We are so happy to welcome a new undergraduate member of MCL, Andrew Szot. Here is an interview with Andrew:
1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

My name is Andrew Szot, I am a freshman undergraduate here at USC pursuing a Computer Science BS degree. I have been exploring my passion for computer science for some time now. I have created several projects with a highlight being a math solving program to help high school students that shows steps to math problems ranging from basic algebra to advanced calculus. I have a passion for full stack software solutions and love using Laravel and Vue.js on projects. I have also developed an interest in machine learning topics and particularly find convolutional neural networks to be immensely interesting. I hope to research the underlying models of convolutional neural networks in an attempt to better understand them in practical applications.
2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

Based off of my first weeks here I love the environment at USC. So far I have met a great group of motivated and passionate individuals all offering unique perspectives. Being at USC truly does mean being a part of a great network. I see this same type of attitude at the MCL group. The MCL is a community of passionate and very intelligent indivduals. I cannot wait to get to know them all.
3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

My future expectation of the MCL is to learn a lot about convolutional neural networks and applications of machine learning in image processing. I also hope to make lasting connections with individuals in the lab.