DINH TUAN TRAN, Ph.D.

Research Interests

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

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. 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.

  2. D.T. Tran, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee,「Multi-Scale Affined-HOF and Dimension Selection for View-Unconstrained Action Recognition」, Applied Intelligence, Springer, 1-19, 2019.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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)

  13. 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. 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.

  2. R. Matsuo, D.T. Tran, J.-H, Lee, "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.

  3. D.T. Tran, R. Sakurai, H. Yamazoe, J.-H. Lee, "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)

  4. 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", ロボット・メカトロニクス講演会, 2020.05. (Poster)

Awards & Achievements

  • 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 Associate Editor

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

AS REVIEWER

  • 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.

  • Programming language: Python, Unity, Matlab, C, C++, C#, Java, Flutter, 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.