Jufeng Yang ޷壩

He is an Associate Professor with the College of Computer and Control Engineering, Nankai University. He received the Ph.D. degree from Nankai University in 2009. From 2015 to 2016, He was working at the Vision and Learning Lab, University of California at Merced.

His research falls in the field of computer vision, machine learning and multimedia. His recent interests include affective computing, image retrieval, fine-grained classification and medical image recognition. He is a member of CCF, ACM and IEEE. He won CSC Scholarship, IBM Chinese Excellent Students Scholarship and Zhou En-Lai Scholarship in the last decade.

Email: yangjufeng AT nankai DOT edu DOT cn
Office: 38 Tongyan Road, 13 # 403, Tianjin, China, 300350



  • NEW11/08/2017: Three papers were accepted to AAAI 2018.
  • NEW10/08/2017: Dongyu started her visiting to Cardiff University. She will work with Prof. Paul Rosin and Yu-Kun Lai in the next couple of weeks.
  • NEW09/29/2017: Xiaoxiao received National Scholarship for Graduate Students (20,000). Dongyu and Xiaoxiao received Merit Student Awards from Nankai University. Congratulations!
  • NEW06/10/2017: Ming was named as Excellent Graduate, and received Outstanding Dissertations Award from Nankai University.
  • 05/20/2017: Ming and Hui defended their dissertations successfully. Congratulations! Ming would join Baidu IDL as a research engineer, and Hui would join a startup Untouch as a research engineer.
  • 04/24/2017: One paper was accepted to IJCAI 2017.
  • 04/12/2017: Prof. Yu-Kun Lai visited our lab.
  • 04/1/2017: Prof. Xin Geng visited our lab.
  • 12/21/2016: Prof. Paul Rosin visited our lab.
  • 11/24/2016: Prof. Huchuan Lu visited our lab.
  • 11/12/2016: One paper was accepted to AAAI 2017.
  • 10/10/2016: Ming received National Scholarship for Graduate Students (20,000). Congratulations!
  • 09/01/2016: The Chinese version of "The C++ Programming Language" was published. I worked on this book with Professor Gang Wang.
  • 07/11/2016: One paper was accepted to ECCV 2016. I received this message at a szechuan restaurant of Portland. Nice food and good moment!
  • 05/18/2016: Bo and Guanhua defended their dissertations successfully. Congratulations! Bo would join Stevens Institute of Technology as a Ph.D. student, and Guanhua would join Standard Chartered Group as a research engineer.
  • 03/12/2016: Two papers were accepted to ICME 2016, one of which was selected as oral presentation.
  • 11/25/2015: Congchao defended his dissertation successfully. Congratulations! He would join the Computational Bioinformatics and Bioimaging Laboratory(CBIL), Virginia Tech as a Ph.D. student.


Service and Activities

Technical Committee Member
  • Technical Committee on Computer Vision, China Computer Federation, 2014-
  • Technical Committee on Machine Vision, China Society of Image and Graphics, 2017-
Organizing Committee Chair
  • CCCV 2017
  • CVM 2017
Program Committee Member
  • CVPR 2018
  • AAAI 2018
  • ICIP 2017
  • WACV 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015
  • CCCV 2017, 2015


Selected Publications

Retrieving and Classifying Affective Images via Deep Metric Learning
Jufeng Yang, Dongyu She, Yu-Kun Lai, Ming-Hsuan Yang
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018

Automatic Model Selection in Subspace Clustering via Triplet Relationships
Jufeng Yang, Jie Liang, Kai Wang, Yong-Liang Yang, Ming-Ming Cheng
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018

Understanding Image Impressiveness Inspired by Instantaneous Human Perceptual Cues
Jufeng Yang, Yan Sun, Jie Liang, Yong-Liang Yang, Ming-Ming Cheng
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2018

Joint Image Emotion Classification and Distribution Learning via Deep Convolutional Neural Network
Jufeng Yang, Dongyu She, Ming Sun
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2017

Learning Visual Sentiment Distributions via Augmented Conditional Probability Neural Network
Jufeng Yang, Ming Sun, Xiaoxiao Sun
AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2017
[Project page]

Multi-Scale Energy Optimization for Object Proposal Generation
Congchao Wang, Jufeng Yang, Kai Wang, Shang-Hong Lai
Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2017

An Intelligent Character Recognition Method to Filter Spam Images on Cloud
Jun Chen, Hong Zhao, Jufeng Yang, Jian Zhang, Tao Li, Kai Wang
Soft Computing, 2017

A Benchmark for Automatic Visual Classification of Clinical Skin Disease Images
Xiaoxiao Sun, Jufeng Yang, Ming Sun, Kai Wang
European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2016
[Project page]

Shape-Guided Segmentation for Fine-Grained Visual Categorization
Ming Sun, Jufeng Yang, Bo Sun, Kai Wang
IEEE Internation Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), oral presentation, 2016

Discovering Affective Regions in Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Visual Sentiment Prediction
Ming Sun, Jufeng Yang, Kai Wang, Hui Shen
IEEE Internation Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME), 2016

Machine Readable Region Identification from Partially Blurred Document Images
Qingwen Wang, Yixue Wang, Chenyang Wang, Jufeng Yang, Tao Li, Kai Wang
International Conference on Document Analysis and Recognition (ICDAR), 2015


Current and Former Students