In spring 2016, MCL has a new PhD student, Ronald Salloum. We welcomed him and had an interview with him.


1. Could you briefly introduce yourself? (Previous research experience, project experience, research interest and expertise)

I received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. After receiving my B.S. degree, I worked for a few years in the industry as a systems engineer. I am currently pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at USC, under Professor Kuo’s supervision. My research interests include machine learning, biometrics, medical imaging, and computer vision.


2. What’s your first impression of USC and MCL?

I was very impressed by how Professor Kuo is able to supervise such a large group of students. He is very enthusiastic about his students’ research work and does an excellent job in motivating the group. Also, I was impressed by how organized and systematic MCL is.


3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

I am very excited to be joining MCL and look forward to collaborating with other students in the group, enhancing my skills, and broadening my knowledge of various fields, including machine learning, biometrics, and computer vision.