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 115-128, 2012.
    [paper]
    (This paper won 2014 IET Image Processing Premium Award !)
Conference
  • Visual Search at eBay
    Fan Yang, Ajinkya Kale, Yury Bubnov, Leon Stein, Qiaosong Wang, Hadi Kiapour and Robinson Piramuthu
    ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), Applied Data Science Track, 2017.
    [paper][video]
  • Exploit All the Layers: Fast and Accurate CNN Object Detector with Scale Dependent Pooling and Cascaded Rejection Classifiers
    Fan Yang, Wongun Choi and Yuanqing Lin
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Accepted, 2016.
    [paper] [The results on KITTI object detection benchmark can be found here]
  • Multi-Task Learning with Low Rank Attribute Embedding for Person Re-identification
    Chi Su*, Fan Yang*, Shiliang Zhang, Qi Tian, Larry S. Davis and Wen Gao
    (* indicates equal contribution)
    International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015.
    [project][paper]
  • Exploiting Local Features from Deep Networks for Image Retrieval
    Joe Yue-Hei Ng, Fan Yang and Larry S. Davis
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, DeepVision Workshop (CVPRW), pp. 53-61, 2015.
    [paper]
  • Re-ranking by Multi-feature Fusion with Diffusion for Image Retrieval
    Fan Yang, Bogdan Matei and Larry S. Davis
    IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2015.
    [paper][code]
  • Feature Fusion by Similarity Regression for Logo Retrieval
    Fan Yang and Mayank Bansal
    IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2015.
    [paper]
  • NormSTAD Flight Analysis: Visualizing Air Traffic Patterns over the United States
    Samet Ayhan, Brendan Fruin, Fan Yang and Michael O. Ball
    7th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science (IWCTS), pp. 1-10, 2014.
    [paper]
  • Submodular Reranking with Multiple Feature Modalities for Image Retrieval
    Fan Yang, Zhuolin Jiang and Larry S. Davis
    12th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2014. (Oral)
    [project]
  • Online Discriminative Dictionary Learning for Visual Tracking
    Fan Yang, Zhuolin Jiang and Larry S. Davis
    IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), pp. 854-861, 2014.
    [paper][poster][supp. mat.][code]
  • System and Algorithms on Detection of Objects Embedded in Perspective Geometry using Monocular Cameras
    Yiliang Xu, Sangmin Oh, Fan Yang, Zhuolin Jiang, Naresh Cuntoor, Anthony Hoogs and Larry S. Davis
    10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS), pp. 141-146, 2013.
    [paper]
  • Superpixel Tracking
    Shu Wang, Huchuan Lu, Fan Yang and Ming-Hsuan Yang
    International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), pp. 1323-1330, 2011.
    [paper][code]
  • Human Tracking by Multiple Kernel Boosting with Locality Affinity Constraints
    Fan Yang, Huchuan Lu and Yen-Wei Chen
    10th Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), vol. 4, pp. 39-50, 2010.
    [paper]
  • Robust Tracking Based on Boosted Color Soft Segmentation and ICA-R
    Fan Yang, Huchuan Lu and Yen-Wei Chen
    2010 International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), pp. 3917-3920, 2010.
    [paper][code]
  • Bag of Features Tracking
    Fan Yang, Huchuan Lu and Yen-Wei Chen
    20th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), pp. 153-156, 2010. (Oral)
    [paper][code]
  • Robust Tracking Based on PSO and On-line AdaBoost
    Huchuan Lu, Wenling Zhang, Fan Yang and Xiaojing Wang
    5th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP), pp. 690-693, 2009.
    [paper]

Experience
  • Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2012.6-2016.4
  • Summer Research Asistant, NEC Labs America, Cupertino, CA, 2015.5-2015.8
  • Research Intern, SRI International, Princeton, NJ, 2014.5-2014.8
  • Research Intern, SRI International, Princeton, NJ, 2013.7-2013.8
  • Research Assistant, Dalian University of Technology, China, 2008.9-2011.1

Professional Activities
  • Program Committee
    • ACM Multimedia, 2017
    • IEEE Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG), 2018
  • Journal Reviwer
    • International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV)
    • IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI)
    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP)
    • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (TMM)
    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (TCSVT)
    • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)
    • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (TNNLS)
    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
    • Neurocomputing
    • IET Image Processing
    • Optical Engineering
    • Journal of Electronic Imaging
  • Conference Reviwer
    • European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014
    • ACM Multimedia, 2014, 2017
    • IEEEWinter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Last updated in Jun. 2017