Phuc Nguyen (VP Nguyen)

Ph.D. Candidate,

University of Colorado Boulder,

Mobile and Networked Systems Lab,

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


I am a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Computer 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, Best Paper Award from ACM MobiCom-S3 2016, ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights 2017.

  • ParkSense: Automatic Parking Positioning by Leveraging In-Vehicle Magnetic Field Variation
    IEEE Access 2017
    (IF: 3.244)
    Phuc Nguyen, Hieu Nguyen, Dong Nguyen, Thang N. Dinh, Hung M. La, and Tam Vu
    [PDF]

  • Matthan: Drone Presence Detection by Identifying Physical Signatures in the Drone’s RF Communication
    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
    [PDF] [DEMO]

  • PhO2: Optical 3D printed elements and NIR/R light extraction techniques for phone-base blood oxygen level measurement
    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.
    [PDF] [DEMO]

  • Through-body Capacitive Touch Communication
    ACM MobiCom 2017 - S3 Workshop
    Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, Viet Nguyen, Mohamed Ibrahim, Richard Howard, Marco Gruteser and Tam Vu

  • Photometry based Blood Oxygen Estimation through Smartphone Cameras
    ACM MobiCom 2017 - S3 Workshop
    Nam Bui, Anh Nguyen, Phuc Nguyen, Hoang Truong, Ashwin Ashok, Thang Dinh, Robin Deterding and Tam Vu
    Best Paper Award, 2017

  • DEMO: Low-power Capacitive Sensing Wristband for Hand Gesture Recognition
    ACM MobiCom 2017 - S3 Workshop
    Hoang Truong, Phuc Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, Nam Bui, and Tam Vu

  • Capacitive sensing 3D-printed Wristband for Enriched Hand Gesture Recognition
    ACM MobiSys-WearSys 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.
    Thank Sean Kuhlman, Cory Coellen, Michael Hunsinger, and Raphael O'Flynn!
    [PDF][DEMO]

  • Thermal-Depth Fusion for Occluded Body Skeletal Posture Estimation
    IEEE/ACM CHASE 2017
    Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu and Min-Hyung Choi
    [PDF]

  • Respiratory Volume Monitoring from Afar Using Wireless Signals
    ATS 2017
    Phuc Nguyen, Shane Transue, Ann Halbower, Min-Hyung Choi, and Tam Vu
    [POSTER]

  • Battery-Free Identification Token for Touch Sensing Devices
    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
    The demo won Department-wide Best Senior Design Project Competition Award at CU Denver in 2017.
    Thank Ed Salisbury, Lily Dam, Bradley Dufresne, and Fiot.vn team!
    [PDF], [DEMO]

  • WikiSpiro: Non-contact Respiration Volume Monitoring during Sleep
    ACM MobiCom-S3 2016
    Phuc Nguyen, Shane Transue, Ann Halbower, Min-Hyung Choi, and Tam Vu
    Best Paper Award, 2016
    [PDF]

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

  • Investigating Cost-effective RF-based Detection of Drones
    ACM MobiSys - DroNet 2016
    Phuc Nguyen, Mahesh Ravindranathan, Anh Nguyen, Richard Han and Tam Vu
    [PDF]

  • Real-time Tidal Volume Estimation using Iso-surface Reconstruction
    IEEE/ACM CHASE 2016
    Shane Transue, Phuc Nguyen, Tam Vu and Min-Hyung Choi
    [PDF], [DEMO]

  • Continuous and Fine-grained Respiration Volume Monitoring Using Continuous Wave Radar
    ACM MobiCom 2015 (Poster Section)
    Phuc Nguyen, Xinyu Zhang, Ann Halbower and Tam Vu
    [PDF], [DEMO]

  • Mobile Device Identification by Leveraging Built-in Capacitive Signature
    ACM CCS 2015 (Poster Section)
    Manh Huynh, Phuc Nguyen, Marco Gruteser, and Tam Vu
    [PDF]

  • 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, 2013

  • 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, 2012

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.
  • Best Paper Award Nominee 2017
  • 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.

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