Life: I was born in Saigon, Vietnam, but moved to US at a young age and grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Penn State-University Park and my M.S. from Penn State-Harrisburg, where I was advised by Thang Bui. I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, where I was mentored by Stephanie Forrest and Deepak Kapur. After finishing my Ph.D., I did a two-year postdoc at the University of Maryland-College Park, working with Jeff Foster at PLUM@UMD. Before joining George Mason, I was at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During my graduate studies, I had the opportunity to intern at the Naval Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin.
Work: I met my wife on a Southwest flight. We have three children, all of whom were born while I was an assistant prof. at UNL.