My name is Jin Sun, PhD student at University of Maryland (2012 - Present). My advisor is Prof. David Jacobs. I got Master degree in Computer and Information Science from Temple University, Philadelphia in the year of 2011. In Temple I was working with Prof. Haibin Ling.


4453 A.V. Williams Building
Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Email: jinsun


M.S., Computer and Inforamtion Science, Temple University.
B.E., Automation, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
Highschool, The High School Affiliated to Renmin University Of China (RDFZ).

Research Interests:

I am working on and interested in vision science research. In particular, I'm interested in understanding existing mechanisms in biological visual system and developing new method to solve visual tasks such as object recognition.


Seeing What Is Not There: Learning Context to Determine Where Objects Are Missing
Jin Sun and David Jacobs
Accepted to CVPR 2017 (Spotlight). [Arxiv]

Generate Holistic 3D Scene Abstractions for Text-based Image Retrieval
Ang Li, Jin Sun, Joe Yue-Hei Ng, Ruichi Yu, Vlad I. Morariu, Larry S. Davis
Accepted to CVPR 2017. [Arxiv]

Tohme: Detecting Curb Ramps in Google Street View Using Crowdsourcing, Computer Vision, and Machine Learning
Kotaro Hara, Jin Sun, Robert Moore, David Jacobs, Jon Froehlich
27th ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), Hawaii, United States, 2014. [PDF]

Scale and Object Aware Image Thumbnailing
Jin Sun and Haibin Ling
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2013. [PDF],[Code],[Dataset]

Scale and Object Aware Image Retargeting for Thumbnail Browsing
Jin Sun and Haibin Ling
13th IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Barcelona, Spain, 2011. [PDF]

Object Category Classification Using Occluding Contours
Jin Sun, Christopher Thorpe, Nianhua Xie, Jingyi Yu, and Haibin Ling
6th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Las Vegas, United States, 2010. Oral Presentation. [PDF], [Dataset (DT-OC5)]

*Please check my project page for more detailed information.

-Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson, why, why? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you're fighting for something, for more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Could it be for love? ... You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson, you must know it by now, you can't win! It's pointless to keep fighting! Why, Mr. Anderson, why?! Why do you persist?!

-Neo:   Because I choose to.

-- The Matrix: Revolutions