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Teaching faculty

  • Academic Coordinators
  • Gerrit Meixner
    . Research Professor for “Human-Computer Interaction” at Heilbronn University
    . Affiliated Professor for “Human-Computer Interaction” at KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (Sweden)
    . Managing Director of the “Usability and Interaction Technology -Laboratory” (UniTyLab) at Heilbronn University (Germany)
    . Scientific Training: German Research Center for Artificial - Intelligence (DFKI) (Germany), Technical University Kaiserslautern (Germany)
    Field expertise:
    . Usability Engineering
    . Innovative Interaction Technologies
  • Prof. Dr. Tim Reichert
    . Professor of computer science, focus on games engineering
    . Co-founder of two companies for mobile apps and games.
    . PhD in Computing from Northumbria University at Newcastle (UK)
  • Dr. Dung Dinh Hai
    . Diplom in Industrial Engineering at Westfälische Hochschule, Germany, 2009
    . Ph.D in Operations Research and Business Informatics at Saarland University, Germany, 2014
    Field expertise:
    . Decision Support Systems
    . Financial Information Systems
    . Optimization in Finance - Cash Flow Matching, Taxation, Portfolio Theory, Quantitative Analysis
  • Lecturers
  • Alexandra Reichenbach
    . Professor for “Psychology in Computer Science” at Heilbronn University (Germany)
    . Director of the “Center for Machine Learning” (ZML) at Heilbronn University (Germany)
    . Scientific Training: Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetic (Germany), University College London (UK)
    . Professional Training: Hewlett Packard - Consultant Data Warehouse (Germany), Roche Pharma - Researcher Neuroscience (Switzerland)
    Field expertise:
    . Cognitive Neuroscience
    . Biomarker for Mental Diseases
    . Usability Testing
  • Prof. Dr. Britta Bergemann
    . Since 2012 – Professorship at Heilbronn University for the Chair "Marketing und Sales Osteuropa" Director of Steinbeis. Graduate Institute of Management – Middle East, Steinbeis-Hochschule Berlin
    . 2003 – 2012 Furtwangen University, Furtwangen Professorship "Internationales Management und Marketing"
    . Since 2012 – Professor for Business Information Systems Master Program at VGU, Vietnam
    . International Advisor der Association of MBAs (AMBA), London
  • Dr. Chan Thai Truyen Dai
    . 2017-present: Vietnamese-German University (VGU), Vietnam
    . 2014-2017: Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore
    . 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher at The French Institute of Science and Technology for Transport, Spatial Planning, Development and Networks (IFSTTAR), France
    . 2009-2012: PhD in Wireless Communications at Aalborg University, Denmark
    . 2003-2006: EVN Telecom, Vietnam
    . 1998-2003: Electronics-Telecommunications Engineer, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology, Vietnam
    Field expertise:
    . Physical layer security in wireless communications
    . Cooperative/relaying communications
    . Vehicle-to-vehicle communications
    . Communication for high-speed vehicles.
    Taught courses:
    . Fundamentals of Telecommunications
    . Communications Engineering
    . Digital Systems
    . Digital Circuit Design
    . Digital Routing
    . Electrical Engineering
  • Senior Lecturer cum Academic Coordinator for CS Duc Nguyen Tuan
    Academic Career:

    • Engineer Degree (2004, University of Technology HCMC, Vietnam - PFIEV, Telecom Bretagne, France), Master of Science (2005, Telecom ParisTech, France) and PhD in Computer and Telecommunication Network (2009, Rennes 1 University, France). Post-doctoral (2009, IRISA Research Center, France)

    • 2010-2020: Lecturer of International University, VNU-HCMC (From 2016: Associate Professor of International University)

    • 2017-2019: Head of Graduate Academic Affair, International University, Vietnam National University of HCMC

    • 2019-2020: Head of Smart City Research Laboratory, International University, Vietnam National University of HCMC

    • From 2020-now: Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator, Computer Science Program, Vietnamese German University
    Teaching: Computer Network, Internet of Things, Mobile network and application, Introduction to Computer Science, Data Science, Signal and System…

    Research interests: Computer and Communications network, Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Network, Smart City Application, Intelligent Transportation System, Artificial Intelligent.

    Industry and Government Consulting Experience:

    • 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018: Senior Consultant of Viettel Technology and Viettel Smart Device, HCMC

    • 2016-2020: Member of VNU-HCMC R&D Council: Information Technology - Electronic - Telecommunications

    • From 2011: Commitee member of Department of Science and Technology, HCMC

    • From 2015: Senior Consultant for Smart-City and E-Gov Strategies for Hochiminh city.

    • From 2018: Council member of Artificial Intelligent Program of Department Information and Communication HCMC.
    Field expertise:
    • Application of ICT in Smart-City
    • Cooperative communication, MIMO and diversity techniques
    • Wireless sensor networks, low power wireless networks and IoT
    • Power consumption optimization for wireless network
    • Application of wireless sensor network and IoT for Environment Minotoring, Intelligient Transporttation System, Agriculture and Smart-city.
    Taught courses:
    • Computer Networks
    • Statistic
    • Data Structure and Algorithm
    • IoT and Smart Devices
    • Compulsory Elective
  • Khanh Tran Duc
    Senior Lecturer, Business Information Systems Master Program, Vietnamese-German
    University, 2022-present.
    Researcher, Project Management Office, Van Lang Group, 2021-2022.
    Acting President, Gia Dinh University, 2020 (6 months).
    Vice President, Gia Dinh University, 2018-2020.
    Head, Research Management Office, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, 2017-2018.
    Vice Dean, Faculty of Information Technology, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, 2016-
    Researcher, Center of Interdisciplinary Research, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, 2015-
    Senior Lecturer, Business Information Systems Master Program, Vietnamese-German
    University, 2014-2015.
    Academic Coordinator, Business Information Systems Master Program, Vietnamese-German
    University, 2014-2015.
    Vice Dean, School of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi University of Science
    and Technology, Vietnam, 2011-2013.
    Lecturer, Department of Information Systems, School of Information and Communication
    Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, 2008-2013.
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany, 2007-2008.
    Teaching Assistant, Henri Poincare University, France, 2006-2007.
    Teaching Assistant, Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine, France, 2003-2006.
    PhD Researcher, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, France, 2003-
    Software Developer, Wokup Company, a spin-off of France Telecom R&D, France, 2002
    Field expertise:
    . Automated Reasoning
    . Machine Learning
    . Artificial Intelligence
    Taught courses:
    . Data-warehouse and Business Intelligence
    . Database Systems
    . Information Technology Essentials
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Knahl
    . Ph.D in Generic Network and System Management Framework, University of Plymouth, UK in 2002
    . Professor of Faculty of Business Information Systems at University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany since September 2008
    . Senior Lecturer at University of Plymouth, UK (September 2000 – August 2008)
    Field expertise:
    . IT service management
    . IT governance internet
    . Governance integrated network and System management network technologies & services
    Taught courses:
    . IT Service Management Network
    . System Management Computer Networks
    . System Architectures
  • Dr. Ngoc Tran Hong
    Ngoc is currently a lecturer in Computer Science and Mathematics at the Faculty of Engineering at the Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Information Technology (2004) and a Master degree in Computer Science (2008) from the University of Science, Vietnamese National University - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (VNU-HCM). She received a Ph.D. diploma in Computer Science (2016) from the University of Insubria, Italy.

    She had been an assistant lecturer (2004 - 2008) and a lecturer (2008 – 2016) at the University of Science, VNU-HCM before being a lecturer at the Vietnamese-German University (2016 – present).

    Her research interests include
    • Big data mining in healthcare, smart cities, anomaly detection.
    • Blockchain-based models.
    • Privacy-preserving and applied cryptography in a variety of applications as reputation systems, social networks, mobile networks, data mining, healthcare, and smart cities.

    [Research Experience]
    • Researcher, Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland (2018-2021)
    - Project: Big data of Obesity (BigO) in Childhood in Europe (, H2020, funded by the European Commission.
    - BigO collects and analyses anonymous data on children's behavioral patterns and their living environment. With advanced analytics, BigO extracts data-driven evidence on which local factors are involved, and how these factors influence childhood obesity in Europe. With this information, BigO will be able to advise clinics and public health authorities on how to develop and plan effective programs and policies in an attempt to reduce childhood obesity.
    - She also collaborated with the research team at the University of Oulu, Finland, and supervised a Ph.D. student intern from this university.

    • Visiting Researcher, CorpLab, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore (March – April 2017)
    - Project: Professorship Start-up Grant funded by Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam.
    - Topic: “Privacy-preserving data mining”.
    - We worked on a new privacy-preserving lightweight model fitting the features of the data mining process.

    • Doctoral Researcher, STRICT SociaLab, University of Insubria, Italy (2013 – 2016)
    - Project: Security-aware execution of collaborative processes
    - The work investigates a variety of secure multi-party collaborations in mobile networks, MANET, social networks (used Twitter and Epinions SNAP datasets), and web service compositions. The models are either distributed or centralized or hybrid. The work also supports multiple parties not to reveal their personal data to the other sides.

    • Researcher, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France (2012)
    - Project: Amore funded by Toulouse City.
    - Working on human behavior detection in a close area (using UbiSense equipment for retrieving real-time data from sensors), database privacy, and a survey on vehicle network privacy (esp., a dataset of Yellow Cab network in New York, USA).

    • Researcher, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan (2009)
    - Project: Facts quantification from collected social network data.
    - Quantifying the sensitive information accidentally leaked from posts that users write on their social network sites.
    - Used statistical data on population in five-year age groups and prefectures (2005) in Japan provided by the Statistical Survey Department, Statistics Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.

    • Exchange scholar, Portland State University (PSU), Portland City, Oregon State, USA (Fall term 2010 – 2011)

    [Other professional activities]
    • She was the female role model in research at the School of Computer Science at University College Dublin, Ireland in 2020.
    • Organizing an international conference in Ho Chi Minh City in 2017. The invited speaker was Prof. Shamir, the inventor of the RSA public key scheme (
    • She has been chair of several international conferences, workshops. Some latest organizations include:
    - Track chair of 18th annual Industrial Simulation Conference (ISC), UCD, Ireland, 2020.
    - Track chair of iSAI-NLP, Thailand, 2020.
    - Publicity co-chair of Cyber Science, DCU, Ireland, 2020.
    - International advisory committee member, 8th International Conference on Recent Challenges in Engineering and Technology (ICRCET), Singapore, 2020.
    - Women in Big Data, Zurich, Switzerland.
    - ……
    • and has been a reviewer of several international conferences and journals.
    Field expertise:
    • Big data mining in healthcare, smart cities, anomaly detection.
    • Blockchain-based model.
    • Privacy-preserving and applied cryptography in a variety of applications as reputation systems, social networks, mobile networks, data mining, healthcare, and smart cities.
    Taught courses:
    • Data mining
    • Object-Oriented Programming with Java
    • Operating System
    • Theoretical Computer Science

    • Computer Network
    • IT Security
    • Computer Architecture
    • Data Structure and Algorithms
  • Nicole Ondrusch
    . Diploma Mathematics & Economics (University of Bayreuth)
    . M.A. Philosophy, Politics & Economics (University of Munich)
    . Professor for Applied Computer Science & Digital Transformation (Heilbronn University)
    . Lead Business Consulting Digital Transformation – msg systems
    . Senior Software Engineer – Capgemini
  • Quang Tran Minh
    . Visiting Lecturer
    . Dip. in Computer Science and Engineering at Ritsumeikan University (Japan) in September 2006
    . Ph.D. in Communications Engineering from Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan) in September 2012
    . Head of Department of Information Systems at HCMC University of Technology since 2018
    . Researcher at Network Design Department, KDDI Research Inc., Japan (2014-2015) and a researcher at Principles of Informatics Research Division, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan (2012-2014)
    Field expertise:
    . Mobile computing
    . Network design and traffic analysis,
    . Disaster recovery systems
    . Big data mining, and ITS systems
    Taught courses:
    . Database Systems
  • Senior lecturer in Applied IT Said Zahedani
    . Senior Lecturer for Applied IT
    . Ph.D. in Computer Science, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
    . Career at multinational companies (over 27 years at Microsoft, IBM, HP) in executive positions in Europe and APAC
    . Leading Edge Products in Cloud, Mobility and Middleware
    . Member of associations like Muenchner Kreis, Cloud Expert team
    . Experience of running multicultural/multi-country operations in Europe and APAC with diverse cultures
    Field expertise:
    . Digital Transformation
    . New technologies like "AI/ML/Cloud for Information Systems", “Leadership in IT” and “Entrepreneurship”
  • Dr. Son Le Lam
    . Visiting Lecturer
    . Decision Systems Lab at the University of Wollongong, Australia in May 2009
    . Ph.D. in Computer and Communication Sciences from the EPFL in October 2008
    . Research project on Enterprise Modeling under the supervision of professor Alain Wegmann
    . Pre-doctoral program of School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL 2002-2003
    . Lecturer/researcher at the Faculty of Information Technology, HCMC Polytechnic University. Involved in some software development projects in collaboration with Applied Mechanics Institute of Ho Chi Minh City
    . Engineering Diploma from HCM University of Technology in February 1998
  • Vinh Dinh Quang
    PhD, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, 2016 Field expertise:
    Machine Learning
    Taught courses:
    Introduction to Programming (C),
    Introduction to Programming (C++),
    Object-Oriented Programming (Java)
    Distributed System
    Compulsory Elective
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luu Tran Le
    Bachelor (2006) in Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh University of Science;
    Master (2010) in Organic Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh University of Science, PhD. (2015) in Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea.
    Teaching in Environmental Process Technology, Physical Chemistry, Physic, Sensor Fabrication. Research Interests: Water and wastewater treatment technology, Water and gas sensors, Environmental Monitoring, Energy production by renewable energies, esp photovoltaics, biofuel.

    Field expertise:
    Electrochemical water treatment (kinetic and system design for electrooxidation, electrocoagulation, electroflotation…): using BDD, PbO2, SnO2, RuO2, IrO2, TiO2, Al, Fe electrodes…

    • Electrocatalyst for oxygen and chlorine evolution (chlor-alkali process): thin film deposition by thermal decomposition, sol-gel, electrodeposition, chemical bath deposition with the assistance of green chemistry (microwave, sonication).

    • Advance oxidation process (O3/H2O2, Fenton, Electro-fenton…).

    • Absorption for water and gas treatment: clay, active carbon, iron oxide, zeolite, MOF, polymer…

    • Nanoparticle for environmental toxicity and photocatalyst (AgNP, TiO2, Cu…).

    • Nanostructure material for environment and energy application (porous, nanorod, nanosheet…).

    • Catalyst for biomass conversion to renewable energy (biofuel).

    • Membrane technology: RO, MF, UF, FO…

    • Redox flow battery and sensor.
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