Jun-Yan Zhu's portrait

Jun-Yan Zhu

Research Scientist

Adobe Research

One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

Email: junyanz at cs dot cmu dot edu


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Papers | Talks | Events | Teaching


I am a Research Scientist at Adobe Research. I study computer vision, computer graphics, and machine learning with the goal of building intelligent machines, capable of recreating our visual world. I will be joining the CMU School of Computer Science as an assistant professor in Fall 2020.

I did a postdoc at MIT CSAIL, working with William T. Freeman, Josh Tenenbaum, and Antonio Torralba. I obtained my Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, under the supervision of Alexei A. Efros. I received my B.E. from Tsinghua University.


[Notes] To Prospective CMU Ph.D. students

[Workshop] ICCV 2019 Workshop on Image and Video Synthesis: How, Why and "What if"?

[Award] GauGAN won "Best of Show Award" and "Audience Choice Award" at SIGGRAPH 2019 Real-time Live.

[Paper] Our work on scalable tactile golve has been accepted to Nature.

[Demo] SPADE/GauGAN demo for creating photorealistic images from user sketches.

[Code] PyTorch implementation and Google Colab for CycleGAN and pix2pix

[CatPapers] Cool vision, learning, and graphics papers on Cats.


Learning to Synthesize and Manipulate Natural Images

December, 2017

ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.

David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize for outstanding doctoral research, by the UC Berkeley EECS Dept.


Thesis | Talk | News | Cover


Seeing what a GAN Cannot Generate

David Bau, Jun-Yan Zhu, Jonas Wulff, William Peebles, Hendrik Strobelt, Bolei Zhou, Antonio Torralba

ICCV 2019


Project | Code | Colab | Paper | BibTex


Semantic Photo Manipulation with a Generative Image Prior

David Bau, Hendrik Strobelt, William Peebles, Jonas Wulff, Bolei Zhou, Jun-Yan Zhu, Antonio Torralba



Project | Demo | Paper | Video | BibTex


Learning the Signatures of the Human Grasp Using a Scalable Tactile Glove

Subramanian Sundaram, Petr Kellnhofer, Yunzhu Li, Jun-Yan Zhu, Antonio Torralba, and Wojciech Matusik

Nature, 569 (7758), 2019


See the Economist article and BBC Radio

Project | Paper | Code | BibTex


Connecting Touch and Vision via Cross-Modal Prediction

Yunzhu Li, Jun-Yan Zhu, Russ Tedrake, Antonio Torralba

CVPR 2019

See CNN News


Project | Code | Paper | BibTex


Semantic Image Synthesis with Spatially-Adaptive Normalization

Taesung Park, Ming-Yu Liu, Ting-Chun Wang, Jun-Yan Zhu

CVPR 2019 and SIGGRAPH 2019 Real-time Live Demo "GauGAN" (with Chris Hebert and Gavriil Klimov)

Won "Best in Show Award" and "Audience Choice Award" in SIGGRAPH 2019 Real-time Live.


Project | Real-time Live | Code | Paper
Youtube | GTC 2019 Demo | BibTex


GAN Dissection: Visualizing and Understanding Generative Adversarial Networks

David Bau, Jun-Yan Zhu, Hendrik Strobelt, Bolei Zhou, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, William T. Freeman, Antonio Torralba

ICLR 2019


Project | Paper | Demo | Code
Video | Slides | BibTex


Propagation Networks for Model-Based Control Under Partial Observation

Yunzhu Li, Jiajun Wu, Jun-Yan Zhu, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, Antonio Torralba, Russ Tedrake

ICRA 2019


Project | Paper | Video | BibTex


Dataset Distillation

Tongzhou Wang, Jun-Yan Zhu, Antonio Torralba, Alexei A. Efros

arXiv 2018


Project | Paper | Code | BibTex


Visual Object Networks: Image Generation with Disentangled 3D Representation

Jun-Yan Zhu, Zhoutong Zhang, Chengkai Zhang, Jiajun Wu, Antonio Torralba, Joshua B. Tenenbaum, William T. Freeman

NeurIPS 2018


Project | Paper | Code | BibTex


3D-Aware Scene Manipulation via Inverse Graphics

Shunyu Yao*, Tzu-Ming Harry Hsu*, Jun-Yan Zhu, Jiajun Wu, Antonio Torralba, William T. Freeman, Joshua B. Tenenbaum

NeurIPS 2018


Project | Paper | Code | BibTex


Video-to-Video Synthesis

Ting-Chun Wang, Ming-Yu Liu, Jun-Yan Zhu, Guilin Liu, Andrew Tao, Jan Kautz, Bryan Catanzaro

NeurIPS 2018

See our driving game demo.


Project | Code | Full Paper | arXiv | Youtube | BibTex


CyCADA: Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Domain Adaptation

Judy Hoffman, Eric Tzeng, Taesung Park, Jun-Yan Zhu, Phillip Isola, Alexei A. Efros, and Trevor Darrell

ICML 2018


Paper | Code | BibTex


High-Resolution Image Synthesis and Semantic Manipulation with Conditional GANs

Ting-Chun Wang, Ming-Yu Liu, Jun-Yan Zhu, Andrew Tao, Jan Kautz, Bryan Catanzaro

CVPR 2018

Featured in GTC 2018 Keynote.


Project | Code | Paper | Youtube | Slides | BibTex


Spatially Transformed Adversarial Examples

Chaowei Xiao*, Jun-Yan Zhu*, Bo Li, Mingyan Liu, and Dawn Song

ICLR 2018


Paper | BibTex


Generating Adversarial Examples with Adversarial Networks

Chaowei Xiao, Bo Li, Jun-Yan Zhu, Mingyan Liu, and Dawn Song

IJCAI 2018


Paper | BibTex


Toward Multimodal Image-to-Image Translation

Jun-Yan Zhu, Richard Zhang, Deepak Pathak, Trevor Darrell, Alexei A. Efros, Oliver Wang, and Eli Shechtman

NeurIPS 2017


Project | Code | Paper | Youtube | Poster | BibTex


Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation using Cycle-Consistent Adversarial Networks

Jun-Yan Zhu*, Taesung Park*, Phillip Isola, and Alexei A. Efros

ICCV 2017


Project | PyTorch | Torch | Paper
Spotlight Talk | Slides | BibTex


Image-to-Image Translation with Conditional Adversarial Nets

Phillip Isola, Jun-Yan Zhu, Tinghui Zhou, and Alexei A. Efros

CVPR 2017

See Distill blog | Also see neat uses of #pix2pix on Twitter.

Project | PyTorch | Torch | Paper | Slides | BibTex


Real-Time User-Guided Image Colorization with Learned Deep Priors

Richard Zhang*, Jun-Yan Zhu*, Phillip Isola, Xinyang Geng, Angela S. Lin, Tianhe Yu, and Alexei A. Efros


Project | UI Code | PyTorch Training | Youtube | Video
Paper | Slides | Talk | BibTex | Fastforward


Light Field Video Capture Using a Learning-Based Hybrid Imaging System

Ting-Chun Wang, Jun-Yan Zhu, Nima Khademi Kalantari, Alexei A. Efros, and Ravi Ramamoorthi


Project | GitHub | Youtube | Training code
Paper | Talk | Video | Data (18GB) | BibTex


Generative Visual Manipulation on the Natural Image Manifold

Jun-Yan Zhu, Philipp Krähenbühl, Eli Shechtman, and Alexei A. Efros

ECCV 2016

See Distill blog and article in California Magazine


Project | YouTube | GitHub | Paper
Slides | Video | BibTex


A 4D Light-Field Dataset and CNN Architectures for Material Recognition

Ting-Chun Wang, Jun-Yan Zhu, Ebi Hiroaki, Manmohan Chandraker, Alexei A. Efros, and Ravi Ramamoorthi

ECCV 2016


Paper | Data (thumbnail) | Full data (15.9G)
Supplement | Poster | BibTex


Learning a Discriminative Model for the Perception of Realism in Composite Images

Jun-Yan Zhu, Philipp Krähenbühl, Eli Shechtman, and Alexei A. Efros

ICCV 2015


Project | Paper | GitHub | Slides | Poster | BibTex


Mirror Mirror: Crowdsourcing Better Portraits

Jun-Yan Zhu, Aseem Agarwala, Alexei A. Efros, Eli Shechtman, and Jue Wang

SIGGRAPH Asia 2014


Project (code) | Paper | Data | Slides | Supplement | BibTex


AverageExplorer: Interactive Exploration and Alignment of Visual Data Collections

Jun-Yan Zhu, Yong Jae Lee and Alexei A. Efros



See article in The New Yorker

Project | YouTube | Paper | Slides | Supplement | BibTex


MILCut: A Sweeping Line Multiple Instance Learning Paradigm for Interactive Image Segmentation

Jiajun Wu*, Yibiao Zhao*, Jun-Yan Zhu, Siwei Luo and Zhuowen Tu

CVPR 2014


Project | Paper | Poster | BibTex


Reverse Image Segmentation: A High-Level Solution to a Low-Level Task

Jiajun Wu, Jun-Yan Zhu, and Zhuowen Tu

BMVC 2014


Paper | BibTex


Unsupervised Object Class Discovery via Saliency-Guided Multiple Class Learning

Jun-Yan Zhu, Jiajun Wu, Yan Xu, Eric Chang and Zhuowen Tu

TPAMI 2015 | CVPR 2012


Project | Paper | Supplement | Poster | BibTex


Multiple Clustered Instance Learning for Histopathology Cancer Image Classification, Segmentation and Clustering

Yan Xu*, Jun-Yan Zhu*, Eric I-Chao Chang and Zhuowen Tu

CVPR 2012 | Medical Image Analysis 2014


Project | GitHub | Paper | BibTex | Poster


Motion-Aware Gradient Domain Video Composition

Tao Chen, Jun-Yan Zhu, Ariel Shamir and Shi-Min Hu

TIP 2013


Paper | YouTube | Video | BibTex


Learning to Generate Images

SIGGRAPH Dissertation Award Talk (2018)

Unpaired Image-to-Image Translation

CVPR Tutorial on GANs (2018)

Learning to Synthesize and Manipulate Natural Photos

MIT, HKUST CSE Departmental Seminar, ICCV Tutorial on GANs, O'Reilly AI, AI with the best, Y Conf, DEVIEW, ODSC West (2017)

On Image-to-Image Translation

Stanford, MIT, Facebook, CUHK, SNU (2017)

Interactive Deep Colorization

SIGGRAPH, NVIDIA Innovation Theater, Global AI Hackathon (2017)

Visual Manipulation and Synthesis on the Natural Image Manifold

Facebook, MSR, Berkeley BAIR, THU, ICML workshop "Visualization for Deep Learning" (2016)

Mirror Mirror: Crowdsourcing Better Portraits

SIGGRAPH Asia (2014)

What Makes Big Visual Data Hard?

SIGGRAPH Asia invited course "Data-Driven Visual Computing" (2014)

AverageExplorer: Interactive Exploration and Alignment of Visual Data Collections



[Workshop] ICCV 2019 Workshop on Image and Video Synthesis.

[Tutorial] CVPR 2019 Tutorial on Map Synchronization.

[Tutorial] CVPR 2018 Tutorial on Generative Adversarial Networks.

[Tutorial] ICCV 2017 Tutorial on Generative Adversarial Networks.

[Workshop] ICML 2017 Workshop on Visualization for Deep Learning.

[Course] SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 invited Course on Data-Driven Visual Computing.


Co-instructor, Deep Learning at Udacity.

Guest Lecturer, Advances in Computer Vision (6.819/6.869) at MIT.

Teaching Assistant, Image Manipulation and Computational Photography (CS 194-26) at UC Berkeley.


My cat Aquarius and my dog Arya's photo and its Ukiyo-e style