Yao Qin

CSE PhD student @ UCSD

My name is Yao Qin (秦瑶). I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the CSE Department at UC San Diego, advised by Prof. Garrison W. Cottrell . Before joining in UCSD, I got my bachelor degree from Dalian University of Technology, working on saliency detection with Prof. Huchuan Lu. My research interests are machine learning, computer vision and generative models. Recently, I am doing research on adversarial examples.

  • Jul. 2018: I work as a research intern at Google Brain, Mountain View advised by Ian Goodfellow, Colin Raffel, Suharsh Sivakumar and Raghu Krishnamoorthi.
  • Apr. 2018: Our paper on autofocus layer for semantic segmentation gets early accepted to MICCAI 2018.
  • Mar. 2018: I work as a research intern at MSR, Asia, advised by Jingdong Wang.
  • Dec. 2017: Our paper on saliency detection is accepted to IJCV 2017.
  • Jun. 2017: I work as a research intern at MSR, Cambridge, UK, advised by Antonio Criminisi and Aditya Nori.
  • Apr. 2017: Our paper on time series prediction is accepted to IJCAI 2017.
  • Jun. 2016: I work as a research intern at NEC Lab, New Jersey, advised by Haifeng Chen and Dongjin Song.


Autofocus Layer for Semantic Segmentation (Oral presentation, 4% acceptance rate)
Yao Qin, Konstantinos Kamnitsas, Siddharth Ancha, Jay Nanavati, Garrison Cottrell, Antonio Criminisi, Aditya Nori
International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2018.

Hierarchical Cellular Automata for Visual Saliency
Yao Qin*, Mengyang Feng*, Huchuan Lu, Garrison Cottrell
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), 2017.

A Dual-Stage Attention-Based Recurrent Neural Network for Time Series Prediction
Yao Qin, Dongjin Song, Haifeng Chen, Wei Cheng, Guofei Jiang, Garrison Cottrell
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2017.

Opinion Evolution in Open Community
Qiuhui Pan, Yao Qin, Yiqun Xu, Mengfei Tong, Mingfeng He
International Journal of Modern Physics C, 2016.

Saliency Detection via Cellular Automata
Yao Qin, Huchuan Lu , Yiqun Xu, He Wang
IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015.