Research Interest

Data Mining, Data Visualization, Multivariate Time-series Data, High-dimensional Data, Healthcare, Wearable Devices.

I am interested in exploring massive data using data mining, machine learning, and embedding/ visualization, especially in multivariate timeseries, human-generated, and healthcare data to understand the human behavior.

Education

University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, USA


Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) HCMC, Vietnam

  • B.ENG IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, DATA SECURITY APPLIED RESEARCH LAB (D-STAR)
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Honor Program. Top 2% of the graduating class.
  • Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Tran Khanh Dang
  • Thesis topic: Data Protection in Mobile Device using Biometrics

Experiences & Projects

RESEARCH ASSISTANT - INFOLAB, Los Angeles, USA, 2014 - PRESENT

Prediction/ Regression/ Correlation Analysis, Data Visualization, Wearable Sensor, 3D Camera Sensor, Human Motion Data

ATOM-HP

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Feature Extraction, Classification, 3D Camera Sensor, Human Motion Data

POCM

  • Project: PoCM: Point of Care Remote Mobility Monitoring
  • A novel Kinect-based assessment and monitoring tool for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Details.
  • Functional proof-of-concept system that was tested in a clinical setting for quantification of mobility data as an approach to estimate the impact of medication on people with PD, and ultimately recommend adjustments.

UNDERGRAD STUDENT RESEARCHER - D-STAR, HCMC, Vietnam, 2012 - 2014

Mobile Privacy, Co-authentication, Human Biometrics
  • Project: Data Protection in Mobile Devices using Biometrics.
  • Mobile Security. The project is aimed at developing approach and framework for protecting sensitive mobile data using human biometrics (face, voice, iris, fingerprint) privately.
  • Funded by D-STAR lab, Vietnam National University.

INTERN - East Agile, HCMC, Vietnam, 2012

Summer Internship, Agile Methodology, Web Dev using Ruby on Rails
  • Project: Resource Management : Web app for internal resource management in EA using RoR
  • Project: Wwimm : A videos & channels streaming/sharing web app using RoR, Twitter interface

TEACHING ASSISTANT, USA & Vietnam

Office Hours, Lab/Tutorial Session

Honors & Awards

  • USC Grace Hopper Conference Scholarship, Texas, USA, 2016
  • Women in Science & Engineering Travel Grant, Los Angeles, USA, 2015, 2016
  • IEEE Internatonal Conference on Data Mining Student Travel Award, New Jersey, USA, 2015
  • Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) Fellowship to pursue Ph.D. USA, 2014
  • Odon Vallet Scholarship for outstanding students HCMC, Vietnam, 2013
  • Kanden System Solutions Scholarship for excellent achievement, HCMC, Vietnam, 2013
  • Annual Scholarship for Honor Student, HCMC, Vietnam, 2009 - 2014

Technical Skills

  • C++, Python, Java, C#, Ruby, Pig (Hadoop), HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Sensor SDK & API: Kinect Camera sensor (Kinect SDK), Microsof Band, Jawbone, Fitbit, Hexoskin, Under Armour
  • Ruby on Rails (web), Android platform (mobile)
  • Relational DB, NoSQL, Spatial DBs, Big Data, MapReduce, Weka, Apache Tinkerpop
  • Others: Agile Development, Microsof Office, LATEX, SVN, Git, Windows, Ubuntu