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Dr Chuong Nguyen

/choo-aw-ng ng-win/

Senior Research Scientist


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Chuong Nguyen is a research scientist at CSIRO DATA61, a research affiliate at the Australian Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision, and an honorary lecturer at the College of Engineering & Computer Science of the Australian National University.

Chuong held research positions at Monash University in 2010, CSIRO CMIS in 2011 and Australian National University in 2014 after he obtained his PhD from Monash University (Australia) in 2010, MEng from Ritsumeikan University (Japan) in 2003 and BEng from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam) in 2001. He was a visiting scientist at Johns Hopkins University (US) in 2004, and Microsoft Research (UK) in 2012.

Chuong has extensive experience in fluid flow visualisation & measurement, digital holography, microscope imaging, nuclear imaging, 3D imaging, and 3D capture of plants and insects. His research interest include mixed reality, computer vision, and machine learning for applications in medical, agriculture, ecosystems, supply chain, smart vehicles, smart cities, smart energy, and smart manufacturing.

Current Roles

  • Senior Research Scientist
    Work at the cross section of Augmented Reality, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and 3D Printing

  • Project leader
    Develop solutions for industry applications including smart 3D manufacturing, 3D reconstruction, 3D tracking, object detection and classification, hyperpectral imaging, and microscopic imaging

  • Academic supervision
    Supervise PhD students on Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Medical and Microscope Imaging

Academic Qualifications

  • 2010

    PhD of Engineering
    Monash University

  • 2003

    Master of Engineering
    Ritsumeikan University

  • 2001

    Bachelor of Engineering (first class honors)
    Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Professional Experiences

  • 2015-2017

    Research Fellow
    Australian Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision, Australian National University

  • 2014-2015

    Research Engineer
    Research School of Biology, Australian National University

  • 2011-2014

    OCE Postdoc Fellow
    Computational Informatics, CSIRO

  • 2010-2011

    Research Assistant
    Monash Centre for Synchrotron Science, Monash University

Achievements and Awards

  • 2021-2021

    Performance Cash Reward for CSIRO’s Enforceable Undertaking project

  • 2020-2024

    Julius Career Award 2020 for "3D reconstruction and 3D manufacturing"

  • 2019-2019

    DICTA 2019 Best Student Paper Award for "Perspective-consistent multifocus multiview 3D reconstruction of small objects"

  • 2014-2014

    iAward ACT on Research & Development for InsectScan system development

  • 2013-2013

    CSIRO Innovation Award for PlantScan system development

Other highlights

  • 2016-2016

    Organiser of ACRV Robotic Vision Summer School 2016

  • 2012-2012

    Visiting scientist at Microsoft Research in Cambridge UK


  • 2021-2024

    CERC Postdoc Grant 2021 (A$360,000) for 3D printing of products

  • 2020-2024

    CSIRO Julius Career Award 2020 (A$75,000) for "3D reconstruction and 3D manufacturing"

  • 2019-2020

    National Geographic Grant (US$27,152.62) for "Insect collection of Mekong Delta for sustainable agriculture, biodiversity discovery, and ecosystem education" project

  • 2019-2019

    Microsoft AI for Earth Grant (US$15,000) for "AI to classify and identify insects for biodiversity discovery of Mekong Delta" project

  • 2011-2012

    Acorn Grant (AU$21,000) from CSIRO Transformation Biology for "High-accuracy, high-throughput 3D imaging to accelerate phenomics" project

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2022-2024

    Working Group Member of CSIRO Robotics, Internet of Things and Sensing (RIoTS) Community of Practice

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