- MS in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design, University of Southampton
- BS in Automation and Control, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
- Hometown: Thanh Hoa, Vietnam
- Field of Study: Robotics
- PhD Advisors: Robert Platt and Christopher Amato
What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Automation and Control and a master’s degree in drones, which is not so common.
What are your research interests in a bit more detail? Is your current academic/research path what you always had in mind for yourself, or has it evolved somewhat? If so, how/why?
My research interests lie in the intersection of robotics and reinforcement learning. I am also interested in computer vision and data science.
What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?
I would like to focus specifically on robotics manipulation. I want robots to be able to perform dexterous manipulation task with the help of vision and/or other types of sensors and clever reinforcement learning algorithms.
What aspect of what you do is most interesting/fascinating to you? What aspects of your research (findings, angles, problems you’re solving) might surprise others?
I find the future of robots the most fascinating. With advances in multiple artificial branches such as reinforcement learning, computer vision, and neural networks, robots in the future will have surprising capabilities.
What are your research/career goals, going forward?
I want to become a competent robotics researcher with focus on reinforcement learning and robotics.