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Dr Hung Nguyen

Hung Nguyen
Senior Research Fellow
Teletraffic Research Centre
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

I am currently a level C academic (senior lecturer) at the Teletraffic Research Centre, the University of Adelaide, Australia.

I'm leading the Space and Defence theme development within the faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS).

I'm the industry chair for the 25th Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2018), which will be held Nov 26-30 in Adelaide. Please visit the ASWEC2018 website for details: http://www.aswec2018.org

Prospective students (2018-06-20): We are offering research scholarships (PhDs and Masters) and summer research scholarships (undergraduates) on provable network security. Please contact me directly if interested.

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I have a PhD in Computer Science and Telecommunications from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL). Prior to that, I received the B.Eng. degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia and completed the Pre-Doctoral school in communication systems at EPFL.

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Dr Hung Nguyen

I am currently a level C academic (senior lecturer) at the Teletraffic Research Centre, the University of Adelaide, Australia.

I'm leading the Space and Defence theme development within the faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS).

I'm the industry chair for the 25th Australasian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC 2018), which will be held Nov 26-30 in Adelaide. Please visit the ASWEC2018 website for details: http://www.aswec2018.org

Prospective students (2018-06-20): We are offering research scholarships (PhDs and Masters) and summer research scholarships (undergraduates) on provable network security. Please contact me directly if interested.

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I have a PhD in Computer Science and Telecommunications from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland (EPFL). Prior to that, I received the B.Eng. degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia and completed the Pre-Doctoral school in communication systems at EPFL.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am interested in formal models and tools for computer networks.  My research spans all areas of communication and information networking, including: Provable Network Security; Software-Defined Networking; Cellular and Ad Hoc Networks; Network Design, Configuration and Routing; and  Network Measurement and Tomography.

My paper on network auto-configuration in 2010 started the Autonetkit software (ANK). ANK is currently being used as the auto-configuration tool for the Cisco VIRL simulation and emulation environment. See for example here

The Internet Topology Zoo that I helped build  is widely used in all areas of networking research and development worldwide and has been cited  more than 300 times (and counting) in the last 3 years.

My tomography papers have been nominated for awards at major networking conferences. 

Find out more about my research at my research blog and my publications at my Google scholar page.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2012 Senior Research Fellow The University of Adelaide

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Vietnamese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2004 - 2008 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland PhD

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Ranathunga, D., Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2017). MGtoolkit: A python package for implementing metagraphs. SoftwareX, 6, 91-93.
DOI
2017 Nguyen, D., Nguyen, H., & White, L. (2017). Reinforcement learning with network-assisted feedback for heterogeneous RAT selection. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 16(9), 6062-6076.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Ranathunga, R., Roughan, M., Nguyen, H., Kernick, P., & Falkner, N. (2016). Case studies of SCADA firewall configurations and the implications for best practices. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 13(4), 871-884.
DOI Scopus1
2013 Nguyen, H. X., & Roughan, M. (2013). Multi-observer privacy-preserving hidden Markov models. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 61(23), 6010-6019.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2013 Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2013). Rigorous statistical analysis of internet loss measurements. IEEE - ACM Transactions on Networking, 21(3), 734-745.
DOI Scopus11 WoS11
2012 Knight, S., Falkner, N., Nguyen, H., Tune, P., & Roughan, M. (2012). I can see for miles: re-visualizing the internet. IEEE Network, 26(6), 26-32.
DOI Scopus5 WoS1
2012 Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2012). Improving hidden Markov model inferences with private data from multiple observers. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 19(10), 696-699.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2011 Knight, S., Nguyen, H., Falkner, N., Bowden, R., & Roughan, M. (2011). The internet topology zoo. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 29(9), 1765-1775.
DOI Scopus278 WoS178

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2017 Le, B., Nguyen, H., Shen, H., & Falkner, N. (2017). GLFR: A generalized LFR benchmark for testing community detection algorithms. In 2017 26th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2017.
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2016 Nguyen, H., Nguyen, D., Pham, T., Hoang, K., & Parsonage, E. (2016). A prototype of policy defined wireless access networks. In Proceedings of the 26th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC 2016) (pp. 101-106). University of Otago, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND: IEEE.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Nguyen, H., Webb, M., & Naguleswaran, S. (2016). Achieving policy defined networking for military operations. In Proceedings of the 2016 Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MilCIS) (pp. 1-6). Canberra, Australia: IEEE.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Nguyen, D., Nguyen, H., & White, L. (2016). Performance of Adaptive RAT Selection Algorithms in 5G Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC) (pp. 6 pages). Dunedin, New Zealand: IEEE.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2016 Nguyen, D., White, L., & Nguyen, H. (2016). Adaptive multiagent reinforcement learning with non-positive regret. In B. Kang, & Q. Bai (Eds.), Proceedings of the 29th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence Vol. 9992 LNAI (pp. 29-41). Hobart, Tas: Springer.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Le, B., Nguyen, H., & Shen, H. (2016). Community detection in networks with less significant community structure. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 10086 LNAI (pp. 65-80).
DOI Scopus1
2016 Nguyen, H., & Northcote, B. (2016). User spectral efficiency: combining spectral efficiency with user experience. In IEEE ICC'16: Cummincations for all things: IEEE International Conference on Communications (pp. 1-6). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: IEEE.
DOI Scopus1
2016 Ranathunga, D., Roughan, M., Kernick, P., Falkner, N., Nguyen, H., McClintock, M., & Mihailescu, M. (2016). Verifiable policy-defined networking for security management. In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications Vol. 4 (pp. 344-351). Lisbon, Portugal: SCITEPRESS.
DOI
2015 Mihailescu, M., Nguyen, H., & Webb, M. (2015). Enhancing wireless communications with software defined networking. In Proceedings of the Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (pp. 1-6). Canberra, ACT, Australia: IEEE.
DOI Scopus5
2015 Ranathunga, D., Roughan, M., Kernick, P., Falkner, N., & Nguyen, H. (2015). Identifying the missing aspects of the ANSI/ISA best practices for security policy. In Proceedings of the 1st ACM Workshop on Cyber-Physical System Security (pp. 37-48). Singapore, Republic of Singapore: ACM.
DOI Scopus5
2013 Tune, P., Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2013). Hidden Markov model identifiability via tensors. In IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2013 (pp. 2299-2303). Online: IEEE.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2013 Knight, S., Nguyen, H., Maennel, O., Phillips, I., Falkner, N., Bush, R., & Roughan, M. (2013). An automated system for emulated network experimentation. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies, CoNEXT 2013 (pp. 235-246). USA: Association for Computing Machinery.
DOI Scopus6 WoS1
2012 Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2012). Multi-observer privacy-preserving hidden Markov models. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium, NOMS 2012 (pp. 514-517). USA: IEEE.
DOI Scopus5 WoS3
2012 Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2012). On the identifiability of multi-observer hidden Markov models. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2012 (pp. 1873-1876). USA: IEEE.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2
2011 Parsonage, E., Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2011). Absorbing lexicographic products in metarouting. In Proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Rigorous Protocol Engineering (WRiPE) 2011 (pp. 1-6). Vancouver, Canada.
2011 Parsonage, E., Nguyen, H., Bowden, R., Knight, S., Falkner, N., & Roughan, M. (2011). Generalized graph products for network design and analysis. In Proceedings of the 19th EEE International Conference on Network Protocols (pp. 79-88). USA: IEEE.
DOI Scopus12
2011 Bowden, R., Nguyen, H., Falkner, N., Knight, S., & Roughan, M. (2011). Planarity of data networks. In Proceedings of the 2011 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (pp. 254-261). USA: ITC Press.
Scopus5
2010 Coyle, A., & Nguyen, H. (2010). A frequency control algorithm for a mobile adhoc network. In Proceedings of Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (pp. 1-6). Canberra, ACT.
2010 Nguyen, H., Roughan, M., Knight, S., Falkner, N., Maennel, O., & Bush, R. (2010). How to build complex, large-scale emulated networks. In Proceedings of TridentCom 2010 Vol. 46 (pp. 1-14). www: ICST.
DOI Scopus2
2010 Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2010). Rigorous statistical analysis of internet loss measurements. In ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review Special Issue Vol. 38 (pp. 361-362). United States: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc..
DOI Scopus5 WoS1
2010 Ghita, D., Nguyen, H., Kurant, M., Argyraki, K., & Thiran, P. (2010). Netscope: practical network loss tomography. In 2010 Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM (pp. 1-9). San Diego, CA: IEEE.
DOI Scopus38
2009 Nguyen, H., Teixeira, R., Thiran, P., & Diot, C. (2009). Minimizing Probing Cost for Detecting Interface Failures: Algorithms and Scalability Analysis. In Proceedings of the IEEE INFOCOM Conference 2009 (pp. 1-9). USA: IEEE.
DOI Scopus8
2008 Nguyen, H., Figueiredo, D., Grossglauser, M., & Thiran, P. (2008). Balanced relay allocation on heterogeneous unstructured overlays. In INFOCOM 2008: The 27th Conference on Computer Communications IEEE (pp. 126-130). Online: IEEE.
2008 Nguyen, H., & Roughan, M. (2008). On the correlation of internet packet losses. In Proceeding of the Australasian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (pp. 1-6). CD: IEEE.
DOI Scopus6 WoS1
2007 Nguyen, H., & Thiran, P. (2007). The boolean solution to the congested IP link location problem: theory and practice. In IEEE INFOCOM 2007 26th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 2117-2125). Online: IEEE.
DOI
2007 Nguyen, H., & Thiran, P. (2007). Network loss inference with second order statistics of end-to-end flows. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference, San Diego, USA, 24-26 October, 2007 (pp. 227-240). New York: ACM.
DOI
2006 Nguyen, H., & Thiran, P. (2006). Using end-to-end data to infer lossy links in sensor networks. In IEEE INFOCOM 2006 Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (pp. 1-12). Online: IEEE.
2005 Dousse, O., Nguyen, H., & Thiran, P. (2005). Deux applications de processus ponctuels aux réseaux de communication. In 20th GRESTI Symposium on Signal and Image Processing 2005 (pp. 269-272). Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
2005 Nguyen, H., & Thiran, P. (2005). Binary Versus Analogue Path Monitoring in IP Networks. In Passive and Active Network Measurement: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3431, 6th International Workshop 2005 Proceedings. (pp. 97-107). Germany: Springer.
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2005 Nguyen, H., & Thiran, P. (2005). Failure location in transparent optical networks: The asymmetry between false and missing alarms. In 19th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 19) 2005. Performance Challenges for Efficient Next generation networks (pp. 991-1000). Beijing, China.
2004 Nguyen, H., & Thiran, P. (2004). Active Measurement for Multiple Link Failures Diagnosis in IP Networks. In Passive and Active Network Measurement: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3051, Proceedings of the Workshop on Passive and Active Measurements (PAM) (pp. 185-194). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
DOI
2004 Nguyen, H., Thiran, P., & Barakat, C. (2004). On the correlation of TCP traffic in backbone networks. In IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2004 Proceedings (pp. 481-484). Online: IEEE.
2001 Nguyen, H., Rajesh, S., & Abbott, D. (2001). Motion detection algorithms using template model. In N. W. Bergmann (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 4591 (pp. 78-90). PO BOX 10 BELLINGHAM WASHINGTON USA: THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERING.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Nguyen, H., Naguleswaran, S., & Webb, M. (2016). Emergency Communication in Australia: Current Situation and Future Directions. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of The 5th Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
2013 Ager, B., Balduzzi, M., Barlet-Ros, P., Carvalho, P., Casas, P., Celeda, P., . . . Xie, L. (2013). Welcome message from the WNM chairs. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings - Conference on Local Computer Networks, LCN. Sydney, Australia.
DOI

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2016 Coyle, A. J., Nguyen, H., & Northcote, B. (2016). Tactical Radio Modelling - Overview Report.
2015 Northcote, B., Warner, N., McMahon, J. J., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., . . . Britton, M. (2015). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2015 workshop. Telstra.
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., McMahon, J. J., Nguyen, H., Oliu, C., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Guadalajara Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for AT&T Mexico: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Dar Es Salam Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Airtel Tanzania: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
2015 Northcote, B., Costa, A., Nguyen, H., Warner, N., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Mandalay Capacity Analysis Project Validation Report Prepared for Ooredoo Myanmar: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
2015 Northcote, B., McMahon, J. J., Nguyen, H., Brooks, T., & FitzGerald, D. (2015). TEMS™ Capacity Manager Atlanta Capacity Analysis Report Prepared for AT&T USA: TEMS™ Capacity Manager Client Capacity Analysis Project Reports. Reston, VA, USA: The University of Adelaide.
2014 Nguyen, H., & Costa, A. (2014). SAPN Restoration Analysis Forecast Tool v1.0.
2014 Nguyen, H., & Webb, M. R. (2014). Wireless Mesh and Backhaul Solutions for Responder Check-in Systems.
2014 Northcote, B., Warner, N., McMahon, J. J., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., . . . Li, Y. (2014). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2014 workshop. Telstra.
2013 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., Nguyen, H., . . . Li, Y. (2013). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2013 workshop. Telstra.
2012 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Costa, A., Mihailescu, M., Nguyen, H., . . . Yates, S. (2012). Devil WCDMA network dimensioning 2012 workshop. Telstra.
2012 Britton, M., Naguleswaran, S., Nguyen, H., Coyle, A., Yates, S., & Mihailescu, M. (2012). FogNet v4.0 User Guide.
2011 Coyle, A., Nguyen, H., Naguleswaran, S., Britton, M., Porter, C., & Webb, M. R. (2011). SANLab Year 3 Report.
2010 Coyle, A., Nguyen, H., Naguleswaran, S., Britton, M., Porter, C., & Webb, M. R. (2010). SANLab Year 2 Report.

Theses

Year Citation
2008 Nguyen, H. (2008). User-level Internet tomography and overlay routing. (PhD Thesis, Thèse École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL).

Working Paper

Year Citation
2016 Nguyen, D. U. O. N. G., Nguyen, H. U. N. G., & White, L. A. N. G. (2016). Distributed RAT Selection with Enhanced Reinforcement Learning. Technical Report, The University of Adelaide.
DOI
2009 Nguyen, H., Denisa, G., Kurant,, M., Argyraki, K., & Thiran, P. (2009). Fundamental Properties of Routing Matrices and Their Implications for Network Tomography. Technical Report, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL).

Software

Year Citation
2015 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., McMahon, J. J., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A., . . . Britton, M. (2015). TelAri Analytics v2.0 [Computer Software].
2014 Nguyen, H., & Costa, A. (2014). SAPN Restoration Analysis Forecast Tool v1.0 [Computer Software].
2014 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., McMahon, J. J., Mihailescu, M., . . . Li, Y. (2014). TelAri Analytics v1.2 [Computer Software].
2013 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A., . . . Li, Y. (2013). TelAri Analytics v1.1 [Computer Software].
2012 Northcote, B., Warner, N., Coyle, A., Yates, S., Mihailescu, M., Costa, A., . . . Li, Y. (2012). TelAri Analytics v1.0 [Computer Software].
2012 Britton, M., Naguleswaran, S., Nguyen, H., Coyle, A., Yates, S., & Mihailescu, M. (2012). FogNet v4.0 [Computer Software].
  • LIEF Grant, ARC 2015, $270,000
  • South Australian Small Business Research Challenge Grants, 2014-2015,  $22,000
  • Linkage Project, ARC 2014-2017, $195,000
  • Grant Improvement, ECMS, The University of Adelaide, 2009 + 2010, $36,000
  • Conference Leaves, ECMS, The University of Adelaide, 2011+2012, $4,000

 

 

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Intent-Based Networking for Next Generation Radio (5G) Networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thien Thanh Pham
2017 Co-Supervisor Routing and security in Mobile adhoc networks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ameer Shakayb Arsalaan

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Adaptive Reinforcement Learning for Heterogeneous Network Selection Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Duong Duc Nguyen

Other Supervision Activities

Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Community Detection The University of Adelaide PhD in Computer Sciences Doctorate Full Time Le, Ba Dung

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2004 - ongoing Member IEEE
2004 - ongoing Member Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Position
Senior Research Fellow
Phone
83136214
Fax
8313 4395
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Ingkarni Wardli, floor 5
Room Number
5 17
Org Unit
Teletraffic Research Centre

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