Hieu Minh Nguyen

Work History

Work History
Aug 2012 - Present

System Applications Engineer

Texas Instruments
  • Provided technical support to field engineers, sales staff, and customers of TI's Sitara™ ARM processors (AM335x, AM437x, BeagleBone, etc.), which service feature-rich, low-power applications across the embedded broad market— consumer, industrial, medical, robotics, smart grid/home, DIY/maker community
  • Supported a variety of clock and power management features in both Linux and StarterWare firmware including low power modes, DVFS, SmartReflex, suspend/resume, cpufreq, cpuidle, runtime PM
  • Validated the functionality of discrete and companion PMIC power solutions, battery backup and charging, timer modules, PRCM, and more during silicon/board bringup of multiple EVMs
  • Improved power performance through automated power/thermal/latency bench characterization across process, voltage, and temperature to generate power usage data and optimize for design estimates
  • Developed tools, user guides, app notes, and training materials for customer consumption Worked with designers, system engineers, marketers, and customers to actualize the definition and specification of new devices
Jan 2011 - May 2011


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Performed research work for Flight System Avionics in the Advanced Computer Systems and Technologies Group, on the Instrument ShAred Artifact for Computing(ISAAC) project
  • Developed and implemented DSP algorithms to expand the library of computationally-intensive instrument control and computing functions for a reusable FPGA-based platform
Jan 2010 - Dec 2010

Research Assistant

CRES Interaction Lab
  • Conducted directed research under Dr. Maja Mataric as an NSF REU Awardee, exploring human-robot interaction and social primitives through multi-modal activity modeling
  • Adopted the Robot Operating System(ROS) to model and validate the human perception of robot deictic gestures from head orientation, timing data, and dynamic feedback