Chen Sun

I am currently a senior research scientist at Google Research, working on Computer Vision and Deep Learning. I obtained my Ph.D. from University of Southern California, advised by Prof. Ram Nevatia. My current research interest includes object detection, action recognition and webly-supervised learning.

At Google, I am a core contributor of the TensorFlow Object Detection API, the AVA Atomic Visual Action Dataset and the Open Images Dataset. Together with my amazing colleagues, we won the COCO Object Detection Challenge 2016 and the iNaturalist Fine-grained Classification Challenge 2017. My research on Revisiting the Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data is covered by WIRED, Business Insider, etc.

Before coming to the United States, I got my bachelor degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. I have been lucky to intern with Sanketh Shetty and Rahul Sukthankar at Google Research; Lubomir Bourdev, Ronan Collobert and Manohar Paluri at Facebook AI Research.

Selected Recent Publications

A full list of my publications can be found at my Google scholar page.