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Brian Price

Principal Scientist

Adobe Research


As a research scientist at Adobe, I research Computer Vision, develop new technologies, transfer them to Adobe products, and work with universities and PhD students through collaborations and internships.   (See full bio here)


Research Interests:  Computer Vision, Graphics, and Machine Learning,  especially segmentation (interactive object selection, matting, panoptic/semantic segmentation, video segmentation), image synthesis, and document understanding.

Latest News

CVPR 2021

Jun 21, 2021

I'm attending CVPR (remotely) this week. I have one paper, Rethinking Text Segmentation: A Novel Dataset and a Text-Specific Refinement Approach. Check it out on Thursday or on my Papers page.


Jan 6, 2021

I have a paper being presented in WACV 2021 today, Deep Interactive Thin Object Selection. Head to my Papers page to check it out.

Adobe MAX week

Oct 20, 2020

This week is Adobe MAX. A lot of new Adobe product features will be released this week, including several that I contributed to such as the Object-aware Refine Edge mode.

Recent Publications

Rethinking Text Segmentation: A Novel Dataset and a Text-Specific Refinement Approach

Xingqian Xu, Zhifei Zhang, Zhaowen Wang, Brian Price, Zhonghao Wang, Humphrey Shi

CVPR 2021


Deep Interactive Thin Object Selection

Jun Hao Liew, Scott Cohen, Brian Price, Long Mai, Jiashi Feng.

WACV 2021


Text and Style Conditioned GAN for Generation of Offline Handwriting Lines

Brian Davis, Chris Tensmeyer, Brian Price, Curtis Wigington, Bryan Morse, Rajiv Jain

BMVC 2020


Recent Patents

Stereo Correspondence and Depth Sensors

Scott Cohen, Brian Price, Gowri Somanath

US Patent 10,880,541. Dec. 29, 2020.

Table Layout Determination Using A Machine Learning System

Brian Price, Vlad Morariu, Scott Cohen, Christopher Tensmeyer

US Patent 10,846,524. Nov. 24, 2020.

Image Object Segmentation Based on Temporal Information

Ning Xu, Brian Price, Scott Cohen

US Patent 10,818,014. Oct 27, 2020.

Technologies Highlights

Select Subject for Portraits

Photoshop shipped a new version of Select Subject that automatically segments people in images.  It is able to get fine detail like hair.  Some of the technology that I have developed regarding selecting hair detail is part of this new feature.