In Summer 2022, we have a new MCL member, Jiaxin Yang, joining our big family. Here is a short interview with Jiaxin with our great welcome.

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

My name is Jiaxin Yang. I am a graduate student in USC and major in Electrical Engineering. I joined the MCL lab this summer and my research interests include image processing and machine learning. I hope I can contribute to efficient, robust and weakly supervised learning models, which only need a small amount of labeled data and small model size. These AI models can help people and reduce their workload. For example, some AI models can help doctors to make better decisions about diagnosis and treatment quickly. I think such models and algorithms can change the world one day and bring us a better life.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

MCL lab is an excellent and impressive community. People in the MCL lab unite as a passionate and motivated group and I can feel that everyone is friendly and welcoming. The lab is full of diversity and there are people from all around the world. Professor Jay Kuo is ambitious and wants to contribute himself to the real AI, where I admire his spirit and dream, and in the meantime, he is also kind and intelligent and willing to offer constructive suggestions to everyone.

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

During this summer, I will work with Vasileios Magoulianitis and Yijing Yang on AI for the prostate cancer project, guided by Professor Jay Kuo. I desire to explore machine learning algorithms for the imaging process and their applications in the medical field. And also, I can not wait to meet many others in the lab.