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William Wang

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William graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in May 2014. In his undergraduate studies, William developed a keen interest in mechatronics, and initiated projects like an object tracking quadrotor and camera gimbal stabilizer, which allowed him to develop his skills in programming, mechanical design, and electronics.

After graduation, William joined the Graphics Lab at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies in Los Angeles (USC ICT), where he created a dual motorized mirror device designed to redirect the optical path of a camera for human facial-tracking purposes. The project achieved great results and was presented at ACM SIGGRAPH 2015.

In his three years at USC ICT, William was responsible for prototyping and designing new hardware and software systems, which allowed him to grow his knowledge in software engineering and hardware design. He enjoyed every aspect of working in a research lab, encountering and solving challenging problems, and felt that starting off his career in research gave him the opportunity to get in touch with a wide variety of technologies and learn from the great minds in research.

He is looking forward to developing and strengthening his skills in the rigorous MS in Robotics program at Northwestern University. William is especially interested in machine learning, computer vision, robot motion planning, and human-robot interaction, all of which could significantly improve a robot's ability to assist individuals.