Jiaya Jia is a computer vision AI expert and IEEE fellow. He is now the Distinguished Scientist and Director of X-Lab, Tencent, where X-Lab is the core research facility in Tencent focusing on cutting-edge computer vision and AI technologies. Jiaya Jia is also a professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science jointly from Microsoft Research Asia and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2004. He was a visiting scholar at Microsoft Research Asia from March 2004 to August 2005 and conducted collaborative research at Adobe Systems in 2007.
Jiaya Jia's expertise lies on computer vision, computational imaging, and machine learning. He published 150+ papers in top conferences and journals where most of them are with new practical techniques for computational imaging, and gave 80+ keynote talks in academia and industry. His papers received 17,000+ citations in total. His team also released 30+ open-source systems and freeware. PhDs and masters from this group made significant contributions, and become leaders, such as startup founders and professors, in a variety of fields.
He is in the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) and International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). He served as area chairs for ICCV, CVPR and ECCV for several times. He was on (technical paper) program committees of major conferences in graphics and computational imaging, including ICCP, SIGGRAPH, and SIGGRAPH Asia.