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Tam Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Computer Science

Contact

Email: Tam Nguyen
Phone: 937-229-3893
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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2013
  • M.Eng., Computer Engineering, Chonnam National University, 2009
  • B.Sc., Computer Science, University of Science, 2005

Profile

Dr. Tam Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science. Prior to coming to the University of Dayton, he was a research scientist and principal investigator at ARTIC research center in Singapore. He was also an adjunct lecturer at the National University of Singapore.

Dr. Nguyen received his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore (NUS) under the guidance of Prof. Shuicheng Yan in 2013. Prior to joining NUS, he obtained his B.Sc. degree from HCMUS in 2005, and M. Eng degree from Chonnam National University, Korea in 2009. He graduated with first ranking in terms of GPA in bachelor and graduate studies. He completed his doctorate within 2 1/2 years.

He has 15-plus years of working experience in research and industrial sectors. His research topics include computer vision, applied machine learning and multimedia content analysis. He has authored and co-authored 80-plus research papers with 1,700-plus citations. He has secured more than $1 million in funding from different agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Lam Research, NVIDIA, Singapore National Research Foundation, Singapore Ministry of Education, UDRI and VINIF. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Young Vietnamese of the Year in 2005, the runner-up of ICPR 2012 contest on action recognition, the best technical demonstration from ACM Multimedia 2012, the best student paper award at NUS-GSS 2013, Singapore Polytechnic R&D commendation award 2015, the 3rd Prize at the CVPR 2019 contest of “DAVIS Video Object Segmentation Challenge," and 2021 IEEE Dayton Section Ravi Pallerla Memorial Award for Young Professionals. He is also a Senior IEEE member.

Research Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning
  • Multimedia Analysis
  • Mixed Reality

Courses Taught

  • CPS 149: Creative Media Applications
  • CPS 501: Advanced Programming and Data Structures
  • CPS 563: Data Visualization
  • CPS 564: Visual Computing and Mixed Reality
  • CPS 566: Image Processing
  • CPS 584: Advanced Intelligent Systems and Deep Learning

Professional Activities

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBER

AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ACM Multimedia, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Communications Technology, International Symposium on Information and Communication Technology

JOURNAL REVIEWER

IEEE: Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Transactions on Multimedia, Transactions on Cybernetics, Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Transactions on Affective Computing, IEEE Access

ACM: Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology

Springer: Artificial Intelligence Review, Multimedia Systems Journal, The Visual Computer, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing

Elsevier: Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Pattern Recognition Letters, Neurocomputing, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Expert Systems with Applications.

Funded Research Grants

08/2020-07/2022: Principal Investigator, EAGER: Crowd-AI Sensing Based Traffic Analysis for HCMC Planning Simulation. National Science Foundation (NSF)

08/2020-08/2021: Principal Investigator, AI-assisted system for crystal growth. Lam Research.

05/2020-08/2020: Principal Investigator, A retargeting framework for human detection in the distracted environment. UD Research Council Seed Grant.

10/2019-09/2022: Senior Personnel, Large-scale Visual Data Annotation Platform for Artificial Intelligence Applications. Vingroup Innovation Foundation.

05/2019-05/2020: Co-Principal Investigator, Developing Number E-Books Using Adaptive Technology. UD STEM Catalyst Grant.

05/2019-08/2019: Principal Investigator, Mixed Reality Application for Non-Destructive Evaluation Training. UDRI and College of Arts and Sciences Fellowship.

05/2018-08/2018: Principal Investigator, A deep learning based framework for camouflaged object detection. UD Research Council Seed Grant.

05/2017-05/2018: Principal Investigator, A framework for object segment collage CAPTCHA. UD STEM Catalyst Grant.

08/2017-12/2017: Principal Investigator, Visual Computing and Mixed Reality. UD Experiential Learning Innovation Fund.

04/2017-07/2017: Principal Investigator, Deep Learning with GPUs. NVIDIA Grant.

2016–2018: Principal Investigator, DRIS: Dual Reality Interactive Simulator. Singapore National Research Foundation.

2015–2017: Principal Investigator, Mobile Augmented Reality Interactive Manual. Singapore Ministry of Education.

2013–2015: Co-Principal Investigator, IOTVIC: Internet of Things Video Cloud for Education. Singapore Ministry of Education.

Selected Publications and Journal Articles

Full publication on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qIaGn7YAAAAJ

Dhaval Kadia, Md Zahangir Alom, Ranga Burada, Tam V. Nguyen, Vijayan Asari. “R2U3D: Recurrent Residual 3D U-Net for Lung Segmentation”, IEEE Access, Vol.9, pp. 88835-88843, 2021, - IF = 3.745 (SCIE).

Tam V. Nguyen, Somaraju Kamma, Vamsi Adari, Tyler Lesthaeghe, Thomas Boehnlein, Victoria Kramb. “Mixed Reality System for Non-Destructive Evaluation Training”, Journal of Virtual Reality, (VIRE), 2021, - IF = 3.634 (SCIE).

Jinnan Yan, Trung-Nghia Le, Khanh-Duy Nguyen, Minh-Triet Tran, Thanh-Toan Do, Tam V. Nguyen. “MirrorNet: Bio-Inspired Camouflaged Object Segmentation”, IEEE Access, Vol. 9, pp. 43290 - 43300, 2021, - IF = 3.745 (SCIE).

Tuan Hoang, Thanh-Toan Do, Tam V. Nguyen, Ngai-Man Cheung. “Unsupervised Deep Cross-modality Spectral Hashing”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (T-IP), Vol. 29, pp. 8391 – 8406, 2020, - IF = 9.34 (SCI).

Samah Baraheem, Tam V. Nguyen. “Text-to-image via mask anchor points”, Pattern Recognition Letters (PRL), Vol. 133, pp. 25-32, 2020, - IF = 2.81 (SCI).

Tam V. Nguyen, Zhe Huang, Saiteja Bethini, Venkata Prasanth, Phu. H. Phung. “Secure CAPTCHAs via Object Segment Collage”, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp. 84230 - 84238, 2020, - IF = 4.098 (SCIE).

Khang Nguyen, Nhut T. Huynh, Phat C. Nguyen, Khanh-D. Nguyen, Nguyen D. Vo, Tam V. Nguyen. “Detecting Objects from Space: An Evaluation of Deep Learning Modern Approaches”, Journal of Electronics, Vol. 9, pp. 583:1-18, 2020, - IF = 1.764 (SCIE).

Ly Vu, Kha Nguyen, Tam V. Nguyen, Tu Nguyen, Fabio Massacci, Phu H. Phung. “HIT4Mal: Hybrid image transformation for malware classification”, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies (ETT), 2020, - IF = 1.258 (SCIE).

Tam V. Nguyen, Khanh Nguyen, Thanh-Toan Do. “Semantic Prior Analysis for Salient Object Detection”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (T-IP), Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 3130-3141, 2019, - IF = 6.79 (SCI).

Trung-Nghia Le, Tam V. Nguyen, Zhongliang Nie, Minh-Triet Tran, A. Sugimoto.“Anabranch Network for Camouflaged Object Segmentation.”, Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), Vol. 184, pp. 45-56, 2019, IF = 2.645 (SCI).

Thanh-Toan Do, Tuan Hoang, Dang-Khoa Le, Huu Le, Tam V. Nguyen, Ngai-Man Cheung.“Simultaneous Feature Aggregating and Hashing for Compact Binary Code Learning.”, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (T-IP), Vol. 28, Issue 10, pp. 4954-4969, 2019, - IF = 6.79 (SCI).

Khanh-Duy Nguyen, Khang Nguyen, Duy-Dinh Le, Duc Anh Duong, Tam V. Nguyen. “YADA: You Always Dream Again for Better Object Detection”, Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTA), Vo. 78, No. 19, pp. 28189-28208, 2019, - IF = 2.101 (SCIE).

Vinh-Tiep Nguyen, Duy-Dinh Le, Minh-Triet Tran, Tam V. Nguyen, Thanh D. Ngo, Shinichi Satoh, Duc A. Duong. “Video Instance Search via Spatial Fusion of Visual Words and Object Proposals”, International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval (IJMIR), Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 181–192, 2019, IF = 2.2 (E-SCI).

Thanh-Toan Do, Tuan Hoang, Dang-Khoa Le, Huu Le, Tam V. Nguyen, Ngai-Man. Cheung.“From selective deep convolutional features to compact binary representations for image retrieval”, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM), Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 43:1-43:22, 2019 - IF = 2.019 (SCIE).

Khanh-Duy Nguyen, Khang Nguyen, Duy-Dinh Le, Duc Anh Duong, Tam V. Nguyen. “You Always Look Again: Learning to Detect the Unseen Objects”, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI), Vol. 60, pp. 206-216, 2019 - IF = 2.259 (SCIE).

Tam V. Nguyen, Qi Zhao, Shuicheng Yan. “Attentive Systems: A Survey”, International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV) Vol.126, No. 1, pp. 86–110, 2018, - IF = 11.541 (SCI).

S. Ding, B. Mirza, Z. Lin, J. Cao, X. Lai, Tam V. Nguyen, J. Sepulveda. “Kernel based Online Learning for Imbalance Multiclass Classification”, Neurocomputing, Vol.277, pp. 139–148, 2018 - IF = 3.317 (SCI).

Tam V. Nguyen, B. Mirza. “Dual-layer Kernel Extreme Learning Machine for Action Recognition”, Neurocomputing, Vol.260, pp. 123–130, 2017 - IF = 3.317 (SCI).

Tam V. Nguyen, Mohan Kankanhalli. “As-Similar-As-Possible Saliency Fusion”, Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTA), Vol. 76 Issue (8), pp. 10501-10519, 2017 - IF = 1.530 (SCIE).

Tam V. Nguyen, Jose Sepulveda. “Augmented Immersion: Video Cutout and Gesture-guided Embedding for Gaming Applications”, Multimedia Tools and Applications (MTA), Vol. 75, No. 20, pp. 12351-12363, 2016 - IF = 1.346 (SCIE).

Tam V. Nguyen, Zheng Song, Shuicheng Yan. “STAP: Spatial-Temporal Attention-aware Pooling for Action Recognition”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT), Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 77-86, 2015 - IF = 2.615 (SCI).

Tam V. Nguyen, Canyi Lu, Jose Sepulveda, Shuicheng Yan. “Adaptive Nonparametric Image Parsing”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT), pp. 1565-1575, 2015 (SCI).

Tam V. Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Shuicheng Yan. “Seeing Human Weight from a Single RGB-D Image”, Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 777-784, 2014 - IF = 0.642 (SCIE).

Bingbing Ni, Mengdi Xu, Tam V. Nguyen, Congyan Lang, Zhongyang Huang, Meng Wang, Shuicheng Yan. “Touch Saliency: Characteristics and Prediction”, IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (T-MM), Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1779-1791, 2014 - IF = 1.776 (SCIE).

Yanxiang Chen, Tam V. Nguyen, Mohan Kankanhalli, Jun Yuan, Shuicheng Yan. “Audio Matters in Visual Attention”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (T-CSVT), Vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 1992-2003, 2014 - IF = 2.259 (SCI).

Tam V. Nguyen, Bingbing Ni, Hairong Liu, Wei Xia, Jiebo Luo, Mohan Kankanhalli, Shuicheng Yan, “Image Re-Attentionizing”, In IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (T-MM), Vol. 15, No. 8, pp. 1910-1919, 2013 - IF = 1.935 (SCIE).

Tam V. Nguyen, Si Liu, Jun Tan, Bingbing Ni, Yong Rui, Shuicheng Yan. “Towards Decrypting Attractiveness via Multi-Modality Cues”. In ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (TOMM), Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 28:1-28:20, 2013 - IF = 1.425 (SCIE).

Conference Papers

Tan-Cong Nguyen, Tien-Phat Nguyen, Gia-Han Diep, Anh-Huy Tran-Dinh, Tam V. Nguyen, Minh-Triet Tran. “CCBANet: Cascading Context and Balancing Attention for Polyp Segmentation”. International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2021

Linh Truong Dieu, Thuan Trong Nguyen, Nguyen D. Vo, Tam V. Nguyen, Khang Nguyen. “Parsing Digitized Vietnamese Paper Documents”. International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), 2021.

Trung-Nghia Le, Vuong Nguyen, Cong Le, Tan-Cong Nguyen, Minh-Triet Tran, Tam V. Nguyen. “CamouFinder: Finding Camouflaged Instances in Images”, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2021.

Trung-Nghia Le, Tam V. Nguyen, Quoc-Cuong Tran, Lam Nguyen, Trung-Hieu Hoang, Minh-Quan Le, Minh-Triet Tran. “Interactive Video Object Mask Annotation”, AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), 2021.

Tuan Hoang, Thanh-Toan Do, Tam V. Nguyen, Ngai-Man Cheung. “Direct Quantization for Training Highly Accurate Low Bit-width Deep Neural Networks”, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), pp. 2111–2118, 2020.

Samah Baraheem, Trung-Nghia Le, Tam V. Nguyen, Ngai-Man Cheung. “Text-to-Image Synthesis via Aesthetic Layout”, ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM), pp. 4485–4487, 2020.

An Quan, Tiep Nguyen, Cong Nguyen, Tam V. Nguyen, Minh-Triet Tran. “Flood Level Prediction via Human Pose Estimation from Social Media Images”, ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR), pp. 479–485, 2020.

Samah Baraheem, Tam V. Nguyen. “Aesthetic-Aware Text to Image Synthesis”, 54th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), pp. 1–6, 2020.

Quynh M. Chung; Tien D. Le; Thin V. Dang; Nguyen D. Vo, Tam V. Nguyen, Khang Nguyen. “Data Augmentation Analysis in Vehicle Detection from Aerial Videos”, International Conference of Research, Innovation and Vision for the Future (RIVF), 2020.

Xiang Chen, Tam V. Nguyen, Zhiqi Shen, Mohan Kankanhalli. “LiveSense: Contextual Advertising in Live Streaming Videos”, ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM), pp. 392–400, 2019.

Thomas Sherk, Minh-Triet Tran, Tam V. Nguyen. “SharkTank Deal Prediction: Dataset and Computational Model”, International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE), pp. 248–253, 2019.

Zhongliang Nie, Akhil Mattey, Zhe Huang, Tam V. Nguyen. “Revisit of Region-Feature Combinations in Facial Analysis”, IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), 2018, pp. 2343–2348.

Tam V. Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Khang Nguyen. “Denser Trajectories of Anchor Points for Action Recognition”, International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (IMCOM), 2018, pp. 1:1-1:8.

Nguyen D. Vo, Khanh-Duy Nguyen, Tam V. Nguyen, Khang Nguyen. "Ensemble of Deep Object Detectors for Page Object Detection". IMCOM 2018: 11:1-11:6

Joshua W. Buck, Saverio Perugini, Tam V. Nguyen. "Natural Language, Mixed-initiative Personal Assistant Agents"". IMCOM 2018: 82:1-82:8

Tam V. Nguyen, Luoqi Liu. “Salient Object Detection with Semantic Priors”, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), 2017, pp. 4499-4505.

Tam V. Nguyen, Guangyu Gao. “Novel Evaluation Metrics for Seam Carving based Image Retargeting”, International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) 2017, pp. 450–454.

Tam V. Nguyen, Luoqi Liu. “Smart Mirror: Intelligent Makeup Recommendation and Synthesis”, ACM Multimedia 2017, pp. 1253–1254.

Zhe Huang, Vamshi Madaram, Saad Albadrani, Tam V. Nguyen. “Shadow Puppetry with Robotic Arms”, ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM) 2017, pp. 1251–1252.

Tam V. Nguyen, Luoqi Liu, Khang Nguyen. “Image Parsing with Global-to-Local Convolutional Neural Networks”, International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV) 2016, pp. 1–6.

Tam V. Nguyen, Dorothy Tan, Jose Sepulveda. “MARIM: Mobile Augmented Reality for Interactive Manuals”, ACM Multimedia 2016.

Erik Cambria, Tam V. Nguyen, Brian Cheng, Kenneth Kwok, Jose Sepulveda. “GECKA3D: A 3D Game Engine for Commonsense Knowledge Acquisition ”, AAAI Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS) 2016, pp. 299–303.

Tam V. Nguyen, Jose Sepulveda. “Salient Object Detection via Augmented Hypotheses”, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), pp. 2176-2182, 2015.

Kang Wang, Tam V. Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Jose Sepulveda. “Sense Beyond Expressions: Cuteness”, pp. 1067-1070, ACM Multimedia 2015.

Tam V. Nguyen. “Salient Object Detection via Objectness Proposals”, in Proceedings of AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), pp. 4286-4287, 2015.

Xiang Chen, Tam V. Nguyen, Mohan Kankanhalli. “SalAd: A Multimodal Approach for Contextual Video Advertising”, IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), pp. 211-216, 2015.

Tam V. Nguyen, Mengdi Xu, Guangyu Gao, Mohan Kankanhalli, Qi Tian, Shuicheng Yan. “Static Saliency vs. Dynamic Saliency: A Comparative Study”, ACM Multimedia 2013, pp. 987-996.

Congyan Lang, Tam V. Nguyen, Harish Katti, Karthik Yadati, Mohan Kankanhalli, Shuicheng Yan, “Depth Matters: Influence of Depth Cues on Visual Saliency”, European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV) 2012, pp. 101-115.

Tam V. Nguyen, Si Liu, Bingbing Ni, Jun Tan, Yong Rui, Shuicheng Yan, “Sense Beauty via Face, Dressing, and/or Voice”, ACM Multimedia 2012, pp. 239-248.

Si Liu, Tam V. Nguyen, Jiashi Feng, Meng Wang, Shuicheng Yan, “Hi, Magic Closet, Tell Me What to Wear!”, in Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2012, pp. 1333-1334.

Tam V. Nguyen, Lusong Li, Jun Tan, Shuicheng Yan, “3DME: 3D Media Express from RGB-D Images”, in Proceedings of ACM Multimedia 2012, pp. 1331-1332.