Meet Our Team

We are lucky enough to share the same huge vision for the future of AI. Elite, passionate and full of ambition, our team members are determined to open up new horizons in AI research and application.

Director

Hung Bui

Representation Learning, Deep Generative Models, Unsupervised Learning, Dialogue Systems.

Former Google DeepMind, Adobe Research, SRI AI Center. IMO Silver Medalist

Dr. Hung H. Bui is the Director of VinAI Research, VinGroup, Vietnam. His technical expertise and interests include probabilistic graphical models, deep generative models, Bayesian inference and machine learning, especially models for sequential and relational data with applications in human activity/intent recognition, video understanding and natural language processing. These interests center around the challenging problem of how to make the machine better understand the humans - a problem that plays a central part in intelligent assistive technologies, personal assistance and dialogue management.

Before joining VinAI, he was at Google DeepMind, Adobe Research and Nuance Natural Language Understanding Lab, and also spent almost 10 years at the AI Center, SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) where he led the multi-institution research team in developing probabilistic inference technologies for understanding the user activities during the CALO project (at the time, the largest AI project in history, also known as the project that spun off Siri). Going further back in time, he was an assistant professor at Curtin University, Australia (2000 - 2003), Ph.D. graduate in computer science (Curtin, 1998).

Staff Members

Principal Research Scientist

Hoai Nguyen

Computer Vision, Human Action Recognition, Weakly Supervised Learning.

Professor SUNY Stonybrook, Ph.D. CMU, Postdoc Oxford. IMO Gold Medalist

Senior Research Scientist

Khoa Luu

Computer Vision and Biometrics.

Professor Arkansas, Postdoc CMU

Senior Research Scientist

Yasin Abbasi-Yadkori

Reinforcement Learning, Sequential Decision Problems, Sampling and Optimization.

Former Adobe Research, Ph.D. Alberta

Research Scientist

Thien Nguyen

Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning.

Prof. University of Oregon, Ph.D. NYU, Postdoc MILA UMontreal.

Research Scientist

Anh Tran

Computer Vision.

Former Amazon. Ph.D. USC

Research Scientist

Rui Shu

Representation Learning, Generative Modeling, and Deep Learning.

B.Sc. Dartmouth, M.Sc. Stanford, Ph.D. Candidate Stanford

Research Scientist

Tung Pham

Classification, Functional Data, Variational Approximation, Manifold Learning.

Ph.D. Melbourne. IMO Silver Medalist

Visiting Research Scientist

Khoat Than

Deep Generative Models, Continual Learning, Topic Modeling.

Professor, HUST

Visiting Research Scientist

Vinh Tran

Computer Vision, Human Action Recognition

Ph.D. Candidate SUNY Stonybook

Research Engineer

Thang Duong

Reinforcement Learning.

B.Eng. HUST

AI Research Resident

Chuong Huynh

Computer Vision.

B.Sc. HCMUS

AI Research Resident

Duong Le

Natural Language Processing.

B.Sc. HUST

AI Research Resident

Khai Nguyen

Deep Generative Models.

B.Sc. HUST

AI Research Resident

Khang Le

Computer Vision.

B.Sc. UET

AI Research Resident

Khiem Pham

Deep Generative Models.

B.Sc. SJSU

AI Research Resident

Thu Nguyen

Computer Vision.

B.Sc. UIT, VNU-HCM

AI Research Resident

Tung Nguyen

Probabilistic Modeling and Deep Generative Models.

B.Sc. HUST

AI Research Resident

Tuan Pham

Deep Generative Models, Variational Inference and Variational Auto-encoders.

B.Sc. HUST

AI Research Resident

Thao Nguyen

Computer Vision.

B.Sc. HUST

AI Residency Project Coordinator

Thuy Nguyen

B.A. UEH

Assistant to Director

Linh Pham

B.A. FTU