VP Nguyen

Ph.D. Candidate,

University of Colorado Boulder,

Mobile and Networked Systems Lab,

Address: 1111 Engineering Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.

Email: vp {dot} nguyen {at} colorado {dot} edu


I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder, supervised by Prof. Tam Vu. I received Master of Science in Engineering degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Seoul, South Korea, in 2014. I received Bachelor of Science degree from Vietnam National University, University of Science, in 2010. I was a Telecom engineer at Samsung Electronics (Mobile division) from 2010 to 2012. I received Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Dept. of Computer Science, University of Colorado Denver 2016, and received Best Paper Award from ACM MobiCom-S3 2016.

  • Matthan: Drone Presence Detection by Identifying Physical Signatures in the Drone’s RF Communication [PDF] [DEMO]
    ACM MobiSys 2017 - The ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Niagara Falls, NewYork, June 2017.
    (34 out of 188 submissions, acceptance ratio: 18%).

    Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han, and Tam Vu

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

  • Thermal-Depth Fusion for Occluded Body Skeletal Posture Estimation [PDF]
    IEEE/ACM CHASE 2017 - The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies, Philadelphia, June 2017.
    Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu and Min-Hyung Choi

  • Battery-Free Identification Token for Touch Sensing Devices [PDF], [DEMO]
    ACM SenSys 2016 - The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, Stanford, CA, USA, November 2016.
    (21 out of 119 submissions, acceptance ratio: 17.6%).

    Phuc Nguyen, Ufuk Muncuk, Ashwin Ashok, Kaushik R Chowdhury, Marco Gruteser and Tam Vu
    (The demo won Department-wide Best Senior Design Project Competition Award at CU Denver in 2017).
    Thanks Ed Salisbury, Lily Dam, Bradley Dufresne, and Fiot.vn team!

  • WikiSpiro: Non-contact Respiration Volume Monitoring during Sleep [PDF]
    ACM MobiCom-S3 2016 - The ACM International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking.
    Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students Workshop, NewYork, USA, October 2016.

    Phuc Nguyen, Shane Transue, Ann Halbower, Min-Hyung Choi, and Tam Vu
    (Best Paper Award)

  • Continuous and Fine-grained Breathing Volume Monitoring from Afar Using Wireless Signals, [PDF], [DEMO]
    IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications, San Francisco, CA, USA, April 2016.
    (300 out of 1644 submissions, acceptance ratio: 18.25%).

    Phuc Nguyen, Xinyu Zhang, Ann Halbower, and Tam Vu

  • Investigating Cost-effective RF-based Detection of Drones, [PDF]
    ACM MobiSys - DroNet 2016 - ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications and Services, Singapore, June 2016.
    Phuc Nguyen, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han and Tam Vu

  • Real-time Tidal Volume Estimation using Iso-surface Reconstruction, [PDF], [DEMO]
    IEEE/ACM CHASE 2016 - The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies, June 2016.
    Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu and Min-Hyung Choi

  • Continuous and Fine-grained Respiration Volume Monitoring Using Continuous Wave Radar, [PDF], [DEMO]
    ACM MobiCom 2015 (Poster Section) - The ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, Paris, France, July 2015.
    Phuc Nguyen, Xinyu Zhang, Ann Halbower and Tam Vu

  • Mobile Device Identification by Leveraging Built-in Capacitive Signature, [PDF]
    ACM CCS 2015 (Poster Section) - The ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, Denver, USA, October 2015.
    Manh Huynh, Phuc Nguyen, Marco Gruteser, and Tam Vu

  • Delay-Efficient Data Collection with Dynamic Traffic Patterns in Wireless Sensor Networks
    ICWN - The International Conference on Wireless Networks, Las Vegas USA, July 2013.
    Phuc Nguyen, Vyacheslav Zalyubovskiy, and Hyunseung Choo

  • A Proposed Network Structure for Load-Balanced Clustering Data Aggregation in Duty-Cycled WSNs
    KSII - The Korean Society for Internet Information, December 2013
    Phuc Nguyen, Sanggil Yeoum, Vyacheslav Zalyubovskiy, and Hyunseung Choo

  • Minimum Latency and Energy-Efficient Data Collection with Dynamic Traffic in Wireless Sensor Networks
    KCC - The Korea Computer Congress, June 2013.
    Phuc Nguyen, Le Duc Thang, and Hyunseung Choo
    (Best Paper Presentation Award)

  • Minimum Latency and Energy-Efficient Data Collection with Dynamic Traffic in Wireless Sensor Networks
    KSII - The Korean Society for Internet Information, June 2012.
    Phuc Nguyen, Khanh Ha Nguyen Phan, Minhan Shon, and Hyunseung Choo

  • A Latency-aware Data Aggregation Scheduling in Duty-cycled Wireless Sensor Networks
    KSII - The Korean Socisety for Internet Information, June 2012.
    Khanh Ha Nguyen Phan, Phuc Nguyen, Minhan Shon, and Hyunseung Choo
    (Best Paper Award)

  • NFC tag and smart device featuring NFC
    International Patent
    Hyungseung Choo, Myoung Sung Ho, Phuc Nguyen, Lee Teawoo, Myoung Beom Chung

  • An Application to Collect Usage Context in the Android Smart Phone
    Korea Intellectural Program - C-2013-024042, December 07, 2013.
    Phuc Nguyen and HyunseungChoo

  • To Provide Convenience for The SmartPhone Users by using NFC Communications and NFC Tags
    Korea Patent - 10-2012-0130791, November 19, 2012.
    Hyungseung Choo, Myoung Sung Ho, Phuc Nguyen, Lee Teawoo, and MyoungBeom Chung

  • To Provide Convenience for The Smart Phone Users by using NFC Communications and NFC Tags
    Korea Intellectural Program - C-2012-019717, October 10, 2012.
    Phuc Nguyen, Myoung Sung Ho, and HyungseungChoo

Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado Denver, USA. Department of Computer Science in Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, S. Korea.
  • Fall 2013: TA for Distributed System Topics.
    Instructor: Prof. Vyacheslav Zalyubovskiy.
  • Summer 2013: TA for Advanced System Engineering.
    Instructor: Prof. Tei-Wei Kuo.
  • Spring 2013: TA for Graph Theory and Its Applications.
    Instructor: Prof. Vyacheslav Zalyubovskiy.
  • NSF Student Travel Grant Award from ACM MobiSys 2017 (May 2017)
  • Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom-S3 (Oct. 2016)
  • NSF Student Travel Grant Award from ACM SenSys 2016 (Oct. 2016)
  • NSF Student Travel Grant Award from ACM MobiSys 2016 (May 2016)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Denver (May 2016).
  • NSF Student Travel Grant Award from IEEE INFOCOM (Feb. 2016).
  • Best paper presentation award, KCC (Jun. 2013).
  • Best paper award, KSII (Jun. 2012).
  • 3rd prize of Mobile Application Development Contest at Sungkyunkwan University (Nov. 2012).
  • Sunflower Mission Senior Project Sponsorship (Mar. 2010).
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Academic Contest at University of Science (HCMUS) (2008 - 2009).
    • Received 2nd prize in 2008 and 1st prize in 2009.
  • Annual scholarships of Vietnamese Government for excellent students at University of Science (HCMUS) 2008 - 2010.