Hello and welcome! My Vietnamese name is Nguyễn Trung Tín. I therefore used “TrungTin Nguyen” or “Trung Tin Nguyen” in my English publications. The first name is also “Tín” or “Tin” for short.
I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Queensland in the School of Mathematics and Physics from December 2023, where I am very fortunate to be mentored by Hien Duy Nguyen, and Xin Guo.
Before going to Queensland, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Inria centre at the University Grenoble Alpes in the Statify team, where I was very fortunate to be mentored by Florence Forbes, Julyan Arbel, and collaborated with Hien Duy Nguyen as part of an international project team WOMBAT.
I completed my Ph.D. Degree in Statistics and Data Science at Normandie Univ in December 2021, where I was very fortunate to have been advised by Faicel Chamroukhi. During my Ph.D. research, I am grateful to collaborate with Hien Duy Nguyen, and Geoff McLachlan. I received a Visiting PhD Fellowship for 4 months at the Inria centre at the University Grenoble Alpes in the Statify team within a project LANDER.
A central theme of my research is data science, at the intersection of:
Statistical learning: Model selection (minimal penalties and slope heuristics, non-asymptotic oracle inequalities), simulation-based inference (approximate Bayesian computation, Bayesian synthetic likelihood, method of moments), Bayesian nonparametrics (Gibbs-type priors, Dirichlet process mixture), high-dimensional statistics (variable selection via Lasso and penalization, graphical models), uncertainty estimation, missing data (imputation methods, likelihood-based approaches with missing data).
Machine learning: Supervised learning (deep hierarchical mixture of experts (DMoE), deep neural networks), unsupervised learning (clustering via mixture models, dimensionality reduction via principal component analysis, deep generative models via variational autoencoders, generative adversarial networks and normalizing flows), reinforcement learning (partially observable Markov decision process), structured prediction (probabilistic graphical models).
Optimization: Robust and effective optimization algorithms for mixture models (MM algorithm, expectation–maximization, variational Bayesian inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods), difference of convex algorithm, optimal transport (Wasserstein distance, voronoi loss function).
Applications: Natural language processing (large language model), remote sensing (planetary science, e.g., retrieval of Mars surface physical properties from hyper-spectral images), signal processing (sound source localization), biostatistics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics), computer vision (image segmentation), quantum chemistry, drug discovery, and materials science (supervised and unsupervised learning on molecular modeling).
I have been very fortunate to have had fruitful collaborations since my PhD with Nhat Ho, Huy Nguyen, Khai Nguyen, Quang Pham, Binh Nguyen, Giang Truong Do, Le Huy Khiem, Dung Ngoc Nguyen, and Ho Minh Duy Nguyen (Collabolators in random order).
Ph.D. in Statistics and Data Science, 2018-2021
Université de Caen Normandie, France
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, 2017-2018
Université d'Orléans, France
B.S. Honors Program in Mathematics and Computer Science, 2013-2017
Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh Univeristy of Science, Vietnam