In October 2014, MCLab has a new visiting scholar, Dr. Zhengning Wang. Dr. Wang is Associate Professor at School of Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China. We are glad to have an interview with him, talking about his previous research experiences and future expectation at USC.


Could you please give an introduction about yourself and your previous research?

I received my Ph.D degree from Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China in 2007. In 2008, I joined University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and there I worked with about five graduate students. From 2009 to 2011, I worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the second research institute of Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), where I served as a project leader on remote control tower. My research focus is image/video processing, especially video coding, multimedia communication and image enhancement. I also have research experiences in ground surveillance and guidance in air traffic control, video codec design, target tracking for security, light field data compression and high performance computing based on GPU.


What is your impression about MCLab and USC?

MCLab has a good atmosphere and I was impressed by the hardworking of the group members. They are also quite friendly and warm-hearted. I received lots of help from Xiaqing, Jian and other group members. USC is a well-known university for her top-notch academic achievements. Researchers here collaborate with each other and exchange their ideas actively, making a perfect opportunity to gain academic communication experiences.


What is your expectation and plan in the following academic year?

I hope to work closely with Prof. Kuo to facilitate our research projects. Besides research, I plan to learn about course organization and teaching from USC. I wish to attend Prof. Kuo’s lectures so that I may introduce advanced teaching methodology to UESTC when I come back, which would benefit my students. Furthermore, I may visit other universities in my spare time, in order to broaden my horizon.