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Welcome New MCL Member – Zhiyu Yao

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

Hello, my name is Zhiyu Yao. I am a third-year student from Tsinghua University. I like playing tennis, table tennis, and soccer. My research interest is deep learning and computer vision, especially in video recognition and transfer learning. I think lots of open questions are worth studying in the field of computer vision.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

USC is one of the top universities in the world. I am very glad to study as an intern in MCL. MCL is a warm family and everyone here is very kind and warmhearted. I am very lucky to do research with Prof. Kuo participating in deep learning group, and I am impressed by the strong passion for research from MCL members. Everyone here is self-motivated and is willing to help each other not only in research but also in daily life.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

In this summer, I am working with Prof. Kuo and his PhD student Yueru in the study of face detection. Hopefully I can solve the monkey face detection problem well the help of them. I believe doing research in MCL can help me grow up quickly in computer vision.

By |August 13th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Zhiyu Yao|

Welcome New MCL Member – Jiawei Lin

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

Hi, I’m Jiawei Lin, a rising senior currently studying Electrical Engineering at National Chiao Tung University located at Hsinchu, Taiwan. Back in Taiwan, I enjoy taking courses with more emphasis on the underlying theory, including physics, communication systems, and signal processing courses. These topics are in essence very different from what I’m currently working on here – face detection, making the internship experience challenging but rewarding. Outside the academics, I enjoy playing football, basketball, and singing.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

Back in my university, more than 80 percent of the students major in science and technology related field. This led me to be particularly impressed with how diverse USC actually is. As for MCL, I feel grateful to be here! Prof. Kuo cares for all members in the lab, and members treat each other like family. In addition, activities, seminars, and group studies held here broaden my perspective, making them so inspiring.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

I’m currently working on a face detection project using deep learning as the fundamental framework. Hopefully, at the end of the internship, I would have good understanding of deep learning and be able to apply some of that knowledge in future researches.

 

By |August 5th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Jiawei Lin|

Welcome New MCL Member – Hong-Shuo Chen

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

I am Hong-Shuo Chen, and my English name is Max. I am a senior undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. I like coding, math and everything about engineering. It gives me great pleasure to come to MCL as a summer intern. My research interests are image segmentation and texture analysis. The world of the computer vision is very broad that I want to explore more in this field.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

MCL is really a cooperative and warm lab which makes me the feel at home. I really enjoy the period of time staying in MCL and like this place. Every time I have problems, MCL members are always willing to help, which makes me feel very warm. Doing research here is really an enchanting experience that I would never forget. People in MCL are all very warm and nice. I want to especially thank Prof. Kuo and my mentor Kaitai Zhang. With their help, I could do research smoothly and learn a lot of knowledge.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

In this summer, with the guidance of Prof. Kuo and Kaitai, I hope I can finish a decent project and learn a lot in image segmentation and texture analysis. In the future, I also want to study in the United States and broaden my horizons. I hope I can become a good engineer, and contribute myself to this society.

By |July 29th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Hong-Shuo Chen|

Welcome New MCL Member – Xiaoteng Lu

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is Xiaoteng Lu. I am a rising senior undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering at Zhejiang University in China. I have joined MCL as a summer intern. My research interests include object detection and segmentation and also robotics. Besides academics, I always enjoy playing basketball, watching NBA games, movies and so on.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

MCL is one of the biggest group in USC full of intelligent, kind and professional people. It is like a big family with the guidance of Prof. Kuo. I would appreciate Prof. Kuo for giving me a chance to join this group.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

In this summer, I will work with Ye on image denoising and segmentation. Under the guidance of Professor Kuo and mentor Wang, I am looking forward to learning a lot and doing good research on my project.

 

 

By |July 23rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Xiaoteng Lu|

Welcome New MCL Member – Jie Ren

We are happy to welcome a MCL summer intern – Jie Ren! Here is an interview with Jie:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests? I am Jie Ren, a junior student from Tsinghua University, China. I major in Automation, Theory of Control. I am very glad to be a summer intern here in MCL. This is my first time to be in the U.S. It is an excellent experience. My research interests focus on 3D reconstruction. I have been doing research for sometime on the light field, which is a method of 3D reconstruction. I would like to explore more topics in the future.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

Everyone in MCL is so warm and enthusiastic. I have never believed we would receive such a friendly welcome. Thank you all! USC is really different from THU. The campus is not very large but delicate and beautiful! Although it is smaller than THU, the squirrels are far larger and more than those in THU where I have seen a squirrel for only one time. They are so lovely here!

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

I am now working with Jiali on the combination of light field and machine learning. We would like to explore a new a idea in this area. In the future, I plan to study abroad. I love China, where I was given a birth and which built me who I am. I also want to see the outside world and communicate with people from different countries.

By |July 15th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Jie Ren|

Welcome New MCL Member – JiGyun Kim

We are happy to welcome a MCL summer intern – JiGyun Kim! Here is an interview with JiGyun:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is JiGyun Kim, I am a rising junior undergraduate from Korea Aerospace University. I major in Electronics and Avionics. Although I am pretty new in Deep Learning, I am interested in it, and its wide application attracts me very much. I am also interested in semiconductor design, as I had some design experience about it, like making digital clock and Mips CPU with Verilog HDL and making video game and karaoke machine with De1-SoC board. Moreover, I want to do some study in autonomous vehicles, what is why I am constructing a autonomous RC car navigated by image processing in my Bachelor’s degree capstone design.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

The first thing I was impressed when I came to USC is its beautiful campus, and also various people diversity. I think summer internship is a great chance for me to have a different perspective to the world.

MCL in USC is a really large research group, full of professional people. I believe I can a lot here, thanks to Prof. Kuo’s and other lab colleagues’ kindness and help. Additionally, One of the exciting things about MCL is the weekly seminar, which is a great communication platform with people from variant backgrounds.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

I want to complete projects by Deep Learning in MCL. My current summer study proposal is on the real-time recognition on car license plate number using YOLO v3. I plan to study the structure of Neural Networks, and then implement YOLO v3 by TensorFlow.

By |July 9th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – JiGyun Kim|

Welcome New MCL Member – Min Zhang

We are happy to welcome a MCL summer intern – Min Zhang! Here is an interview with Min:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is Min Zhang. I graduated from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in June, 2017, and I am currently a M.S. student in the Department of Electrical Engineering at USC. About research interests, I would like to work on image and video processing. Researches both on theoretical and application field attract me very much, like architecture researches on CNNs, or application research related to unmanned driving. In my daily life, I like to do some sports, such as playing table tennis, badminton, and running. And I am very interested in finding delicious food in LA.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

The environment of USC is quite good, as there are many green trees and flowers surrounding us. I really enjoy walking on campus. People in USC are all very kind and enthusiastic which impressed me a lot in the past year. I know that image processing of USC is quite good before I come here and I have wanted to study in MCL for a long time. Fortunately, I can be a summer intern student in MCL and I meet many hardworking and passionate students in the lab. I hope I can do well and study more.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

I am now working with Prof. Kuo to study further into CNN’s architecture. I hope we can have a better explanation about it. Besides, I am also interested in researches about image and video processing.

 

By |July 1st, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Min Zhang|

Welcome New MCL Member – Yao Zhu

We are happy to welcome a MCL summer intern – Yao Zhu! Here is an interview with Yao:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is Yao Zhu. I am currently pursuing my Master degree of Electrical Engineering in USC. I graduated from Central South University in Hunan, Changsha, China. In research area, I am an avid learner in computer vision, artificial intelligence and machine learning. In my spare time, I have wide range of hobbies including doing sports, music, cook, etc. My favorite sport is table tennis.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

USC is a beautiful and charming community with strong cohesion. It welcomes students from every country in the world to come to US and pursue their dreams. I am glad to be in Trojan family and I’ll do my contribution to this big family. In MCL I feel like in a big family as well. Labmates are kind and always willing to give a hand. What’s more, they are all extraordinary in their field and I can learn a lot from them.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

I am working with Jiali, Saksham, Pranav as a team on Face Synthesis. They are excellent teammates and I appreciate working together with them. In the futures, I hope I can successfully accomplish this task and open up new road of synthesis.

By |June 24th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Yao Zhu|

Welcome New MCL Member – Angela Wang

We are happy to welcome a MCL summer intern – Angela Wang! Here is an interview with Angela:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is Angela Wang, I am a rising junior undergraduate studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at University of California, Berkeley. I will be joining MCL as a summer intern. Some of my research interests include machine learning and robotics. Apart from academics, I enjoy some hobbies including hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, cooking, baking, and traveling.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

MCL is an impressive community of people filled with bright, motivated, and intelligent people. Everyone is friendly and pleasure to meet. Also, I appreciate the amount of guidance that Professor Kuo seems to give to every member. Furthermore, it is quite amazing to see the amount of women in this lab, as it is quite rare in the STEM field to have about a 50/50 ratio.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

For this summer, I will be working with Bin on a natural language processing project, specifically word embedding. Under the guidance of Professor Kuo and Bin, I am excited to learn a lot and work on an interesting project. And also, I hope to meet many others in the MCL community.

 

 

By |June 18th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Angela Wang|

Welcome New MCL Member – Yingpeng Deng

We are happy to welcome a MCL summer intern – Yingpeng Deng! Here is an interview with Yingpeng:

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is Yingpeng Deng, a first-year master student in Electrical Engineering at USC. I’ve graduated from Tianjin University, China in 2017 and was enrolled in USC to pursue my master’s degree. I am fascinated in basketball, hiking, pop & rock music, video games, oh, and research (laugh). As a member of MCL in this summer, my research interests are image processing, object classification and machine learning.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

The first time I met USC, I was surprised by her beauty and elegance. There are so many trees and green lands for people to relax and rest. I like to have a walk within the campus in my spare time. What’s more, the various kinds of restaurants inside and outside the campus can always satisfy my stomach and cure all my bad moods. MCL first impressed my with its big number of members, as well as with a bunch of positive lab mates and a hard-working and enthusiastic professor. I felt really excited to learn from them.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

I am glad to be assigned to work on the topic of object classification with another outstanding lab mate, Wei. Now We are working on extract the discriminative regions in the object images before classification by Saak transform. I hope to achieve the best of Saak transform with our efforts in the future.

By |June 10th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Welcome New MCL Member – Yingpeng Deng|