A Postcard From: Xinyi Wang ’19

Name: Xinyi Wang
Class Year: 2019
Major: Mathematics and Computer Science
Hometown: China

Internship Placement: REU CAAR (Research Experience for Undergraduate Student, Combinatorics and Algorithms for Real Problems) at University of Maryland
Job Title: Student Researcher
Location: College Park, Md.

What’s happening at your internship?

The research problem that I am working on is Adversarial Patch Attack on Deep Neural Network. Briefly speaking, we are trying to design a patch that Person A can wear to fool the facial recognition system to make it wrongly think that it is Person B.

Why did you apply for this internship?

I hope to gain some research experience to decide whether to apply to graduate school, and deep learning is a field that I am interested in.

What has been your favorite part of this internship?

Collaborating with my teammates.

Can you give us three adjectives and three nouns that describe your internship experience?

  • Collaborative
  • Inspiring
  • Interesting
  • Research
  • Computer Science
  • Mentorship