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Vinh Bui


Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Science and Engineering

07 5589 3059
[email protected]
B.549 (GC), Gold Coast
Vinh Bui


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Dr Vinh Bui is an enthusiastic researcher and tertiary educator, who has worked in the Australian Higher Education Sector for more than 10 years. He has developed the academic leadership capabilities required to lead a positive change. He's always been driven to achieve the highest level of academic achievement as part of his lifelong mission of discovering and spreading knowledge.


Dr Vinh Bui has background in both computer science and electrical engineering. He obtained his MSc in Information Technology and PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales in 2001 and 2008, respectively. He is a certified Cisco instructor and currently taking the postgraduate certificate in tertiary teaching and assessments.


Before joining the academia in 2005, Dr Vinh Bui had worked in the IT industry as a network engineer and then software developer for more than 10 years. He has a rich experience in real-time embedded systems software development, which requires a deep understanding of systems hardware, programming techniques and algorithm complexity. After joining the academia, he has taken various research and teaching positions at the University of New South Wales, Victoria University, Central Queensland University and then Southern Cross University. He has developed, taught, and coordinated several undegraduate and postgradute IT programs and over 30 subjects in the area of computer science and information technology, including computational thinking, fundamentals of programming, computer networking, cybersecurity, web development and programming the Internet of Things. He has also graduated 2 PhD and 1 MPhil students and currently supervising 1 PhD and 2 MPhil students.


Dr Vinh Bui is currently researching in the area of applied computing, focusing on applications of generative AI, machine learning, nature-inspired optimization algorithms, and big data analytics in areas such as healthcare, tourism and waste management. He has a special interest in synthetic data and synthetic environment for training machine learning algorithms, and is looking for PhD students to conduct research in this area. Dr. Bui has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles in the above areas and helped to secure over 10 million dollars of research funding. Please refer to his Google Scholar profile for the full list of his publications.

Community engagement

Dr Vinh Bui is an active participant in many community engagement activities such as Quick2VR, AI in Healthcare Symposium, and other events organised by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Study Gold Coast, GC-Hub and Queensland AI-Hub.

Professional membership

  • Dr Vinh Bui is a member and certified professional of the Australian Computer Society.
  • Dr Vinh Bui is a member of IEEE and IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

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