In Summer 2022, we have a new MCL member, Joseph Lin, joining our big family. Here is a short interview with Joseph with our great welcome.

1. Could you briefly introduce yourself and your research interests?
I’m Joseph Lin, a rising first year master’s student at USC in electrical engineering. I completed a bachelor’s degree at UCLA in computer science and am looking forward to advanced studies on the other side of town. I became interested in machine learning and computer vision during my undergraduate studies and I hope to deepen my understanding of fundamental machine learning and focus on efficiency and interpretability in future research.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?
I’ve only talked to a couple people at MCL so far, but it’s been impressive how tightly run this group is. Everyone seems very motivated and knowledgeable, especially Professor Kuo. On the other hand, to put it bluntly, my impression of USC as a school is bad because I’m coming from a rival football school, but I’m sure that will change very soon.

3. What is your future expectation and plan in MCL?
I’m finishing up a summer project and getting my first direct contribution to a paper so I’m very excited about that. In the coming two years, I will work as hard as I can in my studies and hopefully have many opportunities to collaborate with other members and put out meaningful research.