Hoang Truong

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

I am 2nd year Ph.D. 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.

Address 1111 Engineering Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA
Email hoang {dot} truong {at} colorado {dot} edu

  • CV
  • (updated 10/10/2018)

News

  • 11/2018: CapBand paper won Best Paper Runner-up Award at ACM SenSys 2018. New!!!
  • 07/2018: CapBand paper is accepted to ACM SenSys 2018. New!!!
  • 05/2018: Body-Guided Communication paper is accepted to ACM MobiCom 2018. New!!!
  • 02/2018: TYTH paper is accepted to ACM MobiSys 2018.
  • 10/2017: PhO2 is nominated for Best Paper at ACM SenSys 2017.
  • 10/2017: PhO2 is awarded Best Paper at ACM MobiCom-S3 2017.
  • 10/2017: PulseOx app won the 2nd place in MobiCom App Contest.
  • 10/2017: Drone Detection is selected as ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights 2017.
  • 09/2017: Received NSF Travel Grant Award for MobiCom.
  • Publications

    CapBand: Battery-free Successive Capacitance Sensing Wristband for Hand Gesture Recognition - Best Paper Runner-up Award
    ACM SenSys 2018 (23 out of 147 submissions, acceptance rate: 15.6%)
    Hoang Truong, Shuo Zhang, Ufuk Muncuk, Phuc Nguyen, Nam Bui, Anh Nguyen, Qin Lv, Kaushik Chowdhury, Thang Dinh, and Tam Vu
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    Body-Guided Communications: A Low-power, Highly-Confined Primitive to Track and Secure Every Touch
    ACM MobiCom 2018 (42 out of 187 submissions, acceptance rate: 22.5%)
    V. Nguyen, M. Ibrahim, H. Truong, P. Nguyen, R. Howard, M. Gruteser and T. Vu
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    TYTH-Typing On Your Teeth: Tongue-Teeth Localization for Human-Computer Interface
    ACM MobiSys 2018 (37 out of 138 submissions, acceptance rate: 26.8%)
    P. Nguyen, N. Bui, A. Nguyen, H. Truong, A. Suresh, M. Whitlock, D. Pham, T. Dinh, and T. Vu
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    Cost-Effective and Passive RF-Based Drone Presence Detection and Characterization
    ACM GetMobile 2018
    Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han, and Tam Vu
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    PhO2: Smartphone based Blood Oxygen Level Measurement Systems using Near-IR and RED Wave-guided Light - Best Paper Award Nominee
    ACM SenSys 2017 (26 out of 151 submissions, acceptance rate: 17.2%)
    N. Bui, A. Nguyen, P. Nguyen, H. Truong, A. Ashok, T. Dinh, R. Deterding, and T. Vu
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    Matthan: Drone Presence Detection by Identifying Physical Signatures in the Drone’s RF Communication - ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights
    ACM MobiSys 2017 (34 out of 188 submissions, acceptance rate: 18.1%)
    Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han, and Tam Vu
    Thanks Phuc Nguyen!
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    Photometry based Blood Oxygen Estimation through Smartphone Cameras - Best Paper Award
    ACM MobiCom-S3 2017
    N. Bui, A. Nguyen, P. Nguyen, H. Truong, A. Ashok, T. Dinh, R. Deterding, and T. Vu
    (The PulseOx app won the 2nd place in App Contest, MobiCom 2017)
    Thanks Nam Bui!
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    Through-body Capacitive Touch Communication
    ACM MobiCom-S3 2017
    H. Truong, P. Nguyen, V. Nguyen, M. Ibrahim, R. Howard, M. Gruteser and T. Vu
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    DEMO: Low-power Capacitive Sensing Wristband for Hand Gesture Recognition
    ACM MobiCom-S3 2017
    Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, Nam Bui, and Tam Vu
    paper Paper     slides Poster     video Video    

    Capacitive sensing 3D-printed Wristband for Enriched Hand Gesture Recognition
    ACM MobiSys 2017 - WearSys workshop
    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!
    paper Paper     slides Slides     video Video    

    Projects

    TYTH - Typing on The Teeth

    A novel tongue-based computer interface in which a user can provide input to a computing system by tapping her tongue on her teeth via the capture of EEG, EMG, and the movement of skin behind the ears.
    video Video

    Matthan - Drone Detection

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

    Awards

  • Best Paper Runner-up Award, ACM SenSys 2018.
  • NSF Travel Grant Award, ACM SenSys 2018.
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights 2017.
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, ACM SenSys 2017.
  • Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom-S3 2017.
  • 2nd place, App Contest, ACM MobiCom 2017.
  • NSF Travel Grant Award, ACM MobiCom 2017.
  • 3rd place, KAIST Hackathon 2014.
  • Best questioner, 18th CJK Workshop 2013.
  • KAIST Graduate Scholarship, 2012 – 2014.
  • KAIST Undergraduate Research Program (URP), 2011.
  • Outstanding Technical Poster, Freshmen Design, 2009.
  • KAIST Undergraduate Scholarship, 2008 – 2012.
  • Services

    Teaching Assistant

  • Spring 2018: Computer System
  • Spring 2017: Logic Design
  • Spring 2017: Embedded System Programming
  • Tutoring

  • 2010 - 2014: KAIST Tutoring Program
  • Journal reviewers

  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking