VI-A Blogs: Cyril Lan
MEng student in VI-A program
MIT SB 2011
Research interests: image processing using convex optimization techniques
Hi, my name is Cyril Lan, and I’m rising 5th year Master’s student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. I came to MIT in 2007 from Germantown, Maryland, where I lived before coming to MIT.
My research is in the field of image processing using convex optimization techniques. Most images of everyday objects have a large degree of regularity and can be represented using sparse matrices (a matrix where most elements are zero). Recent breakthroughs in mathematics have led to convex optimization algorithms that allow us to efficiently convert an image block into a sparse matrix, yielding valuable information about its projective transformation while remaining robust to noise. This technique gives rise to a host of applications, such as image super-resolution, 3D reconstruction, calibration, and object recognition.
At MIT, I am involved in the Association of Taiwanese Students, TechFair, and Syncopasian (MIT’s Asian a cappella group). I also enjoy snowboarding, playing volleyball, DJing and competitive Starcraft.