Phuong Anh Nguyen

Room M5001, Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Ave, Kowloon, Hong Kong
DOB: 09-11-1988
Nationality: Vietnamese
Mobile: +852 97938779

I am experienced in image and video understanding and searching, computer vision related topics and game development. I am capable of doing both research and engineering tasks with a well-trained problem solving skill and a professional working proficiency.



Personal business

Commercial projects: utilise opensource CMS such as Wordpress, Magento and Joomla to build E-commerce websites.

Community project (discontinued): Innorient Math Solver - a free online math solver system, which solves mathematical problems automatically with step by step explaination for high school and university students.

January 2011 - Present


  • Teach following courses:
    • Introduction to programming.
    • Object-oriented programming.
    • Introduction to game programming with DirectX.
    • Human-computer interaction.
  • Establish activities to support UIT’s students, including: soft-skills seminars, GameUIT Hackathon Competition, UIT-ACM Competition.
October 2011 - September 2016

System developer

Enhance and implement new modules for COBOL/400 and SMART/400 core system.

August 2011 - March 2012

2D/3D developer

Develop 2D and 3D interactive applications for advertising using OpenCV and DirectX. The customers of these projects include Unilever, CocaCola, Pepsi, ANZ, etc.

February 2009 - February 2011


City University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science

Research topic: Interactive Video Search.
Full publication list.

September 2016 - September 2020

University of Information Technology - Vietnam National University

Master of Science
Computer Science

Research topic: Artificial Immune System for Malware Detection.
GPA: 3.4

September 2011 - February 2015

University of Information Technology - Vietnam National University

Bachelor of Engineering
Software Engineering

GPA: 3.18

September 2006 - June 2011


EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France

Interactive video search

Build generative model to generate color template using in image and video retrieval.

January 2019 - July 2019

NExT++, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Large-scale image retrieval

Build image retrieval module for Chinese food recognition and diet tracking application (Dietlens).

June 2018 - August 2018

National Institute of Information & Communications Technology, Kyoto, JP

Multimedia verification

Proposal on cross-domain verification for heavy rain detection.

January 2016 - March 2016

National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo, Japan

Large scale image classification and video event retrieval

Gain experience and foundation in computer vision.

March 2014 - August 2014


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Proficient in C/C++ and C#.
  • Experienced with Python, Matlab and Javascript, HMTL5, CSS3.
  • Experienced in using Windows and Unix platforms.
  • Experienced in deploying and training deep learning models.
  • Solid background in image and video processing, 3D and game programming, data structures and algorithms.
  • Sustainable knowledges in software development life cycle and process.
Personal skills
  • Honest, active, creative, enthusiastic.
  • Good at communication and presentation skills.
  • Have excellent problem-solving skill.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Enjoy teaching and volunteer activities.

Academic & Sport Awards

  • 3rd Place - Video Browser Showndown, Thessaloniki - Greece, 2019.
  • Award - Outstanding staffs and lectures, UIT - VNU, 2015.
  • Award - Outstanding staffs and lectures, VNU, 2013.
  • Best paper award - UIT’s Young Scientist Conference, UIT - VNU, 2013.
  • 1st Place - Xtreme Programming Contest, Gameloft Vietnam, 2010.
  • 2nd Place - IT Innovation Cup, UIT - VNU, 2010.
  • Award - Typical VNU’s student, VNU, 2010.
  • Award - Typical UIT’s student, UIT - VNU, 2009.
  • 3rd Prize - ACM/International Collegiate Programming Contest, Nha Trang University, 2009.
  • 2nd Prize - 17th Vietnam Student Olympiad in IT, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, 2008.
  • 3rd Place in Badminton - Jeux the Sophia, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2019.
  • 3rd Place in Mixed Double - Badminton Competition, City University of Hong Kong, 2017.
  • Many prizes in football, table tennis, badminton and chess competitions hold by UIT-VNU.


Apart from being a developer and a researcher, I enjoy most of my time with sports. For indoors sports, I am an intermediate player in badminton and table tennis. I also have experiences in coaching badminton and table tennis (as a volunteer job) from beginner to intermediate level with solid foundation. For outdoor activities, I enjoy hiking and trekking on those mountains and trails with beautiful sceneries.

I can do a bit of close-up magic trick with playing cards and a bit of dancing with popping style.

As other IT guys, I play computer games. I prefer playing esport games especially first person shooting games like Counter-Strike and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Travelling and discovering new countries is my interest. I have travelled to Iceland, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Netherland, Greece, Hong Kong, Macao, Shenzhen, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and of course Vietnam.