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

My name is Zhiruo Zhou, and I just received my bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering this July. Now I will start my first year at USC as a PhD student. During my undergraduate training, research projects that I got involved in were mostly about image processing, such as denoising on MRI images and image recognition tasks. Having experiences with both traditional image processing techniques and machine learning, I would like to explore more on their relationship and applications.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

The sunshine here is always warm and the integral architectural style on campus makes me feel comfortable. The MCL is really a big group and has a great network. The pizza lunch and seminar on Friday are fantastic and beneficial. You can always learn from your group members and they are pleased to offer help. It’s enjoyable to know these lovely people, and I’m happy to be one of them!

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

I expect that I could gradually establish a deep understanding of machine learning and be well practiced in doing research. I might also try to refine my career plan by communicating with professors and peers. Also, I want to know more about the MCL family and make friends with them.