Monthly Archives: August 2016

MCL Members Had a Trip to Huntington Library

On August 17, 2016, MCL held a group excursion to the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens.

The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens is a research and educational institute established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Its library is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in British and American history and literature. Covering 129 arces, the Botanical Gardens have more than a dozen specialized gardens, among which the most remarkable are the Japanese Garden, the Chinese Garden, the Rose Garden.

The visit started with a guided-tour through the Rose Garden, the Japanese Garden, the Chinese Garden and the Conservatory. During the guided-tour, MCL members not only enjoyed the wonderful views in the gardens, but also learned the history of the Huntington and appreciated different unique cultures. The tour continued with a nice walk in other specialized gardens such as the Desert Garden, the Lily Ponds, the Subtropical Garden. The visit ended with the library exhibits in a wide range from literature to science.

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    MCL interns and students gave their Entrepreneurship Course Presentations

MCL interns and students gave their Entrepreneurship Course Presentations

Four MCL students presented their case studies case studies on successful companies. Their impressive presentations shared fundamental business knowledge and rich experience on technology and business innovations.

De Lan presented HTC Corporation. HTC is a consumer electronics company selling hardware mainly including smart-phones, tablets and VR devices. In early stage, HTC made many great breakthroughs that contribute to today’s smartphone market. In this presentation, He went through HTC’s glorious history and then focused on the comparison of HTC with other mobile phone industry giants and the reason analysis of HTC’s falling in smartphone market, which can be concluded as strong competitors, market loss and vague product positioning. And then he threw the idea that to return glory, HTC should overcome those drawbacks and adjust its marketing strategy to adapt different market environments and grasp the hope of VR business tightly.

Chuanzi He presented Pandora. Pandora, powered by Music Genome Project, is an Internet radio company which feeds you personalized good music. Music Genome Project is Pandora’s secret recipe for maintaining a large group of loyal active users. Based on an algorithm taking into account of your musical taste and more than 450 hand-crafted musicological features or genes, it always manages to make a satisfactory decision on what to play next for you. In her case study, she analyzed the “freedium” business model of Pandora, its struggles with royalties, its competitors and opportunities for Pandora to further branch out.

Eric Hsieh introduced Din Tai Fung Restaurant, which is famous for its steamed dumplings. There are always crowded at the entrance of this restaurant, why is it so attractive to everyone? He helped us to find it out!

Yueru Chen introduced Tencent which is one of the largest internet company in the [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on MCL interns and students gave their Entrepreneurship Course Presentations|

Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Eric Hsieh

In summer 2016, MCL welcomes a new intern student, Eric Hsieh. 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)

Hello everyone, I am Eric (HsiangChih, Hsieh). I am a graduate student studying computer science in USC. I worked on a project of 3D pet fish, which is a Motion Sensing Game using Kinect to capture the hand gesture. I am interested in computer graphics. Hope I can come up with something awesome in the future.

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

To me, USC is a nice place where I cannot wait to explore it and MCL is a place “where amazing happens.” Since the summer intern project began, I’d learned so many precious experience and met so many awesome classmates. Members in the MCL are willing to help each other and the atmosphere here is really nice.

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

I think prof. Kuo had already set a really good core value for the MCL lab. With prof. Kuo’s leading and every members’ effort. I believe that MCL will have a bright future as long as everyone in the lab keeping their faith and working as a high efficiency team. Fight on!

By |August 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student Eric Hsieh|

Interview with MCL Summer Intern Student De Lan

In summer 2016, MCL welcomes a new intern student, De Lan. 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)

Hi, I’m De Lan from Sichuan provence in China, now studying at Department of Electronic Engineering of BUAA (Beihang University), Beijing, China. I’ll be a senior student soon next semester. I took part in a research project in my university, focusing on human eye saliency prediction in video. I am interested in Computer Vision and Machine Learning. I find them really  intriguing and promising. And that’s why I came here this summer.

 

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

There were some intimidating rumors about USC before I came here. However, through what I’ve experienced, I find this place really nice. A big campus with fantastic museums and exhibition hall, many large comfortable libraries and beautiful campus landscaping. And everyone here is friendly. Especially in MCL, members are always prepared to help each other, although we just met the first time for most of us.

 

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

MCL is like a united big family guided by Prof.Kuo ,everyone is great and working hard. I hope to make more friends and learn more about computer vision here in the rest time of this summer.  And I believe MCL members are going to make good news in academic world!

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