Dr. Hieu Bui


  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • School

  • School of Engineering
  • Expertise

  • Advanced Computing
  • Molecular Computing
  • DNA Nanotechnology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Semiconductor
  • Theory of Computing
  • Courses

  • Computational Thinking (CSC120)
  • Theory of Computing (CSC212)
  • Computer Graphics (CSC322)
  • Concepts of Programming Languages (CSC370)
  • Fundamentals of Neural Networks (CSC527)
  • Bio

    Dr. Hieu Bui is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Catholic University of America. Dr. Bui received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Duke University and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Boise State University. Upon the completion of his postgraduate education, he taught CS and Nanotechnology courses for the Duke University and Duke Talent Identification Program. Following that he was a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine NRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. His research interests are molecular computing, DNA nanotechnology, and synthetic biology. In particular, his research is focused on programming and engineering nucleic acid systems with DNA nanotechnology and bio-materials for addressing engineering, health, and energy applications. His research work has been published in peer-reviewed journals (i.e. Nano Letters, ACS Synthetic Biology, ACS Nano, Small, New Journal of Physics), conferences (i.e. Foundations of Nanoscience, International Conference on DNA Computing and Molecular Programming, ISDRS, IEEE IRW) and book chapters. Dr. Bui is the recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Award from the Computer Science department of Duke University, Duke University Nanoscience Fellow, Micron Scholar, and National Academy of Sciences Research Associateship.

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    Fall 2022
    Previous Semesters
    • CSC120 - Introduction to Computational Thinking (Fall 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019)
    • CSC212 - Theory of Computing (Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022)
    • CSC322 - Introduction to Computer Graphics (Fall 2021, Fall 2020)
    • CSC370 - Concepts of Programming Languages (Spring 2021, Spring 2022)
    • CSC527/427 - Fundamentals of Neural Networks (Fall 2020)
    • CSC590 - Molecular Computation (Spring 2020)

    Student Mentees

    Graduate Mentees
    • Alireza Omidi (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering) (Fall 2022 - present)
    • Hoang Cao (Ph.D. Computer Science) (Spring 2022 - present)
    • Manal Althobaiti (Ph.D. Computer Science) (Spring 2021 - present)
    • Arwa Aldakheel (Ph.D. BME) (Spring 2021 - present) (Co-advise with Dr. Raub)
    • Khalid Khawaji (Ph.D. Computer Science) (Fall 2021 - present)
    • Alana Torres Vidal (M.S. Electrical Engineering) (Fall 2019 - Spring 2021)
    • Ava Filipour (M.S. Computer Science) (Fall 2019 - Fall 2020)
    • Victor Manzueta (Ph.D. Computer Science) (Fall 2020 - Fall 2021)
    Undergraduate Mentees
    • Hoang Dao (B.Sc. Computer Science) (Spring 2021 - present)
    • David Olumilua (B.Sc. Computer Science) (Spring 2021 - present)
    • Rhea Roxy (B.Sc. Computer Science) (Fall 2021 - present)
    • Garrett Farrell (B.Sc. Mathematics) (Summer 2021)
    • Trieu Nguyen (B.Sc. Computer Science (Fall 2019 - Fall 2020)
    Student Committee Services
    • Lan Nguyen (M.S. Computer Science) (M.S. Reader) (Graduated Fall 2021)
    • Ibrahim Al Mubark (Ph.D. Computer Science) (PhD Reader) (Graduated Spring 2021)
    • Afnan Alniamy (Ph.D. Computer Science) (PhD Reader) (Graduated Summer 2021)
    • Alana Torres Vidal (M.S. Electrical Engineering) (M.S. Director) (Graduated Spring 2021)
    • Abdullah Almalki (M.S. Computer Science) (M.S. Reader) (Graduated Fall 2020)

    Selected Publications

    1. Torres Vidal, Alana, Igor L. Medintz, and Hieu Bui. "DNA Microsystems for Biodiagnosis." Micromachines 11, no. 4 (2020): 445. DOI: 10.3390/mi11040445
    2. Song, Tianqi, Abeer Eshra, Shalin Shah, Hieu Bui, Daniel Fu, Ming Yang, Reem Mokhtar, and John Reif. "Fast and compact DNA logic circuits based on single-stranded gates using strand-displacing polymerase." Nature Nanotechnology 14, no. 11 (2019): 1075-1081. DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0544-5
    3. Bui, Hieu, Carl W. Brown III, Susan Buckhout‐White, Sebastián A. Díaz, Michael H. Stewart, Kimihiro Susumu, Eunkeu Oh, Mario G. Ancona, Ellen R. Goldman, and Igor L. Medintz. "Transducing Protease Activity into DNA Output for Developing Smart Bionanosensors." Small 15, no. 14 (2019): 1805384. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201805384
    4. Song, Tianqi, Shalin Shah, Hieu Bui, Sudhanshu Garg, Abeer Eshra, Daniel Fu, Ming Yang, Reem Mokhtar, and John Reif. "Programming DNA-based biomolecular reaction networks on cancer cell membranes." Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, no. 42 (2019): 16539-16543. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b05598
    5. Bui, Hieu, Shalin Shah, Reem Mokhtar, Tianqi Song, Sudhanshu Garg, and John Reif. "Localized DNA hybridization chain reactions on DNA origami." ACS Nano 12, no. 2 (2018): 1146-1155. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b06699
    6. Bui, Hieu, Vincent Miao, Sudhanshu Garg, Reem Mokhtar, Tianqi Song, and John Reif. "Design and analysis of localized DNA hybridization chain reactions." Small 13, no. 12 (2017): 1602983. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201602983
    7. Bui, Hieu, Craig Onodera, Carson Kidwell, YerPeng Tan, Elton Graugnard, Wan Kuang, Jeunghoon Lee, William B. Knowlton, Bernard Yurke, and William L. Hughes. "Programmable periodicity of quantum dot arrays with DNA origami nanotubes." Nano Letters 10, no. 9 (2010): 3367-3372. DOI: 10.1021/nl101079u

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