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Vu, Tam Ngoc

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research overview

  • Tam Vu founded and directs the Mobile and Networked Systems (MNS) lab at University of Colorao Boulder, where he and his team have been working on building systems to improve pediatric health care practices. The team designs and implements novel and practical cyber-physical systems to make physiological sensing (e.g. breathing volume measurement, brainwave signal monitoring, muscle movement recording, and sleep quality monitoring) less intrusive at lower cost. They evaluate their systems on patients in in-hospital environments such as Colorado's Children Hospital and CU School of Medicine to prove the medical meanings and technical advances of their novel devices and technologies. He is actively pushing his research outcomes to practice through technology transfer activities with 30 patents filed and forming startups to commercialize them.


  • Healthcare, TeleHealth, Mobile Security


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courses taught

  • CSCI 3753 - Design and Analysis of Operating Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Analyzes the software that extends hardware to provide a computing environment, including the role of linkers, file systems, resource sharing, security and networking. Studies the history of operating system organization and design and their influence on security, functionality and reliability. Same as CSPB 3753.
  • CSCI 4830 - Special Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Covers topics of interest in computer science at the senior undergraduate level. Content varies from semester to semester. Only 9 credit hours from CSCI 4830 and/or CSCI 4831 can count toward Computer Science BS or BA.
  • CSCI 7000 - Current Topics in Computer Science
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019
    Covers research topics of current interest in computer science that do not fall into a standard subarea. May be repeated up to 8 total credit hours.


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