Tuan Tu Tran, Dr.

Portraitfoto Tran

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests

  • High Performance and Distributed Computing
  • Massively Parallel Architectures and Programming (NVIDIA GPU, Intel MIC)
  • High-throughput Sequence Alignment (Bioinformatics)

Short Scientific CV

  • Since 6/2013: Post Doc, Institut für Informatik, Johannes Gutenberg - Universität Mainz (JGU), Germany.
  • 9/2009 - 12/2012: PhD student, the BONSAI Bioinformaics group, INRIA Lille - Nord Europe, France (PhD Thesis: Bioinformatics Sequence Comparisons on Manycore Processors).
  • 12/2004 - 6/2009: Research Assistant, High Performance Computing Center, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam.


Dang, H, Schmidt, B, Hildebrandt, A, Tran, T.T and Hildebrandt, A.K (2015).
CUDA-enabled Hierarchical Ward Clustering of Protein Structures based on the Nearest Neighbour Chain Algorithm
International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 2015.

Tran, T.T, Giraud, M, and Varré, J (2015)
Perfect hashing structures for parallel similarity searches
In: Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Workshop on High Performance Computational Biology (HICOMB), Hyderabad, India, pp. 332-341.

Liu, Y, Tran, T.T, Lauenroth F, and Schmidt, B (2014).
SWAPHI-LS: Smith-Waterman Algorithm on Xeon Phi Coprocessors for Long DNA Sequences
In: IEEE Cluster 2014, pp. 257-265.

Tran, T.T, Schindel, S, Liu, Y, and Schmidt, B (2014).
Bit-Parallel approximate pattern matching on the Xeon Phi coprocessor
In: 26th International Symposium on Computer Architecture and High Performance Computing (SBAC-PAD 2014), pp. 81-88.

Tran, TT, Giraud, M, and Varré, J (2011).
Bit-Parallel Multiple Pattern Matching
In: 9th Parallel Processing and Applied Mathematics, vol. 2, pp. 292 – 301, Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.


Lectures, Tutorials, Practicals

  • Course Assistant for Technical Computer Science, JGU: Winter Term 2015/16.
  • Course Assistant for Theoretical Computer Science, JGU: Summer Term 2015.
  • Tutorials for Theoretical Computer Science, JGU: Summer Term 2014, Summer Term 2015
  • Lecture Exercises for Parallel Algorithms and Architectures, JGU: Summer Term 2014.
  • Practicals for Parallel Programming with CUDA, JGU: Summer Term 2013, Winter Term 2013/14, Summer Term 2014, Winter Term 2014/15, Summer Term 2015, Winter Term 2015/16.
  • Tutorials for Technical Computer Science, JGU: Winter Term 2013/14, Winter Term 2014/15, Winter Term 2015/16.
  • Lecture Exercises for High Performance Computing, JGU: Winter Term 2013/14.


  • Bachelor's thesis: Felix Kallenborn, JGU, 2014
  • Bachelor's thesis: Felix Lauenroth, JGU, 2013/14
  • Bachelor's thesis: Simon Schindel, JGU, 2013/14