Faculty Profile for Dr. Anne Hee Hiong Ngu

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

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Anne H.H. Ngu is currently a Full Professor and PhD Program Director 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 Tilburg University, The Netherlands. She was a summer faculty scholar at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from 2003-2006. Dr Ngu has published over 120 technical papers in journals and refereed conferences in computer science. Her research was funded by NSF, National Labs, the Department of Education, 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 at Texas State University since 2011. She is currently the PI of a large collaborative NSF Smart and Connected grant for the study of personalized watched-based fall risk analysis and detection using cross-modal learning. She was also the Co-PI of the 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 from the IEEE ICDE99 conference. She received Texas State University's Presidential Distinction Award in Scholarly and Creative Activities in 2022 and the Presidential Distinction Services Awards in 2014 and 2017.

Teaching Interests

Databases, Object-Oriented Design and programming, Service Engineering, computer science research and ethics

Research Interests

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

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Ngu, A. H., Eyitayo, J. S., Yang, G., Campbell, C., Sheng, Q. Z., & Ni, J. (2021). An IoT Edge Computing Framework using Cordova Accessor Host. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 9(1), 671–683. https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2021.3086043
  • Mauldin, T. R., Ngu, A. H. H., Metsis, V., & Canby, M. (2020). Ensemble Deep Learning on Wearables Using Small Datasets. ACM Transactions on Computing for HealthCare, 2. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1145/3428666
  • Ngu, A., Nepal, S., Sheng, Q., Gutierrez, M., & Metsis, V. (2017). IoT Middleware: A Survey on Issues and Technologies. IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.1109/JIOT.2016.2615180
  • Ngu, A., Julian, S., Ma, J., Sheng, Q. Z., & Yao, L. (2014). ServiceXplorer: A Similarity-based Web Service Search Engine.
  • Ngu, A., Rocco, D., Critchlow, T., & Buttler, D. (2004). QoS-Aware Middleware for Web Services Composition. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 30(5).

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Presidential Distinction Award for Scholarly and Creative Activities, Texas State University. 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Alpha Chi Favorite Professor, Texas State University. 2019
  • 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

Selected Grants

  • Ngu, Hee H (Principal), Chang, Joshua (Co-Principal), Chee, Kyong H (Supporting), Milton, John (Supporting), Yan, Yan (Co-Principal). Collaborative Research: SCH: Personalized Watch-based Fall Risk Analysis and Detection with Cross Modal Learning, NSF-CISE, NIH, Federal, $1103754. (Submitted: February 8, 2021, Funded: September 1, 2021 - August 31, 2025). Grant.
  • Ngu, Hee Hiong (Principal). REU SITE: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Software Systems and Analysis, NSF-CISE, Federal, $360. (Funded: January 2017 - February 2022). Grant.
  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal), Gao, Ju (Co-Principal). REU SITE: Multidisciplinary Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Internet of Things, NSF-CISE, Federal, $323481. (Funded: March 1, 2014 - February 18, 2019). Grant.
  • Lu, Yijuan (Principal), Ngu, Anne H. (Co-Principal), Gao, Ju (Co-Principal), Chen, Xiao (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal). II-NEW: Shared High Performance Data Center, NSF CISE CRI Program, Federal, $375756. (Funded: 2013 - 2019). Grant.
  • Ngu, Anne H. (Principal), Gao, Ju (Co-Principal). REU Site: Research Experiences in New Paradigms of Information Retrieval from Diverse Data, NSF-OCI, Federal, $359827. (Funded: March 1, 2011 - February 28, 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

PhD Program Committee
September 2017-Present
Graduate Advisor
Computer Science Ph.D. Program
May 2017-Present
Graduate Academic Program Review Committee
January 2023-Present
University Mentor
Computer Science Doctoral Student Organization
September 2021-Present
Student Assistant Assignment Committee
September 2020-Present