Hieu Nguyen

Associate Professor

Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
Department of Science and Industry systems
Campus Kongsberg (5384)
Hieu T. Nguyen received the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, University of Saskatchewan, Canada and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, respectively. He is a faculty member at Department of Natural Science and Industrial Systems (IRI), Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences, and Maritime Sciences (TNM), University of South-Eastern Norway (USN).

Responsibilities

I am currently  lecturing the following courses at USN Kongsberg Campus, Norway:

  • PB1180-1: Logic Circuits - VHDL Programming (1st Year)
  • TSE 2330-1: Control System (2nd Year)
  • EIS-3103-1: Mechatronics (3rd Year)

Past Teaching/Assistant Courses 

  • Computer Architecture and VHDL Programming (USN, Norway)
  • Satellite Communications (UiT Narvik Campus, Norway)
  • VHDL Programming (UiT Narvik Campus, Norway)
  • Data Communications (UiT Narvik Campus, Norway)
  • Digital Communications (NTNU, Norway, Teaching Assistant)
  • Statistical Signal Processng (NTNU, Norway, Teaching Assistant)
  • Information Theory (NTNU, Norway, Teaching Assistant)
  • Digital Communications (USASK, Canada, Teaching Assistant)
  • Digital Communications (PTIT, Vietnam)
  • Spread Spectrum System (PTIT, Vietnam)

Competences

My research interests

  • Efficient Communications and Hardware Prototype for IoT.
  • AI Technologies in Modern Wireless Communications Networks.
  • Capacity-Approaching Protograph LDPC Codes for Massive MIMO Systems.
  • Detection-Decoding Architectures for Low-Resolution ADCs Massive MIMO Systems.
  • Energy-efficient wireless communication design for the next generation of wireless communications and wireless sensor networks.
  •  Modeling digital system targeted on FPGA/Microcontroller platforms with applications in wireless communications, telemedicine, and medical wireless sensor networks.
  •  Reliable and secure wireless communications.

CV

Teaching Experience

  • Feb. 2017- Now:  Associate Professor in the Department of Science and Industrial System, USN Kongsberg Campus. My teaching courses: VHDL Programming, Control Systems, Mechatronics, Computer Architecture.
  • Aug. 2014- Dec.2018: Associate Professor in Electronics and Satellite technology, Study Coordinator for Master of Science in Satellite Engineering, Institute for Electrical Engineering, IVT-Faculty, The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), in charge of Electronics and Communication subjects. My teaching courses: VHDL Programming, Satellite Communications, and Digital Communications.
  • Apr. 2007- Dec. 2008: Lecturer at Radio communications group, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT), Vietnam. My teaching courses: Mobile GSM/WCDMA/HSPA networks, Spectral spectrum theory, and multiple access technologies.
  • Sept. 2001- Dec. 2004: Lecturer at Radio communications group, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT), Vietnam.  My teaching courses: Digital communications.

Working Experiences in Industrial Electronics & Digital Systems

  • Jan. 2013-Aug.2014:  Hardware Design Engineer at Epson Norway Research & Development. Main tasks:
    • ​ Research and development of digital signal processing algorithms for interactive projector: Automatic distance measurement, blob-to-tip compensation for pen and finger, Positioning of pen and finger, Solution for localization in Digital Zoom and Keystones, Finger detection based on stereo-camera images.
    • Develop FPGA submodule for Background subtraction. 
    • Develop software for distance measurement, the blob-to-tip compensation module. 
    • Integration and system tests.
  • Apr.2007-May.2008: A hardware design engineer at Wichip Technologies. Main tasks: FPGA development of Entropy Decoder of H.264 Video Codec. 

Pedagogical Competence

  • Pedagogical course: Læring, undervising og vurdering I høyere utdanning (USN, Fall 2021). 10 Credits
  • Pedagogical profession course in 2003 (150 Credits)

​Research Projects

  • Thuy V. Nguyen, Diep N. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenCapacity Approaching Channel Coding Scheme for Massive MIMO,” National Foundation for Science & Technology Development (NAFOSTED), Vietnam. Role: Co-investigator, 2018-2020.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Arne Bjørk, Hansen Ketil “Software-Defined Radio-Based Satellite Earth Station for Education,” Program for undervisningskvalitet 2016-2017, UiT. Role: Project leader.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Gemma Morral Adell, Raymond Kristiansen, Hien Vo “ESDR-NaComNet: Efficient Software Defined Radio NanoSatellite Communication Networks,” Program Regional Forskningsfond- NordNorge 2016-2017. Role: Project leader.
  • Raymond Kristiansen, Gemma Morral Adell, Hieu T. NguyenQASAR: Quadrotor Avalanche Search and Rescue” Program Regional Forskningsfond-NordNorge 2016-2017. Role: Project member.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen and Epson R&D Team” Interactive Projector with Stereo-Camera Touch,Period: 2013-2014, Role: Project member.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen and Epson R&D Team “Interactive Projector with Wireless Pen and Light-Curtain Touch,Period: Jan.2013-Dec.2013, Role: Project member.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen and Melody-ICT Project Team “Medical wireless sensor networks,Period: 2009-2012, Role: Project member.
  •  Hieu T. Nguyen and Wichips Team “Video Codec H.264”, Period: 2007-2008, Role: Leader of Entropy Codec group.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen and Communication Theory Research Group “Cooperative Communication for Wireless Block Fading Channels,Period: 2005-2007, Role: Principal Investigator.

Student Advisory

  • Ph.D. Level: one graduated, 3 ongoing students
  • MSc. Level: 6 graduated, one on-going
  • Bachelor Level: 7 Graduated groups, one ongoing group

Academic Leadership/Management/Administration Contributions

  • New Engineering Education Program Design For USN ( Project member in Electrical Engineering Group, Spring 2020)
  • Study Coordinator For Master in Satellite Communications (01.01.2016 -31.12.2016)
  • Project leaders in Research Projects

​Professional Services

  • Peer Reviewer for 12th International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks (CECNET2022)
  • Peer Reviewer for VTC-2022 Spring (Neural Network-Based Optimization)
  • Technical Program Committee for CITEI 2020
  •  Technical Program Committee for EECSI 2020
  • Technical Program Committee for BEEI 2020
  • Technical Program Committee for Journal IJCDS 2020 (Journal of Computing and Digital Systems)
  • Associate editor of SII 2022 Conference
  • Reviewer for IEEE Access Journal

Publications

Journal Papers

  •  Hung N. Dang, Hieu T. Nguyen, Thuy V. Nguyen “Joint Detection and Decoding of Mixed-ADC Large-Scale MIMO Communication Systems with Protograph LDPC Codes,” IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 101013 – 101029, Jul. 2021 (Corresponding author)
  •  Yasin Yari, Thuy V. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenDeep Learning Applied for Histological Diagnosis of Beat Cancer,” pp. 162432 – 162448, Vol 8 IEEE Access, Sept. 03, 2020 (Corresponding Author)
  •  Hung N. Dang, Thuy V. Nguyen, and Hieu T. NguyenOn the Performance of 1-bit ADC in Massive MIMO Communication System,” pp. 62-71, Vol. 10, REV Journal on Electronics and Communications, Vietnam, Jul. - Dec. 2020.
  • Hieu D. Vu, Thuy V. Nguyen Diep N. Nguyen, and Hieu T. NguyenOn Design of Protograph LDPC Codes For Large-Scale MIMO Systems,” pp.46017-46029, Vol 8, IEEE Access, Mar. 06, 2020 (Corresponding author).
  •  Thuy V. Nguyen, Hieu D Vu, and Diep N. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenPerformance Analysis of Protograph LDPC Codes in Large-Scale MIMO Channels,” pp.145145-145160, Vol. 7, IEEE Access, Sept.2019 (Corresponding author).
  •  Thuy V. Nguyen, Hung N. Dang, and Hieu T. NguyenDelay-Limited Rate-Compatible Protograph LDPC Codes,” International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology, Vol. 67, Iss. 7, July 2019.
  • Abraham K. Abin and Hieu T. Nguyen “Overload Protection Using Artificial Intelligence For DC Motors,International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology 2018.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham, “On optimal and Robust Communication for Uniform Source,” the IET Journal on Communications, 2012.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham, “Wireless Sensor Communication System Based on Direct-Sum Source Coder,” the IET Journal on Wireless Sensor System, 2011
  •  Hieu T. Nguyen, Ha H. Nguyen, Tho Le-Ngoc, "Bandwidth-Efficient Bit Interleaved Coded Cooperative Communications," Springer Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 46, pp 247-268, Aug. 2008.
  •  Hieu T. Nguyen, Ha H. Nguyen, Tho Le-Ngoc, "Power-Efficient Cooperative Coding with Hybrid-ARQ Soft Combining for Wireless Sensor Networks in Block Fading Environment," International Journal of Sensor Networks (Special Issue on Energy-Efficient Algorithm and Protocol Design in Sensor Networks), Vol.4, pp3-12, Feb. 2008.

Conference Papers

  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Duc T.M. Hoang, Anh T. Pham “Improving Performance of Large-Scale MIMO Detector via a Proposed Two-Step Deep-Learning Architecture,” IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 12-15 Sept. 2022, Virtual Conference (Submitted) 
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Duc A. Hoang, Hoai Bui, Thuy V. Nguyen, “Lage-Scale MIMO Communications with Low-Resolution ADCs Using 16-Ary QAM and Protograph LDPC Codes,” 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), Nha Trang, Vietnam July 27-29, 2022 (Submitted) 
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Thang Le Nhat, Duc A. Hoang, Thuy V. Nguyen, “Low-complexity Large-Scale MIMO Detector with 16-Ary Superposition Constellations,” IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), 12-15 Sept. 2022, Virtual Conference (Submitted) 
  • Anh T. Pham, Duc T.M. Hoang, Hieu T. Nguyen, “Deep Learning Detector For Large-Scale MIMO Systems with Low-Resolution ADCs,” 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), Nha Trang, Vietnam July 27-29, 2022 (Submitted) 
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Hung N. Dang, Thuy V. Nguyen, Thang Nhat Le “Large-Scale Low-Resolution ADC MIMO Detection with Bandwidth-Efficient Superposition ASK Modulation Scheme” 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), Nha Trang, Vietnam July 27-29, 2022 (Submitted) 
  • Yasin Yari, Hieu T. NguyenA State-of-the-art Deep Transfer Learning-Based Model for Accurate Breast Cancer Recognition in Histology Images,” The 20th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and BioEngineering, Oct. 26-28, 2020, USA
  • Yasin Yari, Hieu T. Nguyen, Thuy V. Nguyen, “Accuracy Improvement in Detection of COVID-19 in Chest Radiography,” 2020 14th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS), Adelaide, South Australia, Dec 14, 2020.
  • Yasin Yari. Thuy V. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenAccuracy Improvement in Binary and Multi-Class Classification of Breast Histopathology Images” 2020 IEEE Eight International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Jan 13 -15, 2021.
  • Hung N. Dang, Thuy V. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenImprove Uplink Achievable Rate for Massive MIMO Systems with Low-Resolution ADCs,” submitted to 2020 IEEE Eight International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Jan 13- Jan 15, 2021.
  • Viet Q. Pham, Thuy V. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenPerformance of Deep-Learning LDPC Coded Communications in Large-Scale MIMO Channels,” 2019 sixth NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science (NICS 2019), Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Hieu D. Vu, Thuy V. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenProtograph LDPC Coded Large-Scale MIMO Communications with Low-Resolution ADCs,” Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, Nov 6-8, 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  • Hieu D. Vu, Thuy V. Nguyen, Tuyet B.T. Do, and Hieu T. NguyenBelief Propagation Detection for Large-Scale MIMO Systems with Low-Resolution ADCs,” International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC-2019), October 16-19, 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen and Thuy V. Nguyen “The Design of Low-Iteration Protograph Codes For Rayleigh Fading Channels with Spatial Diversity,” 2018 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE).
  • Hieu T. Nguyen and Cuong Pham and Thuy V. Nguyen “Energy-Efficient and Low-Complexity Channel Coding for In VIVO WBAN Communications,” NAFOSTED Conference 2018.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen and Thuy V. Nguyen “Delay-limited Protograph Low-Density Parity Codes for Space-Time Block Codes,” IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC-2018), Bologna, Italy.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Thuy V. Nguyen “Uncoded Transmission of Continuous-Amplitude Signals over Rayleigh Fading Channels,” poster 2017 International Conference on Recent Advances in Signal Processing, Telecommunications, and Computing (SigTelCom 2017).
  • Thuy V. Nguyen, Hieu T. NguyenThe design of optimized fast decoding protograph LDPC codes,” International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC-2016), October 12-14, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham, “Layered Source-Channel Coding for Uniformly Distributed Sources over Parallel Fading Channels,” IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2016 (PIMRC-2016), 4-7 September 2016, Valencia, Spain.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham, “Sum-rate Distortion Bound for Suboptimal Multiterminal Source Coding Applied in Medical Wireless Sensor Networks,” In the Proc. of 7th IEEE/ACM Body Area Networks Conference (Bodynets), Oslo, Norway, Sept. 2012.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham, ”Coded Pulse Position Modulation Communication System over the Human Abdominal Channel for Medical Wireless Body Area Networks,” In the Proc. 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Sydney, Australia, Sept. 2012.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham, ”A Robust Communication System Based on Joint-Source Channel Coding for a Uniform Source,” In the Proc. of the 2012 IEEE 76th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2012-Fall, Quebec City, Canada, Sept. 2012.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham ”An Adaptive Transmission Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks over Slow Fading Channels,” In the Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Next Generation Information Technology(ICNIT), South Korea, April 2012.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Ilangko Balasingham, Tor A. Ramstad and Pal Anders Floor, "Limited Feedback Transmission Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks," in the Proc. of IEEE Conference on Communications (ICC) 2010, Capetown, South Africa, May 2010.
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Tor A. Ramstad, Ilangko Balasingham, ”Performance Improvement for Wireless Sensor Networks over Slow Fading Channels,” In Proc. of the VERDICT Conference, Research Council of Norway, Oslo Norway, Nov. 2009 (short paper).
  • Hieu T. Nguyen, Ha H. Nguyen, Tho Le-Ngoc, "A joint Network- Channel Coding Scheme for Relay-Based Communications," in Proc. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), Vancouver, April 2007, pp. 904-907.
  • Hieu. T. Nguyen, Ha H. Nguyen, and Tho Le-Ngoc, "A Bandwidth-Efficient Coded Cooperative Communication System," in Proc. IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC), Montreal, Canada, Sept. 2006.

Patents

  • Hieu T. Nguyen Tormod Njølstad, Babak Moussakhani, Karol M. Pawlak, Kenji Tanaka, Shinji Kubota “Position Detection Device, Projector, Position Detection System and Position Detection Method,Reference number: J0179343US01, January 20, 2015.
  • Hallvard Naess, Hieu T. NguyenPosition Detection Apparatus, Projector, Position Detection System and Control Method of Position Detection Apparatus,Reference number: J0179345 JP01, 2014/ US Patent registration US20150204979A1.
  • Babak Moussakhani, Hieu T. Nguyen, Karol M. Pawlak, Njølstad Tormod, Kenji Tanaka “Position Detection Apparatus, Position Detection System and Position Detection Method,Reference number: J0179343JP01, 2014.

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