In Summer 2021, we have a new MCL member, Peida Han, joining our big family. Here is a short interview with Peida with our great welcome.

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

My name is Peida Han, and I am a first year master student in Computer Science (artificial intelligence) at USC. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University in 2016. I previously worked on some machine learning based projects such as an autonomous aerial system on drones in my undergrad. With strong interest in image processing for practical real life applications, I am currently working on the Breast Cancer Image segmentation project in MCL.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

My impression about MCL is that the lab members are friendly and motivating. I feel everyone is approachable and the whole group like to help each other out. In addition, everyone is dedicated to their work and I am inspired to work hard and learn from them. USC provides valuable resources from the perspectives of both academia and industry. My impression of USC is that students have access to resources easily and professors have high standards of course quality, and there are many other valuable resources. I am glad to be a part of the Trojan family.

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

My expectation in MCL is to explore my potentials in pure research, especially in the image processing field. And I am glad I can be involved in the research of image segmentation and hope that could be helpful to society. I learnt great a lot from Prof. Kuo and I hope I can contribute my own efforts in MCL. It is my pleasure to work with PhD students and learn from them. In terms of my future plan, I would like to be a PhD student in MCL If I have the opportunity. Because I think Prof. Kuo is very knowledgeable and has his taste in Image Processing. I am glad that I can join MCL and learn from Prof. Kuo and dedicated lab members this summer.