Research Interests

  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Assistive Technology


Hung Nguyen is a Ph.D. student in Computer & Information Science at UPenn, under the supervision of Prof. Insup Lee. He received the B.S. degree, summa cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from the Portland State University in 2012. After graduation, Hung joined Intel Corporation in Vietnam as a Process & Equipment Engineer (2012-2013), where he also served as Technical Supervisor (2013-2014) and Data Analyst (2014-2015). From 2010-2012, he was granted for a full scholarship to study 2 years at Portland State University from Intel Vietnam Study Abroad program – a $7 million program sponsored by Intel Products Vietnam. During this time, he also led a team participating in Cornell Cup USA 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Marek Perkowski & Prof. Mark Faust and won the Grand Prize out of teams from other universities in USA including MIT, UC Berkeley, etc.

Hung’s research interests span a range of topics in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and Assistive Technology. His interest together with IVS team led to the design of Prescription Drug Identification, a device capable of identifying a wide variety of prescription medications and providing timely information about the drug. He also worked with Tektronix engineers in a pre-capstone project to design a Footswitch control for Tektronix oscilloscopes. His recent project at UPenn has been on medical device security aspects.


  • B.S. 2012

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering - GPA 3.95

    Portland State University, OR, USA

  • N/A 2010

    Automatic Control Engineering - Transferred to PSU

    Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology, Vietnam

  • HS 2007

    High School Diploma, Specializing in Physics

    Quoc Hoc Hue High School for the Gifted, Vietnam

Employment Experience

  • Present2015

    Research Assistant

    University of Pennsylvania, PA, USA

  • 20152014

    Data Analyst

    Intel Corporation, Vietnam

  • 20142013

    Technical Supervisor

    Intel Corporation, Vietnam

  • 20132012

    Process & Equipment Engineer

    Intel Corporation, Vietnam

  • 20112011


    Intel Corporation, Vietnam