Dr. Tho H. Nguyen is a Senior Scientist in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia and Associate Professor of Computer Science (by courtesy) at the University of Virginia College at Wise. He also manages the ACCORD Advanced Cyberinstrument Program for the UVA Office of the Vice President for IT. ACCORD is a consortium of eleven universities across the State of Virginia collaborating to develop a state-of-the-art next generation cyberinfrastructure to support data-intensive research. Tho is a member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the Center for Research on Intelligent Storage and Processing-in-memory (CRISP). His expertise and research interests include advanced cyberinfrastructure, computer system architecture, cyber-physical systems, and smart cities. His work has been funded by NSF, USAID, and multiple private foundations.
Dr. Nguyen also maintains extensive international engagements. He serves as a Subject Matter Expert advising the U.S. Department of State (DOS) on matters related to transboundary data collaborations in the Lower Mekong region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam). Nguyen is the chief architect of MekongWater.org, a region-scale cyberinfrastructure developed by DOS to support collaborations for sustainable development in the Mekong region.
Tho Nguyen earned his PhD from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) in 2009, where specialized in controls & Robotics. Prior to joining UVA, Nguyen served as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and was appointed to the National Science Foundation, where he worked on the Cyber-Physical Systems Program (2013-2015). He is also a former J. William Fulbright Fellow to Vietnam (2006-2007).