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

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

Hi, I am Saksham Suri. I am a 3rd year undergraduate at Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi. I am pursuing my B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering. My research interests lie in the field of machine learning and deep learning. Some of my past projects included Adversarial Learning on Medical Images, Deep Reinforcement Learning on Atari Games and Transferring Intuitions to Improve Classifier Performance with Limited Labeled Data. Other than academics I really like swimming.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

It’s been around 2 weeks since I came to USC and even in this short span I have felt a welcoming and helpful attitude of the students here. Everyone is ready to assist. Due to this kind of an environment I am always comfortable and am able to interact with others. I am also quite amazed by the beauty of the campus and the architecture of the various buildings.

MCL has a tradition of weekly seminars which I think would be really helpful as every week we can learn something new and also interact with the other members. Besides, I have majorly interacted more with my project team. Everyone in the team is approachable and we treat each other like a family. We even went on an outing together which really helped in coming to know each other better.

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

My project team consists of Jiali, Yao and Pranav and our main area of focus would be “High-Resolution Face Image Synthesis using MSG”. I am certain that through the constant guidance of professor Kuo and with all the bright minds in our project team, we would be able to achieve our goal and in the process come up with a generic framework for high resolution image synthesis.