Phuc (VP) Nguyen

  • I'm a Ph.D. candidate at University of Colorado Boulder working with Prof. Tam Vu.
  • I received my M.S in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Seoul, South Korea, and my B.S in Electronics and Telecommunications from University of Science (HCMUS), Vietnam.
  • I received Outstanding Graduate Student Award (CS Dept, C.U Denver 2016), ACM SIGMobile Research Highlight 2017, Best Paper Nominee-ACM SenSys 2018, Best Paper Nominee-ACM SenSys 2017, Best Paper Award-ACM MobiCom-S3 2017, Best Paper Award-ACM MobiCom-S3 2016
  • Address: 1111 Engineering Drive, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA.
  • Email: vp {dot} nguyen {at} colorado {dot} edu

    TYTH-Typing On Your Teeth

    TYTH-Typing On Your Teeth: Tongue-Teeth Localization for Human-Computer Interface, [PAPER], [SLIDES], [DEMO]
    ACM MobiSys 2018 [New!]
    (37 out of 138 submissions, acceptance ratio: 26.8%).
    Phuc Nguyen, Nam Bui, Anh Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Abhijit Suresh, Matthew Whitlock, Duy Pham, Thang Dinh, and Tam Vu


    CapBand: Battery-free Successive Capacitance Sensing Wristband for Hand Gesture Recognition, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    ACM SenSys 2018 [New!]
    (23 out of 147 submissions, acceptance ratio: 15.6%).
    Hoang Truong, Shuo Zhang, Ufuk Muncuk, Phuc Nguyen, Nam Bui, Anh Nguyen, Qin Lv, Kaushik Chowdhury, Thang Dinh, and Tam Vu
    Best Paper Award Nominee 2018

    Capacitive sensing 3D-printed Wristband for Enriched Hand Gesture Recognition, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    ACM MobiSys-WearSys 2017
    Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, Nam Bui and Tam Vu
    Best Senior Design Project in College, CU Denver 2016.

    Body-Guided Communications

    Body-Guided Communications: A Low-power, Highly-Confined Primitive to Track and Secure Every Touch, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    ACM MobiCom 2018 [New!]
    (47 out of 187 submissions, acceptance ratio: 22.5%).
    Viet Nguyen, Mohamed Ibrahim, Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, Richard Howard, Marco Gruteser and Tam Vu


    Matthan: Drone Presence Detection by Identifying Physical Signatures in the Drone’s RF Communication, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    ACM MobiSys 2017
    (34 out of 188 submissions, acceptance ratio: 18%).
    Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han, and Tam Vu
    ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights, 2017


    PhO2: Optical 3D printed elements and NIR/R light extraction techniques for phone-base blood oxygen level measurement, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    ACM SenSys 2017
    (26 out of 151 submissions, acceptance ratio: 17.2%)
    Nam Bui, Anh Nguyen, Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Ashwin Ashok, Thang Dinh, Robin Deterding and Tam Vu
    Best Paper Award Nominee 2017
    2nd Prize ACM MobiCom 2017 App Contest.

    S3 Best Paper Award, 2017


    Battery-Free Identification Token for Touch Sensing Devices, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    ACM SenSys 2016
    (21 out of 119 submissions, acceptance ratio: 17.6%).
    Phuc Nguyen, Ufuk Muncuk, Ashwin Ashok, Kaushik R Chowdhury, Marco Gruteser and Tam Vu
    Best CS Senior Design Project, CU Denver 2017.


    Continuous and Fine-grained Breathing Volume Monitoring from Afar Using Wireless Signals, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    (300 out of 1644 submissions, acceptance ratio: 18.25%).
    Phuc Nguyen, Xinyu Zhang, Ann Halbower, and Tam Vu
    S3 Best Paper Award, 2016

    Thermal-Depth Fusion Imaging

    Thermal-Depth Fusion for Occluded Body Skeletal Posture Estimation, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu and Min-Hyung Choi


    Real-time Tidal Volume Estimation using Iso-surface Reconstruction, [PAPER], [DEMO]
    Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu and Min-Hyung Choi

    Full list of publications

Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, 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.
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, ACM SenSys 2018
  • ACM Sigmobile Research Highlight 2017
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, ACM SenSys 2017
  • NSF Student Travel Grant Award from ACM MobiSys 2017, SenSys 2016, MobiSys 2016, INFOCOM 2016
  • Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom-S3 2017
  • Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom-S3 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 2016.
  • NSF Student Travel Grant Award from IEEE INFOCOM (Feb. 2016).
  • Best paper presentation award, KCC 2013.
  • Best paper award, KSII 2012.
  • 3rd prize of Mobile Application Development Contest at Sungkyunkwan University 2012.
  • Sunflower Mission Senior Project Sponsorship 2010.
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Academic Contest at University of Science (HCMUS) (2008 - 2009).
    • Received 1st prize in 2009 and 2nd prize in 2008
  • Annual scholarships of Vietnamese Government for excellent students at University of Science (HCMUS) 2008 - 2010.