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Sr Thuy-linh Nguyen Name: Sr Thuy-linh Nguyen
+613 9953 3865
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Peter Faber Business School (Melbourne)
Building 460 - 250 Victoria Parade (250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002)-Level 7-Room 460.7.31
Biographical Information

Sr (Dr) Thuy-Linh Nguyen is a Lecturer at the School of Business, Australian Catholic University since 2005. Prior to this, she has been lecturing and tutoring since 1992 at Canberra University, Monash University, and RMIT University. She has also worked as a programmer at the Australian Defence Force Academy (1994-97) and Monash University (1998).


Thuy-Linh holds a PhD in Computer Science at Monash University. Her PhD thesis, which was biologically and theologically inspired, designed a data model for evolvable web systems. The thesis was assessed as "an excellent piece of scientific work", and was passed without further examination (ungraded).

Other formal qualifications include:

  • Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (HD Average), ACU (2013)
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, ACU (2010)
  • Diploma in Youth Ministry, Catholic Adult Education of Melbourne (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Computing Studies (First-Class Honours), Canberra University (1995).

Scholarships, Awards and Grants

Thuy-Linh has been awarded the following scholarships, awards and grants:

  • Mini Research Grant, Faculty of Business, ACU (2012)
  • International Conference Travel Grant, ACU (2011)
  • International Conference Travel Grants, RMIT (2001-2003)
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship, Monash University (1998-2000)
  • PhD Scholarship, Department of Software Development, Monash University (1997)
  • Student Paper Award, Viet-Tech International Conference (1997)
  • Apple University Development Fund Grant (1996)
  • Telecommunication Services Research Centre Scholarship, Institute of Telecommunication Research, University of Wollongong (1996)

Extra-curricular activities

Outside the academic world, Thuy-Linh is a Catholic religious Sister who enjoys and is very active in working with young people. She has founded and is currently coordinating the Salesian Youth Club, a strong youth organisation in her parish. Her commitment in volunteer work has been rewarded with the support of many benefactors, including from the local and federal governments:

  • Volunteer Grants, Department of Families, Housings, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2009, 2013)
  • Community Grants, Moreland City Council (2007, 2008, 2013)
  • Multicultural and Festivals and Events Grant, Victoria Multicultural Commission (2007, 2013)

She also loves singing, composing music, playing instruments, and writing poems.


International Journal Paper

  • T-L. Nguyen, X. Wu, ASM. Sajeev, 1998. Object-Oriented Modelling of Multimedia Document. Computer Networks and ISDN Systems: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking, 30 (1-7), pp. 578-582. Also appears in Proceedings of WWW7 International Conference. (Online:

Refereed Conference Papers

  • S. Kitjongthawonkul, and T. L. Nguyen, “A Study on Using Biological Metaphors to Develop Evolutionary Software Systems,” in Proc. 4th Int. Conf. Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, Bangkok, Thailand, 29-31 January 2013, pp. 160-165.
  • T-L Nguyen, D Nandi, G Warburton. Alice in Online and On-campus Environments – How Well Is It Received? In: Proceedings of Information Systems Education Conference (ISECON) 2011, pp. 1-21.
  • T-L. Nguyen, 2010. An Evolutionary Design for Software Systems. In: Proceedings of World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC2010), IEEE Press, pp. 255-260.
  • T-L. Nguyen, S. Kitjongthawonkul, 2010, Some Considerations for the Construction of Software Capable of Life-Like Evolution. In: Proceedings of IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2010, IADIAS Press, pp. 307-314.
  • T-L. Nguyen, 2006. Developing Interoperable Software For Differing XML Schemata. In: Proceedings of 2006 International Conference on Internet Computing and Computer Games Development (ICOMP’06), CSREA Press, pp. 92-99. (Online:
  • T-L. Nguyen, 2002. Towards Document Type Evolution – An Object-Oriented Approach. In: Proceedings of AusWeb’02 Conference, Southern Cross University, pp. 246-255 (online:
  • T-L. Nguyen, 2001. LifeWeb and Web Evolvability. In: Proceedings of Internet Computing International Conference, CSREA Press, Vol II, pp. 630-37.
  • T-L. Nguyen, H. Schmidt, 1999. Creating and Managing Documents with LifeWeb. In: Proceedings of AusWeb'99 Conference, Southern Cross University, pp. 230-241 (Online:
  • T-L. Nguyen, X. Wu, ASM. Sajeev, 1998. LifeWeb: An Object-Oriented Model for the Web. In: Proceedings of SCI'98 & ISAS'98 Conference, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, Vol. 3, pp. 301-308
  • T-L. Nguyen, J. Newmarch, J. Baird, 1997. Hypermedia in Education. In: Proceedings of VTIC’97 (Viet-Tech International Conference), VACETS (online:
  • T-L. Nguyen, J. Newmarch, J. Baird, 1997. Usability of Multimedia/Hypermedia Courseware - A case study. In: Proceedings of VTIC’97 (Viet-Tech International Conference), VACETS (online:
  • T-L. Nguyen, J. Newmarch, J. Baird, 1996. Network Performance - Impact on Networked Educational Software. In: Proceedings of AusWeb’96, Southern Cross University, pp. 281-289 (Online:
  • T-L. Nguyen, J. Newmarch, J. Baird, 1996. Multimedia in Education - Authoring Tools. In: Proceedings of VTIC’96 (Viet-Tech International Conference), VACETS, pp. VIII-46 – VIII-58 (online:

Thuy-Linh's areas of research interest include

  • Software Evolution & Software Engineering
  • Biologically Insipired Systems
  • ICT and Business Education

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