We are so happy to welcome a new graduate member, Gagan Ellath, joining MCL this summer. Here is a quick interview with Gagan:

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

My name is Gagan. I am a 2nd-year Graduate student pursuing my Master’s Degree in Computer Engineering. My research interests include Image Processing, Machine Learning, Computer Networks, and Operating Systems.

I am also interested in learning the underlying implementation of complex machine learning algorithms such as GANs and Transformer models and why they work well.

2. What is your impression about MCL and USC?

Doing my Master’s Degree at USC is a great experience. There are people from different regions and cultures who you interact with and help you see different perspectives.

As for MCL, Professor Kuo and all the students currently working in MCL are very smart, the weekly seminars showcase how much work goes into each research topic, and it also helps me

think about different solutions for my research problem.

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

I want to publish a research paper on adversarial attacks in the green learning pipeline, and in the process, I would like to understand the robustness of the green learning model.

I would also like to interact and get to know everyone from the Lab and learn as much as possible from them.