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  • Ph.D. Student
  • School of Information Sciences
  • University of Pittsburgh

  • Information Sciences Bldg
    135 N Bellefield Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    phone: +1 (412) 552-3055
    e-mail: hkc6 (at)
    My CV

    I am a first-year Ph.D. student at School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. I received my Master and Bachelor degrees from University of Information Technology. I am very interested in building Adaptive Educational Systems, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Data Mining, Semantic Information Retrieval, User Modeling and Cognitive Systems. I am currently working at the Personalized Adaptive Web Systems Lab (PAWS). My advisor is Dr. Peter Brusilovsky. Currently, I have been taking part in the projects Open Corpus Personalized Learning and Course Authoring.

    Research interests

  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Personalized E-Learning
  • Educational Data Mining
  • User Modeling
  • Information Retrieval

  • Education

    Aug. 2016 - Present Ph.D., Information Science Program, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Nov. 2011 - Jan. 2015 M.S., Computer Science, University of Information Technology,VNU-HCM, HCM, Vietnam.
    Sep. 2006 - Jan. 2011 B.S., Computer Science, University of Information Technology,VNU-HCM, HCM, Vietnam.

    Projects and Publications

  • Open Corpus Personalized Learning

  • Researching and Developing the Semantic-based Solution for Learning Resources Management
  • Nhon V. Do, TruongAn PhamNguyen, Hung K. Chau, ThanhThuong T. Huynh, Improved semantic representation and search techniques in a document retrieval system design, Journal of Advances in Information Technology, Volume 6, No. 3, August, 2015, USA.

  • Researching and Building a Knowledge-based System for Graph Theory Support IT Students in Studying
  • Nhon Do, Hung Chau Kim, A Program for Studying and Solving of Problems in Graph Theory, In Proceedings of the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 59 2011, November 14 - 16, 2011, Paris, France.

  • Researching and Applying Information Technology to Build Programs to Support Studying Advanced Mathematics in University
  • Nhon Do Van, Hung Chau Kim, Van Ho Long, An Intelligent Educational Software for Automatic Problem Solving in Linear Algebra, In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Science & Education (ICCSE 2011), August 3 - 5, 2011, Singapore.

  • Independent Studies
  • Hung Chau, Jordan Barria-Pineda, Peter Brusilovsky, Content Wizard: Concept-Based Recommender System for Instructors of Programming Courses, In Proceedings of UMAP’17 Adjunct, July 09-12, 2017, Bratislava, Slovakia.

    Hung Chau*, Ang Li* and Yu-Ru Lin, Predicting Students Performance Based on Their Reading Behaviors, In Online Proceedings of SBP-BRiMS 2017, July 05-8, 2017, Washington DC, USA.

    Working experience

  • School Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Teaching Assistant: Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming, and Interactive System Design classes

  • University of Information Technology, Vietnam National University, HCM, Vietnam
  • Lecturer: Introduction to Programming and Data Structure & Algorithm classes

    Teaching Assistant: Object Oriented Programming, Algorithm Analasis and Design, Artificial Intelligence classes

  • LAC VIET Computing Corporation, Vietnam
  • Mobile Application Developer: English Vietnamese Dictionary - Chinese Vietnamese Dictionary - Japanese Vietnamese Dictionary - French Vietnamese Dictionary - Korean Vietnamese Dictionary - Lac Viet Reader - Words Usage Practice

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