We are so happy to welcome a new Ph.D. student, Jiali Duan, in Fall 2017. Let us hear what he said about his research and MCL.

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?

I’m Jiali Duan from Chinese Academy of Sciences, who is passionate and enthusiastic about life and research, never cease to explore. From 2015.9-2016.3, I interned at AuthenMetric for Face Recognition and Liveness Detection. From 2014-2017, I worked closely with Prof. Stan Z, Li and published papers related to detection, face benchmark and video recognition. I also had an intern experience at Sensetime for image/video segmentation. In 2017, I was awarded with UCAS Presidential Award and Excellent Beijing Graduate. More information about me is also available at https://davidsonic.github.io/index/.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

MCL is an exuberant, marvelous family, in which I have made acquaintances with people who are intelligent and hospitable. I’m also very fortunate to meet Prof. Kuo, a kind and gentle mentor, who has a strong belief and ideal about research. As for my impression about USC, I have never ceased to be awed by its aesthetic beauty and mysteriously stunning appeal. I especially enjoy the sunshine and Romanesque architecture here at LA.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?

I would like to dedicate myself to research in the next coming years, pursuing the brightest pearl on the crown of the academia. I hope that my efforts could contribute as much as possible to our lab. My future expectation about MCL is that all group members could fight together, for the prosperity of our lab.