Ming-Yu Liu is a senior research scientist at Nvidia Research. Prior to joining NVIDIA, he was a principal research scientist at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs (MERL). He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park in 2012 and B.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan in 2003. His research interests are on computer vision and deep learning. His early research work on object pose estimation contributed to development of the first commercial vision-based robotic bin-picking system for robotic assembly tasks, which was awarded the 100 most innovative technology products of the year by the R&D magazine in 2014. He is a recipient of a paper award from the robotics science and system (RSS) 2015 conference for his street scene understanding work. Recently, his research focus shifted to deep generative models for image understanding and generation. His goal is to enable machines superhuman-like imagination capabilities. A copy of my resume can be found in link.


  • 03-20-2017: One papers accepted by ICLR Workshop

  • 03-02-2017: Two papers accepted by CVPR

  • 11-24-2016: Presented a tutorial on GAN and a paper on small object detection in ACCV

  • 09-22-2016: An implementation of the coupled generative adversarial networks is released in GitHub via [CoGAN]. For more details, please refer to our NIPS paper.

  • 08-29-2016: Joined Nvidia Research




    • Unsupervised Image-to-Image Translation Networks
      Ming-Yu Liu, Thomas Breuel, and Jan Kautz
      arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.01478

    • Deep 360 Pilot: Learning a Deep Agent for Piloting through 360 Sports Videos
      Hou-Ning Hu*, Yen-Chen Lin*, Ming-Yu Liu, Hsien-Tzu Cheng, Stanley Chang, Min Sun
      Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) (Oral), 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii

    • CASENet: Deep Category-Aware Semantic Edge Detection
      Zhiding Yu, Chen Feng, Ming-Yu Liu, Srikumar Ramalingam, Teng-Yok Lee
      Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii

    • Tactics of Adversarial Attack on Deep Reinforcement Learning Agents
      Yen-Chen Lin, Zhang-Wei Hong, Yuan-Hong Liao, Meng-Li Shih, Ming-Yu Liu, Min Sun
      Workshop on International Conference on Learning Representation (ICLR), 2017, Toulon, France

    • Attentional Network for Visual Object Detection
      Kota Hara, Ming-Yu Liu, Oncel Tuzel, and Amir-massoud Farahmand
      arXiv preprint arXiv:1702.01478

    • Deep Active Learning for Civil Infrastructure Defect Detection and Classification
      Chen Feng, Ming-Yu Liu, Chieh-Chi Kao, and Teng-Yok Lee
      International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering (IWCCE), 2017, Seatle, Washington


Patents granted

  • US 9,558,268: Method for semantically labeling an image of a scene using recursive context propagation

  • US 8,428,363: Method for segmenting images using superpixels and entropy rate clustering

  • US 8,983,177: Method for increasing resolutions of depth images

  • US 8,908,913: Voting-based pose estimation for 3D sensors

  • US 9,195,904: Method for detecting objects in stereo images

  • US 9,280,827: Method for determining object poses using Weighted Features

  • My MERL patents


  • PhD, Electrical&Computer Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, Advisor: Rama Chellappa, 2006-2012

  • BA, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1999-2003


Open Source


  • ACCV2016: Deep Learning for Vision Guided Language Generation and Image Generation [Site]