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. He received best paper award for inventing new form of communication, called Capacitive Touch Communication, in ACM MobiCom 2012. He was also a recipient of ACM MobiCom 2011 best paper award for the work on driver phone use detection. His research also received wide press coverage including CNN TV, NY Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio (NPR), MIT Technology Review, Yahoo News, among other venues.