Yue Wang came to ANU to study a Master of Computing (Advanced) in February 2016, after growing up in Hami, a small town in China. During her study in Australia, she became intrigued by the real-word applications of computer vision.
“I believe the breakthrough of AI depends on the development of computer vision. It is exciting to get the computer to understand what it sees. I am passionate about challenging new problems.”
Yue’s specialisations were in artificial intelligence and human centred computing, and her research project was on 3D Computer Vision. Studying under the supervision of world-class researchers and teachers, Yue was able to realise the future possibilities of computer vision and machine learning.
“At ANU, I met many teachers and friends. They made me see a variety of different lives, which strengthens my belief that I can choose my favourite lifestyle.”
After finishing her Masters of Computing, Yue received multiple job offers, and said that her experience at ANU learning Computer Vision was a great asset.
“I got two offers, one in China and one in Sydney - both were as 3D Computer Vision (CV) algorithm engineer. I chose the one in China, which is a unicorn company of anthropomorphic robot. My background of 3D CV significantly helped me to get this job”.
Yue said she found Canberra to be the perfect environment for studying, and enjoyed the peaceful natural surrounds.
“I will always remember when I finished my work and walked from the library to the parking lot, seeing sunset sprinkled on the playground. The sunset in Canberra is the most beautiful view I have seen.”
Yue is excited to embark on her career on the cutting edge of technology, in the field of AI and robotics.
“Robotics is a fascinating field. To see the algorithm implemented on a robot gives me a sense of achievement and makes me excited.”
Her advice to students interested in working in a similar field is to consider undertaking the Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision.
“You can concentrate on computer vision and machine learning if you take this degree. If you work hard on your project, you’ll be able to apply for a PhD or find a job after graduation. The market demand for CV skills is huge these days.”