Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof Vu N. Duong

Director, Air Traffic Management Research Institute
Professor (Practice)

School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6908 3412 /6790 6800
Office: N3.2-02-85

  • PhD (Artificial Intelligence) Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussees 1990
  • MEng (Civil Engineering) Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussees 1986
Vu Duong is Professor of School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Director of Air Traffic Management Research Institute of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prior to this assignment, he had been Director and Chair Professor of Systems Science at John von Neumann Institute of Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City. Vu had been Head of Innovative Research then Senior Scientific Advisor at EUROCONTROL (1995-2012), and a member of European Commission’s SESAR JU Scientific Committee (2010 – 2012); Research Scientist at Schlumberger Lab for Computer Science (1990-1995).

Vu is a recognized leader in Air Traffic Management research. During his service time with EUROCONTROL he had contributed to the advances of air transportation that included research that have led to Airborne Separation Assistance Systems, Autonomous Aircraft Operations, Super-Sectors and Sector-less Air Traffic Management, Trajectory-based Control, and numerous work on the foundation of Air Traffic Flow Management. He is the co-founder of International Conferences in Air Transportation Research (ICRAT); EUROCONTROL Innovative Research Workshops (now named SESAR Innovation Day); and co-chaired the prestigious US/EUROPE Air Traffic Management R&D Seminars. He has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and supervised more than 20 Doctoral Theses in Operations Research, Systems and Computer Science applied to Air Traffic Management. He had been member of the editorial board of Air Traffic Control Quarterly, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, and a Guest Editor of Elsevier Transport Research Part C. He has also taught at Ecole Patriques des Hautes Etudes, Telecom-ParisTech, University of Science of Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City.

Vu studied at Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées of France where he obtained the degree of Master in Engineering in 1986, and Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence in 1990. In his free time, Vu practices Marathon and Triathlon. He is currently President of Viet Nam Triathlon Club and an IRONMAN Ambassador.
Research Interests
My research interests are in the junction of Air Traffic Management, Artificial Intelligence, Complex Systems Modelling, and Data Analytics.
Current Projects
  • ATMRI Administrations, Facilities and Operations (1st Extended Term)
  • ATMRI Programmes (1st Extended Term)
  • Machine Learning for Airport Management and Tower Control
Selected Publications
  • Duc-Thinh Pham, Sameer Alam, Su Yi-Lin and Vu Duong. (2018). A Machine Learning Approach on Past ADS-B Data to Predict Planning Controller’s Actions. 8th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT ’18).

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