Bui Thanh Tuong Thuy

Bui Thanh Tuong Thuy, PhD

Project Director, Agile Innovation Center

Fellow, College of Arts and Sciences


Dr. Thuy Bui serves as a Project Director at the Agile Innovation Center, while concurrently holding a faculty appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences. She earned her Doctorate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Drawing upon an extensive professional background developed through various roles within higher education in both the United States and Vietnam, Dr. Thuy Bui brings substantial research and teaching expertise to her current position at VinUniversity.

Dr. Thuy Bui conducts research at the intersection of syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, and computational linguistics. Employing diverse experimental methodologies, statistical modeling approaches, and computational tools, she explores the mechanisms underlying human encoding and retrieval of linguistic information, thereby contributing to the advancement of natural language processing systems for artificial intelligence.

Her complete academic profile is available here.

  • Areas: Syntax, Semantics, Psycholinguistics, Computational Linguistics
  • Topics: Pronoun resolution, Temporal reference

  1. Nhu Vo, Thuy Bui, Tran Phan, and Dien Dinh. 2022. Building a Corpus for Teaching Vietnamese to Foreigners. Journal of Language, 1, 13–22.
  2. Nhu Vo, Thuy Bui, and Dien Dinh. 2020. Text-Type Variation in Vietnamese: Corpus Mining for Linguistic Features in Narrative and Non-Narrative Genres. Proceedings of the 7th NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science, 221–225.
  3. An-Vinh Luong, Diep Nguyen, Dien Dinh, and Thuy Bui. 2020. Assessing Vietnamese Text Readability Using Multi-Level Linguistic Features. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 11(8), 100–111.
  4. Rudmila-Rodica Ivan and Thuy Bui. 2019. Vietnamese Anaphora: Binding Principles and the Lack Thereof. Proceedings of TripleA: Fieldwork Perspectives on the Semantics of African, Asian, and Austronesian Languages, 5, 47–61.
  5. Thuy Bui. 2019. Temporal Reference in Vietnamese. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Vietnamese Linguistics. Studies in Language Companion Series, 211, 115–140.
  6. Thuy Bui. 2018. The Vietnamese Perfect. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung, 21(1), 249–266.
  7. Thuy Bui. 2018. A Unified Account for Number Agreement in Algonquian Languages. Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, 52(1), 87–100.
  8. Thuy Bui and Rudmila-Rodica Ivan, eds. 2016. SULA 9: Proceedings of the Ninth Meeting of the Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas. Amherst: GLSA.
  9. Thuy Bui. 2016. Menominee Agreement: Two Probes for Two Hierarchies. ConSOLE XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe, 414–427.
  10. Thuy Bui and Deniz Özyıldız, eds. 2015. NELS 45: Proceedings of the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 1–3. Amherst: GLSA.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2019)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Linguistics, University of Minnesota (2014)

  • Broadening Participation in Cognitive Science Initiative, Cognitive Science Society (2023 – 2024)
  • Municipal Science and Technology Program, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology (2020 – 2022)
  • Research Grant, Hoa Sen University (2020 – 2021)
  • Research Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2018 – 2019)
  • Doctoral Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2015 – 2018)
  • Graduate School Fellowship, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2014 – 2015)
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program, University of Minnesota (2013 – 2014)