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

My name is Vasileios Magoulianitis and I was born in Athens, Greece. I joined Viterbi School of USC in Spring 2020, pursuing a Master’s degree on Machine Learning and Data Science. I graduated from the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Thessaly, receiving my bachelor’s degree with honors. At that time, my research interests were focused on video compression and its efficient implementations. The last year of my undergraduate studies, I interned at Irida Labs s.a., where I had my first experience with image processing and computer vision algorithms. Before joining USC, I had been working as a research assistant for the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), participating in EU-funded projects. My current research interests revolve around image processing and computer vision, as well as machine learning.


2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

Since my first days in MCL, I have been impressed about the atmosphere exists in the lab. It maintains a multi-cultural environment that brings together highly talented students with different backgrounds. The knowledge sharing quality is at top level and there exists an underlying energy that pushes everyone to achieve at his top potentials. The learning curve of students in MCL grows really fast, since everyone is willing to help each other and to share his research ideas and suggestions. Professor Kuo collaborates and communicates firmly with his students, showing that he cares about the people in his lab. I would like to take this chance to express my gratitude to him for giving me the chance to work in such a reputable lab. USC and MCL is the right place to carry out research and explore also other aspects of life, outside the academic environment.


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

For the time being, I want to be conducive in forthcoming MCL research achievements and to collaborate with other students, so to fulfil the lab’s goals and to broaden my theoretical understanding in computer vision. I feel that I will learn a lot of new concepts and technical ideas in MCL that will expand my way of thinking as an engineer. Further, I am sure that along the way I will make new friends from the lab that may last for a life.