Hi, I am Jian (James) Wang, currently a Senior Research Scientist at Snap Inc. I obtained my Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University ECE department, advised by Prof. Aswin Sankaranarayanan and Prof. Srinivasa Narasimhan.
I'm mainly interested in Computational Imaging (e.g., novel cameras/sensors/wearables/displays for AR/VR/HCI, active 3d sensing, creative consumer imaging devices), Computational Photography (e.g., image/video restoration/enhancement, image matting and compositing, image and video editing and generation, novel view synthesis, multimedia), and Computer Vision (e.g., physics-based vision, low-level vision, 3d vision).
I'm managed by Guru Krishnan and Shree K. Nayar in NYC research lab in Snap. Shree gave a nice keynote about our (unpublished) work in ICCP 2022 which includes my works, see here video link.
I am looking for academic collaborations; if you are interested in working with me on academic research in Computational Imaging, Computational Photography and Computer Vision, please contact me via email by including your CV. 我可以给你提供学术指导和学术ideas.
Contact: jianwang.cmu at gmail dot com, jwang4 at snapchat dot com; 微信: jianwang8973


  • I will serve as an Area Chair for ICLR 2024.
  • I will serve as an Area Chair for CVPR 2024.
  • 🔥🔥 We are organizing ICCV 2023 workshop "3DVeComm", 3D Vision and Modeling Challenges in eCommerce link. Welcome to participate in the challenge and unlock the potential of the cutting-edge Amazon-Berkeley-Object (ABO) dataset!
  • I gave a poster, Towards a Better Camera, to briefly introduce our work (of one year ago) in CVPR 2023 AC workshop; see here.
  • B站GAMES204计算成像上的talk,介绍Snap research在计算成像和计算摄影方面的研究工作 链接
  • 2022 Snap Research Fellowship Winners and Honorable Mentions link are out! Congratulations to all recipients!
  • We have several openings for internship in 2023 (Summer, Fall or Spring). If you are interested, please send me an email. For international students outside of the US, we can help them apply for J-1 visas.
    • Why intern with us? — We have exciting and real research problems from our product Snapchat App (a multimedia instant messaging app with 363 million daily active users, Q3, 2022) and future product Snap Spectacles, our industry-leading AR glasses. We are responsible for every intern by carefully designing each project to fulfill the intern's interest and expected outcome from the internship. The intern has a chance to have product impact, academic impact, or both. Besides, interns will have a competitive salary and housing stipend, and have the opportunities to visit many internet celebrity check-in places in New York City 😀. The internship experience could also help students later find full-time jobs in the US.
    • In the past, our group were fortunate to host a group of talented students. They had great experiences and outcomes.
      • 2022, to be updated
      • 2021, 1 CVPR22 Oral by Fangzhou Mu, 1 ICCP22 best demo award, 1 ECCV22, 1 ACM MM22, 1 journal in submission, 1 US patent
      • 2020, 1 CVPR21 Oral, 1 BOE (journal), 1 CHI21 by Chang Xiao, 3 US patents, 1 tech transfer
      • 2019, 1 US Patent which becomes a key module in current product by Wenzheng Chen and Yingsi Qin (and FTEs), 1 NeurIPS20
      • 2018, 1 best paper award in ACM MM20 by Arun Asokan Nair, 1 Siggraph19 by Chang Xiao, 2 ICCV19 including one oral
      • Dejia Xu (2022), Riku Arakawa (2022), Sizhuo Ma (2020), and Xiao Chang (2019) received the pretigious Snap Research Fellowship. Sizhuo joined Snap Research after graduation.
  • I will give a talk titled "Computational Imaging/Photography research at Snap Research" at New York University and Purdue University in November and December 2022, respectively.
  • I will serve as an Area Chair for CVPR 2023.
  • Transparent Camera got Best Poster Award in ICCP 2022.


* means equal contribution, (co-)corresponding authors, or co-authors are my student advisees
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Light Codes for Fast Two-Way Human-Centric Visual Communication
Mohit Gupta, Jian Wang, Karl Bayer, Shree Nayar
ACM TOG, 2023
N-euro Predictor: A Neural Network Approach for Smoothing and Predicting Motion Trajectory
Qijia Shao*, Jian Wang*, Bing Zhou,
Vu An Tran, Gurunandan Krishnan, Shree Nayar
IMWUT/UbiComp, 2023
Energy-Efficient Adaptive 3D Sensing
Brevin Tilmon, Zhanghao Sun, Sanjeev J. Koppal, Yicheng Wu, Georgios Evangelidis,
Ramzi Zahreddine, Gurunandan Krishnan, Sizhuo Ma*, Jian Wang*
CVPR, 2023
QfaR: Location-Guided Scanning of Visual Codes from Long Distances
Sizhuo Ma, Jian Wang, Wenzheng Chen,
Suman Banerjee, Mohit Gupta, Shree Nayar
MobiCom, 2023
Glass Segmentation with RGB-Thermal Image Pairs
Dong Huo*, Jian Wang*,
Yiming Qian, and Yee-Hong Yang
IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (TIP), 2023
Be Real in Scale: Swing for True Scale in Dual Camera Mode
Rui Yu, Jian Wang, Sizhuo Ma, Sharon X. Huang, Gurunandan Krishnan, Yicheng Wu
ISMAR, 2023

3D Photo Stylization:
Learning to Generate Stylized Novel Views from a Single Image
Fangzhou Mu, Jian Wang*,
Yicheng Wu*, and Yin Li*
CVPR, 2022 (Oral)
Cloud2Sketch: Augmenting Clouds with Imaginary Sketches
Zhaoyi Wan, Dejia Xu, Zhangyang Wang,
Jian Wang*, and Jiebo Luo* (* co-corresponding authors)
ACM MM, 2022
Structured Light with Redundancy Codes
Zhanghao Sun, Yu Zhang, Yicheng Wu,
Dong Huo, Yiming Qian, and Jian Wang* (* corresponding author)
arXiv, 2022
Transparent Camera
Jian Wang, Zhanghao Sun,
Dejia Xu, Mr./Ms. Cool +
(+ call for awesome collaborators (like Sony, Samsung) to make it happen)
Presented as a poster in ICCP 2022 (Best Poster Award)
RobustPPG: Camera-Based Robust Heart Rate Estimation Using Motion Cancellation
Akash Kumar Maity*, Jian Wang*,
Ashutosh Sabharwal, Shree Nayar
Biomedical Optics Express, 2022
Seeing Far in the Dark with Patterned Flash
Zhanghao Sun*, Jian Wang*, Yicheng Wu, Shree Nayar
ECCV, 2022
(Survey) Recent Progress in Computational Imaging
Xiong Dun*, Qiang Fu*, Haotian Li*, Tiancheng Sun*, Jian Wang*, and Qilin Sun*
Journal of Image and Graphics, 中国图象图形学报, 2022
A Clustering-based Method for Estimating Pennation Angle from B-mode Ultrasound Images
Xuefeng Bao, Qiang Zhang, Natalie Fragnito,
Jian Wang, Nitin Sharma
Wearable Technologies, 2022

Seeing in Extra Darkness Using a Deep-red Flash
Jinhui Xiong*, Jian Wang*,
Wolfgang Heidrich, and Shree Nayar
CVPR 2021 (Oral)

Group Contextual Encoding for 3D Point Clouds
Xu Liu, Chengtao Li, Jian Wang,
Jingbo Wang, Boxin Shi, and Xiaodong He
NeurIPS 2020
Dense Point Diffusion for 3D Object Detection
Xu Liu, Jiayan Cao, Qianqian Bi,
Jian Wang, Boxin Shi, and Yicheng Wei
3DV 2020

Micro-Baseline Structured Light
Vishwanath Saragadam*, Jian Wang, Mohit Gupta, and Shree Nayar
ICCV 2019
Agile Depth Sensing Using Triangulation Light Curtains
Joseph R. Bartels, Jian Wang,
William “Red” Whittaker1, and Srinivasa G. Narasimhan
ICCV 2019 (Oral)
Stereoscopic Dark Flash for Low-light Photography
Jian Wang, Tianfan Xue, Jonathan T. Barron, and Jiawen Chen
ICCP 2019 (Oral)

Before PhD graduation

High Resolution 2D Imaging and 3D Scanning with Line Sensors
Jian Wang
PhD Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
Programmable Triangulation Light Curtains
Jian Wang, Joe Bartels, William Whittaker,
Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan, and Srinivasa G. Narasimhan
ECCV 2018 (Oral)
Reflectance Capture using Univariate Sampling of BRDFs
Zhuo Hui, Kalyan Sunkavalli, Joon-Young Lee, Sunil Hadap,
Jian Wang, and Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan
ICCV 2017
Compressive Spectral Anomaly Detection
Vishwanath Saragadam, Jian Wang,
Xin Li, and Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan
ICCP 2017 (Oral)
Dual Structured Light Using a 1D Sensor
Jian Wang, Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan,
Mohit Gupta, and Srinivasa G. Narasimhan
ECCV 2016 (Oral)
Radon Transform Imaging: Low cost video compressive sensing at extreme resolutions
Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan, Jian Wang, and Mohit Gupta
SPIE Imaging conference 2016
Reconstruction Free Inference from Compressive Measurements
Suhas Lohit, Kuldeep Kulkarni, Pavan Turaga,
Jian Wang, and Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan
CCD 2015 (Oral) Best Paper Award
LiSens — A Scalable Architecture for Video Compressive Sensing
Jian Wang, Mohit Gupta, and Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan
ICCP 2015 (Oral)
Photometric Stereo with Small Angular Variations
Jian Wang, Yasuyuki Matsushita,
Boxin Shi, and Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan
ICCV 2015
Gigapixel 3D Camera
Jian Wang, Xiao Liang, Yasuyuki Matsushita,
Magnetro Chen, and Bojun Huang
Tech-report 2015
Design of Control Algorithms for Smart Car Based on Vision
Jian Wang, Xiaowei Zhang, Jin Yang,
Xin Zan, and Xiaoyong Liu
Microcomputer and Its Applications, 2010
First-Class Award (Top 5.6%) and Excellent Paper Award (Top 4.2%) in National Competition


  • US patent, 2022, (confidential)
  • US patent, 2022, (confidential)
  • US patent, 2022, “Location-guided Scanning of Visual Codes”, Sizhuo Ma, Jian Wang, Mohit Gupta, Shree K. Nayar. [link]
  • US patent, 2022, “Apparatus Having A Viewfinder Mirror Configuration”, Shree K. Nayar, Jian Wang. [link]
  • US patent, 2022, “Long Distance QR Code Decoding”, Shree K. Nayar, Jian Wang, Wenzheng Chen. [link]
  • US patent, 2022, “Agile Depth Sensing Using Triangulation light Curtains”, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan, Joseph Bartels, William Whittaker, Jian Wang. [link]
  • US patent, 2021, “Programmable Light Curtains”, Srinivasa G. Narasimhan, Jian Wang, Aswin C. Sankaranarayanan, Joseph Bartels, William Whittaker. [link]
  • US patent, 2020, (filed anonymously, confidential)
  • US patent, 2019, “Dark Flash Photography with a Stereo Camera”, Tianfan Xue, Jian Wang, Jiawen Chen, Jonathan T. Barron. [link]
  • US patent, 2017, “Apparatus and Methods for Video Foreground Background Segmentation with Multi-View Spatial Temporal Graph Cuts”, Jinwei Gu, Jian Wang, Wei Jiang. [link]
  • CN patent, 2014, “Ground Target Positioning Method Applied into Video Monitoring System”, CN102359780 B, Zonghai Chen, Zhiling Wang, Yuzhou Zhao, Mingwei Guo, Jian Wang. [link] [pdf] [pdf_Eng]
  • CN patent, 2012, “Real-time Identity Recognition and Authentication Method for Self-service Equipment System of Bank”, CN102364527 A, Jian Wang, Zhiling Wang, Yuzhou Zhao, Mingwei Guo, and Zonghai Chen. [link] [pdf] [pdf_Eng]
             Last updated on May 2023. Please let me know if you find a dead link. Thanks!