VP Nguyen

Assistant Professor
Director, Wireless & Sensor Systems Lab
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
500 UTA Blvd, Arlington, TX 76010
Email: vp.nguyen@uta.edu
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VP Nguyen founded and directs Wireless and Sensor Systems Laboratory (WSSL) at the University of Texas at Arlington, where his team is focusing on building wireless, mobile and embedded systems to identify the opportunities for cyber-physical system-based solutions to monitor and improve human health conditions and their living environments. He has been building wearable, mobile, and wireless sensing systems to monitor human breathing volume, brain activities, muscle activities, skin surface deformation, blood pressure for various healthcare applications. He has also developed systems to monitor objects in the environment such as drones, cars, trees, etc. He is the recipient of SONY Faculty Innovation Award 2020, CACM Research Highlights 2020, ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2020, Best Paper Award at ACM MobiCom 2019, Best Paper Runner up Award at ACM SenSys 2018, ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2017, Best Paper Nominee at ACM SenSys 2017, Best Paper Awards at ACM MobiCom-S3 2016-2017. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he was supervised by Prof. Tam Vu.

Selected News!

Selected Publications


Technical Program Committee

  • 2022: ACM MobiCom
  • 2021: ACM MobiSys, ACM SenSys, IEEE MSN
  • 2020: ACM SenSys/BuildSys Joint Doctoral Colloquium; ACM DroNet
  • 2018: ACM MobiSys PhD Forum
  • 2017: ACM MobiCom S3; ACM SenSys - FAILSAFE; IEEE VTC

Chair and Co-Chair

  • 2021: ACM DroNet, Sensing Session Chair at MobiSys
  • 2017: ACM MobiCom - S3


  • 2020: ACM SenSys/BuildSys Joint Doctoral Colloquium
  • 2020: ACM MobiSys - Birds of a Feather: Faculty Job Search During Recession

Journals Reviewer

  • ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT)
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Sensors
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • Elsevier Computer Networks


  • SONY Faculty Innovation Award 2021
  • UT Rising Stars Award 2021
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2020
  • Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom 2019
  • Best Paper Runner up Award, ACM SenSys 2018
  • ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2017
  • Best Paper Award Nominee, ACM SenSys 2017
  • NSF Student Travel Grant Award from ACM MobiSys 2017, SenSys 2016, MobiSys 2016, INFOCOM 2016
  • Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom-S3 2017
  • Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom-S3 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science in 2016.
  • Best paper presentation award, KCC 2013.
  • Best paper award, KSII 2012.
  • Sunflower Mission Senior Project Sponsorship 2010.
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Academic Contest at University of Science (HCMUS) (2008 - 2009).
    • Received 1st prize in 2009 and 2nd prize in 2008
  • Annual scholarships of Vietnamese Government for excellent students at University of Science (HCMUS) 2008 - 2010.