Tong Sun manages document-related research across Adobe Research to reinvent the document of the future in the era of AI and machine learning.

Tong is a technology innovator and thought-leader with a 15+ years of leadership in incubating new concepts through state-of-art machine learning methods/tools, developing impactful rapid prototypes, and delivering competitive technologies to market opportunities in a cross-disciplinary and cross-functional team environment. Her research interests span document image analysis, computer vision, natural language understanding, document understanding and human computer interaction.  Held 22 issued US Patents, 40+ peer-reviewed publications in prestigious conferences and journals.

Prior to joining Adobe, Tong was the Director of Data Analytics Research Lab at Xerox PARC and the Group Leader of Decision Support and Machine Intelligence at United Technologies Research Center.

Tong also has a passion for engaging and advocating for girls to flourish in STEM careers through ‘Hour of Code’ initiatives and Grace Hopper Mentoring Networks.


Customization Assistant for Text-to-image Generation

Zhou, Y., Zhang, R., Gu, J., Sun, T. (Jun. 17, 2024)

CVPR 2024

TRINS: Towards Multimodal Language Models that Can Read

Zhang, R., Zhang, Y., Chen, J., Zhou, Y., Gu, J., Chen, C., Sun, T. (Jun. 17, 2024)

CVPR 2024

User-Entity Differential Privacy in Learning Natural Language Models

Lai, P., Phan, N., Sun, T., Jain, R., Dernoncourt, F., Gu, J., Barmpalios, N. (Dec. 20, 2022)

2022 IEEE International Conference on Big Data

Dually Noted: Layout-Aware Annotations with Smartphone Augmented Reality

Qian, J., Sun, Q., Wigington, C., Han, H., Sun, T., Healey, J., Tompkin, J., Huang, J. (Apr. 29, 2022)

Proceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Towards Interpreting and Mitigating Shortcut Learning Behavior of NLU models

Du, M., Manjunatha, V., Jain, R., Deshpande, R., Dernoncourt, F., Gu, J., Sun, T., Hu, X. (Jun. 11, 2021)

NAACL 2021

Open-Domain Question Answering with Pre-Constructed Question Spaces

Xiao, J., Wang, L., Dernoncourt, F., Bui, T., Sun, T., Han, J. (Jun. 11, 2021)


Cross-Domain Document Object Detection: Benchmark Suite and Method

Li, K., Wigington, C., Tensmeyer, C., Zhao, H., Barmpalios, N., Morariu, V., Manjunatha, V., Sun, T., Fu, Y. (Jun. 22, 2020)

Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)