Hi! I'm Toan Nguyen

Researcher and software engineer based in Melbourne,

specialised in scientific data processing and visualisation


I was born in Hoi An ancient town, a UNESCO world heritage in Vietnam. I received the B.S. degree in Information Technology from the University of Science of Ho Chi Minh city in September 2005. I then received M. Phi. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science at Chonnam National University, Korea in 2008 and 2011, respectively. I am currenly working for Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

I am a highly passionate software engineer and researcher, focusing primarily on machine learning, image processing, computer vision, and data anylysis and visualisation. My 10+ years of professional experience, on top of my undergraduate and post-graduate studies, have equipped me with a profound knowledge of object-oriented design and development, debugging and troubleshooting product issues, and doing research. In addition, I possess strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills; a passion for solving puzzles, algorithms, and developing on a rock-solid foundation; and an ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment either independently or in a team.

I am working in 3 teams:

  • R@CMon - a node of the Australian Research Cloud at Monash University
  • Monash SeRP - a secure environment for sharing research data for collaboration and analysis, within the control and governance of the data custodian
  • Monash Medical AI Group (MMAI)


System administration

  • • Proficiency in building and administration of visualisation clusters and HCP systems
  • • Working knowledge on cloud platforms like openstack, kubernetes


  • • 10+ years of professional experience in developing multi-platform programs with C/C++
  • • Proficiency in building 3D graphics programs with OpenGL and optimizing programs with OpenMP/CUDA

Data processing

  • • Great experience in processing scientific data: natural images, biomedical images, LiDAR, microscopy images
  • • Familiar with various scripting languages: Matlab (10+ years), python, bash

Web development

  • • Proficiency in full stack website development with html, css, javascript and node.js
Skill chart

Work Experience

Oct 14 - Now

Senior Visualization and Machine Learning Specialist, eResearch Centre, Monash University

  • • Build the Monash CAVE2, world-class virtual reality environment
  • • Development and enhance Monash’s portfolio of expertise and capability in immersive, big data visualisation
  • • Translate machine learning algorithms into products
  • • Research DevOps
Mar 2012 – Oct 2014

Imaging Informatics Officer, Monash Biomedical Imaging and eResearch Centre, Monash University

  • • Design, implement and operate the multi-modality research imaging informatics repository at Monash Biomedical Imaging
  • • Provide technical supports and develop imaging applications for researchers
Feb 2006 - Dec 2011

Research Assistant, Chonnam National University, South Korea

  • • Do research on image processing, video coding (H.264), tensor voting
  • • Work on several projects supported by Korean government, Samsung Electronics Co., and ETRI (Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea)
Oct 2005 - Jan 2006

3D graphics developer, Yeuthethao company, Vietnam

  • • Design and implement a 3-D virtual travelling program

Awards and Honors

  • • 2013 Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash University, Australia: Most Valuable Staff Person
  • • 2012 Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash University, Australia: Most Willing to Lend a Handn
  • • 2011 Chonnam National University, South Korea: Best Student Researcher of Graduate School of Engineering
  • • 2011 Spain: Student Travel Grant of IEEE ICME Conference supported from Qualcomm, La Salle, and IEEE NCS
  • • 1997 2000 and 2011 Vietnam: First Prizes of Physics Contests of Quang Nam Province
  • • 2008-2012 South Korea: Institute of Information Technology Advancement (IITA) scholarship
  • • 2007-2012 South Korea: BK21 Research Fund Sponsorship
  • • 2010-2011 South Korea: ITRC (Mobile Device Interface Research Center) Research Fund Sponsorship
  • • 2009 South Korea: Best Oral Presentation Award of Chonnam Conference on Information Technology
  • • 2010-2011 South Korea: Best Poster Presentation Award of BK21 Workshop
  • • 2006-2012 South Korea: Chonnam National University Global Graduate Scholarship
  • • 2005 Vietnam: EUREKA Award for Best Students’ Research
  • • 2001 Vietnam: Scholarship for Excellent Students of the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication and Motorola Company
  • • 2000 Vietnam: Special Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements of Santak Company
  • • 2001-2005 Vietnam: First-class Scholarship of Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training, University of Science