Monthly Archives: July 2016

Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Di Fu

In summer 2016, MCL welcomes a new intern student, Di Fu. We gave him a warm welcome and had a short interview with him.

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself? (Previous research experience, project experience, research interest and expertise)

I am Di Fu from Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. My major is physic and I also minor in computer science. I am a junior student and will go through my fourth year in the university soon. I have research experience in 3-D reconstruction and my research interest is computer vision and computational photography. For my hobby, I like playing basketball. I was the captain of the basketball team of our department and won second prize in university’s basketball championship. I am also interested in detective novels with multiple tricks inside it.

 

2. What’s your first impression of USC and MCL?

USC is a really great university. I am fortunate to be here, to walk through the beautiful campus, to breathe the fresh air and to chat with smart persons. MCL is even better. Professor Kuo is really kind and everyone works hard here. I enjoy staying here and I learn a lot from my mentors and other students here.

 

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

First, I appreciate that Professor Kuo provides me with this chance to study in MCL this summer. Thanks to him, I meet many people here and I feel happy to spend this memorable summer with them. For the future, I believe MCL is getting better under the guidance of Professor Kuo. I hope to have the chance to come back.

By |July 31st, 2016|News|Comments Off on Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Di Fu|

Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Weiqi Fang

In summer 2016, MCL welcomes a new intern student, Weiqi Fang. We gave him a warm welcome and had a short interview with him.

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself? (Previous research experience, project experience, research interest and expertise)

I come from Shenzhen, China and major in Electronic Engineering in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. I am now in my Junior year, and gonna be a Senior Student next semester. I have interned in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore the last summer, doing works on speech signal analysis. My research interest is image processing, including image detection, image classification and so on. I am very interested in image detection, especially face detection.
I have a variety of hobbies, including tennis, basketball, watching movies, hobby collection and so on.
2. What’s your first impression of USC and MCL?

I think that MCL is a very warm and positive group. Students here are all very kind and helpful. Everybody works hard. I feel honored and am very glad to be here as a part of MCL.

 

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

I wish to learn more about CNN and wish to be able to work out some project by the time I am leaving here. I am looking forward to make friends with you all and make progress in image processing field.

By |July 24th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Weiqi Fang|

Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Chuanzi He

We are so happy to welcome a senior undergraduate student –Chuanzi He to our lab in 2016 summer. Let us hear what she said about the intern in our group.

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself? (Previous research experience, project experience, research interest and expertise)
I am a senior undergraduate from Fudan University, Shanghai. My research experience starts with image processing — single image haze removal algorithm, which is to restore haze-free images from hazy ones. In order to solve one segmentation problem in dehazing, I went to learn more about computer vision and machine learning techniques, which lately became my research interest. They are just so fascinating.

2.What’s your first impression of USC and MCL?

Encountered a fluffy squirrel near EEB the first day I came! This is a lively campus with beautiful architecture. MCL people are nice, insightful and helpful. Really appreciate those carefully-prepared summer courses and all the help they offered. Other summer interns are also helpful and diligent. It is so great that I could spend a whole summer with this group of bright individuals.

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

I hope to gain more insights in deep learning architectures and to strengthen my background in visual recognition.

By |July 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Chuanzi He|

Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Xinyao Chen

We are so happy to welcome a new junior undergraduate student –Xinyao Chen to our lab in 2016 summer. Let us hear what she said about the intern in our group.

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself? (Previous research experience, project experience, research interest and expertise)
I’m a 3rd year undergraduate student from Tsinghua University. I major in Electronic Engineering. During my last three years, most of the research I took part in focused on encoding and image/video processing. But I’m also very enthusiastic about trying something new! I’ve basically learned something about machine learning and neural network on the course Media and Recognition and I found them fascinating. Maybe that’s why I came here.

2.What’s your first impression of USC and MCL?

USC is a very beautiful place, and it’s much bigger than I thought! I always got lost on the first few days. There are lots of fountains here and the buildings all look so different from those in Tsinghua. MCL is warm, all the internship students and members I’ve met are really very warm-hearted. The mini courses are teaching me lots of skills and tools that I’ve never learned before. Looking forward to the next 2 months here.

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

As my previous research experience was mainly about video coding and image processing, the field of CNN will be a great challenge for me. I hope the research experience at MCL will help me build systematic knowledge about CNN and deep learning. I would also treasure the research experience itself.

By |July 12th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Xinyao Chen|

MCL Member Attended CVPR 2016 in Las Vegas

Yuzhuo Ren attended CVPR 2016, hosted in Las Vegas from June 26th to July 1st, to present her work in the Large-scale Scene Understanding Challenge (LSUN) workshop. The website of the LSUN challenge is provided here: http://lsun.cs.princeton.edu/2016/.

There are three challenges or tasks in the LSUN workshop: scene classification, saliency predication and room layout estimation. The workshop provides datasets that are much larger than existing ones for benchmarking algorithms proposed by different teams. The team with the best performance is named the winner and is invited to give a talk during the workshop.

Yuzhuo presented her work during the LSUN workshop. The title of her work is “A Coarse-to-Fine Indoor Layout Estimation (CFILE) Method.” This method provides a two-stage indoor layout estimation system, coarse layout estimation followed by layout refinement. The talk was very well received.

The two keynote speakers, Jitendra Malik and Yann LeCun, gave very insightful talks. Jitendra Malik discussed semantic segmentation using RGBD data, while Yann LeCun’s talk was focused on object detection.

In the award session, Jitendra Malik, Yann LeCun, the LSUN workshop organizers and challenge winners had a photo taken together.

By |July 4th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MCL Member Attended CVPR 2016 in Las Vegas|