We are so happy to welcome a new graduate member of MCL, Haiyi Li. Here is an interview with Haiyi:


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

My name is Haiyi Li. I am currently a Ph.D student in Electrical Engineering at USC. I received my bachelor’s degree in Automation Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2022. I enjoy swimming and outdoor sports in my spare time. My research interests include image processing and machine learning.

  1. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

MCL is a fantastic place to exchange thoughts and obtain inspiration. Professor Kuo is a knowledgeable and passionate advisor, providing us with a lot of new ideas. And he is also a patient and responsible instructor, offering me some research directions to dig deeper. Also, students in MCL are really nice and intelligent. I feel inspired when discussing questions with them. USC is a vibrant campus. I am impressed by the strong academic resources and diverse environment here.

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

I plan to have more inspiring discussions with Professor Kuo and senior students of MCL and lay a sound foundation for my research. And I will focus on some specific image processing research directions to conduct some hands-on projects to make models more reasonable with better performance. I hope I am able to equip myself with mature research ability and insightful ideas.