We are so happy to welcome a new MCL member, Dingyi Nie joining MCL this semester. Here is a quick interview with Dingyi:

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

My name is Dingyi Nie. I am a current Master of Science student in Computer Science at USC. I am joining MCL as a research intern starting from April 2024. My research interests mainly include digital signal processing and machine learning, particularly real-world AI. In my spare time, I enjoy music and sports. I’m a keyboard and drum player, and I play soccer and volleyball.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?
I got to know Professor Jay Kuo and his MCL from my professor who teaches multimedia systems. I personally have a long-standing interest in multimedia, DSP and machine learning. I find MCL’s focus on Green Learning particularly fascinating because it seamlessly integrates these areas. I am very excited to explore its potential as an emerging tool. I love LA as a city of culture and diversity, and I feel that USC is a good reflection of it. I am excited to interact with all the creative people here.
3. What are your future expectations and plans in MCL?
Starting from the fall semester, I will be working with Yixing Wu on a project exploring Green Learning solutions for irregularly sampled time series modeling. I look forward to building connections with all the members in the lab.