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

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

Hello, I am Hardik Prajapati. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering at USC.I did my undergraduate in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from Nirma University, Ahmedabad(India). I like hiking and doing adventure activities. My research interests lie in the field of Computer vision, Machine Learning and Point Cloud Processing.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

It’s an honor to work at MCL which has been actively functional since 1989. The best thing that I like about MCL is the direction of research that Professor Kuo has been instrumental in setting up. To summarize my impression about MCL I would say “Success meets MCL at a good tradeoff”. USC has a fun vibe going around.

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

I really do not wish to get ahead of myself and rather focus on having a productive and enjoyable summer. I am very hopeful in having rich and interesting conversations, making new friends and getting inspired by Professor Kuo and seniors at the lab.