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

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

I am Pranav Kulkarni, a 3rd-year undergraduate student from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India with major in Electrical Engineering and minor in Computer Science. I am joining MCL as a summer intern for 2 months as a part of IUSSTF Viterbi-India Program. My research interest lies in the area of Signal and Image Processing. The major projects I have worked on include ‘Touchless Fingerprint Recognition’ and ‘Generalization of Fractional Fourier Transform and its application in Radar Imaging’. Apart from my studies, I like to play chess.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

USC is an institute with its unique culture and people from diverse backgrounds. It has a wonderful campus and it’s going to be fun to explore it. The MCL is full of hardworking and enthusiastic masters and Ph.D. students. It is going to a great experience to get know them all and understand their perspectives.

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

I will be working on the project of ‘High-Resolution Face Image Synthesis using MSG’ with Jiali, Yao and Saksham, who is another intern. To start with, we are working on digit synthesis. Working under the guidance of Prof. Kuo is going to be a great learning experience. The research culture here at MCL is definitely a thing I would like to imbibe in myself.