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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. 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.

06/2015: Receive 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