Cuong Duc Dao
Machine Learning Lover
  • Name: Cuong Duc Dao

  • Job: Research Intern

  • Affiliate: KAUST

  • Email: cuong[at]

  • Skype: duccuongict


My name is Cuong Duc Dao (a.k.a. Erik). I'm a machine learning developer. Currently, I'm working as a research intern at Image and Video Understanding Lab (IVUL) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. My supervisor is Professor Bernard Ghanem.

My general research interest leans toward the application of deep learning to solve real-world problems in computer vision and natural language understanding. I hack around with neural network architectures and algorithms to teach computer to understand visual data like we human do. Specifically, I have been working on human activity recoginition and detection recently.

Besides, I have also been a full-stack web developer over the past three years. I play with Python Django, Celery, ReactJS and Amazon AWS for my web development bussiness.


  • Bachelor in Computer Science

    Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

    2011 — 2017

    Thesis: "Generating Image Captions with Convolutional and Recurrent Neural Networks"

  • Bachelor Exchange Student

    Uppsala University, Sweden

    2013 — 2014

    Under Erasmus Mundus Exchange Scholarship awarded by the European Commission


Machine Learning

  • Framework: TensorFlow, PyTorch, Caffe
  • Misc: Pandas, Scikit-learn, NLTK, matplotlib, seaborn

Software Development

  • Language: Python, PHP, HTML, CSS, JS, C
  • Framework: Django, Bootstrap 4, ReactJS
  • Tools: Git, VS Code, Sass, Gulp, Webpack
  • Platforms: AWS, Heroku, Digital Ocean


  • Graphic: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator
  • Office: Microsoft Office, Google Suite


  • Vietnamese: Mother tongue
  • English: Professional proficiency
  • France: Basic reading and writing
  • Chinese: Basic colloquial