Ho Duc Hieu

About me

Hi there! I'm Ho Duc Hieu (호둑휴)👋, a software developer majoring Computer Science and Engineering at Seoul National University. My interests span Open Source, Software Development, and Engineering, with a strong focus on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain.

Besides coding, I'm driven by building and nurturing tech communities. I've been involved in multiple international and national tech initiatives, such as Meta Developer Circle: Hanoi, Developer Students Club by Google Developers, Microsoft Student Ambassadors, Global AI Community, SheCodesVietnam, and GirlScriptIndia. Through these endeavors, I aim to foster a thriving tech community that empowers individuals to develop technical and professional skills.

As someone who is passionate about international relations, economics, and policy, I have taken it upon myself to attend several global summits in order to apply my technological expertise toward creating positive change in our society. My attendance at conferences such as the Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019, Belt and Road Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019, Google Developer Student Club Lead Summit 2019, Asia-Pacific Youth Labor Trend Forum 2019, ASEAN - Korea Economic Forum 2022, and The ROK-Mekong Youth Group Workshop 2022 is a reflection of my commitment to social responsibility and my desire to make a meaningful impact on our community.

  • Research Interests: Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Generative AI, Blockchain
  • Languages: Vietnamese, English, Korean

I'm currently looking for Software Engineering opportunities. I'm interested in solving problems and building software & startups that impact people around me. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn or send me a message via my Telegram.



Seoul National University

Sep 2020 - present

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
Seoul, Korea

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Supervisor: Professor Byung-Gon Chun
  • HUS High School for Gifted Students

    Sep 2016 - Jun 2019

    High School Diploma - HUS High School for Gifted Students, Vietnam National University
    Hanoi, Vietnam


    JunctionX Seoul Hackathon 2020

    Final Winner and Microsoft Track Challenge Winner

    2020 MOST GASE Taiwan Global Talent Internship Program

    Winner and Top 3 Outstanding Interns Award

    2019 Asia-Pacific Youth Labor Trend Forum

    Bronze Medal of Best Potential Award

    Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019: Transforming Vision into Action through Social Innovation

    Gold Medal

    Belt And Road Global Youth Leaders Summit 2019

    Outstanding Award

    GirlScript Summer of Code 2019

    Outstanding Mentor Award

    Vietnam National Student Science and Engineering Fair 2017-2018 in the field of Systems Software

    First Prize

    Google Code-in 2018

    Top 20 Highest-Scoring Students & Sustainable Computing Research Lab Top Leaders

    Vietnam National University, Hanoi Olympiad in Informatics 2017

    Third Prize

    HSGS Olympiad in Informatics 2017

    Bronze Medal


    Computer Systems and Platforms Laboratory, Seoul National University

    August 2022 - October 2022

    Student Researcher (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) - Seoul, Korea
    Supervisor: Professor Bernhard Egger
    Project: Real-time Computer Vision Tasks with OpenCV

    • Implemented computer vision tasks including ball tracking, face detection, object detection and conversational artificial intelligence using Gretchen Humanoid AI hardware and Gretchen SDK.

    Programming Research Laboratory, Seoul National University

    January 2021 - March 2021

    Student Researcher (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) - Seoul, Korea
    Supervisor: Professor Kwangkeun Yi
    Project: Ephemeral Software by Language and Cryptography Technologies

    • Researched on static program analysis with set-closure in secrecy
    • Researched on a synthesizing compiler for vectorized homomorphic encryption

    Meta (Facebook)

    June 2020 - August 2020

    Core Developer & Maintainer - Remote Work
    Project manager: Amit Chopra and Christine Abernathy (Open Source Developer Advocate @Facebook)

    • Built out an Open Source Education bot for Developer Circles under guidance and mentorship from Facebook
    • Collaborated with Facebook engineers to maintain the project, review pull requests, and manage issues
    • Recognized for outstanding support and participation in Open Source Immersion initiative run by Facebook

    2020 MOST GASE Global Talent Internship Program: Artificial Intelligence and Green Technology

    June 2020 - August 2020

    Student Researcher - Taipei, Taiwan
    Supervisor: Distinguished Professor Jacky Baltes

    • Got selected by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan to take a research internship under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Jacky Baltes from National Taiwan Normal University to conduct research on humanoid robotics and reinforcement learning
    • Built and deployed a computer vision product that supports the Federation of International Sports Association RoboWorld Cup and completed all workshops and challenges of FIRA RoboWorld Cup
    • Participated in all online activities including Orientation, Featured Speech: Artificial Intelligence and Green Tech, Mandarin & Culture Course A, Cultural Experience and completed 6 weekly work logs and a final report

    Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

    June 2020 - August 2020

    Student Researcher - Hanoi, Vietnam
    Advisor: Associate Professor Phan Thanh An
    Project: Aircraft Type Recognition Based on Orthogonal Convex Hull and Machine Learning models

    • Received a research grant to work as a student researcher under the supervision of Associate Professor Phan Thanh An to conduct research and host 6 scientific seminars on computational geometry and machine learning
    • Built a machine learning model with accuracy 97% that recognized aircraft type by applying convex hull algorithm on aircraft’s external contour

    Cinnamon AI Labs

    January 2018 - July 2018

    Software Engineer Intern - Hanoi, Vietnam

    Well-recognized globally by Forbes Global as top 25 AI company to watch in 2018, top by Japan government as top AI startup in Japan and featured in many regional/ national newspaper

    • Awarded Intelligence Fellows Program scholarship to join and complete an intensive AI training program focusing on natural language processing and image processing by Cinnamon AI engineers and 2 AI expert lecturers
    • Accumulated knowledge on computer vision, semantic segmentation, object recognition, lexical analysis, information retrieval, name entity recognition, deep learning for text processing

    Viettel Cyber Security - Viettel Group

    August 2017 - December 2017

    Software Engineer Intern - Hanoi, Vietnam

    Vietnam's largest mobile network operator

    • Researched on machine learning to build an application in detecting wide-area botnet based on domain name resolution data of network operator for early detecting DDoS attacks.
    • Deployed system for detecting malicious domain names using Python with 98% accuracy on 2,000,000 domain names by using machine learning and deep learning


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