He currently serves as an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) and served as an area chair for ICCV and CVPR for several times. He was on (technical paper) program committees of major conferences in graphics and computational imaging, including ICCP, SIGGRAPH, and SIGGRAPH Asia, and co-chaired the Workshop on Interactive Computer Vision, in conjunction with ICCV 2007. He received the Young Researcher Award 2008 and Research Excellence Award 2009 from CUHK. He and his students won the best paper award in NPAR 2012. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

Jiaya Jia's research interests include computer vision, computational imaging, and machine learning. He keeps a good relationship with industry and various research labs, and values practical techniques that can be transferred to commercial systems.

His projects were funded by Microsoft, Qualcomm, Adobe, Intel, NVidia, Amazon, Lenovo, Huawei, and several other companies.