Seven MCL members attended the Viterbi PhD hooding ceremony on Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 8:30-11:00 a.m. in the Bovard Auditorium. They were Young Ju Jeong, Xiaqing Pan, Chen Chen, Shangwen Li, Jian Li, Chun-Ting Huang  and Hao Xu. Congratulations to them and their families for their accomplishments in completing their PhD program at USC.

Ms. Young Ju Jeong joined the MCL in 2005 Fall firstly as a MS student and then a PhD student. Young Ju took a leave of absence, returned to Korea and worked as a research engineer in the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2007 August. She has resumed her PhD program remotely since two years ago by taking courses through DEN and communicating with Professor Kuo on her research progress.Her dissertation title is “Autostereoscopic 3D Display Rendering from Stereo Sequences”.

Xiaqing Pan received his B.S. degree in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), Shanghai, China in 2010 and M.S.E.E. degree in USC, Los Angeles, U.S.A. in 2012. He joined MCL in 2012 Fall. His research interests include 3-D mesh classification and retrieval, super-resolution and computer vision.

Chen Chen received his bachelor degree from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecoms and earned his M.S. at the University of Southern California. In Prof. Kuo’s Media and Creative Lab, he focuses on computer vision research topics.

Jian Li received his B.S. degree from department of Electronic Science and Technology at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2009. He obtained his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California (USC) in 2011. He is currently pursuing PhD degree in Electrical Engineering at USC. He is a Research Assistant at Media Communications Lab advised by Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo. His research interests include the areas of computer vision and machine learning.

Shangwen Li received the B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in electrical engineering, from the Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China in 2008 and 2011 respectively. Since August 2012, he has been been with Media Communications Lab at University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. His research interests include computer vision, machine learning and video coding.

Chun-Ting Huang received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering, from National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan in 2008. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Signal Processing from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in May, 2011. He is currently working towards his PhD in Professor C.-C. Jay Kuo’s research group, Media Communications Lab at USC. Chun-Ting’s current research is focused on facial recognition under heterogeneous environment. His other research interests include image processing, machine learning, and biometrics security.

Hao Xu received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 2010. After Graduating from Purdue, he attended University of Southern California. He is now pursuing Phd in Multimedia Communication Laboratory under Professor. Kuo’s supervision. His research interest lies in 3D image/video rendering, 2D/3D video conversion, and Object Detection.