We are so happy to welcome a new Ph.D. student, Shamim Samadi, in Fall 2017. Let us hear what she said about her research and MCL.

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?
My name is Shamim Samadi, and I am a Ph.D. student at the MCL lab in the department of Electrical Engineering at USC. Prior to joining MCL, I was a graduate student at the ECE department in NC State University, Raleigh, NC. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran. I am passionate about machine learning and have recently grown a lot of interest in deep learning. My research expertise is applied machine learning and signal processing.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?
With a cozy beautiful campus in the heart of Los Angeles, USC is a lively environment and a top school with an outstanding Engineering program, particularly in my major. The MCL lab at USC is an excellent platform for doing original innovative research in machine learning and computer vision, with a dynamic and inspiring atmosphere.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?
My goal is to build upon my current knowledge and expertise in machine learning and be able to make a contribution to the field.