Favourite thing to do in science: Algorithm development
About Me: I work on various areas on data transmission over wireless channels.
I live in Maynooth with my wife and two kids. I got my Bachelor in Telecommunications in Vietnam and then did a PhD in Radio Engineering in South Korea in 2009. Then I went on to explore the world. Before coming to Ireland in 2014, I lived in Sweden and Finland. These journeys gave me a lot of interesting cultural experience. I love books, movies, soccer, gardening and of course maths.
My Work: I'm Electronic Engineer working at UCD. I research on how to send data reliably and securely over wireless channels. My job is to find solutions that have minimal impact on our environment.
My Typical Day: I'm not a morning person, so my kids sometimes wake me up!!! I start a day with a cup of coffee without sugar. Then breakfast, prepare lunch box for the kids, and walk them to school. Los of Zoom meetings during the day with my colleagues and my research group. Answer emails, read many documents or research papers and do admin duties.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
determined, curious, and confident
What's your favourite food?
What did you want to be after you left school?
a phone designer
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
My scientific curiosity
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
still not sure. Software developer perhaps.