We are happy to welcome a MCL summer intern – Yingpeng Deng! Here is an interview with Yingpeng:

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

My name is Yingpeng Deng, a first-year master student in Electrical Engineering at USC. I’ve graduated from Tianjin University, China in 2017 and was enrolled in USC to pursue my master’s degree. I am fascinated in basketball, hiking, pop & rock music, video games, oh, and research (laugh). As a member of MCL in this summer, my research interests are image processing, object classification and machine learning.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

The first time I met USC, I was surprised by her beauty and elegance. There are so many trees and green lands for people to relax and rest. I like to have a walk within the campus in my spare time. What’s more, the various kinds of restaurants inside and outside the campus can always satisfy my stomach and cure all my bad moods. MCL first impressed my with its big number of members, as well as with a bunch of positive lab mates and a hard-working and enthusiastic professor. I felt really excited to learn from them.

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

I am glad to be assigned to work on the topic of object classification with another outstanding lab mate, Wei. Now We are working on extract the discriminative regions in the object images before classification by Saak transform. I hope to achieve the best of Saak transform with our efforts in the future.