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

My name is Zhiyao Luo. I am a 1st year M.S. student in the program of EE general and join the MCL lab at USC for summer intern. I received my bachelor’s degree of engineering in Xi’an Jiaotong University of China. I have the background of machine learning and signal processing theory and I have some research background on classification and optimization problems. I have a passion for understanding models and algorithms in the field of computer vision by applying them to solve realistic problems.

  1. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

I was deeply impressed by the school’s full consideration of students from different cultural backgrounds and I believe that USC can offer me plenty opportunities and  resource that I need. The first time I know about MCL is in EE569 course because most of TAs and graders in that course are members in MCL and the professionalism and rigor of MCL have been widely recognized in our class since then. It is my first week in MCL, I find that all the works are organized well and efficient, it makes me believe that I will gain a lot from MCL.

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

I hope I can help to finish some meaningful work in this summer and learn from other outstanding members in MCL. For my own career planning, I want to get familiar with the pace of academic research in MCL. If I think this kind of work is suitable for me and I believe that I will be able to achieve valuable result, I will try to get a chance to continue my academic career in MCL.