About

Nhat (Nick) Pham, Ph.D. Student, University of Colorado Boulder

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I'm currently a 2nd-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder and work with Prof. Tam Vu at Mobile and Networked Systems (MNS) Lab. I completed my B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from Vietnam National University - University of Technology (HCMUT) in 2015 and was awarded Silver Medal for the second-best student in the Honor Program of Computer Science and Engineering department. I received my M.S. degree in Computer Science from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2018 with my research on Multiple-hop Cognitive Radio Networks. My current research interests include Medical Embedded Systems, Operating systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Cognitive Radio Networks, and Wireless Sensor Networks.

News

  • Mar. 2020: Our WAKE and Painometry papers are accepted to ACM Mobisys 2020!
  • Jan. 2020: Our eBP paper is invited for ACM GetMobile Research Highlights!
  • Oct. 2019: Our eBP paper received Best Paper Award at ACM Mobicom 2019!
  • Jun. 2019: Our Earable demo is presented at ACM Mobisys 2019!
  • Jun. 2019: Our eBP paper is accepted to ACM Mobicom 2019!
  • Apr. 2019: Our Earable demo is accepted to ACM Mobisys 2019!
  • Aug. 2018: I officially join MNS Lab family.
  • Publications

    Conferences, Workshops, and Demos

  • WAKE: A Behind-the-ear Wearable System for Microsleep Detection.
    MobiSys 2020 - The 18th ACM Intl' Conf. on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services.
    Nhat Pham, Tuan Dinh, Zohreh Raghebi, Taeho Kim, Nam Bui, Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Farnoush Banaei-Kashani, Ann Halbower, Thang Dinh, and Tam Vu.
    (Accepted for publication, 34 out of 175 submissions, acceptance ratio: 19.4%)

  • Painometry: Wearable and Objective Quantification System for Acute Postoperative Pain.
    MobiSys 2020 - The 18th ACM Intl' Conf. on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services.
    H. Truong, N. Bui, Z. Raghebi, M. Ceko, N. Pham, P. Nguyen, A. Nguyen, T. Kim, K. Siegfried, E. Stene, T. Tvrdy, L. Weinman, T. Payne, D. Burke, T. Dinh, S. D'Mello, F. Banaei-Kashani, T. Wager, P. Goldstein, and T. Vu.
    (Accepted for publication, 34 out of 175 submissions, acceptance ratio: 19.4%)

  • eBP: A Wearable System For Frequentand Comfortable Blood Pressure Monitoring From User’s Ear.
    Mobicom 2019 - The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking. - Best Paper Award
    Nam Bui, Nhat Pham, Jessica Jacqueline Barnitz, Zhanan Zou, Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Taeho Kim, Nicholas Farrow, Anh Nguyen, Jianliang Xiao, Robin Deterding, Thang Dinh and Tam Vu.
    (55 out of 290 submissions, acceptance ratio: 18.9%).

  • Demo: Earable - An Ear-Worn Biosignal Sensing Platform for Cognitive State Monitoring and Human-Computer Interaction. [Video]
    Mobisys 2019 - 17th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services.
    Nhat Pham, Taeho Kim, Frederick M Thayer, Anh Nguyen, and Tam Vu.

  • MSHCS-MAC: A MAC protocol for Multi-hop cognitive radio networks based on Slow Hopping and Cooperative Sensing approach. [Slides]
    ISCC 2018 - 23th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Natal, Brazil, Jun. 2018.
    Nhat Pham, Kiwoong Kwon, and Daeyoung Kim.

  • Oliot-OpenCity: Open Standard Interoperable Smart City Platform
    ISC2 2018 - IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Sep. 2018.
    Yalew k. Tolcha, Hoang Minh Nguyen, Jawook Byun, Kiwoong Kwon, Jiyong Han, Wondeuk Yoon, Nakyung Lee, Hyunseob Kim, Nhat Pham, and Daeyoung Kim.

  • GS1 Global Smart Parking System: One Architecture to Unify Them All (Short paper). [Slides]
    IEEE SCC 2017 - 14th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Jun. 2017.
    Nhat Pham, Muhammad Hassan, Hoang Minh Nguyen and Daeyoung Kim.

  • IsV2C: An Integrated Road Traffic-Network-Cloud Simulator for V2C Connected Car Services.
    IEEE SCC 2017 - 14th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, Jun. 2017.
    Heejae Kim, Jiyong Han, Seonghwan Kim, Jisoo Choi, Dongsik Yoon, Minsu Jeon, Eunjoo Yang, Nhat Pham, Sungpil Woo, Daeyoung Kim and Chan-Hyun Youn

  • GS1 Global Smart Parking System: Integrated architecture that provides interoperability of global systems.
    KCC 2017 - Korea Computer Congress 2017, Jeju, Korea, Jul. 2017.
    Nhat Pham, Sungpil Woo, Muhammad Hassan, Hoang Minh Nguyen and Daeyoung Kim.

  • Towards an Open Framework for Home Automation Development. [Slides] [Demo]
    ACOMP 2015 - 14th IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, Nov. 2015.
    Dang-Nhat Pham-Huu, Van-Hien Nguyen, Van-Anh Trinh, Van-Hieu Bui, and Hoang-Anh Pham.

  • Journals and Magazines

  • eBP: Frequent and comfortable blood pressure monitoring from inside human's ears.
    ACM GetMobile Magazine - (Submitted to Research Highlights column)
    Nam Bui, Nhat Pham, Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, J. Xiao, Robin Deterding, and Tam Vu.

  • MSHCS-MAC: A MAC for Multi-hop Cognitive Radio Networks Based on Slow Hopping and Cooperative Sensing Approach with Time Synchronization.
    KICS’18 - The Journal of Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences.
    Won-Deuk Yoon, Nhat Pham, Ki-Woong Kwon, Jang-Gwan Im, Dae-Young Kim.

  • Research

    Earable Computing - An Ear-Worn Biosignal Sensing Platform

    Earable is a novel ear-worn biosensing platform for cognitive state quantification and human-computer interaction. Earable can capture biosignal including brain waves activities, eyes movements, and facial muscle contractions from the back of the ears. Its form-factor is also convenient to use in everyday life. The demo shows two use cases for our Earable platform. First, our system plays relaxing music and dims the light when the user is trying to relax or sleep by detecting alpha and beta waves generated by the brain. Second, our system controls a drone with eye movements and facial muscle activity.

    eBP - Blood Pressure Measurement from inside the ear

    In this work, we propose a device called eBP to measure blood pressure from inside the user’s ear aiming to minimize the measurement’s impact on users’ normal activities while maximizing its comfort level. eBP has 3 key components: (1) a light-based pulse sensor attached on an in"atable pipe that goes inside the ear, (2) a digital air pump with a fine controller, and (3) a blood pressure estimation algorithm. In contrast to existing devices, eBP introduces a novel technique that eliminates the need to block the blood flow inside the ear, which alleviates the user’s discomfort.

    Experience

    Research Experience

  • Aug. 2018 - present: Research Assistant, Mobile and Networked Systems Lab, University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
  • Mar. 2018 - Jul. 2018: Researcher, Real-time and embedded systems lab (RESL), KAIST, South Korea.
  • Teaching Assistant

  • Fall 2015: Data and computer communication, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam.
  • Spring 2015: Embedded systems, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam.
  • Work experience

  • Mar. 2015 - Jul. 2015: Embedded Software Engineer, FPT Software, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
  • Jul. 2014 - Sept. 2015: Embedded Software Intern, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
  • Sept. 2014 - Jun. 2015: Maintainer, RIOT-OS (The friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things).
  • Jul. 2014: Student participant, 2014 Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.
  • Education

  • Fall 2018-present: PhD student in Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
  • 2016-2018: M.Sc. in Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea.
  • 2010-2015: B.E. in Computer Engineering, Vietnam National University - University of Technology (HCMUT), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Awards

  • 2019: Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom 2019.
  • 2016-2018: KAIST Graduate Scholarship, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
  • October 2015: Honda Young Engineer and Scientist - Top 30 applicants, Vietnam.
  • April 2015: Silver graduation medal, HCMUT, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.
  • 2011: Odon Vallet's Fellowship, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • 2009, 2010: Odon Vallet's Fellowship, Thua Thien Hue, Vietnam.