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Aug 2004Jun 2005


Aug 2001May 2004


University of Wisconsin - Parkside

Work experience

Aug 2005Aug 2007

Software Design Engineer

  • Xbox Live - community team
  • Zune - community features & integration work with Xbox Live structure
  • MSN Entertainment - worked on a product codename Mango, a .NET client for music subscription service
Dec 2003Aug 2004

Software Design Engineer

  • Developed ECU Composer - a desktop application that allows visualization and customization of binary data taken from ECUs (of Audis, Porsche, and VWs)
May 2003Aug 2003

Software Design Intern

Athoc Inc.
  • Integrated Plumtree portal with company's notification suite (in C# and Java)


  • Infosys InStep internship
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup algorithm 2005 finalist
  • Third place in ACM programming contest mid-central region 2005
  • Third place in Java Challenge, ACM World Finals 2002
  • Participated in the ACM World Finals 2002 in Hawaii, sponsored by IBM
  • First place in CCSC02 conference programming contest
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon, International Honor Society in CS, award
  • First place in the USA Computing Olympiad, Winter 2001
  • Second place in the USA Computing Olympiad, Fall 2001
  • Third prize in the Vietnam National Olympiad of Informatics contest, 2000

          (these Olympiads require speed, preciseness, and knowledge of complex algorithms.)


  • Nguyen T., Computer-Adaptive Scrabble - A Different Approach, IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing (ASC 2005), Benidorm, Spain
  • Nguyen T., Nguyen H., Cell-unit algorithm for webcam video compression, SPIE International Symposium Optical Science and Technology (SPIE 2003), San Diego, CA