About

I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pittsburgh. Before studying at Pitt, I worked as a software engineer at Baidu Inc. for around 5 years.

I got both of my bachelor's and master's degrees (2004-2011) from Beihang University (previously known as Beijing Univeristy of Aeronautics and Astronautics). My advisor in the graduate school of Beihang was Dr. Jiang.

I am now advised by Dr. Kovashka, working on the Automatic Understanding of Image and Video Advertisements. My research interests lie broadly in computer vision and natural language processing, including multi-modal learning, knowledge representation, weakly supervised object detection, and face recognition.

Publications

2018

ADVISE: Symbolism and External Knowledge for Decoding Advertisements.
Keren Ye, Adriana Kovashka.
Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), September 2018.
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Story Understanding in Video Advertisements.
Keren Ye, Kyle Buettner, Adriana Kovashka.
Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC), September 2018.
[pdf] [poster] [project]

2017

Automatic Understanding of Image and Video Advertisements.
Zaeem Hussain, Mingda Zhang, Xiaozhong Zhang, Keren Ye, Christopher Thomas, Zuha Agha, Nathan Ong, Adriana Kovashka.
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), July 2017. (Spotlight)
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Teaching
(2018.9 - 2018.12) CS1501 Algorithm Implementation (grading)
(2018.1 - 2018.4) CS1501 Algorithm Implementation
(2017.9 - 2017.12) CS1501 Algorithm Implementation
(2017.1 - 2017.4) CS2770 Computer Vision (grading)
(2016.1 - 2016.4) CS1501 Algorithm Implementation
(2015.9 - 2015.12) CS1501 Algorithm Implementation

Experience
(2018.6 - 2018.8) Ph.D. Software Engineering Intern at Video Content Analysis Team, Google, Zurich, Switzerland
(2017.5 - 2017.8) Ph.D. Software Engineering Intern at Mobile Vision Team, Google, Los Angeles, United States
(2016.5 - 2016.8) Ph.D. Software Engineering Intern at Mobile Vision Team, Google, Los Angeles, United States
(2013.9 - 2015.8) Senior Software Engineer at Data and Recommendation Team, Baidu, Beijing, China
(2011.3 - 2013.8) Senior Software Engineer at Peer-to-Peer Team, Baidu, Beijing, China

Contact
Email: yekeren.cn@gmail.com
Phone: +1 (412) 999-3248
Office: 5404 Sennott Square
210 South Bouquet Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA