Fields of Interest: Wireless communications systems, such as 5G and 6G cellular networks and Internet of Things (IoT) networks; innovation in engineering education. 

Education: Ph.D. 2012, University of Texas at Austin, USA


Dr. Kien Trung Truong joined Fulbright University Vietnam in August 2020. As the Chair of Engineering, he is interested in inspiring and developing future generations of engineers in Vietnam with a strong background of interdisciplinary knowledge, hands-on learning experiences, sharpened skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset. He strongly believes that these new generations of engineers can identify opportunities, solve problems and create long-lasting personal, economic, and societal values. In addition to teaching, Dr. Truong is an active research engineer who enjoys participating and interacting with industry and government through sponsored research, training, and consulting. His current research interests focus on wireless communications cellular systems with recent applications to 5G and now 6G. He was co-recipient of several best paper awards, including the 2013 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking Best Paper Award and the 2014 Journal of Communications and Networks Best Paper Award. He has been granted several United States (US) patents on the fourth generation (4G) and the fifth generation (5G) of wireless cellular networks. 

Dr. Kien Trung Truong was born and raised in Hanoi. He obtained his B.S. degree in Telecommunications & Electronics Engineering from Hanoi University of Science and Technology in July 2002. He received the M.S.E. degree in May 2008 and the Ph.D. degree in May 2012, both in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a fellow alumnus of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF). 


  • Design and Systems Thinking 
  • Computer Organization 
  • Computer Modeling and Simulation 

Select Publications: 

  • Kien T. Truong, and Robert W. Heath Jr. “Multimode Antenna Selection for MIMO Amplify-and-Forward Relay Systems.” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 58, no. 11 (2010): 5845-859. doi:10.1109/tsp.2010.2053364. 
  • Kien T. Truong, Philippe Sartori, and Robert W. Heath Jr., “Cooperative Algorithms for MIMO Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks.” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 61, no. 5 (2013): 1272-287. doi:10.1109/tsp.2012.2236832. 
  • Kien T. Truong, and Robert W. Heath Jr. “Effects of Channel Aging in Massive MIMO Systems.” Journal of Communications and Networks 15, no. 4 (2013): 338-51. doi:10.1109/jcn.2013.000065. 
  • Kien T. Truong, Hosein Nikopour, and Robert W. Heath Jr. “FDD Massive MIMO with Analog CSI Feedback.” 2015 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2015. doi:10.1109/acssc.2015.7421139. 
  • Kien T. Truong, Robert W. Heath, Jr. and Hosein Nikopour, “Method and Apparatus for Downlink Channel Estimation in Massive MIMO,” US patent #10,374,836, granted on August 6, 2019 (for 5G cellular networks). 
  • Kien T. Truong, Peiying Zhu, Jianglei Ma, and Robert W. Heath Jr. “System and Method for Downlink Channel Estimation in Massive Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO),” US patent #10,250,309, granted on April 02, 2019 (for 5G cellular networks).

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