Dinh Tuan Tran, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Computer Vision, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Robotics, Intelligent Space, Reinforcement Learning, Imitation Learning, Active Learning, Surgical Workflow Analysis, Intelligent Interaction, Head Orientation Estimation, User Identification, Head Detection, Object Recognition, Finger Pointing Interaction, Real-time Interaction using Mobile Device.

Educations & Jobs

2020 – Present Assistant Professor, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

2019 – 2020 Postdoctoral Associate, College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

2016 – 2019 Doctoral Student at Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

2014 – 2016 Master's Student at Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

2012 – 2014 Engineer at (The) One of Them, Inc, Japan.

2010 – 2012 Undergraduate Student at College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.

2007 – 2010 Undergraduate Student at School of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Publications & Presentations

Published Papers

  1. D.T. Tran, T. Satooka, J.-H. Lee,「High-speed and High-load Version of Mobile Module in Reconfigurable Intelligent Space」, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2022 (Submitted).

  2. D.T. Tran, T. Satooka, J.-H. Lee,「Mobile Module in Reconfigurable Intelligent Space: Applications and a Review of Developed Versions」, Advanced Robotics (TADR) , 2022 (Submitted).

  3. R. Kakiuchi, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee,「Inspection of the Most Suitable Approach and Information Projection Method for Interactions in the Night Flight of a Projector-Mounted Drone」, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, 2022 (Accepted).

  4. D.T. Tran, N. Shimada, J.-H. Lee,「Triple-Sigmoid Activation Function for Deep Open-Set Recognition」, IEEE Access, Vol. 10, Pages 77668-77678, https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3192621, 2022.

  5. B.T. Bui, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee,「FeatLoc: Absolute pose regressor for indoor 2D sparse features with simplistic view synthesizing」, SPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 189, Pages 50-62, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2022.04.021, 2022.

  6. Y. Fujii, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee,「An Efficient in-situ Observation Strategy for an Active Aquatic Surface Omni-directional Sensing Device」, Advanced Robotics (TADR), https://doi.org/10.1080/01691864.2022.2078670, 2022.

  7. A. Kojima, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee,「Investigation of the mounting position of a wearable robot arm」, Robotics, 11(1):19, https://doi.org/10.3390/robotics11010019, 2022.

  8. Y. Matsushita, D.T. Tran, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee,「Recent Use of Deep Learning Techniques in Clinical Applications based on Gait: A Survey」, Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 6, Pages 1499-1532, 2021.

  9. M. Lee, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee,「3D Facial Pain Expression for a Care Training Assistant Robot in an Elderly Care Education Environment」, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Vol. 8, 42 Pages, 2021.

  10. D.T. Tran, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee,「Multi-Scale Affined-HOF and Dimension Selection for View-Unconstrained Action Recognition」, Applied Intelligence, Springer, Vol. 50, Issue 5, Pages 1468–1486, 2020.

  11. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee,「Phase Segmentation Methods for an Automatic Surgical Workflow Analysis」, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, Vol. 2017, Article ID 1985796, 17 Pages, 2017.

  12. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, J.-H. Lee,「An Improvement of Surgical Phase Detection using Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Hidden Markov Model」, Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, Springer, Cham, Vol. 45, Pages 249-261, 2015.

  13. 松尾亮太朗, D.T. Tran, 李周浩,「知能化空間における携帯端末を用いたインタラクション手法 - A Mobile Device Based Interaction in the Intelligent Space」, 電子情報通信学会論文誌d (The IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems - Japanese Edition), Vol. J96-D, Pages 611-620, 2013.

  14. 李 周浩, 櫻井 隆平, D.T. Tran, "フューズ推定と手術プロセスモデリングへの応用", INNERVISION, Vol.31 No.7, Pages 48-52, 2016.

International Presentations

  1. Y. Fujii, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee, "An Evaluation of Position Keeping Strategies under Disturbances for a Symmetrical Shape Autonomous on Water Surface Robot", 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Kyoto-Japan, 2022.10.

  2. M. Lee, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee, "Pain Expression-based Visual Feedback Method for Care Training Assistant Robot with Musculoskeletal Symptoms", 2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Prague-Czech, 2021.9.

  3. M. Lee, D.T. Tran, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee, "Care Training Assistant Robot and Visual-based Feedback for Elderly Care Education Environment", 2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), Fukushima-Japan, 2021.1.

  4. D.T. Tran, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee, "View-Invariant Human Activity Recognition using Topic Model on Combined ORB-OF Feature", 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), Paris-France, 2019.1.

  5. D.T. Tran, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee, "Camera Pose-Independent Action Recognition in an Operating Room", International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Digital Convergence Business (ICIDB), Hanoi-Vietnam, 2018.1.

  6. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee, "PCA-based Surgical Phases Estimation with a Multi-Camera System", The 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI), Jeju-Korea, 2017.6.

  7. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee, "Improving Phases Segmentation in Surgical Workflow using Topic Model for Visual Motion Words", 2016 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), Sapporo-Japan, 2016.12.

  8. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, J.-H. Lee, "Integration of a Topic Probability Distribution into Surgical Phase Estimation with a Hidden Markov Model", 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Yokohama-Japan, 2015.11.

  9. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, J.-H. Lee, "An Improvement of Surgical Phase Detection using Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Hidden Markov Model", The KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, Kyoto-Japan, 2015.09.

  10. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee, "Methods to Resolve Memory Issue in Surgical Phase Detection System using Soft and Hard Clustering Techniques", The 11th Joint Workshop on Machine Perception and Robotics, Fukuoka-Japan, 2015.11.

  11. D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee, "A Robust Method for Head Orientation Estimation using Histogram of Oriented Gradients", International Conference on Signal Processing, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, Jeju-Korea, 2011.12.

  12. D.T. Tran, Y. Koizumi, R. Sakurai, J.-H. Lee, "Robust Methods for Head Orientation Estimation and User Identification based on HOG and Codebook", IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), Kyoto-Japan, 2011.12.

  13. Y. Koizumi, D.T. Tran, J.-H. Lee, "A Robust Finger Pointing Interaction in Intelligent Space", IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), Kyoto-Japan, 2011.12.

  14. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, H. Yamazoe, J.-H Lee, "Automatic Surgical Phase Detection using Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Hidden Markov Model", DUT-RU Joint Workshop on Information Science and Engineering, Dalian-China, 2015. (Poster)

  15. D.T. Tran, J.-H Lee, "Robust Methods for Head Orientation Estimation and User Identification based on HOG and Codebook", DUT-RU Joint Workshop on Information Science and Engineering, Dalian-China, 2012. (Poster)

Japanese Presentations

  1. 楊 俊彦, 高橋 邦光, D.T. Tran,李 周浩, "階段昇降が可能なコンパクトクローラ型移動ロボットの機構", ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会 (Robomech), 2021.

  2. Aoqing Li, D.T. Tran,李 周浩, "人間の拡張2D骨格関節点座標に基づくカメラ視点変化にロバストな行動認識", ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会 (Robomech), 2021.

  3. 藤井 康之, D.T. Tran,李 周浩, "長期水環境観測を目的とした小型水上自律移動センシングデバイスのための制御戦略", ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会 (Robomech), 2021.

  4. 高橋 邦光, 楊 俊彦, D.T. Tran,李 周浩, "複層建物におけるクローラ型宅配サービスロボットの自律移動", ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会 (Robomech), 2021.

  5. 垣内 亮佑, D.T. Tran,李 周浩, "プロジェクタ搭載ドローンの夜間飛行におけるインタラクションのための最適な接近方法の検証", ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会 (Robomech), 2021.

  6. D.T. Tran,李 周浩, 島田 伸敬, "深層学習による失敗自動対応可能な人間の作業プロセスのモデル化", ロボティクス・メカトロニクス講演会 (Robomech), 2020.

  7. D.T. Tran, 櫻井 隆平, 山添 大丈, 李 周浩, "マルチカメラ画像を利用した手術ワークフローにおけるフェイズ推定に関する研究", 第3回看護理工学会学術集会, 2015.10. (Poster)

  8. 吉村 晃,斎藤 和史,D.T. Tran,李 周浩, "知能化空間における生活データ記録のための人物認識", 第13回計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門講演会 (SI), 2012.

  9. 尾亮 太郎, D.T. Tran, 李 周浩, "知能化空間における携帯端末を用いたリアルタイムインタラクションカメラを用いた個人認識と端末認識", 第12回計測自動制御学会システムインテグレーション部門講演会 (SI), 2011.

Awards & Achievements

  • Excellent Presentation Award (優秀講演賞), Annual Conference on System Integration, 2022.

  • Excellent Presentation Award (優秀講演賞), Annual Conference on System Integration, 2020.

  • 立命館大学大学院・情報理工学研究科・研究奨励賞, 2017.

  • Otsuka Toshimi Scholarship Foundation scholarship, 2017-2019.

  • Japanese government scholarship (Monbukagakusho: MEXT), 2014-2016.

  • First-place (the champion) at StuDev for Game - Summer Internship of DeNA Co., Ltd, 2015.

  • Young author’s award at IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, 2011.

  • HEDSPI scholarship (HEDSPI stands for Human Higher Education Development Support Project on ICT, the project has budget approval from Japan’s ODA loan, JICA’s grant and local government) for undergraduate course in Japan, 2010-2012.

  • Japanese-language proficiency test certificate for level 2, 2009.

  • The Vallet Foundation scholarship (Sorbone University, France), 2008.

  • Second-place of the entrance examination (29.5/30 points) at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), 2007.

Training & Internship

  • The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2019.

  • Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, 2018.

  • University of Greenwich, London, UK, 2018.

  • The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, 2018.

  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary, 2018.

  • Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany, 2017.

  • StuDev for Game 2015 at Summer Internship of DeNA Co., Ltd, Japan, 2015.

As Committee Member

  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022.

As Session Chair

  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022.

  • International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB), 2022.

  • International Symposium on BioComplexity (ISBC), 2022.

  • International Symposium on Swarm Behavior and Bio-Inspired Robotics (SWARM), 2022.

As Associate Editor (AE)

  • International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR), 2022.

  • International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR), 2021.

As Reviewer

  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022.

  • The Journal Artificial Life and Robotics, Springer, 2022.

  • International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS), 2022.

  • IEEJ Transactions on Fundamentals and Materials (IEEJ), 2022.

  • International Symposium on System Integration (SII), 2022.

  • International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2021.

  • International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2021.

  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021.

  • International Symposium on System Integration (SII), 2021.

  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2020.

  • International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), 2020.

  • 計測自動制御学会論文集 (Japanese Journal), 2020.

  • Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (AIHC), 2019.

  • International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR), 2017.

Projects

  • Research Assistant for R-GIRO研究プログラム, Teaching at Ritsumeikan University, 2017-2019.

  • Research Assistant for NEDO: ロボット活用型市場化適用技術開発プロジェクト, 2016-2017.

  • Future Robot and Computer, Co-research with ETRI (Korea), 2011~2012.

Technical Skills & Languages

  • OS: Proficient use of UNIX, Linux, Ubuntu, Mac OS, Windows.

  • Frameworks: Tensorflow, Keras, PyTorch, Yii, CodeIgniter.

  • Programming languages: Python, Unity, Matlab, C, C++, C#, Java, Flutter, Dash, Objective-C, Swift, Cocos2d-X, Appcelerator Titanium, PHP, HTML, Javascript, Ruby, ...

  • Languages: Vietnamese, Japanese, English.

Hobbies

  • Soccer, Badminton, Swimming, Running.

Contacts

  • E-mail: tuan.t.d@ieee.org

  • Address: College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Japan.