Hi there!

My name is Duy Phuong Nguyen (Buzi Nguyen), a PhD candidate at Princeton University working with Assistant Professor Jaime Fisac.

Education Experience

2021-2026 (Expected)
Princeton University - Princeton, NJ, USA
PhD, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering

RMIT University - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
BEng., Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Honours)

Exchange program

RMIT University - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
BEng., Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Honours)

Valedictorian of Engineering cohort

Research Experience

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Safe Robotics Laboratory - Princeton, NJ, USA
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Apr 2019 - Nov 2019
RMIT University Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Research Assistant

- Synopsys TCAD modeling for 2D/3D metal-semiconductor test structure
- Established TCAD FEM capability at RMIT
- TLM test structure modeling for \(\rho_{contact}\) analysis
- Manuscript for journal paper on limits due to non-linear characteristic of metal-semiconductor ohmic contact test structure
- Conference paper for \(\rho_{contact}\) analysis

Academic Experience

Jul 2022 - Aug 2022
Princeton AI4All 2022 - Princeton, NJ, USA
Curriculum Developer, Lecturer

- Taught high school students sampling and learning based motion planning in robotics (A*, RRT, Q-learning in C-space)
- Developed teaching materials (Colab notebooks, presentation slides) for an intensive 3-week program
- Delivered lectures and programming tutorial sessions

Jul 2022 - Aug 2022
Princeton ECE Department - Princeton, NJ, USA
Assistant in Instruction

Course: ECE 346/COS 348 / ECE 566 Intelligent Robotic Systems
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Jaime F. Fisac
Built mobile robots and prepared lab components for planning under uncertainty, active perception, learning-based control, and multi-agent decision-making using ROS, visual SLAM, iLQR, MDP/POMDP and reachability analysis

Industry Experience

Feb 2020 - Present
Vulcan Augmetics - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Technical Advisor

- Led Electronics and Software Engineering team to develop in-house 3-channel and 8-channel EMG armband running machine learning on the edge to predict grip patterns of amputees
- Developed Flutter mobile application to interact withproducts

Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
Bosch Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Electrical and Electronic Engineer Intern

- Built OCR system to read SIM card number with CV
- Developed application managing management application for 2000 sensors, with real-time update and automatic report generator generation
- Created a REST service tracing program using DFS

Jun 2017 - Dec 2017
Aubot - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Embedded Software Engineer Intern

- Programmed an 8-DOF robotic arm and omni-directional base with obstacle detection, collision avoidance and RPA (?)
- Improved analog circuit for teleconference robot; RF control to debug and prototype robotic functions

Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
National Instruments - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Application Engineer Intern

Supported clients’ projects and prototyped solutions using NI products (NI LabVIEW, Multisim, Ultiboard and Camera Vision): self-balancing robots, 3-DOF robotic arm controlled by CV