Khuong Nguyen
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Scholarly biography

Welcome to my university page !

  • I was awarded "The Most Outstanding Vietnamese Student in the UK" title by Vietnam Embassy in 2014, "The Golden Globe Computer Science Award" (at the age of 15) by Prime Minister Phan Van Khai, and was among 100 scientific advisers for Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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Recent news:

  • September (2020): Joined Brighton as a Lecturer in Computer Science.
  • December (2020): Awarded Brighton's Radical Futures grant.
  • January: Julia & Xu joined me as PhD students.
  • February: Awarded Brighton's Connected Futures grant.
  • March: Journal article "A review of smartphones based indoor positioning: challenges and applications", published by Wiley.
  • April: Khuong & Julia were one of the 7 winners of the Global Challenges Research Scheme, funded by Santander.
  • May:
  • Winner of the Inspirational and Motivational Teaching Award, from the Brighton Students' Union.
  • Awarded the mid-year Quality-Related investment fund, from School of Computing, Engineering, and Maths.
  • July: Book chapter "Coreset-based data compression for Logistic Regression", published by Springer.
  • September: Part of the chairs for CoPA 2021 conference.
  • October:
  • Paper "Audio feature ranking for sound-based COVID-19 patient detection", published at IRSH 2021 conference.
  • awarded (£4,000) QR start-up investment fund from School of Architecture, Technology, and Engineering.
  • awarded (£24,000) QR REF capacity building fund from School of Architecture, Technology, and Engineering, joint work with Dr. Yan Wang, Dr. Konstantina Vogiatzaki, and Prof. Mohammed Arif.
  • December: 3 Research Officers post to be advertised: one on Transfer Learning for cough-based COVID-19 detection; and two on Machine Learning for Remanufacturing.

Research interests

"If you must choose one single idea to work on for the rest of your life, what will that be ?"

In 2003, my grandma passed away with severe dementia. At the time, there was no existing technology to help communicating her daily needs, or her whereabouts for the carer to attend to swiftly. It was a struggle for my family to provide her the end-of-life care that she deserved.

For the past decade, my research has been around navigation and tracking, with an emphasis on contact tracing and healthcare monitoring. I have developed novel, practical systems combining the ubiquitous mobile sensors with machine learning.

Since 2017, I have published on average 3 papers, journals a year, most of them as the lead author. See here for a full list of my publications.

Supervisory Interests

I am currently active in the following research topics:
  • Mobile health.
  • Positioning and navigation.
  • Confidence machine learning.

The nature of my high impact, practical research, and being a young lecturer (am still coding, and collecting data myself) will benefit enthusiastic students who would like to apply their ideologies in the real world.

I have had the pleasure to supervise the following Ph.D students.

  • Julia Meister (2021 - present): Top 10 students in BSc Computer Science cohort at RHUL; Best Student Research paper at the 12th WISTP international conference.
  • Xu Feng (2021 - present): owning a patent in sensor design; 85% GPA at Zhejiang University (China).
  • Robert Choudhury (2020 - present): Telecoms software engineer, Distinction in MSc in Information Security at RHUL, co-supervised with Prof. Zhiyuan Luo at Royal Holloway.
  • Nery Riquelme-Granada (2018 - 2021): Best Student Research paper at the 9th DATA 2020 International Conference on Data Science, co-supervised with Prof. Zhiyuan Luo at Royal Holloway.

If you are interested in doing research on the above topics, feel free to get in touch.

Reviewer for:

  • IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC).
  • IEEE Access Journal.
  • Pattern Recognition Journal, Elsevier.
  • Journal of Information and Telecommunication, Taylor & Francis.
  • ACM Journal on Interactive, Multimedia, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).
  • Symposium on Conformal and Probabilistic Prediction with Applications.
  • Journal of Location Based Services, Taylor & Francis.
  • Sensors Journal, MDPI.
  • International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, MDPI.

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    Project: Research Councils / Government Depts.