Senior Principal Scientist, Director of the Media Intelligence Lab
Jonathan is the Director of the Media Intelligence Lab at Adobe Research. His areas of research interest span a broad range of topics in computer vision, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
The Media Intelligence Lab is an interdisciplinary research team that contributes vision and imaging technologies across Adobe’s product line, including Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Adobe Experience Manager, After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Adobe Stock. Additionally, the lab pursues a vibrant research program in natural language understanding with many applications spanning Adobe’s PDF ecosystem, as well as to general user interaction, including intelligent help and search.
In the last several years, the Media Intelligence Lab has been pioneering the application of Deep Learning to a range of vision and language problems relevant to Adobe’s products. Fundamentally, they seek high-level representations at the cusp of images and language that can serve as the currency of intelligence for creative tools.
The Media Intelligence Lab has an active student internship program and numerous university collaboration projects. Much of our research appears regularly in major vision conferences such CVPR, ICCV, and ECCV. Jonathan invites computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing and artificial intelligence PhD students to contact him regarding internships.
Prior to joining Adobe in 2003, he was a member of the technical staff at Silicon Graphics and a visiting professor at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Ishikawa, Japan. His first job out of school was at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, where he was an engineer on the Galileo project.
He received his master’s and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California, Davis, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.