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Tam N. Vu

 Assistant Professor

 Department of Computer Science and Engineering
 University of Colorado, Denver
 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204

  Office: LW - 816 (Lawrence Street Center)
  Phone: 303-315-0050 (Office)
  Email: tam [dot] vu [at] ucdenver [dot] edu

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Tam Vu is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Colorado, Denver. He received a Ph.D. in 2013 from WINLAB and Department of Computer Science, Rutgers University, advised by Prof. Marco Gruteser and Prof. Dipankar Raychaudhuri, and a B.S in 2006 from Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam.

He directs the Mobile and Networked Systems(MNS) lab, where he and his team have been working on security and privacy protections for mobile systems and context services. Collaborating with clinical doctors and and industrial partners, he is also leading research efforts to design and develop mobile healthcare systems that help monitor and diagnose sleeping disorders in children. Before that, he worked in various topics in core networking including inter domain routing, mobile-centric network architecture for future Internet, and end-host location privacy protection. He has interdisciplinary interests that combine algorithmic and theoretic aspects of computer science with hardware and software engineering, distributed systems and wireless communications of computer engineering.

He is the recipient of CRC Interdisciplinary Fellowship in 2015. He received Google Faculty Research Award in 2014, best paper award in ACM MobiCom 2012 and ACM MobiCom 2011. His research also received press coverage including The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR), MIT Technology Review, Yahoo News, among other venues.

To Prospective Students: We are looking for students interested in mobile systems, mobile sensing, mobile health care, and wireless networking research starting Fall 2016 or later. Please read this note if you are interested and email us with your application if you want to join our exciting research here at MNS

07/2016: Deliver a Keynote at MobiHoc’s MobileHealth workshop 2016 in Germany
06/2016: Co-Chair MobiSys’s Wearable Systems workshop 2016 in Singapore
05/2016: Co-Chair MobiCom’s Demo Session - Please consider submitting the proud demo of your work.
03/2016: Real-time tidal volume estimation using Iso-surface reconstruction paper is accepted to IEEE CHASE 2016
03/2016: A Smart Shoe for Building a Real-Time 3D Map is accepted to Journal of Auto & Construction
01/2016: Organizing WearSys workshop at ACM MobiSys 2016 in Singapore. Please consider submitting!
12/2015: Low-Power Radio-Optical localization is accepted to ACM Transaction on Mobile Computing
11/2015: Fine-grained breathing volume estimation paper is accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2016
06/2015: Received CRC Interdisciplinary Fellowship
06/2015: Serve on the TPC for IEEE INFOCOM 2016
08/2014: Invited to serve on the TPC for ACM MobiSys 2015; please consider submitting there.
08/2014: GPS jammer detection paper is accepted to ACM CCS’14
02/2014: Awarded Google Faculty Research Award 2014
07/2013: Received my Ph.D. degree from WINLAB/DCS, Rutgers University.
03/2013: Join University of Colorado, Denver in July, 2013.
09/2012: Give a pitch of our Capacitive Touch Communication work at GigaOm Mobilize conference
09/2012: Capacitive Touch Communication is covered is covered by MIT Tech Review
08/2012: SignetRing is awarded Best Paper at ACM Mobicom 2012
06/2012: SignetRing paper has been accepted to ACM MobiCom 2012
02/2012: DMAP paper has been accepted to IEEE ICDCS 2012
11/2011: PHANTOM paper has been accepted to IEEE INFOCOM 2012
09/2011: In-car localization paper is awarded Best Paper at ACM Mobicom 2011

Selected Publications - Click Here for Full Publication

Continuous and Fine-grained Breathing Volume Monitoring from Afar Using Wireless Signals
IEEE INFOCOM 2016 - The IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications
Phuc Nguyen, Xinyu Zhang, Ann Halbower, and Tam Vu

Dude, Ask The Experts: Android Resource Access Permission Recommendation with RecDroid
IEEE IM 2015 - 14th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)
Bahman Rashidi, Carol Fung, Tam Vu

Detection of On-Road Vehicles Emanating GPS Interference
ACM CCS 2014 - Proceedings of ACM CCS 2014
Gorkem Kar, Hossen Mustafa, Yan Wang, Yingying Chen, Wenyuan Yu, Marco Gruteser, Tam Vu

Capacitive Touch Communication: A Technique to Input Data Through Devices' Touchscreen
TMC 2014 - IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2014
Tam Vu, Akash Baid,Simon Gao, Marco Gruteser, Richard Howard, Janne Lindqvist, Predrag Spasojevic, Jeffrey Walling

Enabling Vehicular Networking in the MobilityFirst Future Internet Architecture
WoWMoM 2013 - 14th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks
Akash Baid, Shreyasee Mukherjee, Tam Vu, Sandeep Mudigonday, Kiran Nagaraja, Junichiro Fukuyamaz, Dipankar Raychaudhuri

Distinguishing Users with Capacitive Touch Communication [PDF] [Slides] - Best Paper Award, 2012
MobiCom 2012 - The 18th ACM Annual Int' Conf' on Mobile Computing and Networking
Tam Vu, Akash Baid,Simon Gao, Marco Gruteser, Richard Howard, Janne Lindqvist, Predrag Spasojevic, Jeffrey Walling
Press Release: MIT Technology Review, Phys.org, Demo Video , Interdigital Innovation Challenge Finalist

DMap: A Shared Hosting Scheme for Dynamic Identifier to Locator Mappings in the Global Internet [PDF] [Slides]
ICDCS 2012 - The 32nd Int' Conf' on Distributed Computing Systems
Tam Vu, Akash Baid, Yanyong Zhang, Thu Nguyen, Junichiro Fukuyama, Richard Martin and Dipankar Raychaudhuri
[Internet-scale (26,000+ ASes) Simulation source code]

Phantom: Physical Layer Cooperation for Location Privacy Protection [PDF] [Slides]
INFOCOM 2012 - The 31st Annual IEEE Int' Conf' Computer Communications
Sangho Oh, Tam Vu, Marco Gruteser, Suman Banerjeey

Sensing Driver Phone Use with Acoustic Ranging Through Car Speakers [PDF]
TMC 2012 - IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2012.
Jie Yang, Simon Sidhom, Gayathri Chandrasekaran, Tam Vu, Hongbo Liu, Nic Cec, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, Rich Martin

Detecting Driver Phone Use Leveraging Car Speakers [PDF] - Best Paper Award, 2011
MobiCom 2011 - The 17th ACM Annual Int' Conf' on Mobile Computing and Networking
Jie Yang, Simon Sidhom, Gayathri Chandrasekaran, Tam Vu, Hongbo Liu, Nic Cec, Yingying Chen, Marco Gruteser, Rich Martin
Press Release: MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, CNET News, Yahoo News, National Public Radio 1] [NPR 2]