We are so happy to welcome a new junior undergraduate student –Xinyao Chen to our lab in 2016 summer. Let us hear what she said about the intern in our group.

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

I’m a 3rd year undergraduate student from Tsinghua University. I major in Electronic Engineering. During my last three years, most of the research I took part in focused on encoding and image/video processing. But I’m also very enthusiastic about trying something new! I’ve basically learned something about machine learning and neural network on the course Media and Recognition and I found them fascinating. Maybe that’s why I came here.

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

USC is a very beautiful place, and it’s much bigger than I thought! I always got lost on the first few days. There are lots of fountains here and the buildings all look so different from those in Tsinghua. MCL is warm, all the internship students and members I’ve met are really very warm-hearted. The mini courses are teaching me lots of skills and tools that I’ve never learned before. Looking forward to the next 2 months here.

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

As my previous research experience was mainly about video coding and image processing, the field of CNN will be a great challenge for me. I hope the research experience at MCL will help me build systematic knowledge about CNN and deep learning. I would also treasure the research experience itself.