I am the tech lead for core foundational models at Adobe Firefly, responsible for developing the next generation of Generative AI models. Previously, I was at Adobe Research where I started the engineering efforts of Adobe Firefly and trained the first model that was released. Since then, I have led the development and training of the latest foundational imaging models powering Adobe Firefly's applications across various products and am actively working with teams across Adobe on improving these models to achieve the best user experience and ship innovative applications.
I obtained my PhD at the Knowledge Technology group at the University of Hamburg (Germany). Before that, I completed a research oriented Master's degree in Intelligent Adaptive Systems at the University of Hamburg. I received a Bachelor's degree in Business Informatics at the University of Mannheim, during which I also studied at the National University of Singapore for one semester.
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S. Xie, Z. Zhang, Z. Lin, T. Hinz, K. Zhang, Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2023.
T. Hinz, N. Navarro-Guerrero, S. Magg, S. Wermter, International Journal of Computational Intelligence and Applications 2018.
I had the chance to do an internship with Adobe Research in San-Francisco. Due to COVID all Adobe staff are working from home and so I did my internship remotely from Germany.
Overview of our paper about training GANs on a single image for tasks such as image generation, image harmonization, and image animation.
Overview of our paper about our new model and evaluation metric for generative text-to-image synthesis models.
After attending the EEMLSS I was lucky enough to also attend the Deep Learning And Reinforcement Learning Summer School (DLRLSS) in Edmonton (Canada) 2019.