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Hai Nguyen

PhD Student


Office Location

805 Columbus Avenue
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC)
Boston, MA 02120


  • BE in Electronics and Telecommunications, Hanoi University of Science and Technology – Vietnam

About Me

  • Hometown: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Field of Study: Computer Science
  • PhD Advisors: Guevara Noubir


Hai Nguyen is a PhD student in the Computer Science program at Northeastern University’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences, advised by Professor Guevara Noubir. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics at Telecommunications at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology in Vietnam. At Northeastern, Nguyen is studying the security of networked systems, specifically wireless and mobile systems, and hopes to improve the reliability of these systems. He is particularly interested in the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of the field of computer science, and plans to apply methods from other fields of study – like Machine Learning – to computational systems.

What are the specifics of your graduate education (thus far)?

I enter Northeastern’s PhD program after finishing my undergraduate studies in Vietnam. I spend most of my time on research, beside taking graduate courses.

What are your research interests?

I am interested in various topics related to security aspects of networked systems, with more attention on wireless and mobile systems. Being close to top security researchers at Northeastern has pushed me to follow this research path.

What’s one problem you’d like to solve with your research/work?

I am currently interested in the security and privacy of wireless and mobile networks as they have become increasingly ubiquitous. I’d like to apply methods from other areas, such as Machine Learning.

What aspect of what you do is most interesting?

What I am interested the most is that the research topic is not getting old, but becoming more and more fascinating, as the fact that technology is growing exponentially and the world is becoming increasingly interconnected creates great opportunities for both security researchers and their adversaries.

What are your research or career goals, going forward?

I hope to have great contributions that will be helpful for tackling real-life problems, especially for making networked systems more approachable, reliable and secure.