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

Assistant Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering

School of Engineering

University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Ave, Alliance, OH 44601-3993, USA

Contact information:

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

1.  Associate Editor of  IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 

2. Editor Member of Computer Communications - Elsevier 

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

4. Associate Editor of ICT Express - Elsevier.

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


      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 University of Colorado Denver, 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 joint Ph.D. program between Ton Duc Thang University and Technical University of Ostrava (VSB), Czech Republic.  He is currently serving as an Associate Editor in 5 SCIE journals. He has also served as a 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 also received Medal of Creative Young Talents in 2015. He was named in top 14 highly cited scientists in Asia University (Taiwan) in 2021.

His major research interests are:

Honors and Awards


- 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.


[S21] S. Nassirpour, A. Vahid, Dinh-Thuan Do and D. Bharadia, "Beamforming Design in Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface-Assisted IoT Networks Based on Discrete Phase Shifters and Imperfect CSI," IEEE Internet of Things Journal,  2023 (Q1 JCR)

[S20] X. Li, M. Zhang, H. Chen, C. Han, L. Li, Dinh-Thuan Do, S. Mumtaz and A. Nallanathan, "UAV-enabled Multi-pair Massive MIMO-NOMA Relay Systems with Low-Resolution ADCs," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2023 (Q1 JCR) 

[S19] H. Feng, J. Wang, Z. Fang, J. Chen and Dinh-Thuan Do, "AoI Optimization for UAV Networks with HARQ," IEEE Transactions on Communications, Q1 JCR, 2023.

[S18] M.-S. V. Nguyen, Dinh-Thuan Do, A. Vahid, S. Muhaidat and D. Sicker, "Enhancing NOMA Backscatter IoT Communications with RIS," IEEE Internet of Things Journal,  2023 (Q1 JCR)

[S17] X. Li, H. Qi, Dinh-Thuan Do, Y. Ding, M. Zhu, and H. Peng, "IQI-Impaired Wireless-Powered MF Relaying for Internet-of-Things Networks: An In-Depth Physical Layer Security Analysis," IEEE Internet of Things Journal,  2023 (Q1 JCR)

[S16] Dinh-Thuan Do, C.-B. Le, A. Vahid and S.  Mumtaz, "Antenna Selection and Device Grouping for Spectrum-Efficient UAV-Assisted IoT Systems," IEEE Internet of Things Journal,  2022 (Q1 JCR)  

[S15] 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 (Q1 JCR)

[S14] N. Waqar, S. A. Hassan, A. Mahmood, K. Dev, Dinh-Thuan Do and M. Gidlund, "Computation Offloading and Resource Allocation in MEC-Enabled Integrated Aerial-Terrestrial Vehicular Networks: A Reinforcement Learning Approach," IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2022, doi: 10.1109/TITS.2022.3179987.(Q1 JCR)

[S13] 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 

[S12] 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 JCR) 

[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 JCR)  

[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, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 1974-1983, June 2022 (Q1 JCR) 

[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,  vol. 9, no. 16, pp. 14610-14628, 15 Aug, 2022 (Q1 JCR) 

[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, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 101-108, March-April 2021 

[S7] 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 JCR) 

[S6] 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 JCR) 

[S5] 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 JCR)

[S4] Dinh-Thuan Do and A.-T. Le "NOMA based Cognitive Relaying: Transceiver Hardware Impairments, Relay Selection Policies and Outage Performance Comparison," Computer Communications (Elsevier), vol. 146, pp. 144-154, 2019. (Q1 JCR)  

[S3] 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 (Q1 JCR) 

[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 JCR) 

[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 (Elsevier), vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 1637-1644, 2016 (Q2 JCR) 

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

            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