Four MCL members attended the Viterbi PhD hooding ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 8:00-11:00 a.m. in the Bovard Auditorium. They were Yuzhuo Ren, Chi-Hao Wu, Qin Huang and Weihao Gan. Congratulations to them and their families for their accomplishments in completing their PhD program at USC.

Yuzhuo Ren received her B.S. degree in Hebei University of Technology, China, in 2011 and the M.S. degree from University of Southern California (USC) in 2013. Her research interest is the field of computer vision. Her thesis title is “Machine Learning Techniques for Outdoor and Indoor Layout Estimation”.

Qin Huang received the B.E. in Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 2012 and received the M.S. in Electrical Engineering at USC. He has been in Prof. Kuo’s Media Communications Lab since Nov 2013. His research interests include image and video processing, digital compression and computer vision.

Chi-Hao Wu received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in computer science from National Taiwan University in 2004 and 2006, respectively. He has rich experiences as a software engineer responsible for algorithm design in multimedia fields in Mediatek and IMEC Taiwan Innovation Center. Since 2013, he began his PhD study with Media Communications Lab at USC. His research interests include multimedia signal processing, multi-view image processing and computer vision.

Weihao Gan received his B.S. degree in automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in July, 2012. Then he finished his M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at USC in May 2014. Since June 2013, he has been with Media Communications Lab. Now he is a PhD student in MCL, whose research interests include computer vision, machine learning and visual perception.