Trung

Trung Nguyen

Engineering 2 #385 · UC Santa Cruz, CA 95064 · trung.n@ucsc.edu

Hello, I am a first year Ph.D. student at Department of Computer Science, UC Santa Cruz. My technical interest is on the range of computer vision, machine learning and data science


Education

University of California - Santa Cruz

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
Sep 2018 - present

Stony Brook University

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science
GPA: 4.00/4.00

Completed two semesters before transferring to UC Santa Cruz

Aug 2017 - May 2018

Hanoi University of Science and Technology

B.S. Computer Science

GPA: 8.75/10.00 - Salutatorian

July 2017

Tokyo Institute of Technology

YSEP Research Exchange Program

GPA: 4.00/4.00

Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Short-term Exchange Program

GPA: 4.00/4.00

Sep 2012 - Aug 2013

Experience

Software Engineer Intern

Jargonauts Inc (San Mateo, CA)

Write grammar rules for SAS programming language and construct its syntax tree using ANTLR4

June - Aug 2018

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Stony Brook University (NY)
Aug 2017 - May 2018

Software Engineer Intern

Center of Microelectronics and Information Technology (Hanoi, Vietnam)

Worked in a team to build a Golf Digital Tracking System which helps golfers practice indoor. Estimated movement of golf balls from image sequences capture by cameras using Optical Flow and Hough Transform

June - Aug 2015

Projects

Score Your Singing

Stony Brook University

Build an end-to-end automatic singing skill evaluation system based on machine learning techniques with ~8000 mp3 audio obtained by scraping online karaoke websites. Achieved a squared error of 1.78/10 for singing evaluation and an accuracy of 85% on the sub-problem of classifying male/female singers

Sep - Dec 2017

Multi-label Image Annotation

Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Build a fully automated classifier for multi-label image annotation using Convolutional Neural Networks. Applied a regression model that automatically choose the threshold that gives maximum F1 score

Feb - June 2017

Structured-light in a Holographic Display System

Yamaguchi Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Implement Structured-light technique in a holographic display system to obtain surface depth map of user's finger movement. For unique indexing, structured-light pattern based on De Bruijn Sequences is created and used

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016

Skills

  • Python, Matlab, C/C++, SQL
  • OpenCV, sk-learn, pandas, Beautiful Soup, Theano, Pytorch
  • Data Science, Machine Learning, Computer Vision
  • Algorithms

Interests

I like hiking and taking nature photos, especially at national parks. I have visited a considerable number of them since I first came to the US. Photos of these trips can be found on my Flickr. I like national parks well enough that I made a commitment to a) visit one every year and b) live until my 70s so that I can visit all of them.

I am a patient and meticulous person. Maybe not meticulous as you might think after seeing the room I live or reading stuff I wrote, but I tend to be a perfectionist in doing what I like. I am also interested in the world around me so I spend a certain amount of time each day reading the newspaper and seeing what the world around me is like.


Awards & Honors

  • Stony Brook Computer Science Chairman's Fellowship (2017)
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology Scholarship (2015 - 2016)
  • Jasso Scholarship (2015 - 2016)
  • Award for the Best Students of Hanoi University of Science and Technology presented by the Rencontres du Vietnam (2014)
  • Jasso Scholarship (2012 - 2013)
  • 3rd Place, University Mathematics Competition (2012)
  • Vietnamese Government Scholarship (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015)