We are so happy to welcome a new Post Doctor, Dr Chao Yang, this Fall 2017. Let us hear what he has to say about his research and MCL.

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

My name is Chao Yang, and I received my B.E and Ph. D degrees in Communication and Information Systems from Shanghai University, Shanghai, China in 2012 and 2017 respectively. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at Media Communications Lab (MCL) in University of Southern California (USC) under the supervision of Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo. My research interests include video compression and video processing.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

I was impressed by the kindness and professional attitude of all members at MCL. The weekly seminars are beneficial for both the speakers and audience. The USC campus is very beautiful, and people here are very friendly, and they’ve gave me great help.

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

The Saak Transform is a very interesting and powerful tool, and I’d like to do some research with it, mainly in image/video compression. I hope to exceed my expectations under the supervision of Prof. C.-C. Jay Kuo. Also, I’d like to make friends with all MCL members.