I am currently an Associate Professor (with tenure) at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, the University of Akron, Ohio. I received the B.Eng. degree from Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam in 2002, the M.Sc. degree (with Graduate Thesis Award) and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2004 and 2008, respectively, all in Electrical & Computer Engineering. From May 2008 to July 2010, I was at McGill University as a Postdoctoral Scholar under the prestigious Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship. From August 2010 to July 2011, I was at McGill University as a Research Associate. I also worked as a Consultant in the satellite industry. In particular, my project with Advantech Satellite Networks Inc. involved the design and implementation of MODEM algorithms for DVB-RCS satellite systems.