Tung Tran

Ph.D. in Computer Science
University of Kentucky Alum
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About Me

My name is Tung Tran but I also go by Tommy. I am a published researcher and engineer that specializes in machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) solutions. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2022 with a Ph.D. in Computer Science. My advisor is Dr. Ramakanth Kavuluru. My research background is primarily in information extraction with a special focus on end-to-end relation extraction. My dissertation work led to an NLM R01 project that has been awarded over $1.3 million in total funding from 2020 to 2024.

Currently, I am working for IDS International's Cyber and Information Warfare Division (now spun off as a startup named 525Tech) as a senior AI/NLP Engineer. As part of the product team, I am building AI/ML solutions for our virtual training environment SMEIR that is currently being used by special ops agencies including JSOC and USASOC. My work involves building AI systems responsible for generating simulated social media personas and activities, that resemble those in real-world social media platforms, for use in special ops training scenarios.


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