We are so happy to welcome a new Master’s member of MCL, Tianxiao Zhang. Here is an interview with Tianxiao:
1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?
I am Tianxiao Zhang, and I just graduated from USC in December 2017 and received my M.S. degree, and I joined the Media Communication Lab in January 2018, guided by professor C.-C. Jay Kuo. I love mathematics and programming and my research interests are deep learning and image processing. I think the future belongs to deep learning and deep learning belongs to image understanding. By the way, I love music and I am also a professional pianist. Hope I can combine these two different areas and do a good job in deep learning in the future.
2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?
MCL is like a great family and we have meetings for all MCL members every week. In the meeting, I could meet with other members and make friends with them. I really love the atmosphere in MCL, happy and friendly. What’s more, professor Kuo, the director of MCL, is not only an excellent professor but also a hard-working person. I have never seen any professor starting their work at 6:30 am in the morning until I meet professor Kuo. So I can learn a lot from professor Kuo not only the knowledge but also how to work hard. 
3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?
I will cooperate with other MCL members and follow the instructions of professor Kuo, and contribute as much as I can to the research in MCL, especially in deep learning.