Faculty Profile for Dr. Anne Hee Hiong Ngu

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Dr. Anne Hee Hiong Ngu
Professor — Computer Science
Program Faculty — Computer Science
phone: (512) 245-2349

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Anne H.H. Ngu is currently a Full Professor with the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University. From 1992-2000, she worked as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia. She had held research scientist positions with Telcordia Technologies; Microelectronics and Computer Technology (MCC); University of California, Berkeley; CSIRO, Australia, and the Tilburg University, The Netherlands. She was a summer faculty scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2003-2006. Dr Ngu has published over 100 technical papers in journals and refereed conferences in computer science. Her research was funded by NSF, National Labs, and private industries. She was a recipient of the 2013 NCWIT Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award. The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) created this award to recognize computing professors for their outstanding mentorship, high-quality research opportunities, and efforts to encourage and advance undergraduates (particularly women and minorities) in computing-related fields. She has obtained funding and directed NSF REU site programs in Texas State University since 2011. She was one of the Co-PIs of an NSF-STEM program for increasing the recruitment and retention of female undergraduates in Engineering and Computer Science.
Her professional service features key leadership roles in multiple international conferences. She was bestowed with a special Outstanding Contribution Award for one of them from IEEE. She received Texas State University's Presidential Distinction Award in Services in 2014 and was the College Runner Up for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities in 2004 and 2006.

Teaching Interests

Databases, Object-Oriented Design and programming, Service Engineering

Research Interests

Information Integration, Internet of Things, Databases, Scientific, Personal, and Business Workflows, Object-Oriented Design and Agent Systems

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ngu, A., Mauldin, T., Canby, M., Metsis, V., & Riveria, C. (2018). SmartFall: A Smartwatch-based Fall Detection System Using Deep Learning. Sensors, 18(10), 3363. https://doi.org/10.3390/s18103363
  • Chow, E. T., Schuermann, R. T., Ngu, A. H., & Dahal, K. R. (2018). Spatial mining of migration patterns from web demographics. International Journal of Geographical Information Science, 32(10), 1977–1998. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2018.1470633
  • Mauldin, T. R., Canby, M. E., Metsis, V., Ngu, H. H., & Rivera, C. C. (2018). Smartfall: A smartwatch-based fall detection system using deep learning. Sensors (Switzerland), 18(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/s18103363
  • Ngu, A., Fang, X. S., Sheng, Q. Z., Wang, X., & Chu, D. (2018). SmartVote:a full-fledged graph-based model for multi-valued truth discovery. Journal of World Wide Web: Internet and Information Systems, 8(4). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1007/s11280-018-0629-3
  • Ngu, A., Tseng, P.-T., Paliwal, M., Carpenter, C., & Stipe, W. (2018). Smartwatch-Based IoT Fall Detection Application. Open Journal of Internet Of Things (OJIOT), 4(1), 87--98. Retrieved from http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:101:1-2018080519304951282148

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Services, Texas State University. 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Services, Texas State University. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Undergraduate Research Mentoring Award, National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) & AT&T. 2013
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Special Developmental Leave Award, Texas State University. 2008

Selected Grants

  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal). Enterprise System Laboratory, Academic Computing, Texas State University, $4800. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal). Adapt Web-based Collaboration Software for Collaborative Problem Solving in Undergraduates and Graduates, Instructional Technology, Texas State University, $1200. (Funded: 2007). Grant.
  • Sheng, Q Z, Ngu, Anne H. (Other). Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Australian Research Council, Federal, $216354. (Funded: 2007). Grant.
  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal). Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: 2002). Grant.
  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal). Large Australian Research Council SPIRT Grant, SPIRT, Federal, $244900. (Funded: 2001). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

International Advisory Council
Program Assessment Committee
April 2018-Present
Graduate Council- Texas State University
PhD Program Committee
September 2017-Present
Graduate Advisor
Computer Science Ph.D. Program
May 2017-Present