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Tam Vu

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Tam Vu

Associate Professor

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Department of Computer Science,
Robert Hooke Building
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Prof. Tam Vu founded and directs the Mobile and Networked Systems (MNS) lab, where his team is focusing on building wireless, mobile and embedded systems to capture physical and human information, securing critical cyber-physical systems, and providing seamless network connectivity for CPS at the presence of mobility. The team designs and implements novel and practical hardware and software systems to make physiological sensing (e.g. brain signals, eye signals, breathing volume measurement, brainwave signal monitoring, muscle movement recording, and sleep quality monitoring) less intrusive at a lower cost. They evaluate their systems on patients in in-hospital environments such as Children's Hospital Colorado and CU School of Medicine to prove the medical meanings and technical advances of their novel devices and technologies. He is actively pushing his research outcomes to practice through technology transfer activities with 25 patents filed and forming two startups to commercialize them, called Earable and Now Vitals.


Tam Vu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford, and a fellow of Trinity College. He is the recipient of Alfred F. Sloan Fellowship 2020, NSF CAREER award 2019, Google Faculty Research Award in 2018 and 2014; six Best Paper Awards at ACM MobiCom 2019, ACM SenSys 2016, ACM MobiCom 2012, ACM MobiCom 2011, ACM MobiCom S3 2016, ACM MobiCom S3 2017, Best Paper Award Nominee at ACM SenSys 2017; Best Paper Runner-up Award at ACM SenSys 2018; ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlights in 2016 and 2017; and Communication of ACM Research Highlight in 2017; UC Denver Creative Research Fellowship 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. Tam Vu received his Ph.D. from Computer Science and WINLAB, Rutgers in 2013, and his B.A in Computer Science from Hanoi University of Science and Technology.



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