Liangliang Cao

Staff Research Scientist, Google
Research Associate Professor (Affiliated) UMass CICS
[LinkedIn], [Medium],
[Google Scholar], [DBLP], [arXiv]


Liangliang's long term research interest is to build machines that perceive the world better than human. Recently he tries to understand data effectiveness in learning deep networks. He is best known for my work on computer vision, although he is also working on speech & language.

Liangliang likes building new things on computers and mentoring students. He builds AI-based products during his industry experience at Google, Yahoo, IBM, Microsoft, and NEC Labs. He also co-founded a startup called HelloVera AI. Liangliang used to teach at Columbia University as an Adjunct Associate Professor.

Liangliang lives in Amherst, MA with his wife and family, but he travels very often to NYC on a weekly basis.

Liangliang has served in the technical committee for a number international conferences. He is an associate editor of The Visual Computer and JVIS. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Liangliang won the 1st place of ImageNet LSVRC Challenge in 2010. He was a recipient of ACM SIGMM Rising Star Award.


- CVPR'19 Automatic adaptation of object detectors to new domains using self-training [code] [paper] [project]

- TPAMI'19 Focal Visual-Text Attention for Memex Question Answering [code and dataset] [paper]

- Medium article: Gap between deep learning students and experienced engineers