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Nhat Nick Pham  DPhil (Oxon)

Dr Nhat Nick Pham DPhil (Oxon)


School of Computer Science and Informatics

Abacws, Floor 3, Room 3.62, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4AG
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am an academic at the School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK. My research interests include Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems, Edge-AI for Healthcare and Wellbeing, Quantum-based Human Sensing, and Embedded Operating Systems. Before joining Cardiff University, I obtained my DPhil (PhD) from the University of Oxford in 2023 and also worked as a postdoctoral researcher on the EPSRC ACE-OPS project from 2022 to 2023. My research are recognised by CACM Research Highlight 2021, ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight 2020, ACM GetMobile'19 Research Highlight, and the Best Paper at ACM MobiCom'19. I also helped to spin off a tech startup (Earable Inc.) and produced multiple international patents. My group’s work has featured in several press articles from Bloomberg, BBC NewsDailyMailEuronews, etc.














  • 2023: DPhil (PhD) in Computer Science, University of Oxford, UK.
  • 2018: M.Sc. in Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea.
  • 2015: B.E. in Computer Engineering, Vietnam National University - University of Technology (HCMUT), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

Honours and awards

  • 2021: Communication of the ACM Research Highlight.
  • 2020: ACM SIGMOBILE Research Highlight.
  • 2020-2023: University of Oxford DPhil Scholarship.
  • 2019: ACM GetMobile Research Highlight.
  • 2019: Best Paper Award, ACM MobiCom 2019.
  • 2016-2018: KAIST Graduate Scholarship, Daejeon, South Korea.
  • 2015: Honda Young Engineers and Scientists - Top 30 applicants, Vietnam.
  • 2015: Silver graduation medal, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. 
  • 2009 - 2011: Odon Vallet's Fellowship, Vietnam.

Professional memberships

  • Member of the ACM, SIGMOBILE.

Academic positions

  • 2023 - now: Lecturer, School of Computer Science and Informatics, Cardiff University, UK.
  • 2022 - 2023: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cyber-Physical Systems group, University of Oxford, UK.
  • 2018 - 2020: Graduate Research Assistant, Mobile and Networked Systems Lab, CU Boulder, USA.
  • 2018: Researcher, Real-time and embedded systems lab, KAIST, South Korea.
  • 2015-2016, Associate Lecturer, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 

Speaking engagements

  • “Robust Sensing and Efficient Computing for Intelligent Biosignal-based Earables”, Earable computing tutorial at ACM MobiCom 2022.

Committees and reviewing

  • Reviewer

    1. The International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (IJHCI) 2023.
    2. IEEE Transaction on Mobile Computing 2022.
    3. ACM MobiCom 2019-2023.
    4. ACM MobiSys 2021-2022.
    5. ACM SenSys 2019-2020.
    6. ACM HotMobile 2021.
    7. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems 2021.
    8. IEEE SECON 2020.
    9. IEEE/ACM CHASE 2020.


  • Committees

    1. Technical Shadow Program Committee ACM SenSys 2022.


  • Cyberphysical systems and internet of things
  • Human-centred computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Electronics, sensors and digital hardware