Nguyen Tran

Dr Nguyen Tran

Researcher

School of Computer Science

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


Some say that computers are bicycles for the mind. They allow humans to reach unprecedented levels of advance and prosperity. While it is true, a computer by itself wouldn’t be more than a bucket of bolts and silicon without the software that brings it life.

My research, as a member of Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technology, focuses on building and enabling people to build software systems that are correct, efficient, and secure. My current focus is on applying Blockchain and its related technology to provide new software solutions to real-world problems.

My research interests lie at the intersection between Software Engineering, Cryptography & Blockchain, Internet of Things, and Machine Intelligence. Software Engineering provides a foundation for building correct and efficient software systems on a large scale. Cryptography and Blockchain form the basis for designing and developing secured software systems. Machine Intelligence, including both classical algorithms and AI-based techniques, provides the ability to automate hard problems. Finally, Internet of Things allows software systems to interface with the physical world. Together, they form the foundation for building correct, efficient, and secured software systems.

My research, as a member of Centre for Research on Engineering Software Technology, focuses on building and enabling people to build software systems that are correct, efficient, and secure. My current focus is on applying Blockchain and its related technology to provide new software solutions to real-world problems.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Tran, N., Sheng, Q., Ali Babar, M., Yao, L., Zhang, W., & Dustdar, S. (2019). Internet of things search engine. Communications of the ACM, 62(7), 66-73.
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    2018 Wu, J., & Tran, N. (2018). Application of blockchain technology in sustainable energy systems: An overview. Unknown Journal, 10(9).
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    2017 Tran, N., Sheng, Q., Babar, M., & Yao, L. (2017). Searching the Web of Things: State of the art, challenges, and solutions. ACM Computing Surveys, 50(4), 34 pages.
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    2015 Nguyen, H., Nguyen, H., Tran, K., & Vo, X. (2015). GeTFIRST: Ontology-based keyword search towards semantic disambiguation. International Journal of Web Information Systems, 11(4), 442-467.
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    2014 Tran, K., & Nguyen, H. (2014). MobiPSE: A scenario-based mobile-application development for end-user developers. International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, 10(2), 153-167.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2017 Tran, N., Sheng, Q., Babar, M., & Yao, L. (2017). A Kernel-based approach to developing adaptable and reusable sensor retrieval systems for the web of things. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 10569 LNCS (pp. 315-329). Puschino, Russia.
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    2017 Tran, N. (2017). Searching the web of things: Resolving a real library of babel. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 10380 LNCS (pp. 127-132). Online: Springer.
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    2016 Ruan, W., Sheng, Q., Yao, L., Tran, N., & Yang, Y. (2016). PreventDark: Automatically detecting and preventing problematic use of smartphones in darkness. In 2016 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication Workshops, PerCom Workshops 2016 (pp. 3 pages). Sydney, AUSTRALIA: IEEE.
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    2016 Yao, L., Benatallah, B., Wang, X., Tran, N., & Lu, Q. (2016). Context as a service: Realizing internet of things-aware processes for the independent living of the elderly. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 9936 LNCS (pp. 763-779). Online: Springer Verlag.
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    2016 Ruan, W., Sheng, Q., Xu, P., Tran, N., Falkner, N., Li, X., & Zhang, W. (2016). Forecasting seasonal time series using weighted gradient RBF network based autoregressive model. In Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management Vol. 24-28-October-2016 (pp. 2021-2024). Indianapolis, IN: ACM.
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    2016 Ruan, W., Xu, P., Sheng, Q., Tran, N., Falkner, N., Li, X., & Zhang, W. (2016). When sensor meets tensor: filling missing sensor values through a tensor approach. In Proceedings of the 25th ACM International on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management Vol. 24-28-October-2016 (pp. 2025-2028). Indianapolis, IN: ACM.
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    2014 Vinh, V., Nguyen, H., & Tran, K. (2014). GeT-based ontology construction for semantic disambiguation. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series Vol. 04-06-December-2014 (pp. 445-453). Online: ACM.
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    2013 Tran, K., & Nguyen, H. (2013). SRE: A scenario-based requirement exploration process for end-user mobile-application development. In ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (pp. 559-566).
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    2013 Tran, K., & Nguyen, H. (2013). MobiPDA: A systematic approach to mobile-application development. In B. Murgante, S. Misra, M. Carlini, C. Torre, H. Nguyen, D. Taniar, . . . O. Gervasi (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 7975 LNCS (pp. 232-247). Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM: SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN.
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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Enhancing smart home automation with local context The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Computer Science Other Full Time Kien Nguyen
    2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Design and Development of a Testbed Infrastructure for Internet of Things Applications The University of Adelaide Master of Software Engineering Master Full Time Huy Nguyen, Lin Cong, Meghavi
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Resilient home automation with blockchain and smart contract The University of Adelaide Master of Computer Science Master Full Time Liuyue Jiang
    2019 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Resilient home automation with blockchain and smart contract The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Computer Science Other Full Time Kang Cho
    2018 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Software Infrastructure for Engineering Internet of Things Search Engine systems The University of Adelaide Master of Software Engineering Master Full Time Huy Nguyen & An Do
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  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Reviewer Conference Review UIST 2019
    2019 - 2019 Reviewer Conference Review IEEE CLOUD 2019
    2019 - 2019 PC Reviewer Conference Review MobiSPC-2019
  • Position: Researcher
  • Phone: 83134437
  • Email: nguyen.tran@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Ingkarni Wardli, floor 4
  • Room: 4 32
  • Org Unit: School of Computer Science

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