I am a PhD candidate in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department at Northwestern University. I am a member of the Communications and Networking laboratory, working under the supervision of Professor Randall Berry (Northwestern University) and Professor Vijay Subramanian (now at University of Michigan).
I joined Northwestern University in September 2012 as a doctoral student under the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship. On the way, I earned my Master Degree here in June 2014 and continued through my PhD program.
My work at Northwestern includes studying bandwagon-type effects for models of Bayesian observational learning in social networks, which resembled many online recommendation systems (Amazon, Yelps, etc.). We studied models under different information structures and discovered many interesting, non-intuitive results: while noisy observations could help customers in their learning processes, additional information such as customers’ reviews/feedback could worsen their purchasing decisions. The main techniques used were hypothesis testing, Markov analysis, random walks, martingales processes and Monte-Carlo simulation. In addition, my research interest includes data science, machine learning, probabilistic models, game theory, quantitative finances, and optimization and resources allocation in communications networks.
I am expected to graduate in June 2017. I am looking for internship opportunities from now until June 2017, as well as full-time offers starting in June 2017. I am interested in career opportunities in data science.
Check out my projects on my git-hub page.
In 2007, I received the Singapore Scholarship to pursue my Bachelor degree at the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National University of Singapore. I graduated in 2011 with First-Class Honor.2007
In Summer 2010, I was an internship student at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STAR, Singapore. My advisors were Professor Chew Yong Huat and Dr. Tang Pak Kay. The project was on learning about Cognitive Radio and Hidden Markov Model. This was then extended to my Final Year Project, which earned me the Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Prize for the best Communications Engineering Final Year Project in 2011.Summer 2010
From 2011 to 2012, I was a research engineer at the Communications and Networks Laboratory, NUS. My advisors were Professor Mohan Gurusamy and Dr. Dinil Mon Divakaran. The project was on allocating resources for data center networks. We implemented a resource allocation scheme for multi-tenant data-centers that admits requests from virtual machines (VMs) dynamically, which takes into account both server resources (computational and storage) and network resource (bandwidth). My main contribution included extensive Monte-Carlo simulation using C and Python.
Our scheme accommodates 10%-23% more requests compared to a load-balancing allocator that does not consider bandwidth requirements of VMs. We published one conference and one journal in less than one year.2011 - 2012
I joined Northwestern University in September 2012 as a doctoral student under the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship.Sept 2012
On the way, I earned my Master Degree here in June 2014 and continued through my PhD program.May 2014
I am expected to graduate from my Doctoral Program at Northwestern University in June 2017. I am looking for full-time position in Data Analytics.June 2017