Thuy completed his Ph.D. program in the Computer Science Department at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in Winter 2017.
He was under the supervision of Professor D. Stott Parker.
He still meets with Professor Parker to discuss about things, from education to data science and also sustainability.
Prior to attending UCLA, he was an R&D engineer at the Institute for Infocomm Research,
Singapore from 2006 to 2011. At the Institute, he worked on two projects in multingual information extraction and machine translation.
He was named the Achiever of the Year FY-2009 for his R&D contribution in Human Language Technology.
He received the B.S. in Computer Science from University of Science, Vietnam.
Thuy's general interest is to connect theories and advances in different computational problems. He is particularly interested in processing and mining structured and textual data, especially on:
data explanatory and mining
natural language processing, focusing toward theories in computational linguistics
machine learning, especially in learning feature representations for structured and textual data
large-scale data processing and analytics
Meanwhile, Thuy is investigating applications of automatic feature learning for compositionality related problems in natural language and structured data.
Thuy also enjoys reading topics in other areas. He took varied graduate courses in theoretical computer science, bio-informatics, statistics, linguistics, and managements.
In the past year, he had an opportunity with studies on environment and sustainability -- one of his interests.
This Summer, he served the IPAM's RIPS 2016 as an academic mentor
supporting a team of four students working on an industrial project helping GumGum in their bid stream delivering.