Nguyen Hieu Thao

School: School of Science, Engineering and Technology
Department: Information Technology
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1455-9169

Hieu Thao is a lecturer and researcher in Applied Mathematics and Data Science with higher education experience at six universities in four countries. He taught the MSc course Statistical Signal Processing (Delft University of Technology, 2020) and a number of mathematical subjects (Can Tho University, 2005-2011) and successfully supervised a number of graduation theses for both math and engineering students.

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics (magna cum laude), Göttingen University, Germany, 2018 
  • PhD in Mathematics, Federation University Australia, Australia, 2015 
  • MSc in Geometry and Topology (first-place graduation), Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Vietnam, 2010 
  • BSc in Mathematics Teacher (first-place graduation), Can Tho University, Vietnam, 2005
  • Certificate of higher education in Vietnam

  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Information Technology

  • Operations Research
  • Optimization Methods
  • Machine Learning
  • Fourier Optics

View Thao's publications here

  • 9/2019 – 8/2021, European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.
  • 9/2017 – 8/2019, European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.
  • 2/2015 – 8/2017, German-Israeli Foundation.
  • 8/2011 – 1/2015, Australian Research Council.

  • 10/2019 – 7/2020, MSc research graduation thesis (cum laude), “Joint Estimation of Object and Aberration for High-Numerical Aperture Microscopy”, Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

  • German-Israeli Foundation Scholarship (Associated with Gottingen University, 2015-2017)
  • Australian Research Council Scholarship (Associated with Federation University Australia, 2011-2015) 
  • Special Overseas Student Scholarships (SOSS), Australia (Associated with Federation University Australia, 2011-2015)
  • Student Travel Award, Federation University Australia (Associated with Federation University Australia, 2012) 
  • Best oral presentation 1st prize award (Annual Research Conference Federation University Australia 2013)
  • Odon Vallet Scholarship (Associated with Can Tho University, 2004)
  • Two bronze Medals in Mathematics Olympiad for Vietnamese Students (Associated with Can Tho University, 2003, 2004)


  • Metrology Advances for Digitized Electronic Components and Systems Industry 4.0 (2019-2021) LINK
  • Integrating Real-time and Post-processing Image Restoration (2017-2019) LINK
  • Phase retrieval for high numerical aperture cases LINK

  • 9/2017-8/2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, Delft Center for Systems and Control, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • 2/2015-8/2017: Research Fellow, Institute for Numerical and Applied Mathematics, Göttingen University, Germany
  • 8/2011-1/2015: Graduate Research Student, Centre for Informatics and Applied Optimisation, Federation University Australia, Australia
  • 6/2008-7/2011: Lecturer, School of Education, Can Tho University, Can Tho City, Vietnam 
  • 10/2005-5/2008: Teaching Assistant, School of Education, Can Tho University, Can Tho City, Vietnam