Nam Nguyen


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Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Florida

Areas of Expertise

Complex Network Analysis, Mobile Computing, Social Data Analysis and Data Mining


Nam Nguyen is currently an Assistant Professor in the Computer and Information Sciences Department. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida in 2013. Prior to his PhD, he got his M.S. and B.S. from Ohio University (in 2009) and Vietnam National University (in 2007). Nguyen's research interests focus on Network Structure Analysis, BigData, Social-aware Information Mining, Cyber Security, and Practical Mobile Computing applications.

Nguyen has published over 30 research papers in major conferences and journal. He has served as an Associate Editor of Springer's Computational Social Network jounal, the TPC Co-chair for CSoNet 2015 and as a TPC member for many research conferences including IEEE INFOCOM'16 and MSN'14 - 15. Nguyen is also the reviewer for IEEE Trans. on Distributed Computing (TPDS), Trans. on Networking (TON), Trans. on Service Computing, etc. In 2015, Nguyen served as a panelist for the National Foundation of Science, USA.

Professional Service:

Associate Editor - Computational Social Networks Journal (2013 - now).

Conference TPC Member

IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM), 2016.

IEEE Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN), 2014, 2015.

Journal and Conference reviewer

IEEE Trans. on Distributed Computing (TPDS)

IEEE Trans. on Networking (TON)

IEEE Trans. on Services Computing

IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology (IVT)

IEEE Trans. on Computational Social Systems

IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics

Elsevier Neurocomputing

Elsevier Information Sciences

Theoretical Computer Sciences (TCS)

Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM)

Int. Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET)

Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO)

Optimization Letter

Ad Hoc Networks Journal

Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing

Springer Trans. on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems (TLDKS)

MSN’14-15, CSoNet’14-15, ISSAC’10, INFOCOM’10-13, COCOON’10-15, SIMPLEX’11, SOCIALCOM’11,


Selected Publications and Presentations:

Vulnerability of Clustering Under Node Failure in Complex Networks,Alan Kuhnle, Nam P. Nguyen, Thang N. Dinh, and My T. Thai, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2015 (Under review).

Structural Vulnerability Assessment of Community-based Routing in Opportunistic Networks,Md A. Alim, Nam P. Nguyen, My T. Thai and Abdelsalam Helal, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2015 (Under revision).

A method to detect communities with stability in social networks,Nam P. Nguyen, M. A. Alim, Thang N. Dinh and My T. Thai, Social Network Analysis and Mining, Vol. 4, Issue 1, DOI: 10.1007/s13278-014-0224-2, 2014.

Dynamic social community detection and its applications,Nam P. Nguyen, Thang N. Dinh, Yilin Shen and My T. Thai, PloSONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0091431, 2014.

Targeted Dot Product Representation for Friend Recommendation in Online Social Networks, Minh D. Dao, Akshay Rangamani, Sang (Peter) Chiny, Nam P. Nguyen and Trac D. Tran, ASONAM 2015.

A Note On Clustering Difference by Maximizing Variation of Information, Nam P. Nguyen, CSoNet 2015.

Community Structure Analysis in Big Climate Data, Michael P. McGuire and Nam P. Nguyen, SCDM Workshop, IEEE BigData 2014.

Structural Vulnerability Analysis of Overlapping Communities in Complex Networks, Md Abdul Alim*, Nam P. Nguyen*, Thang N. Dinh and My T. Thai, IEEE/WIC/ACM WI 2014 (*Co-first authors).


Complex Network Analysis, Mobile Computing, Social Data Analysis and Data Mining