Nine MCL members attended the Viterbi PhD hooding ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 8:30-11:00 a.m. in the Bovard Auditorium. They were Fenxiao Chen, Yueru Chen, Ronald Salloum, Yuhang Song, Yuanhang Su, Ye Wang, Chao Yang, Heming Zhang, and Junting Zhang. Congratulations to them for their accomplishments in completing their PhD program at USC!

Fenxiao (Jessica) Chen received the B.S. degree in General Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA in 2014. She then continued with her PhD in Media Communications Lab at USC from 2017. Her research interests include natural language processing and deep learning.

Yueru Chen received her Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in June 2014. Since 2015, she joined MCL for the PhD study. Her thesis topic is “Object Classification based on Neural-network-inspired Image Transforms”, where she focuses on solving the image classification problem based on the neural-network-inspired Saak transform and Saab transform.

Ronald Salloum received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California (USC). The title of his dissertation is “A Data-Driven Approach to Image Splicing Localization.” His research interests include multimedia forensics, machine learning, and biometrics.

Yuhang Song received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2014. He then joined MCL to pursue Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at USC from 2015. His research interests include deep generative models, image generation, visual relationship detection, and visual understanding.

Yuanhang Su received his Ph.D. at the University of Sothern California (USC) in computer vision, natural language processing and machine learning. He received M.S. degree from the USC in 2010 and the dual B.S. degree from the University of Strathclyde, U.K. and Shanghai University of Electric Power, China, respectively in 2009. He worked as image/video/camera software and algorithm engineer for companies like Shanghai Aerospace Electronics Technology Institute and Huawei Technology until he started his Ph.D. program from 2016.

Ye Wang received the B.S. degree from the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, and the M.S. degree from Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. Since 2015, he joined MCL as a PhD student. His PhD research interests include video object segmentation, object tracking, motion saliency detection and deep learning.

Chao (Harry) Yang received his B.S. degree in Mathematics at University of Science and Technology of China in Mathematics. His research interest is computer vision and deep learning, especially the deep generative models. His thesis title is “Deep Generative Models for Image Translation”.

Heming Zhang received her BSc and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology in 2013 and 2015, respectively. She then joined MCL as a PhD student. Her research interests include deep learning and computer vision.

Junting Zhang received her B.S. degree in Communication Engineering in Xiamen University (XMU), China in 2014. She joined MCL in 2014 Fall and started to pursue her PhD degree. Her research interests include knowledge transfer for visual applications, domain adaptation and incremental learning.

Congratulations to them all! Let us wish them all the best in the future.