Dinh-Thuan Do (Alex), Ph.D., IEEE Senior Member

Electrical Engineering Department, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO 80204 USA

Contact information:

Email: dodinhthuan@gmail.com; dodinhthuan@ieee.org.

  • Editorship

1. Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (SCIE)

2. Editor Member of Computer Communications - Elsevier (SCIE)

3. Associate Editor of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking - Springer (SCIE).

4. Associate Editor of ICT Express - Elsevier (SCIE).

5. Associate Editor of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (SCIE)

6. Associate Editor of Electronics (SCIE)


Dr. Dinh-Thuan Do (Alex) (in Vietnamese: Đỗ Đình Thuấn) was born in Tuy Hoa City, Vietnam, on July 5th, 1980. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Vietnam National University -Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) in 2007, and 2012 respectively. He was a visiting Ph.D. student at National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan (2009-2010).

Prior to joining academia, he worked as a senior engineer in the telecommunications industry at VinaPhone Mobile Network (VNPT Group) (2003-2009). He was a Department Chair of Communications Engineering Department, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2011-2013). Eventually, he was a founder and established a research group, namely Wireless Communications Research Group in 2016. Recently, he has worked with The University of Texas at Austin and Asia University (Taiwan). He was awarded as an excellent young researcher at Ton Duc Thang University in several years. Regarding teaching activities, he is an active supervisor for 6 Ph.D. students in the Ph.D. sandwich program between Ton Duc Thang University and Technical University of Ostrava (VSB), Czech Republic. He is currently serving as Associate Editor in 5 SCIE journals. He has also served as Lead Guest Editor/Guest Editor in Physical Communications, Annals of Telecommunications, etc. He was invited as a TPC member in IEEE flagship conferences such as GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC.

Dr. Thuan was the recipient of the 2015 Golden Globe Award by Ministry of Science and Technology (top 10 outstanding scientists nationwide). He received Medal of Creative Young Talents in 2015.

His major research interests are:

    • Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces-Assisted networks

    • ML/Federated learning in wireless systems

    • Heterogeneous networks

    • Massive MIMO

    • mmWave communication networks

    • Energy harvesting

    • Full-duplex communications

    • Cognitive radio

    • Small-cell

    • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)

    • Physical Layer Security

    • UAV networks

    • Visible Light Communication

    • IoT system


  • Best paper Award in the Fifth International Conference in Communication, Devices and Networking (ICCDN 2021), Dec. 2021.

  • Stanford's list of top 2% scientists in the world, Oct. 2020, Oct. 2021.

  • IEEE Senior Member, 2019

  • Creative Young Medal by The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, 2015

  • Golden Globe Award by Ministry of Science and Technology, 2015

  • Excellent Young Scientist Award by President of Ton Duc Thang University, 2012, 2013

  • Outstanding Staff Award by VinaPhone Company (Mobile Network Operators), 2008

  • Technical Innovation Contest, 1st Prize by VinaPhone, 2007, 2008, 2009

  • Ranked 2nd in graduating class, 2003

  • Good performance student Award by Phu Yen Youth Union, 2001, 2002, 2003

  • Outstanding performance student Award by Vietnam Youth Union, 2002

  • Provincial Excellent Student Award in Mathematics, 1990, 1995, 1997

  • Recipient of ITRI Graduate Scholarship Program, Taiwan, 2009


  • 2008-2012: Ph.D., Wireless Communications Engineering, VNU-HCMC

  • 2009-2010: Visiting Ph.D. student, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan.

  • 2005-2007: M. Eng., Electronics and Telecoms Engineering, HCMUT

  • 1998-2003: B. Eng., Electronics and Telecoms Engineering, UTC

  • 1989-1998: Luong Van Chanh High School for the Gifted, PHU YEN, Vietnam (Mathematics)

- June 21st to July 2nd in 2008, he was a participant of The Digital Signal processing Summer Seminar 2008 organized by the prestigious professors from the U.S.'s universities

-Short training course by ERICSSON, Malaysia, 2007.


[S14] M.-S. Van Nguyen, Dinh-Thuan Do, S. Al-Rubaye, S. Mumtaz, A. Al-Dulaimi and O. Dobre, "Exploiting Impacts of Antenna Selection and Energy Harvesting for Massive Network Connectivity," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 69, no. 11, pp. 7587-7602, Nov. 2021 (Q1/WoS)

[S13] Dinh-Thuan Do, Anh-Tu Le, Nhat-Duy Xuan Ha and Nhu-Ngoc Dao, "Physical Layer Security for Internet of Things via Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface," Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 126, pp. 330-339, Jan. 2022.

[S12] X. Zheng, M. Li, S. B. H. Shah, Dinh-Thuan Do, et al., "Enhancing Security-Problem-Based Deep Learning in Mobile Edge Computing," ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, Art no. 49, pp.1-15, Vol. 22, no. 2, May 2022

[S11] Dinh-Thuan Do, Anh-Tu Le, Y. Liu, and A. Jamalipour, "User Grouping and Energy Harvesting in UAV-NOMA System with AF/DF Relaying," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 70, no. 11, pp. 11855-11868, Nov. 2021 (Q1/WoS)

[S10] N.-N. Dao, T. V. Phan , U. Sa'ad, J. Kim, T. Bauschert , Dinh-Thuan Do, and S. Cho , "Securing heterogeneous IoT with intelligent DDoS attack behavior learning," IEEE Systems Journal, 2021 (Q1/WoS)

[S9] Dinh-Thuan Do, M.-S. V. Nguyen, M. Voznak, A. Kwasinski and J. N. de Souza, "Performance Analysis of Clustering Car-Following V2X System with Wireless Power Transfer and Massive Connections," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, PP(99):1-1, 2021, DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2021.3070744 (Q1/WoS)

[S8] N.-N. Dao, Q.-V. Pham, Dinh-Thuan Do and S. Dustdar, "The Sky is the Edge? Toward Mobile Coverage from the Sky," IEEE Internet Computing, 2021

[S7] A. Pandey, S. Yadav, Dinh-Thuan Do and R. Kharel, "Secrecy Performance of Cooperative Cognitive AF Relaying Networks with Direct Links Over Mixed Rayleigh and Double-Rayleigh Fading Channels," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 12, pp. 15095-15112, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2020.3034729.2020. (Q1/WoS)

[S6] S. Shakoor, K. Zeeshan, Dinh-Thuan Do, O. Dobre, and A. Jamalipour, "Joint Optimization of UAV 3D Placement and Path Loss Factor for Energy Efficient Maximal Coverage," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 9776-9786, 2021. (Q1/WoS)

[S5] Dinh-Thuan Do, A.-T. Le and B. M. Lee, "NOMA in Cooperative Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks under Imperfect SIC," IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 86180-86195, 2020. (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S4] Tu N. Nguyen, B.-H. Liu, S.-I Chu, Dinh-Thuan Do and T. D. Nguyen, "WRSNs: Toward an Efficient Scheduling for Mobile Chargers," IEEE Sensors, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 6753-6761, 2020, (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS) .

[S3] Dinh-Thuan Do, M.-S. V. Nguyen, F. Jameel, R. Jäntti and I. S. Ansari, "Performance Evaluation of Relay-aided CR-NOMA for Beyond 5G Communications," IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 134838-134855, 2020. (Q1/WoS) .

[S2] T.-T. T. Nguyen and Dinh-Thuan Do, "Exploiting Performance of Two-way Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access Networks: Joint Impact of Co-Channel Interference, Full-Duplex/Half-Duplex mode and SIC Receiver," Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 97, 2019. (Q1/WoS)

[S1] Dinh-Thuan Do and A.-T. Le "NOMA based Cognitive Relaying: Transceiver Hardware Impairments, Relay Selection Policies and Outage Performance Comparison," Computer Communications, vol. 146, pp. 144-154, 2019. (Q2/WoS)

Industrial Experience

1. Viet Nam Telecoms National Company (Now www.vnptnet.vn)

Operation and Maintenance Engineer, Oct. 2003 - Nov. 2005

2. Telecoms Service Company (VinaPhone)

Operation and Maintenance Engineer, core network in cellular network provider from Dec. 2005 - Aug. 2009

  • To prospective post-doc, Ph.D., Master students:

I am always looking for self-motivated students who want to pursue a PhD degree in the cutting-edge area of wireless communications. Please early send me an email to dodinhthuan@gmail.com with clear statement of purpose together with your CV (includes scanned awards, certificates, transcripts, publications). We offer scholarship to those who satisfy eligible conditions indicated at Asia University (Taiwan) link or Ton Duc Thang University (Vietnam) link