Viet Dung Vu is a PhD Candidate at Department of Maritime Studies, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. His project involves applying human-centred design methods to develop user interfaces for ECDIS and Radar systems. Vu’s main research interests include human-computer interaction and human-centred design in the context of marine navigation. Vu was involved in the development of the IMO document MSC.1/Circ.1609 (the S-mode guidelines).

Prior to entering academia, Vu had served as a deck officer on bulk carriers and tankers. His qualifications include B.Sc. in Maritime and River Transport and M.Sc. in Marine Navigation, both from Odessa National Maritime Academy.