In Fall 2021, we have a new MCL member, Qingyang Zhou, joining our big family. Here is a short interview with Qingyang with our great welcome.

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

Hello, I am Qingyang Zhou, a new member of MCL in 21fall. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees both in Shanghai, China. My research interest is multimedia signal processing, especially video coding and point cloud compression. I am passionate about these research areas and I have been working on different video coding standards for over 3 years before coming to USC. I am very happy to share with you my experience in this field.

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

MCL is filled with productive and professional researchers. The lab offers us many different research directions from multimedia signal processing to computer vision. Professor Kuo is creative, hardworking, and full of insightful thoughts. I believe I would receive excellent academic training and become a good researcher at MCL. USC is also an excellent place with both a beautiful campus and strong academic background. I am very happy that I could continue my research at USC.

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

At MCL, I will continue to do research on multimedia-related areas. I have been doing this for years and there are still many questions waiting for me to solve. For the next few months, my attention will be mainly focused on Point Cloud Compression. For the next several years, I would like to get my academic skills improved and make good preparations before entering the industry or academia.