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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 found and directs the Mobile and Networked Systems(MNS) lab, where he and his team have been working on building systems to improve pediatric health care practices. Specifically, the team designs and implements novel and practical cyber-physical systems to make physiological sensing (e.g. breathing volume measurement, brainwave signal monitoring, muscle movement recording, and sleep quality monitoring) less intrusive at lower cost. They evaluate their systems on real patients in in-hospital environments such as Colorado's Children Hospital and CU School of Medicine to prove the medical meanings and technical advances of their novel devices and technologies. In addition, he has been also working on other topics including securing critical cyber-physical systems and providing seamless network connectivity for smart and connected cities.

He is the recipient of four (04) best paper awards at ACM SenSys 2016, ACM MobiCom 2016 S3 workshop, ACM MobiCom 2012, and ACM MobiCom 2011; Google Faculty Research award in 2014; the Creative Research Fellowship of UC Denver in 2015; and received wide press coverage including Denver post, CNN TV, Fox News Channel, National Public Radio (NPR), The NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, MIT TechReview, and Yahoo! News.

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

To Prospective PostDoc: We have an opening for a PostDoc position. The expected start date is Spring 2017 or earlier. Please read this note if you are interested and contact to me at tam.vu@ucdenver.edu

News
11/2016: Our In-ear biological signal sensing paper is Awarded Best Paper at ACM SenSys 2016 - Congrats Anh Nguyen!
10/2016: Our WikiSpiro is Awarded Best Paper at MobiCom S3 Workshop 2016 - Congrats Phuc Nguyen and Shane Transue!
10/2016: Co-Chairing MobiCom 2017 workshops with Bozidar Radunovic (MSR Cambridge)
09/2016: Co-Chairing MobiSys 2017 workshops with Ben GreenStein (Google)
07/2016: Our NSF SCH proposal on Camera-based respiratory monitoring is recommended for funding (as Lead-PI)
07/2016: Our NSF TWC proposal on Wearable Authentication is recommended for funding (as Lead-PI)
07/2016: Battery-free capacitive paper is accepted to ACM SenSys, Congrats Phuc Nguyen
07/2016: In-ear biological signal sensing paper is accepted to ACM SenSys, Congrats Anh Nguyen
07/2016: Our proposal on Pediatric Asthma Monitoring to Colorado AIA is awarded (as Co-PI)
07/2016: Our proposal on Mobile Health Research Platform to Colorado AIA is awarded (as Co-PI)
07/2016: Denver Post's interview on Pokemon Go's privacy and security concerns (link)
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 Creative Research Collaborative 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
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Selected Publications - Click Here for Full Publication

A Lightweight And Inexpensive In-ear Sensing System For Automatic Whole-night Sleep Stage Monitoring
- Best Paper Award, 2016

ACM SenSys 2016 - The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, November 2016.
Anh Nguyen, Raghda Alqurashi, Zohreh Raghebi, Farnoush Banaei-kashani, Ann C. Halbower, and Tam Vu
(21 out of 119 submissions, acceptance ratio: 17.6%)

Battery-Free Identification Token for Touch Sensing Devices
ACM SenSys 2016 - The ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, November 2016.
Phuc Nguyen, Ufuk Muncuk, Ashwin Ashok, Kaushik R Chowdhury, Marco Gruteser and Tam Vu
(21 out of 119 submissions, acceptance ratio: 17.6%)

WikiSpiro: Non-contact Respiration Volume Monitoring during Sleep - Best Paper Award, 2016
ACM S3 2016 - The ACM MobiCom S3 Workshop, October 2016.
Phuc Nguyen, Shane Transue, Min-Hyung Choi, and Tam Vu

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
(300 out of 1644 submissions, acceptance ratio: 18.25%)

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
(114 out of 585 submissions, acceptance ratio: 19%)

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
(28 out of 148 submissions, acceptance ratio: 18.9%)

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
(32 out of 212 submissions, acceptance ratio: 15.1%).
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
(71 out of 515 submissions, acceptance ratio: 13.8%)
[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
(278 out of 1547 submissions, acceptance ratio: 17.9%)

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
(29 out of 214 submissions, acceptance ratio: 13.6%)
Press Release: MIT Technology Review, The Wall Street Journal, CNET News, Yahoo News, National Public Radio 1] [NPR 2]

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