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

Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering,

College of Information and Electrical Engineering,

Asia University, Taichung city, Taiwan.

500, Lioufeng Rd., Wufeng, Taichung 41354, Taiwan

  • Other IDs

Scopus Author ID: 36343332600

ResearcherID: C-5477-2017

Contact information:

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

  • Editorship

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

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

3. Associate Editor of Electronics (SCIE).

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

  • Guest Editor

5. Lead Guest Editor: Special Issue on "Ubiquitous Computing Technology for Smart Cities- Opportunities, Issues and Challenges," in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SYSTEM ASSURANCE ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (Spinger), in 2021

4. Lead Guest Editor: Special Issue on “Power Domain Based Multiple Access Techniques in Sensor Networks” in INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISTRIBUTED SENSOR NETWORKS (IJDSN) in 2020 (SCIE)

3. Guest Editor: Special Issue “UAV-enabled B5G/6G Networks: Emerging Trends and Challenges” in (Elservier) PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION, 2021 (SCIE)

2. Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Massive sensors data fusion for health-care informatics” in (Springer) ANNALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS, 2020. (SCIE)

1. Lead Guest Editor: Special Issue "Recent Advances for 5G: Emerging Scheme of NOMA in Cognitive Radio and Satellite Communications" in ELECTRONICS, 2019 (SCIE)


Dr. Dinh-Thuan Do (Alex) (in Vietnamese: Đỗ Đình Thuấn) was born in Tuy Hoa City, Vietnam, on July 5th, 1980. He received B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Vietnam National University -Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) in 2003, 2007, and 2012 respectively. He was a visiting Ph.D. student at the Wireless Communications Lab (National Tsing Hua University - NTHU), Taiwan (2009-2010).

Prior to joining academia, he worked in the telecommunications industry as senior engineer at VinaPhone Mobile Network (VNPT) (2003-2009). He was a Department Chair of Communications Engineering Department, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2011-2013). He has been awarded as an excellent young researcher at Ton Duc Thang University in several years. Eventually, he was a founder and he established a research group in field of wireless communications. He is also an Assistant Professor and Director of Wireless Communications & Signal Processing Lab (WICOM LAB). In 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 has worked with Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Asia University (Taiwan) since 2020.

Dr. Thuan was the recipient of the 2015 Golden Globe Award by Ministry of Science and Technology (top 10 excellent young scientists). He received Medal of Creative Young Talents in 2015. He was invited as a TPC member in IEEE flagship conferences such as GLOBECOM, ICC, WCNC.

His major research interests are:

    • Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces-Assisted networks

    • Heterogeneous networks

    • Massive MIMO, Cooperative MIMO communications

    • mmWave communication networks

    • Energy harvesting

    • Full-duplex communications

    • Cognitive radio

    • Small-cell

    • Non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA)

    • Secure PHY

    • UAV networks

    • Visible Light Communication

    • IoT system


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

  • 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 Graduate Scholarship Program, TU Graz, Austria, 2010

  • 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.


[S13] 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, 2020. (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S12] Dinh-Thuan Do, T.-T. T. Nguyen, C.-B. Le, M. Voznak, Z. Kaleem, and K. M. Rabie "UAV Relaying Enabled NOMA Network with Hybrid Duplexing and Multiple Antennas," IEEE Access, 2020. (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S11] 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, 2020. (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S10] Dinh-Thuan Do, A.-T. Le and B. M. Lee, "NOMA in Cooperative Underlay Cognitive Radio Networks under Imperfect SIC," IEEE Access, 2020. (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S9] 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, 2020, (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS) .

[S8] 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, Q1/SCOPUS) .

[S7] Dinh-Thuan Do, C.-B. Le and F. Afghah, "Enabling Full-Duplex and Energy Harvesting in Uplink and Downlink of Small-Cell Network Relying on Power Domain Based Multiple Access," IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 142772-142784, 2020 (Q1/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS) .

[S6] Dinh-Thuan Do, C.-B. Le and A.-T. Le, "Joint of Full-Duplex Relay, Non-linear Energy Harvesting and Multiple Access in Performance Improvement of Cell-Edge User in Heterogeneous Networks," Wireless Networks, 2020 (Q2/WoS, Q2/SCOPUS)

[S5] 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, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S4] C.-B. Le and Dinh-Thuan Do, "Joint Evaluation of Imperfect SIC and Fixed Power Allocation Scheme for Wireless Powered D2D-NOMA networks with multiple antennas at Base Station," Wireless Networks, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 5069–5081, 2019 (Q2/WoS, Q2/SCOPUS)

[S3] 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, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S2] Dinh-Thuan Do and M.-S. Van Nguyen, "Device-to-device transmission modes in NOMA network with and without Wireless Power Transfer," Computer Communications (Elsevier), vol. 139, pp. 67-77, 2019 (Q2/WoS, Q1/SCOPUS)

[S1] H-S Nguyen, Dinh-Thuan Do and Miroslav Voznak, "Two-Way Relaying Networks in Green Communications for 5G: Optimal Throughput and Tradeoff between Relay Distance on Power Splitting-based and Time Switching-based Relaying SWIPT," AEUE -International Journal of Electronics and Communications, Vol. 70, No. 3, pp. 1637-1644, 2016 (Q2/WoS, Q2/SCOPUS)

Industrial Experience

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

Operation and Maintenance Engineer from October 2003 - to 2005

2. Telecoms Service Company (VinaPhone)

Engineer, in charge of Operation and Maintenance for core network in cellular network provider from December 2005 - to 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