Anh Dao

PhD Student

Interests: Green computing and mobile health


I am a first year PhD student in the Computer Science program at the University of Arizona, advised by Associate Professor Chris Gniady. I grew up in a small town in Binh Duong, Vietnam and moved to Tucson after finishing middle school there. Prior to joining the PhD program at UA, I earned my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the same university in Spring 2018.

Research Interests

My primary research interests focus in the systems area of computer science. More specifically, I am interested in designing systems to aid individuals in monitoring personal wellbeing as well as investigating ways to maximize energy efficiency of mobile devices.

What long-term project do you want to work on?

I would like to work on a long-term project with a topic on mobile health. In particular, I am interested in developing a portable system for monitoring and detecting frailty changes in older adults.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The most enjoyable part of my work is the intellectual merit and the broader impacts that it brings to the community. Our research advances knowledge not only in computer science but also in other research fields. In addition, our work broadens the participation of under-represented groups in research.

What are your career goals?

I hope to establish my own research group in mobile health and green computing. If not in academia, I aim to be a research scientist in industrial labs.

Tell us something interesting about yourself!

My non-research interests include playing video games and reading comic books. I am often amazed by the creativity in character design and story-telling in these works of art. My current favorite game and comic books are Metal Gear Solid V and the One Punch Man series, respectively.