Hoang Truong

PhD Student, University of Colorado, Boulder

I am 1st year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, supervised by Prof. Tam Vu. I received Master degree in Computer Science and Bachelor (Cum Laude) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from KAIST, South Korea, in 2014 and 2012 respectively.

I was a Set-top box software engineer and Android junior team mentor/manager at HUMAX Digital from 2015 to 2017.

Download CV (updated 5/5/2017)


Matthan: Drone Presence Detection by Identifying Physical Signatures in the Drone’s RF Communication
ACM MobiSys 2017 - ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, June 2017
Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han, and Tam Vu

Capacitive sensing 3D-printed Wristband for Enriched Hand Gesture Recognition
ACM MobiSys 2017 - WearSys workshop - ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services, June 2017
Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, Nam Bui, and Tam Vu
(The demo won Best Senior Design Project Competition Award at CU Denver in 2016).
Thanks Sean Kuhlman, Cory Coellen, Michael Hunsinger, and Raphael O'Flynn!


Capacitive touch communication

Ubiquitous, seamlessly user identification and authentication on off-the-shelf touch-enabled devices

Drone Detection

Inexpensive RF-based drone detection system with low cost off-the-shelf devices by exploiting the physical movement characteristic of drones

Gesture recognition

Design and implementation of a capacitive wristband for enriched finger and hand gesture recognition


  • 2013: Best questioner, 18th CJK Workshop, Japan.
  • 2012 – 2014: KAIST Graduate Scholarship.
  • 2011: KAIST Undergraduate Research Program (URP).
  • 2009: Outstanding Technical Poster for the Design of a Biosensor for Cancer Cell Detection.
  • 2008 – 2012: KAIST Undergraduate Scholarship.
  • Services

    Teaching Assistant

  • Spring 2017: Logic Design
  • Spring 2017: Embedded System Programming
  • Tutoring

  • 2010 - 2014: KAIST Tutoring Program