I am a Senior Research Scientist at Adobe Research. I obtained my Ph.D. degree in the Department of EECS at Northwestern University in June 2013, advised by Prof. Ying Wu. I previously had summer internships at Adobe in 2012 and 2011, and at Nokia Research Center (Santa Monica, CA) in 2010. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China.


I am generally interested in the research topics in the area of Computer Vision, particularly semantic segmentation, depth prediction, object detection and recognition, image editing and deep learning-related problems.


Email: xshen [at] adobe [dot] com | Google Scholar | LinkedIn

Selected Projects

Semantic-aware Image Editing

Semantic Segmentation

Image Quality and Aesthetics

  • Shipped in Aesthetic Filters in Adobe Stock, Auto Curate in Elements Organizer 2018, Candid Moments in Premiere Elements 2018
  • Personalized Image Aesthetics
    ICCV 2017 |
    [Paper] [Dataset]
  • Photo Aesthetics Ranking Network with Attributes and Content Adaptation
    ECCV 2016 |
    [Paper] [Dataset]
  • Deep Multi-Patch Aggregation Network for Image Style, Aesthetics, and Quality Estimation
    ICCV 2015 | [Paper]

Depth/Geometry from a Single Image

  • SURGE: Surface Regularized Geometry Estimation from a Single Image
    NIPS 2016 |
  • Towards Unified Depth and Semantic Prediction from a Single Image
    CVPR 2015 |