Khoi-Nguyen Tran


Khoi-Nguyen Tran




Research Software Engineer


IBM Research - Almaden San Jose, CA USA


Nguyen is a Research Software Engineer in the Scalable Knowledge Intelligence (SKI) group at IBM Research - Almaden. He joined in Mar 2020 from IBM Research - Australia, where he was a Research Scientist (since Jun 2018) and a Post-doctoral Research Scientist (since Jun 2016).  Before joining IBM, he worked as a Data Scientist for the Australian Government (Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing) in Melbourne, and as a Research Assistant at the ANU Cybercrime Observatory while studying for his PhD in Canberra.

He studied at the Australian National University for his Bachelor of Computer Science (awarded in 2009 with First Class Honours) and for his PhD in Computer Science (awarded in 2015). His PhD thesis explored and proposed new methods to detect vandalism on Wikipedia across multiple languages; comprised of publications in TKDE, PAKDD, CIKM, and AusDM. He has also contributed to other research projects with publications in WWW, COSN, JDIQ, and others.

His research interest is generally in knowledge discovery, text mining, data science, machine learning, natural language processing, and most recently large language models.

His hobbies include PC gaming and exploring text to images generation (Midjourney and Stable Diffusion).