We are so happy to welcome a new summer intern student, Sreedhar Radhakrishnan, in Summer 2017. Let us hear what he said about his research and MCL.

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

Hi, I am Sreedhar, I am currently an undergrad senior in Computer Science and Engineering at PES University,Bangalore,India and Data Science excites me. After my freshman year I interned at a research centre at my university where I was introduced to methodologies of research and I worked in the area of Computer Vision. The following year I had coursework in Design and Analysis of Algorithms and Linear Algebra which I fell in love with as I was able to get a perspective of how they are used in real world problems based on my research after my freshman year. The summer after sophomore year I worked on data analysis applied in the sport of Cricket and developed a player evaluation metric through the same. This really got me interested in leveraging the power of data in numerous applications. I then had course work in Data Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Digital Image Processing and Big Data which are some of my favorite courses. I am currently interested in Machine Learning and Deep Learning and their applications in various fields such as Computer Vision and NLP. I am currently working on Deep Learning for Computer Vision and learning a lot under the guidance of Dr. Kuo and fellow MCL members.

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

I just completed my first week of the summer internship here and I love the environment. Members of MCL are truly very hard working and dedicated in their research and that is helping me push my limits as well. They are also really friendly and helpful and this collaborative environment is making my learning experience better. I have also loved my time so far at USC as their warmth and cultural diversity is amazing. I also love the fact that they are good at various fields such as Engineering, Athletics, Business, Music and even Film Making which can allow a student to expand his/her horizon in multiple fields. Thanks to USC and MCL my first week here has been amazing.

3. What’s your future expectation for MCL?

I want to learn as much as I can in Deep Learning during my internship here and produce good work through innovation and team work. I also want to continue collaboration with MCL even after my internship as well as make new friends.