Vingroup Scholars - Cohort 2020

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Nguyen Van Lanh

Ph.D. student, Control & Automation Engineering, University of Technology Sydney

Research areas:

Learning control for Agricultural Mobile Robots

In the age of high-tech, it is undeniable that robots can substantially improve production efficiency and alleviate the dependence on manual labour. This technological trend will be expedited with robots being smartly applied in all aspects of human activities owing to the increasing advancement of artificial intelligence and learning systems. My research would mainly concentrate on integrated learning and control algorithms for applications of mobile robots in construction, agriculture, and defence. The primary goal of my career is to solve the difficult challenges that align with my strengths and motivations to design and build mobile robots that will improve human life. 

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering, Thai Nguyen University of Technology

Master of Control Systems Engineering, HAN University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

 Achievements

  • 2016: Vietnamese Government Scholarship for Master’s study in the Netherlands, Ministry of Education and Training
  • 2014: Consolation prize, Viet Nam’s Young Scientific Talent Contest in 2014 for young lecturers in tertiary education institutions, Ministry of Education and Training
  • Project: Design and manufacture of the control system for DC motor in the Boring 2620B system using an adaptive controller.
  • 2014: Third prize, Exhibition fair on training and scientific research accomplishments of Thai Nguyen University, 2014, Ministry of Science and Technology, the national agency for technology entrepreneurship and commercialization development, Vietnam.
  • Project: Design LQR for ball and beam system.
  • 2012: First prize, Exhibition fair on innovative scientific products of Thai Nguyen university’s students and young lecturers, 2012, Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization Development, Vietnam.
  • Project: Design of MRAS Based Control Systems for Load Sharing of Two DC Motors with a Common Stiff Shaft.

Chu Hoai Nam

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney

Research areas:

Computer Systems, Machine Learning for IoT Security

So far, the hardware constraints and wireless communications of IoT have been the main challenges in security and privacy since existing technologies do not offer feasible and comprehensive solutions applicable to the nature of the IoT. In this context, security based on Machine Learning (ML) is a promising solution. However, existing studies in literature for securing IoT networks by Machine Learning are still at an early stage. Therefore, it is an urgent need to investigate this area further.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering), Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Master of Technology in Software Engineering, University of Canberra, Australia

Achievements

  • 2013: Dean’s Excellence Award, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia
  • 2014: Dean’s Excellence Award, University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia

La Duc Chinh

Master’s student, Machine Learning and Computer Vision, Australian National University

Research areas:

Computer Science

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Control Engineering & Automation), Talent Program, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

 Achievements

  • 2019: Employee of the Year, AhaMove
  • 2017: Certificate of Recognition for contribution as mentor, Math and Science Summer Program
  • 2016: Certificate of Recognition for contribution as Finance Executive, AIESEC in Vietnam
  • 2016: Certificate of Recognition for joining University’s Student Research Conference, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Nguyen Huynh Anh Duy

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney

Research focus

IoT-enabled cooperation of UGVs and UAVs for Enhanced Information Gathering

My research domain is Robotics and Automation Systems (RASs) in construction industry. As the matter of fact, the technology level of vehicles and equipment in construction still at the semi-autonomous phase which requires the involvement of human or operators, especially at the construction sites where the working conditions are dynamically changed. My current research aims to address and deal with problems of volatile environments to RASs which are operated mostly in outdoor environments. The future applications could be in smart construction, smart vehicles and transportation.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, Can Tho University

Master of Science in Mechatronics, Siegen University, Germany

Achievements

  • 2018: First Prize for Designing 6-dof Robots Arm Model for Technical education, the annual Designing and Making Training Device Contest, People’s Community of Can Tho City
  • 2016: Japan Internship Program Scholarship, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
  • 2013 – 2014: Scholarship for Excellent Students in University of Siegen, Northrein Westfalen State, Germany
  • 2012 – 2014: Graduate Education for University lecturers, Ministry of Education and Training
  • 2009 & 2010: Scholarship for Academic Achievement, Leadership Excellence and Community Service. Sunflower Mission – AscenX Technologies Vietnam Ltd. Co.
  • 2006 – 2009: Annual Scholarship for Top Excellent Students of Can Tho University, Can Tho University
  • 2006: Holcim Award for Excellence Student

Pham Ba Duy Anh

Master’s student, Computer Science, The University of Melbourne

Interest areas:

Computer Science

Education

Bachelor of Science (Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science) with First-Class Honor, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom

Achievements

  • 2015: Team Project Prize, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham
  • 2015:  3rd place, IMC Pacific Prize in Algorithms and Programming Techniques
  • 2015: Undergraduate Performance Prize, Computer Science and Engineering, UNSW Sydney
  • Dean’s Award in Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW Sydney
  • 2013: 1st place in Java, Codehire Programming Competition in Sydney

Nguyen Dinh Quang

Master’s student, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Queensland

Research areas:

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Le Quy Don Technical University

Achievements

  • 2013: Silver Medal in final RC Aircraft Racing Contest in Le Quy Don Technical University
  • 2010: “Outstanding Warrior” Ward by Le Quy Don Technical University.
  • 2008, 2011, 2012: “Good Warrior” Award by the Le Quy Don Technical University.

Dao Minh An

Master’s student, Electronics - Telecommunications Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Research Area

Internet of Things (IoTs), Embedded System and Electrical Engineering

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics, Can Tho University, Vietnam

Achievements

  • 2019: Japan Internship Program, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
  • 2019: Grant for 5th DTU Scientific Research Camp 2019, Duy Tan University (VN) and the Newton Fund (UK)
  • 2018: Sunflower Mission 2018 Engineering & Technology Scholarship for Excellence, Sunflower Mission – eSilicon Co.
  • 2018: Grant for ECO-RED Training Course in Europe (Italy, Poland, Cyprus), Erasmus+
  • 2016-2018: Odon Vallet Scholarship for Excellent students, Rencontres du Vietnam
  • 2015-2019: Annual Scholarship for the Top Excellent Students of Can Tho University, Can Tho University

Tran Thi Ngoc Tram

Master’s student, Computer Science (Big Data), The University of Melbourne

Research Area

Deep Learning, Human-centered Data Science

I want to focus on Artificial Intelligence, especially Social Computing because in Viet Nam, social systems such as social networks or sharing platforms are growing rapidly, yet we seem to not have enough high-quality resources for this industry. Therefore, I plan to approach those significant datasources and contribute to the development of Artificial Intelligence in Viet Nam. It would be great if people can interact with the government easier, or book an appointment at hospitals faster thanks to AI. 

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (Honor Program), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Achievements

  • 2017, 2018: Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship, HCMUT Scholarship for Academic Achievement
  • 2016: Microsoft YouthSpark Scholarship
  • 2015: HCMUT Scholarship for Academic Achievement
  • 2014: Second prize in City Good Students competition

Le Xuan Hieu

Master’s student, Computer Science (Machine Learning & Computer Vision), Australian National University

Research interest

My research interests lie primarily in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision and Biomedical Imaging. Most of my recent research focused on application of modern Convolutional Neural Network systems to tackle challenges in the Medical Imaging domain, such as diseases detection, cancerous tumor localization, etc. In recent years, Artificial Intelligent and Computer Vision have been applied in many fields in the world. However, in Vietnam, the application of AI is still limited in many fields, such as medical .Thus, my ambition is to apply AI knowledge to change and facilitate the medical imaging field in Vietnam. My research lies primarily in the field of Biomedical Imaging and Artificial Intelligent, to provide automatic and accurate AI-driven solutions to tackle challenges in disease diagnosis, healthcare and drug deliver with a hope to reduce workload inside hospitals and provide cost-efficiency, reliable methodology. My wish is to contribute to the development of medical imaging in Vietnam.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • Encouraging Scholarship : 2017,2018
  • Student of 5 good merits (Department wide, University wide, City wide Central wide): 2018
  • Participant in 7th International Conference on the Development of Biomedical Engineering in Vietnam (BME7)

Nguyen Huong Xuan

Master’s student, Applied Biology, Monash University

Research interest

I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Reproductive Sciences, where I focus on improving techniques used in assisted reproduction. I have always been drawn to reproductive health, in particular female health, ever since I was a kid. As I grew older, I started to learn more about this issue in the context of Vietnam. Vietnam is one of the countries with the highest infertility rate in the world, and about half of them are young couples under 30. With my study, I can play my part and bring the latest assisted reproductive techniques to Vietnam and help these couples to have their biological children at an affordable cost.

As one of the first scholarship recipients, I want to end this message with some advice for future applicants: Be courageous! If you have a science & technology idea that you are passionate about, work hard for it. Our country needs young, energetic individuals like you, with a thirst for knowledge. I hope to welcome you as new scholarship recipients in the near future.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences (Major: Cells and Organisms; Research Analyses in Natural Science), Minerva Schools at KGI, San Francisco, CA, US

Achievements

  • 2019; Medical Device Development Bootcamp Scholarship; Keck Graduate Institute
  • 2019-04-01; Undergraduate research fellowship; Vietnam-France University
  • 2018-04-24; Duke-NUS Pre-health experiential programme; Duke-NUS Medical School
  • 2016-2020; Minerva Scholarship; Minerva Schools at KGI
  • 2016; ASEAN Scholarship; NUS and NTU, Singapore (declined to attend Minerva)

Nguyen Hoang Mai Le

Ph.D. student, Applied Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

Research interest

I am interested in the Molecular Biology because almost dangerous and incurable diseases come from molecular dysregulations. Throughout my two last years in the university, I was attracted to breast cancer based on its high mortality rate in both Vietnamese women and the world. Moreover, cancer is an inheritable disease so we can predict the pathological development and prevent in early stages. Currently, some Vietnamese organizations have started using genome sequencing data to apply in cancer prognosis and diagnosis. Therefore, my future study will help to analyze data, then figure out the association between molecular errors and patients’ pathology.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • 2018: Excellent academic achievements as a female graduate in Biotechnology, class of 2018; International University-Vietnam National University.
  • 2015: gLINK scholarship (https://www.glink-edu.eu/) under Erasmus Mundus Action 2; European Commission.
  • 2014-2016: The scholarship for outstanding academic performance; International University-Vietnam National University.

Nguyen Thanh Truc

Master's student, Biomedical Engineering, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland

Research interest

My major is biomedical engineering. This is an interdisciplinary field that provides you the tools for working in the harmony of both medicine and engineering. That means you are not only studying medical knowledge but also get the skills of an engineer. I love to explore new technologies and make the most of it to help people’s health. In my opinion, a biomedical engineer is like an artist who can skillfully utilize the best of both worlds – doctors and engineers to create innovative approaches to solve medical problems. Because of the limited regeneration capability of the patient’s own tissue and the lack of organ donor, biomedical engineering comes in the life and cooperates with our bodies to enhance the survival rate in recent years.

I choose to focus my research on the topic of cardiovascular disease and cancers, especially in using nanotechnology combined with tissue engineering. The project aims to develop chips that mimic the biological processes of cardiovascular diseases, which will allow testing new therapies freely without harming any living creatures and lessen the need for animal testing. We create and test the newest scientific products on the animal before achieving the necessary quality to put them on humans. Thus, for a future without animal testing in medicine, human can have a personal-designed testing chip for themselves, I choose to study more about this topic. In Vietnam, our reputation on producing high quality testing kits and good approaches for emerging pandemics have increased significantly.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • Excellent academic achievement as a female student in engineering by International University – Vietnam National Universities HCM City (2018)
  • 1st prize for team of National Instrument Innovation Design Competition for Young Entrepreneurs in Vietnam (2017)
  • The 5-Good Student Merit of Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh city (2016)
  • Outstanding Individual Contributing to The 22nd Green Summer Campaign by Student Union of Ho Chi Minh city (2015)
  • Outstanding Individual Contributing to The Development of Student Activities by Vietnamese Students’ Association of International University (2015)

Nguyen Nhat Dang Khoa

Ph.D. student, Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy), Australian National University

Research interest

Solar Cells, Energy and Functional Materials

My research focuses on exploring the fundamental properties of light-matter interactions in solar energy materials and devices under various conditions which can then be used to uncover the relationship between absorbed/emitted light and important properties of the materials and devices, including optical, electrical, chemical, and structural properties. By exploiting these phenomena, novel device concepts, advanced characterization techniques, and defect engineering routes can be developed with applications to renewable energy and material science.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronic Engineering (Honor Program), University of Technology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Achievements

  • 2020 – Present: ANU Tuition Fee Scholarship.
  • 2018 – 2019: Vice-Chairman of Vietnamese Students’ Association of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)
  • 2017 – 2019: Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship (University recommendation- Tokyo Tech).
  • 2015: Exchange program at Seoul National University of Science and Technology (Seoultech-Korea).

Nguyen Hong Nhung

Ph.D. student, Information Security (Cybersecurity), The University of Queensland

Research interest

Research Proposal: “A comprehensive framework for automated cybersecurity assessment, mitigation, and education using graphical security models”.

Every system has vulnerabilities. While the cybersecurity defenders have to patch every possible vulnerability to protect the system, an attacker may get access to the whole system with just one overlooked hole. The questions here are which holes are overlooked by the defenders and which way attackers use to get into the system. My research aims to answer those questions by using AI-based graphical security models to assess system security, suggest mitigation methods and use them as a tool for education.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • 2017: Be a delegation to join a special course at Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation
  • 2017: Second prize in the Cyber Security Contest hosted by Department of Cyber Security
  • 2016: Received a Scholarship for Modern Network Defenses course at Institute of Cyber Security Operation
  • 2014: Received an Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Scholarship – Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • 2013: Third prize in the Vietnam’s Talent Contest in 2013 as a member of TerraBook Team.
  • 2012: First prize in the Worldwide Hackathon for Windows 2012 in Hanoi, Vietnam hosted by Microsoft Corporation

Le Tan Long

Ph.D. student, Computer Science (Machine Learning), University of Sydney

Research interest

My research interests lie primarily in the intersection of Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML). In particular, I am excited about employing AI/ML approaches to solve security issues for the cutting-edge applications in new generation cloud technologies such as Software-Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization Fog/Edge Computing. The amalgamation of these technologies with AI/ML can give rise to an “intelligent cloud”, providing benefits not only in the IT industry but also in other sectors such as telecom, transportation, education, banking and finance, healthcare, and so much more. Especially, in Vietnam, cloud computing and AI/ML have become popular in recent years, thus the emergency of “intelligent cloud” promises to be the next phase of technology as an indispensable part in the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In my PhD journey, I will delve deeper into my areas of interest and try to come up with innovative ideas, thereby launching high impact publications and devoting myself to Vietnam’s science and technology.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (Honor Program), University of Technology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • Research School 2018: “Enabling Technologies for IoT Applications & Smart City”, University of Technology Sydney & HCMUT, HCMC, May 2018
  • Certificate for joining the final round of the 20th Eureka Scientific Research Award
  • Awards given for good student at HCMUT in junior year and senior year

Tran Hai Dang

Master's student, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Melbourne

Research interest

My study’s aim is about electric car, as the whole world is shifting to the environmentally friendly vehicles. Based on the fact that the power storage technology for an electric car has many things to deal with by scientists around the world, I will focus on mechanical engineering, which gives the electric car the lightest body weight, but it’s safe and firm enough for the human to be confident driving it, reducing the pressure for the Vietnamese’s scientists, who just have the first step in electric car

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Transport Mechanical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • 2017; Erasmus + Exchange program for Outstanding Student
  • 2017; IHI Scholarship for Outstanding Student, Ishikawa Heavy Industries Corporation
  • 2016; Certificate for Outstanding Student, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • 2015; PVCFC Scholarship

Tran Xuan The

Ph.D. student, Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), University of Technology Sydney

Research interest

My research domain is Human Agent Teaming (HAT). HAT is a system composed of multiple interacting humans and artificial intelligent systems. My research aims to find a method to optimize the operation of HAT system as the way humans work together in teams. My research can be applied in various domains such as defense, healthcare, space or disaster response. HAT may be one of the main topics in the Industry 5.0 after the era of artificial intelligence and robotics in Industry 4.0.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Marine Mechanical Engineering, Vietnam Maritime University

Master of Science in Transportation Mechanical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • 2014, STC Group and Damen Shipyard Scholarship Program in the field of shipbuilding in Vietnam, Damen Shipyard
  • 2013, Vietnam Maritime University talent students on Olympic and Research, Vietnam Maritime University
  • 2012, The third prize in Vietnam Maritime University Mechanical Olympic Competition
  • 2012, Vietnam Maritime University talent students on Academic Result, Vietnam Maritime University

Tran Vu Hieu

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney

Research interest

My research interest is Data Analytics. My research utilizes Complex Network and Machine Learning to analyze biomedical data to support decision making in biomedicine and to analyze transport systems to gain insights and improve current systems.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Software Technology, University of Transport and Communications

Master of Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney

Achievements

  • First author of a SCIE journal article and a Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s conference paper. Co-author of three IEEE conference papers in Japan, China and Indonesia, another conference paper of NTU and several international journal articles and conference papers.
  • Invited speaker at International Workshop Grand Paris Express Metro – High speed railway lines, Hanoi, 2018. Sponsored by The Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts.
  • Reviewer, the 7TH International Conference on Informatics, Electronics & Vision ICIEV 2018, Japan.
  • Visiting researcher at Tohoku Institute of Technology 2015. Sponsored by Japanese government.
  • Vietnamese government scholarship to study Master degree in University of Technology Sydney.
  • Most excellent graduate student in the academic year of 2006-2007, The city council of Hanoi, Vietnam.

Nguyen Huy

Master's student, Data Science and Innovation, University of Technology Sydney

Research interest

Statistical Machine Learning. My goal is to work at where mathematical models and business converge. My interest lies in building business case – led machine learning models to assist data-driven decisions. 

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • 2017; Young South East Asean Leader Initiative – U.S Department of State Youth leaders (30/900) selected based on leadership qualities and commitment to implement social–impact projects
  • 2015; American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) Scholarship awarded to young scholar demonstrating strong leadership and professional skills 1st place in interview round (#1/100) , 1st place in English round (#1/ 300)
  • 2013; Dean’s list for notable academic performance awarded to students with top 5% grade in school (8/150)

Ngo Thi Uyen Truc

Master's student, Electrical Engineering (Renewable Energy), The University of New South Wales

The Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program 2020 would be such an honour to not only consolidate my determination but also facilitate my studying and personal growth. Like solar panels need inverters to generate electricity from the Sun, the scholarship can be my wings bringing me closer towards my career goal: to become a technical specialist who can support the deployment of clean energy projects in Vietnam.

Research interest

Smart grid, grid-connect power systems, battery storage systems

Education

Bachelor of Science, Physics, Vietnam University of Ho Chi Minh city, University of Science Ho Chi Minh.

Associate Degree of Applied Engineering (Renewable Energy Technologies), TAFE Higher Education NSW, Australia.

Achievements

  • 2019: TAFE NSW Managing Director’s Awards for Outstanding Academic Performance
    Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Applied Research, Sydney, Australia
    Grid-connect Design of Photovoltaic Power Systems Accreditation, Clean Energy Council, Australia
  • 2018: Vocational Education Training Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships by the Australian Government
  • 2015: Excellent Academic Performance Scholarships, PVEP-Youth Talent Scholarships
  • 2014: Mitsuba Ltd Co. Scholarships, Excellent Academic Performance Scholarships

Nguyen Phan Khoa Duc

Master's student, Computer Science, The University of Sydney

Research interest

Adversarial machine learning

Deep neural networks have achieved great success in various areas of applications, in particular computer vision and natural language processing. However, recent studies show that by adding small, human imperceptible changes to normal inputs, like subtly changing the pixel of an image, one can easily fool a well-trained network to make incorrect predictions. Such intentionally crafted inputs are called adversarial examples, which has raised security concerns about the vulnerability of deep neural networks, especially in safety-critical applications such as autonomous driving, face recognition or malware detection. I am interested in understanding adversarial examples’ behavior in deep neural networks, and thus devise algorithms to counter such examples. 

Education

Bachelor of Arts, (Mathematics and Financial Economics), Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota

Achievements

  • 2018: Magna cum laude | Dean List
  • 2016: CFA Level I

Lam Thuy Trang

Ph.D. student, Applied Biology (Genetics), St Vincents Institute of Medical Research, The University of Melbourne

Research interest

I am always passionate about immunology. The main significance of my current project is to accelerate knowledge of immunology, especially of T cell development. As the immune system is weakened with age, the elderly are easier to contract infections. Promisingly, previous investigations successfully proved that Coronin 2a did play a role in enhancing the number of T cells. By investigating further into its function, this protein can be a potential candidate to design a drug to boost and maintain the immune system. Recently, an epidemic of the novel COVID-19 has emerged in the world. Like all other viruses, this viral disease is lethal to elder and immunocompromised people. For a bigger picture, I would like to research on a way to enhance and manipulate the immunity, a natural powerful weapon, to fight and treat different diseases.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Degree with honours), The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (major in Biochemistry and Microbiology), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Achievements

  • 2019: Frances Elizabeth Thomson Trust Scholarship, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2017: Cadetship at Agrifood Technology, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2016: Academic Excellence Scholarship for the high-achievement student, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2015: Academic Merit Scholarship for outstanding results and graduated with outstanding results, La Trobe Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2014: Scholarship for winning The Consolation Prize in National Competition for gifted students
  • 2013: Consolation Prize in National Competition for French Language

Hoang Dinh Thinh

Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering, University of New South Wales

Research interest

Application of Robotics in Biomedical Engineering is an active field under development. Progresses in Robotics, such as novel actuator and sensors, have the potential of translation into novel surgical, rehabilitation devices as well as in the entertainment industry. My work focuses on such devices, bringing new minimally invasive theurapetic opportunities to cancer patients, recovery of lost motory skills and discovery of possible avenues for research in haptic and fitness devices.

Education

Engineering Degree, Programme de Formation d’Ingénieurs d’ Excellence au Vietnam (PFIEV) – Aerospace Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • 2018: Gold Medal Award for Strongest Academic Performance, PFIEV Aerospace Engineering Graduates Cohort, HCMUT.
  • 2017: Excellent Student in All Aspects, HCMUT.
  • 2014-2018: Scholarship for Excellent Students, PFIEV Program, HCMUT.
  • Authored 1 journal paper, co-authored 2 additional journal papers, 3 domestic conference papers and 5 international conference papers.

Ly Trong Nhan

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, Australian National University

Research interest

Edge Computing, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things (IoTs).

Research Proposal: “Towards an effective solution for mobility management in Mobile Edge Computing”

As a prospective network paradigm proposed for the upcoming 5G networks, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) is promising to facilitate real-time applications with ultra-low latency requirements and stringent Quality of Service constraints in the future generation of the Internet. Despite the prospective advantages, MEC also possesses new challenges, such as mobility management, computation offloading, resource allocation, and data caching. Since mobility is an essential and inevitable characteristic of MEC, maintaining service performance and guaranteeing connection when users are on the move is of vital importance, particularly with delay-intolerant applications. My research aims to develop effective strategies for seamless and transparent mobility management in MEC. It would be a combination of several on-going methods, ranging from mobility prediction, virtual machine migration, and optimization path selection for mobile traffic.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Networks & Communications, University of Information Technology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City.

Master’s Degree in Computer Science, University of Information Technology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City.

Achievements

  • 2020: ANU University Research Scholarship (covers living stipends) & ANU HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship (provides tuition fees)
  • 2019: Ranked 1st in the university’s Degree Conferring Ceremony (for Master’s students)
  • 2017: Pony Chung Scholarship (for Master’s students)
  • 2016: Ranked 1st in the undergraduate course in Computer Networks & Communications
  • 2015: Vietnam delegate participating in Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2.0)
  • 2013: Pony Chung Scholarship (for undergraduate students)
  • 2013 – 2015: Title “Student of 5 Good Merits”

Like a magic gift ticket, Vingroup Scholarship opens the door leading to the enormous academic world for Vietnamese students, enabling us to reach the top-ranking research environments. No word can convey how grateful and honored I feel to become a Vingroup Scholar. Without aids from Vingroup Scholarship Team, I do not think that I could win ANU scholarships or even not be brave enough to apply to that prestigious university.

SINGAPORE

Tran Minh Phuong Nam

Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering/Tissue Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Research interest

Tissue engineering and cell therapy for treatment of autoimmune diseases

My reasearch involves the manipulation of biomaterials and cellular construct to protect the cells in cellular therapy and to enhance their function. Cellular therapy holds great potential as medical treatment but many challenges are still awaited to be overcome. Succesful protection of cells without hampering effect on their performance can improve the effectiveness and the safety of the therapy, open hopeful treatments for a wide range of diseases.

Benefit for the whole society is always the final goal of research on medicine and human health. Pursuing this field in Singapore, I strive in research, dreaming of the day incurable diseases will not longer be a burden for our people.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering), International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • 2019: Valedictorian – Gold medal of International University batch 2019 (GPA: 93.1)
  • 2019: Top 10 of HONDA Young Engineer and Scientists Award
  • 2019: Award for Excellent Student research project – International University
  • 2018: Full scholarship for research internship – Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • 2018: AmCham Vietnam Scholarship – Best of the Best Award
  • 2018: Pony Chung Vietnam scholarship
  • 2015: Full Scholarship for four-year undergraduate program, in recognition of outstanding performance in National Entrance Examination

Nguyen Duy Anh

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, Nanyang Technological University

Research interest

My research interests currently include Machine Learning and Data Mining applied to the aviation domain. I aspire to apply Mathematics to solve real-world problems, and Machine Learning is the field in which I can perfectly apply my knowledge. In my future researches, I will try to enhance the air traffic system and build a recommendation system to resolve conflicts. Such researches will help to reduce costs and improve aviation safety. My ultimate goal is to become a professor and help students to realize the importance of Mathematics in everyday life.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • 2019; Top 2 highest GPA in the Bachelor program in Applied Mathematics of International University (GPA: 86/100) 
  • 2019; First place in HCMIU Alphathon organized by Worldquant 
  • 2018; Third prize in The Quang Binh Olympic Math Competition for Vietnamese university students 
  • 2017, 2018; Encouragement scholarship for achieving the highest GPA 
  • 2015; Partial scholarship for outstanding performance in The National Entrance Exam provided by International University 
  • 2015; First prize in Math Competition for Ho Chi Minh City High school students 

Tran Nhu Thuat

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, Singapore Management University

Research interest

My primary research interests lie in the intersection of Machine Learning (ML), Data Mining and Natural Language Processing (NLP). Specifically, my main interest is on exploring the use and development of ML/NLP techniques for mining user-generated data from Web, social media and web search engines to gain better insights and understand user’s behaviors and preferences. Furthermore, I am also interested in applying mined knowledge to develop user-centric applications such as recommender systems, online advertising, personalized search, query correction/suggestion, etc.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Achievements

  • 2018; The first prize in The Student Academic Research;Vietnam National University, Hanoi
  • 2018; The first prize in The Student Academic Research;University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
  • 2018; The third prize in Vietnamese National Olympiad of Mathematics for Undergraduates, Vietnam Mathematical Society
  • 2017; The Merit of Typical Youth, President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi
  • 2017; The second prize in Vietnamese National Olympiad of Mathematics for Undergraduates, Vietnam Mathematical Society
  • 2017; Mitsubishi Scholarship, Mitsubishi Foundation
  • 2016; The third prize in Vietnamese National Olympiad of Physics for Undergraduates, Vietnam Physics Society
  • 2015; Pony Chung Scholarship, Pony Chung Foundation

Nguyen Hong Duc

Ph.D. student, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Research area

Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Image Processing

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Achievements

  • 2019, 2018: Dean’s List – Nanyang Technological University
  • 2014-2017: Director Roll of Honour – Republic Polytechnic

Mai Thi Hoai Thu

Master's student, IT in Business (Analytics), Singapore Management University

Research area

I am interested in learning about Machine Learning algorithms, especially Natural Language Processing, and applying them to solve real life problems. My goal is to apply Machine Learning algorithms to my domain, which is Finance. It is such a great honour to be a recipient of this scholarship, and I would like to express my gratitude to Vingroup for awarding this scholarship to me so I could pursue my passion.

Education

Bachelor of Business and Management (Economics & Finance), Singapore Management University

Achievements

  • 2019: Selected to be Digital Ambassador at Atradius to deliver presentations of ongoing Big Data and Machine Learning projects to teams across South East Asia.
  • 2018: Financial Risk Manager – Certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.

Nguyen Nhi Thai An

Master's student, IT in Business (Analytics), Singapore Management University

In the course of my exposure to applied statistics and computing, I have developed an intense passion in analytics and data science. I believe that these skills will be vital for the growing digital economy in the 21st century, and I hope to leverage them in uplifting the burgeoning tech-scene in Vietnam after the completion of my degree.

Research interest

Data Science & Business Analytics

Education

Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering), National University of Singapore

Achievements

  • 2010 – 2014: ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship
  • 2006 – 2009: A*STAR Vietnam Scholarship

Nguyen Huynh Long Hung

Master's student, IT in Business (Analytics), Singapore Management University

Research interest

The application of blockchain and smart contracts in the financial services industry

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • 2009-2010: JASSO Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan
  • 2008: Academic Excellence Scholarship, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2005: A*STAR – NUS High School Young Researcher Scholarship

FRANCE

Pham Hoang Duc Minh

Ph.D. student, Applied Biology, Sorbonne University

Research interest

I am interested in identifying functions of genes in the field of “Stem cells and Cardiovascular physiopathology”. Based on the research results, a new pharmacological approach that modulates genes pathways dependent physiological cardiac could be designed. Besides, the protocols of cardiac differentiation pluripotent stem cells could be improved regarding the role of genes.

Education

Bachelor of Science and Technology in Biotechnology – Pharmacology, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

Master of Medical Biotechnology – Plant Biotechnology – Pharmacology, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

Achievements

  • 2016, KOPRI Asian Polar Science Fellowship Program, Korea Polar Research Institute

Nguyen Dinh Duy

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Research interest

My study field is Mathematics, Cryptology, Coding, and Applications. I work with mathematical groundings and algorithms to develop advanced cryptographic tools such as software and smartcards that help secure digital platforms.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education, Hanoi National University of Education

Achievements

  • 2019: FSci International Internship Program at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand).
  • National Mathematics Development Scholarship awarded by Vietnam Institute for Advanced Studies in Mathematics(2018, 2019)
  • Annual scholarship awarded by Hanoi National University of Education (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 7th semesters)
  • Excellent Student certified by the university president of Hanoi National University of Education (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2018: National Institute of Development Administration’s Summer Camp Scholarship (Thailand)
  • 2017: Ochanomizu University’s summer program scholarship awarded by Jasso (Japan)

Nguyen Van Tien

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Research interest

I am passionate about researching the implementation of numerous layers of network defense corresponding to layers in the TCP/IP stack. Besides, I also carried out some studies about crypto algorithms which are applied to other fields of technology such as secure communication between IoT devices.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • 2014 – 2018; Annual Scholarship for Outstanding Students in 7 semesters; Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • 2018; Certificate for Excellent Leaders of Student Union; Centre of Vietnam National Union of Students
  • 2017; Scholarship for Talent Students; Samsung Electronics Vietnam
  • 2017; “Student with 5 good merits” at the provincial level; Centre Committee of Hanoi Student Union
  • 2016; Scholarship for Typical Student in Information Security; Ministry of Information and Communication
  • 2016; Certificate of Completing the Training Course on Certified Ethical Hacker; Netpro Academy
  • 2016; Certificate for Excellent Student in Extra Curriculum Activities; Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Do Duy Huy Hoang

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Research interest

High performance computing

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication Technology, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH)

Achievements

  • 2019; USTH 20 – Topic: Drowsiness detection with raspberry pi; University of Science and Technology Hanoi
  • 2018; Participated in The 20th Student Scientific Research Prize Eureka 2018.
  • 2018; Outstanding contribution for USTH’s student activities, University of Science and Technology Hanoi
  • 2018; Certificate of Appreciation in honor and recognition of outstanding contribution as member of USTH Volunteer Club; University of science and technology of Hanoi
  • 2018; Certificate of Appreciation for organizing 3D Printer Assembly and Design Workshop at The American Center Hanoi
  • 2018; Certificat délivré par Agence pour la Protection des Programmes; Autonomous Maeght_field scanner; IRD – Institut de recherche pour le development
  • 2018; Certificate of recognition: organizer of the competition hackathon 2018 season 2; University of science and technology of Hanoi
  • 2017; Certificate of Appreciation in BeeCode; Hanoi Academy and Utopia English Academy

Pay Thi My Duyen

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • 2019, Third Prize MIS Project 2018, National Economics University
  • 2018, Third Prize Student Research Conference, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • 2014, Second Prize Vietnam National Physics Olympiad 2014

Nguyen Do Duc Anh

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Research interest

My research is about Deep Learning. For the purpose of the community and interest in research, I choose to build a traffic light control system using Deep Reinforcement Learning. The results of this study can help reduce waiting times for vehicles, traffic congestion and environmental pollution. In addition, I also learned a lot of experience in building server systems and dealing with problems. With my research experience and understanding of the network, it is a premise for me to develop research in the field of security.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science (Honor Program), University of Technology, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • AY 2018 – 2019; Scholarships for Outstanding Student in University; University of Technology.
  • 2016, 2017, 2018; Scholarships for Talent Students in Honor Program; University of Technology.
  • 2015; Awards of achieving the High Score Students in National High School Graduation Examination; Nguyen Khuyen High School.

Doan Thi Van Thao

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Since I was a student at HUST, my major was Applied Mathematics and Informatics. After participating in a number of specialized activities in applied mathematics, I felt commitment with this state-of-art science and decided to get a job at the intersection between business and Mathematics’ application after my graduation. This actually led me to experience several jobs as Data analyst and Project Manager as I expected. However, there was always something inside calling me to explore more in Mathematics and its applicability in life. Right at that time, I got information of the CRYPTIS Program and I knew that it would be exactly the opportunity I have to grasp. Moreover, due to widespread usage of technology nowadays, I can see a world optimized with Information Security in the next few decades. With 2 incoming years studying at the University of Limoges, I believe that it would leave me well prepared for my lifetime goal as an inspiring Vietnamese youth exploring the scientific world. Especially, as a woman in STEM, I am determined to dedicate myself to help other women in STEM fields in order to overcome problems they face and the obstacles holding them back by knowledge sharing, mutual support and engagement.

Research interest

I have conducted several researches in the fields of machine learning and data mining, which focus on methodologies to efficiently collect and store large-scale data; in order to present and exploit new knowledge in practical applications. Moving on to graduate school, I am interested in continuing my study of CRYPTIS, focusing on IT security. 

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Mathematics and Informatics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • 2017; Scholarship of Science Camp of CORE of STEM International Summer Program; Nara Women’s University in Japan
  • 12016; Third Prize in the National Econometrics and Application Olympiad 2016; The Executive Committee of Vietnamese Students’ Association
  • 2016; First Prize in the Student’s Scientific Research Contest 2016; Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • 2016; Academic incentive scholarship for excellent students; School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • 2016; “Students of 5 merits” at provincial level in 2016; The Executive Committee of Vietnamese Students’ Association of Hanoi

Tran Danh Nam

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Teacher Education, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education

Achievements

  • 2018: Third Place in Second Round, NSUCRYPTO – 2018
  • 2018: Attended Autumn School “Decentralised Cryptography” organized by Quy Nhon University, Vietnam
  • 2018: Attended Summer School “Lectures on Lattice Signatures” organized by Vietnamese Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics
  • 2018: Second Prize in Algebra, National Mathematics Olympiad for Undergraduates, Vietnam
  • 2017: Third Prize in Algebra, National Mathematics Olympiad for Undergraduates, Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Mai Phuong

Master's student, Cryptology and Information Security, University of Limoges

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, FPT University

Achievements

  • 2017; Good Student of Summer semester, FPT University
  • 2016; Top 10 Best Group of E-Sport Leader competition, Garena Viet Nam
  • 2015; Good Student of Spring semester, FPT University
  • 2014; Good Student of Fall semester, FPT University
  • 2013; Talent scholarships 50% of FPT University with point 95/105, FPT University
  • 2011; Silver medal in Informatics – Excellent students competition in Coastal Region – Northern Delta Area.

JAPAN

Ho Hoang Huy

Master's student, Electrical Engineering (Spintronic Semiconductor), Tokyo Institute of Technology

Research interest

My research focuses on the application of Spintronics on semiconductor industry where new generation of memories employing spin-orbit interaction promises to deliver high reading/writing speed and low power consumption.

Education

Bachelor degree in Physics Education, Ho Chi Minh University of Education

Achievements

  • Member of Sakura Exchange program in Science supported by JST (2017)

UNITED KINGDOM

Nguyen Anh Tuan

Ph.D. student, Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence), St Cross College, University of Oxford

Research interest

My research interest is mainly on developing deep learning models for real-world problems such as healthcare and finance. My models usually deal with time-series data with potentially many missing values. I focus on facilitating Machine Learning for resource-constrained system (reducing network and data size). I am also interested in bayesian deep learning with variational inference.

Projects

  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence – Next Generation Artificial Intelligence: at professor Sung Ju Hwang’s laboratory.
  • Multitask Deep Learning Models for Disease Prediction from Electronic Health Records: at professor Sung Ju Hwang’s laboratory.
  • Utilizing various house’s features in time series to predict house price: at professor Sung Ju Hwang’s laboratory.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering & Management Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Master of Science in Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Achievements

  • UNIST & KAIST scholarships covering full tuition fee and living expenses.
  • Awarded in multiple semesters for Superior semester grades at UNIST (for having high GPA among all students)
  • Second Prize at the Vietnamese Mathematical Olympiad 2014

UNITED STATES

Bui Dang Cong

Master's student, Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research interest

Vehicle Dynamic and Control

Education

Bachelor of Automotive Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan 

Achievements

  • Silver Medal Winner in Physics at HSGS Olympiad
  • Co-author of several IEEE International Conference Papers and Japanese Science Journal Articles
  • Best Live Demonstration Award at BioCAS 2018
  • MEXT Scholar for Undergraduate Study, Final GPA: 3.97/4.00

Le Dinh An

Ph.D. student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

Research interest

My study will be focused on the field of Signal Processing, especially applied on Image Processing and Computer Vision problems. Signal can be found everywhere in our daily life; for example, an audio signal is a one-dimensional signal and an image is a multidimensional signal. In my study, I will work on algorithms and mathematical models, Wavelet theory for example, and apply them on these multidimensional signals acquired from devices, such as sensors or cameras, to extract information and features from these data, which then can be used to train a learning model. The results from these studies can then be used in many kinds of applications, such as object detection and motion tracking used in autonomous driving, image/video compressing, monitoring system, and also artificial intelligence problems. The beauty of these studies lies in the use of elegant mathematical theories and ideas to build, design, and implement algorithms and systems to solve some modern and practical problems existing in our society.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Vietnamese-German University

Master of Science in Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology, Vietnamese-German University 

Achievements

  • 2018; 100% Merit Scholarship holder for academic year 2018/2019, Vietnamese German University
  • 2018; DAAD Scholarship holder for exchange program in Germany in academic year 2018/2019, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2017; DAAD Surplace Scholarship holder for academic year 2017/2018, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • 2016; 30% Merit scholarship holder for academic year 2016/2017; Vietnamese German University
  • 2015; Top 10 team in Wearables for Good challenge 2015; UNICEF
  • 2015; National championship in Imagine Cup 2015 competition; Microsoft Vietnam
  • 2014; 50% Merit scholarship holder for academic year 2014/2015; Vietnamese German University

Le Minh Nhat

Master's student, Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Research interest

In Viet Nam, low labor productivity and an aging population are two major obstacles that will continue to affect our economic growth. Therefore, I choose robotics as my path to tackle these challenges for its numerous applications in both manufacturing and healthcare industries. At Johns Hopkins University, I plan to study medical robotics while exploring new computer vision algorithms with more powerful mathematical methods.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Earlham College, Indiana, United States 

Achievements

  • 2020: College & Departmental Honors, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, George Van Dyke Distinguished Student in Physics Award – Earlham College
  • 2019: Russell M. Lawall Physics Award – Earlham College
  • 2018: 1st Prize Global Health in Squirrel Hacks
  • 2016-2020: Earlham Trustee Merit Scholarship

Pham Ha Trang

Master's student, Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Achievements

  • 2019: IELTS 7.5
  • 2018-2019: Fully-funded Research Training; Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates
  • 2015-2019: UNI-STAR Scholarship: full tuition waiver; Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2015-2019: Global Dream Scholarship. Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
  • 2014: Incentive Prize in Hanoi City Excellent Student Contest; Ministry of Education and Training Vietnam

Nguyen Hoang

Master's student, Computer Science, New York University

For me, receiving the scholarship is truly a life-changing experience. It has opened up so many opportunities for my graduate study that I could not have afforded otherwise. As of today, I could still feel the same excitement a year ago when I received the news. My advice for the upcoming scholars is to not be afraid to shoot for the stars with your college applications. It’s true that some universities are more competitive than others, but with the financial support and recommendation from VinGroup, you already have a higher chance of getting accepted into your dream school, so go for it.

Research interest

Nowadays machines can easily and efficiently replace humans in many repetitive and physical tasks, but struggle when assigned with more complicated and intellectually demanding jobs. The reason is simply because they are yet to fully understand human’s greatest invention, language. This is where Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology comes in, which is an area that focuses on helping computers be able to systematically interpret human language, therefore bridging the gap between human and machine intelligence. My research interests mainly revolve around NLP and its applications, including Information Retrieval, Machine Translation and Universal Language Model.  To me, NLP is the perfect combination of the logical thinking of Mathematics and the aesthetic beauty of Languages, which is the only field I can envision myself working in for the rest of my life.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering, Vietnamese-German University

Achievements

  • 2019, Fastest Growing Employee, Hiip Asia
  • 2017, Sunflower Mission Engineering and Technology Scholarship, eSillicon
  • 2017, AmCham Scholarship, AmCham Vietnam
  • 2017, First Prize, Cinnamon’s Intelligence Program
  • 2016, Full scholarship for Exchange Program in Frankfurt-Germany, DAAD
  • 2016, Top 25 Most Inspirational – Global Finalist, NASA Space Apps Challenge
  • 2014, Full tuition-fee Merit Scholarship, Vietnamese-German University

Le Hoang Anh

Master's student, Electrical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Research interest

Among the human-computer interactions which are becoming more and more complex, hand movement is one of the most desirable. My research of human-machine interaction utilized sensorized gloves to collect hand posture data and employ them to multiple potential applications in robotics, medical, education, etc.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • 2019; Certificate of Merit: The First Prize in University-level Student Scientific Research; Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • 2019; Certificate of Merit: Student Research Competition Award; School of Mechanical Engineering – Hanoi University of Science and Technology
  • 2015; Certificate of Merit: Excellent Student Title in the Academic Year 2014-2015; Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Tran Bach Trung

Master's student, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Research interest

Control engineering has allowed human to create machines that are seemingly fictional only fifty years ago, such as autonomous cars, self-landing rockets, or bipedal robots. Fifty years from now, who knows what it could do for us? How about we give ourselves another couple of centuries? Truly, the limit lies far beyond the sky that we could see. And, it is this fast pace of development of control engineering, as well as its wide range of applications, that has inspired me to pursue this discipline. With my background in mechanical engineering and mathematics, I really hope that I could help contribute to the advancement of the field control engineering and control theory.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering & Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Achievements

  • 2019; Regional Winner and Finalist for Ericsson Innovation Awards: Dive Deeper, in recognition of designing for sustainability; Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson
  • 2019; Bucknell Dean’s List, in recognition of academic performance; Bucknell University

Lam Thi Minh Trang

Master's student, Data Science (Applied Analytics), Columbia University

Research interest

Data Science, Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing

Education

Bachelor of Arts, College of Wooster, Ohio, United States

Achievements

  • Magna Cum Laude | Departmental Honors | Dean’s List | Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society
  • Graduation Thesis Honor
  • Awarded T. Marll McDonald Endowed fund for participation in the Joint in Atlanta (January 2017)

The Vingroup Scholarship helps provide me with such a great opportunity to broaden my horizon and bring me one step closer to my aspirations. Not to mention, the program will also grant me access to a society of young and passionate scholars, who share the same interests and career goals. I am really appreciative and looking forward to this new journey. 

THACH TRUYEN BAO

Master's student, Mechanical Engineering (Robotics), University of Pennsylvania

Research interest

Robot Learning and Robot Vision

My research lies at the intersection of robotics and machine learning, with a primary focus on autonomous learning, planning, and perception for robotic manipulation. Throughout the past years working in the robotics field, I have oriented most of my academic works towards answering the question: When given very limited human supervision, how can a robot learn from its own experience to reliably perceive the world and independently perform complex tasks? Pursuing this objective, I have intensively investigated new learning algorithms that enable robots to 1) acquire novel capabilities that are not explicitly taught by human supervisors, 2) adapt to dynamic, unforeseen environments, and 3) achieve effective visual perception skills similar to humans’ eyes.

My research in Robot Learning is a powerful tool for solving problems in robotics that, due to their complexity, are almost impossible to be addressed solely by engineering. For example, an intelligent robotic arm can be assigned to a Mars mission where it autonomously discovers, manipulates, and analyzes objects which it has no previous knowledge about. My ultimate goal is to endow robots with human-like cognition, so humans can give them more trust and allow them to participate in a wider range of important tasks. In the next 10-20 years, I am confident that cognitive robots will start serving in many advanced applications that humans can never imagine before. In surgical operations, robots will help surgeons optimize their accuracy and eliminate any possible mistake. At home, socially assistive robots can comprehend human feelings and provide assistance to people with mental health problems. In factories and warehouses, robots quickly learn new skills and start taking care of all dangerous, tedious tasks, which will completely eliminate work-related injuries and minimize the mental/physical fatigue of human workers.

At UPenn, I will mainly focus my research on visual perception for robotic manipulation, with an emphasis on healthcare applications. In particular, my study will aim to improve medical robots by developing effective deep learning frameworks for object manipulation, object pose estimation, visual tracking, and active perception.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, United States

Achievements

  • 2019: Summa Cum Laude
  • 2015-2019: Texas Christian University (TCU) Dean’s Scholarship (a merit-based, four-year scholarship)
  • 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: Winner of the Texas Christian University’s Calculus Bee annual competition (four consecutive years – 1st, 3rd, 1st, 2nd prize, respectively)
  • 2019: Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award
  • 2017-2018: Texas Christian University’s Science & Engineering Research Center (SERC) Undergraduate Research Awards (three times)
  • 2016-2018: TCU Scholar & Dean’s Honor List
  • 2016: Texas Christian University Debate Team – Best Novice Speaker; 3rd place overall in Extemporaneous Speaking; 6th place overall in Persuasive Speaking

NGUYEN KIEU GIANG

Master's student, Biostatistics, Columbia University

Research interest

Longitudinal and Correlated Data, Clustering Analysis, Computational Statistics

Education

Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, Macalester College, Minnesota, United States

Achievements

  • 2020: Kaplan Endowed Prize in Data Science – Macalester College
  • 2019: DataFest’s Best Insight & Recommendation Award
  • 2018: Macathon’s Third Place – Macalester College
  • 2018: First Prize in Second-Year Chinese Poetry Contest – Macalester College
  • 2017: DataFest’s Best Use of External Data Award
  • 2016-2020: Kofi Annan International Scholarship

Bui Thuy Tien

Master's student, Computer Science, University of Southern California

Research interest

Data Science. Latent factor discovery in high-dimensional data

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Bioengineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Achievements

  • 2013 – 2017: ASEAN Scholarship for outstanding undergraduates.
  • 2017: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Color Award for academic excellence.
  • 2013 – 2015: Nanyang Technological University Dean’s List.