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

My name is Wang, Yun Cheng, but you can simply call me Joe. I like to play basketball, and have been an authentic Lakers’ fan since my junior high. So, it’s exciting for me to be in LA. I came from Taiwan, and currently I am a master student in the electrical engineering department, USC. More specifically, I am in the multimedia and creative technology program, so basically I like to deal with various kinds of multimodal data. I have done some projects on video understanding in my undergraduate, and I hope I can keep on building my strength in multimedia analysis. Recently, I am digging into a novel research topic, network embedding. The research topic is interesting and still has a lot can be explored so I believe I can learn a lot from it. Really looking forward to being in the MCL.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

MCL is a lively lab. Every member in the lab loves what they are doing. They work really hard on what they are enthusiastic about, but at the same time, they know how to enjoy their lives. I think it’s important to know how to strike a good balance between research and the ordinary life for a graduate student. And, members in MCL have just done so well. I enjoy working with the lab members, and we are still friends when we are not in the lab. Discussing with Professor Kuo is also an enjoyable experience, his taste and insight on research topics is so innovative that you can always learn something from him. The campus of USC is gorgeous. But, sometimes it is too crowded for me. I hope I won’t be overwhelmed by so many parties taking place on the campus lol.

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

I would like to gain as much research experience in MCL as I can. Working on some research projects is always a precious and enjoyable experience for me, and it’s also crucial for my future career. But, at the same time, I hope MCL can be my intellectual home in the US. And so far, I love the atmosphere in the MCL. Members in MCL always help each other either on the projects or in the ordinary lives. I hope I can become one of the members in this big family.