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Dr VP Nguyen

[Dr Phuc VP Nguyen]

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Last Updated: June 14, 2021
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Biography

Biography

VP Nguyen founded and directs Wireless and Sensor Systems Laboratory at the University of Texas at Arlington, where his team is focusing on building wireless, mobile, and embedded systems to identify the opportunities for cyber-physical system-based solutions to monitor and improve human health conditions and their living environments. He has been building wearable, mobile, and wireless sensing systems to monitor human breathing volume, brain activities, muscle activities, skin surface deformation, blood pressure for various healthcare applications. He has also developed systems to monitor objects in the environment such as drones, cars, trees, etc. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018, where he was supervised by Prof. Tam Vu. He is the recipient of ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2020, Best Paper Award at ACM MobiCom 2019, Best Paper Runner up Award at ACM SenSys 2018, ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2017, Best Paper Nominee at ACM SenSys 2017, Best Paper Awards at ACM MobiCom-S3 2016-2017.

Appointments

Appointments

    • Sept 2020 to Present Assistant Professor
      Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Jan 2019 to July 2020 Research Scientist
      Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder (Boulder, CO, United States)

Memberships

    • 2016 to Present Association for Computing Machinery

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2020 CACM Research Highlights sponsored by ACM
    • Jul  2020 ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE
    • Oct  2019 Best Paper Award sponsored by ACM MobiCom
    • Nov  2018 Best Paper Runner-up Award sponsored by ACM SenSys 2018
    •  2017 Best Paper Nominee sponsored by ACM SenSys
    • Oct  2017 ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights sponsored by ACM SIGMOBILE
    • Oct  2016 Best Paper Award sponsored by ACM S3
    • May  2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award from CS Department sponsored by CU

Publications


      2017
      • Book Chapter
        Respiratory Volume Monitoring From Afar Using Wireless Signals
        A80-C. NOVEL DIAGNOSTIC APPROACHES TO SDB
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Transue, Shane, Choi, Min-Hyung, Halbower, AnnC, Vu, Tam]. A2620--A2620. "American Thoracic Society".

      2020
      • Journal Article
        Epileptic Seizure Detection and Experimental Treatment: A Review
        [Kim, Taeho, Nguyen, Phuc, Pham, Nhat, Bui, Nam, Truong, Hoang, Ha, Sangtae, Vu, Tam]. 11, 701. "Frontiers".
      • Journal Article
        eBP: FREQUENT AND COMFORTABLE BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING FROM INSIDE HUMAN'S EARS
        [Bui, Nam, Pham, Nhat, Truong, Hoang, Nguyen, Phuc, Xiao, Jianliang, Deterding, Robin, Dinh, Thang, Vu, Tam]. 23(4), 34--38. "ACM New York, NY, USA".
      • Journal Article
        Smartphone-Based SpO2 Measurement by Exploiting Wavelengths Separation and Chromophore Compensation
        [Bui, Nam, Nguyen, Anh, Nguyen, Phuc, Truong, Hoang, Ashok, Ashwin, Dinh, Thang, Deterding, Robin, Vu, Tam]. 16(1), 1--30. "ACM New York, NY, USA".

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Volumetric reconstruction of thermal-depth fused 3D models for occluded body posture estimation
        [Transue, Shane, Nguyen, Phuc, Vu, Tam, Choi, Min-Hyung]. 11, 29--44. "Elsevier".

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Cost-Effective and Passive RF-Based Drone Presence Detection and Characterization
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Truong, Hoang, Ravindranathan, Mahesh, Nguyen, Anh, Han, Richard, Vu, Tam]. 21(4), 30--34. "ACM".
      • Journal Article
        Delay-efficient energy-minimized data collection with dynamic traffic in WSNs
        [Kang, Byungseok, Nguyen, Phuc, Choo, Hyunseung]. IEEE Sensors Journal. 18(7), 3028--3038. "IEEE".

      2017
      • Journal Article
        ParkSense: automatic parking positioning by leveraging in-vehicle magnetic field variation
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Nguyen, Hieu, Nguyen, Dong, Dinh, ThangN, La, HungM, Vu, Tam]. IEEE Access. 5, 25021--25033. "IEEE".

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Real-time Tidal Volume Estimation using Iso-surface Reconstruction
        [Transue, Shane, Nguyen, Phuc, Vu, Tam, Choi, Min-Hyung].

      2021
      • Conference Proceeding
        JawSense: Recognizing Unvoiced Sound using a Low-cost Ear-worn System
        [Khanna, Prerna , Srivastava, Tanmay, Pan, Shijia, Jain, Shubham, Nguyen, Phuc]. ACM Hotmobile - The 22nd International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications. Cyberspace.

      2020
      • Conference Proceeding
        DroneScale: drone load estimation via remote passive RF sensing
        Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Kakaraparthi, Vimal, Bui, Nam, Umamahesh, Nikshep, Pham, Nhat, Truong, Hoang, Guddeti, Yeswanth, Bharadia, Dinesh, Han, Richard, Frew, Eric, others]. 326--339.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Opportunities in the Cross-Scale Collaborative Human Sensing of'Developing'Device-Free and Wearable Systems
        Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Workshop on Device-Free Human Sensing
        [Pan, Shijia, Nguyen, Phuc]. 16--21.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Painometry: wearable and objective quantification system for acute postoperative pain
        Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
        [Truong, Hoang, Bui, Nam, Raghebi, Zohreh, Ceko, Marta, Pham, Nhat, Nguyen, Phuc, Nguyen, Anh, Kim, Taeho, Siegfried, Katrina, Stene, Evan, others]. 419--433.
      • Conference Proceeding
        WAKE: a behind-the-ear wearable system for microsleep detection
        Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
        [Pham, Nhat, Dinh, Tuan, Raghebi, Zohreh, Kim, Taeho, Bui, Nam, Nguyen, Phuc, Truong, Hoang, Banaei-Kashani, Farnoush, Halbower, Ann, Dinh, Thang, others]. 404--418.

      2019
      • Conference Proceeding
        eBP: A Wearable System For Frequent and Comfortable Blood Pressure Monitoring From User's Ear
        The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
        [Bui, Nam, Pham, Nhat, Barnitz, JessicaJacqueline, Zou, Zhanan, Nguyen, Phuc, Truong, Hoang, Kim, Taeho, Farrow, Nicholas, Nguyen, Anh, Xiao, Jianliang, others]. 1--17.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Towards RF-based localization of a drone and its controller
        Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Kim, Taeho, Miao, Jinpeng, Hesselius, Daniel, Kenneally, Erin, Massey, Daniel, Frew, Eric, Han, Richard, Vu, Tam]. 21--26.

      2018
      • Conference Proceeding
        Body-guided communications: A low-power, highly-confined primitive to track and secure every touch
        Proceedings of the 24th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
        [Nguyen, Viet, Ibrahim, Mohamed, Truong, Hoang, Nguyen, Phuc, Gruteser, Marco, Howard, Richard, Vu, Tam]. 353--368.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Capband: Battery-free successive capacitance sensing wristband for hand gesture recognition
        Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
        [Truong, Hoang, Zhang, Shuo, Muncuk, Ufuk, Nguyen, Phuc, Bui, Nam, Nguyen, Anh, Lv, Qin, Chowdhury, Kaushik, Dinh, Thang, Vu, Tam]. 54--67.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Tyth-typing on your teeth: Tongue-teeth localization for human-computer interface
        Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Bui, Nam, Nguyen, Anh, Truong, Hoang, Suresh, Abhijit, Whitlock, Matt, Pham, Duy, Dinh, Thang, Vu, Tam]. 269--282.

      2017
      • Conference Proceeding
        Capacitive sensing 3d-printed wristband for enriched hand gesture recognition
        Proceedings of the 2017 Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications
        [Truong, Hoang, Nguyen, Phuc, Nguyen, Anh, Bui, Nam, Vu, Tam]. 11--15.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Low-power capacitive sensing wristband for hand gesture recognition
        Proceedings of the 9th ACM Workshop on Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students
        [Truong, Hoang, Nguyen, Phuc, Bui, Nam, Nguyen, Anh, Vu, Tam]. 21--21.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Matthan: Drone presence detection by identifying physical signatures in the drone's rf communication
        Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Truong, Hoang, Ravindranathan, Mahesh, Nguyen, Anh, Han, Richard, Vu, Tam]. 211--224.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Pho2: Smartphone based blood oxygen level measurement systems using near-ir and red wave-guided light
        Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems
        [Bui, Nam, Nguyen, Anh, Nguyen, Phuc, Truong, Hoang, Ashok, Ashwin, Dinh, Thang, Deterding, Robin, Vu, Tam]. 1--14.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Photometry based Blood Oxygen Estimation through Smartphone Cameras
        Proceedings of the 9th ACM Workshop on Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students
        [Bui, Nam, Nguyen, Anh, Nguyen, Phuc, Truong, Hoang, Ashok, Ashwin, Dinh, Thang, Deterding, Robin, Vu, Tam]. 29--31.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Thermal-depth fusion for occluded body skeletal posture estimation
        2017 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Connected Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE)
        [Transue, Shane, Nguyen, Phuc, Vu, Tam, Choi, Min-Hyung]. 167--176.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Through-body capacitive touch communication
        Proceedings of the 9th ACM Workshop on Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students
        [Truong, Hoang, Nguyen, Phuc, Nguyen, Viet, Ibrahim, Mohamed, Howard, Richard, Gruteser, Marco, Vu, Tam]. 7--9.

      2016
      • Conference Proceeding
        Battery-free identification token for touch sensing devices
        Proceedings of the 14th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems CD-ROM
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Muncuk, Ufuk, Ashok, Ashwin, Chowdhury, KaushikR, Gruteser, Marco, Vu, Tam]. 109--122.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Continuous and Fine-grained Breathing Volume Monitoring from Afar Using Wireless Signals
        IEEE INFOCOM
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Zhang, Xinyu, Halbower, Ann, Vu, Tam].
      • Conference Proceeding
        Investigating cost-effective rf-based detection of drones
        Proceedings of the 2nd workshop on micro aerial vehicle networks, systems, and applications for civilian use
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Ravindranatha, Mahesh, Nguyen, Anh, Han, Richard, Vu, Tam]. 17--22.
      • Conference Proceeding
        WiKiSpiro: non-contact respiration volume monitoring during sleep
        Proceedings of the Eighth Wireless of the Students, by the Students, and for the Students Workshop
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Transue, Shane, Choi, Min-Hyung, Halbower, AnnC, Vu, Tam]. 27--29.

      2015
      • Conference Proceeding
        Continuous and fine-grained respiration volume monitoring using continuous wave radar
        Proceedings of the 21st Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking
        [Nguyen, Phuc, Zhang, Xinyu, Halbower, AnnC, Vu, Tam]. 266--268.
      • Conference Proceeding
        Poster: Mobile device identification by leveraging built-in capacitive signature
        Proceedings of the 22nd ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
        [Huynh, Manh, Nguyen, Phuc, Gruteser, Marco, Vu, Tam]. 1635--1637.

      2013
      • Conference Proceeding
        Delay-Efficient Data Collection with Dynamic Traffic Patterns in Wireless Sensor Networks
        Proceedings of the International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN)
        [Van, PhucNguyen, Zalyubovskiy, Vyacheslav, Choo, Hyunseung]. 1.

      2020
      • Other
        Tongue localization, teeth interaction, and detection system
        [Vu, Tam, Nguyen, Phuc, Bui, Nam, Deterding, Robin].
      • Other
        Method and apparatus for battery-free identification token for touch sensing devices
        [Vu, Tam, Nguyen, Phuc].

      2019
      • Other
        Systems And Methods For Determining Physiological Information With A Computing Device
        [Vu, Tam, Deterding, Robin, Nguyen, Anh, Nguyen, Phuc].

      2018
      • Other
        Apparatus and methods for continuous and fine-grained breathing volume monitoring
        [Vu, Tam, Nguyen, PhucV, Halbower, AnnC].

Presentations

    • November  2020
      Nguyen, Phuc VP (Author & Presenter), "DroneScale: Drone Load Estimation Via Remote Passive RF Sensing", ACM, Yokohama, Japan (Online). (November 18, 2020).
    • November  2020
      Nguyen, Phuc VP, "Opportunities in the Cross-Scale Collaborative Human Sensing of ‘Developing’ Device-Free and Wearable Systems", ACM, Yokohama, Japan (Online). (November 16, 2020).

Courses

      • CSE 3318-004 ALGORITHMS & DATA STRUCTURES
        (Course Id: 102418)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4391-002 INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS
        (Course Id: 102488)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 6392-001 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Course Id: 102608)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 5392-001 TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
        (Course Id: 102561)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CSE 4340-001 FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS NET
        (Course Id: 111211)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 4340-900 FUNDAMENTALS OF WIRELESS NET
        (Course Id: 111211)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CSE 5349-001 SPECIAL TOPICS NETWORKING
        (Course Id: 110969)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020

Service to the University

    • Nov 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty Recruiting
    • Oct 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Broadening Participation in Computing Committee
    • Sept 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      PhD Admissions Committee

Service to the Profession

    • Jan 2021 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks - TOSN
    • Dec 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member
      ACM MobiSys 2021 - The ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
    • Nov 2020 to  Present
      Committee Member
      ACM SenSys/BuildSys Joint Doctoral Colloquium
    • Jan 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Elsevier Computer Networks
    • Dec 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      ACM UbiComp/IMWUT 2021 - ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT)
    • Jan 2019 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IEEE Communications Magazine
    • Dec 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
    • Oct 2017 to  Present
      Workshop Organizer
      ACM S3