I am a PhD student at MIT working in the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). I am advised by Professor Antonio Torralba and my interests are in computer vision, in particular, object recognition and scene undestanding. Previously, I was part of the Activity Perception Group headed by Professor Eric Grimson.

I graduated with a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Washington where I was advised by Professor Linda Shapiro. Prior to that I attended the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (National Preparatory School) in Mexico City.


J. Yuen, C. L. Zitnick, C.Liu, and A. Torralba. A framework for encoding object-level image priors. Microsoft Research Technical Report, 2011[pdf]
S. Oh, A. Hoogs. A. Perera, C. Chen, Jong Taek Lee, J. Aggarwal, H. Lee, L. Davis, X. Wang, E. Swears, Q. Ji, K. Reddy, M. Shah, C. Vondrick, H. Pirsiavash, D. Ramanan, J. Yuen, A. Torralba, B. Song, A. Fong, A. Roy-Chowdhury, M. Desai. A Large-scale Benchmark Dataset for Event Recognition in Surveillance Video. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2011[pdf]
J. Yuen and A. Torralba. A data-driven approach for event prediction. European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2010. [pdf]
A. Torralba, B. C. Russell, and J. Yuen. LabelMe: online image annotation and applications. Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 98, n. 8, pp. 1467 [pdf]
J. Yuen, B. C. Russell, C. Liu, and A. Torralba. LabelMe video: Building a Video Database with Human Annotations. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2009. [pdf] [webpage and database]
C. Liu, J. Yuen, and A.Torralba.Nonparametric scene parsing: label transfer via dense scene alignment. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2009. Oral presentation. Best Student Paper Award [pdf] [webpage][database]
C. Liu, J. Yuen, A. Torralba, J. Sivic, and W. T. Freeman. SIFT flow: dense correspondence across different scenes. In the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2008. Oral presentation. [pdf] [webpage]
J. Yuen, Y. Matsushita. Statistical Analysis of Global Motion Chains. In the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2008. [pdf]
L. G. Shapiro, I. Atmosukarto, H. Cho, H. J. Lin, S. Ruiz-Correa, and J. Yuen, "Similarity-Based Retrieval for Biomedical Applications," Case-Based Reasoning on Signals and Images, P. Perner. Ed. Springer 2007. [pdf]
E. Larios, H. Deng, W. Zhang, M. Sarpola, J. Yuen, R. Paasch, A. Moldenke, D. A. Lytle, S. Ruiz-Correa, E. Mortensen, L. Shapiro, and T. Dietterich. "Automated Insect Identification through Concatenated Histograms of Local Appearance Features." Machine Vision and Applications, 2007. [pdf]
Y. Li, I. Atmosukarto, M. Kobashi, J. Yuen, and L. G. Shapiro. "Object and Event Recognition for Aerial Surveillance." SPIE Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, 2005. [pdf]