Vingroup Scholars - Cohort 2022

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AUSTRALIA

Nguyen Huu Tuan

Ph.D. student, Biomolecular Engineering & Drug Delivery, Monash University

Research interest

I am interested in discovering new treatment modalities for thrombosis and excessive bleeding.

Education

  • 2015 – 2018: Residency, Department of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City
    University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 2009 – 2015: Doctor of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi
    Minh City, Vietnam

Achievements

  • Travel Award to attend the 2019 Korean Society of Hematology International Conference and the
    60th Annual Meeting
  • The John Fisher – Hoc Mai Foundation Viet Nam Medical Student Scholarship to complete a four- week internship at the Northern Clinical School at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Summer internship at the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

TRAN VU DUC

Master's student, Computer Science, University of Melbourne

Research interest

My research interest lies in the adaptation of core language technologies for low-resource settings. Over hundreds of languages spoken around the world, the money and effort in NLP research are heavily skewed towards only a few, while the rest receive considerably less attention. This phenomenon further exacerbates the already alarming social inequality between countries, as technological breakthroughs are concentrated on just the majority languages, leaving languages spoken by smaller communities rather undeveloped. My research aims to address the current challenges in Vietnamese NLP research. One specific aspect I would explore is the tasks of constructing, completing and expanding large-scale knowledge bases (KB) from textual data. In the age where a plethora of data becomes available digitally, my goal is to kickstart downstream applications and research by extracting knowledge from those textual sources and organizing them into structured representations. Our government, businesses and researchers currently possess an unprecedented amount of raw text data; and it is imperative that techniques and methods are developed so that those data can be leveraged efficiently.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Aizu

Achievements

  • 2021: Melbourne Engineering and Information Technology Foundation Scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2021: James Herbert Mirams Memorial Scholarship, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2021: Best Paper Awards at ETLTC2021 international conference, University of Aizu, Japan
  • 2019: Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship, University of Aizu, Japan
  • 2019: Honors Award for students with top 1% academic achievements, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

 

Pham Mai Tam

Master's student, Bioinformatics, University of Melbourne

Research interest

My research interest lies in the intersection between basic research using computational methods and applied research in oncology. My long-term goal is to pursue my career in both international and domestic cancer research community to build up models serving the Asian biological databases of precision medicine for the Vietnamese population to increase survival period for cancer-bearing patients, cancer prevention or early detection using biomarkers (e.g. applications of polygenic/methylation risk scores, causality SNPs).

Education

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

Achievements

  • 2021: Valedictorian (of the Department of Biotechnology) – Gold medal, excellent academic achievements as a female graduate in Biotechnology of International University, class of 2021 (GPA: 91.7/100)
  • 2020: AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship
  • 2018-2020: Academic Scholarship of International University, in recognition of outstanding performance with top GPA per semester
  • 2017: Third prize in Math Competition for high school students in Ho Chi Minh City 

 

Huynh Nhu Thao

Master's student, Biological Sciences, Monash University

Research interest

My research interests include dermatological problems and the application of advanced biomaterials in transdermal delivery. In particular, I would like to take a deep dive into transdermal drug delivery, which, I believe, has the least side effects on human body and hence the most patient-friendly drug form. However, the complications of drug permeation through human skin make it a huge challenge. Using nanotechnology to make a more precise diagnosis, targeted treatment and improve the effectiveness of dermatological drugs is one of my current focuses.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, College of Natural Sciences, Can Tho University

Achievements

  • 2022; Research paper published in Volume 56(2), Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Apr-Jun 2022, titled “Water-in-Silicone Emulsion – The ideal approach to an ideal BB Cream”
  • 2020; Kova Prize| Potential Student in Academic and Scientific performance
  • 2020; Consolation Prize in Euréka Scientific Research Award Competition
  • 2020; First Prize in Student Scientific Research by Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training
  • 2020; First Prize in Student’s Scientific Research Contest 2020, Can Tho University, Vietnam
  • 2019; Summer Research Student in FSci International Internship Program at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (Thailand)

FRANCE

Duong Dang Hung

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

Research interest

As a student with an eagerness to study Mathematics and Informatics, I found my blazing passion in the applications of Cryptology and Information Security. Furthermore, having the advantage of possessing some fundamental knowledge in Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence, my research interests concentrate on the intersection of the two domains, such as Smart and Automated Security Services Development, or Data Privacy in AI.

Education

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

Achievements

  • 2021; Erasmus+ Mobility Scholarship in Information Engineering and Computer Science; University of Trento, Trento, Italy
  • 2021; A1 Internship Scholarship; University of Science and Technology of Hanoi
  • 2021; A2 Scholarship for Students with Excellent Academic Achievements; University of Science and Technology of Hanoi
  • 2020; A1 Scholarship for Students with Excellent Academic Achievements; University of Science and Technology of Hanoi
  • 2019; A3 Entrance Scholarship for Students with Excellent Academic Achievements; University of Science and Technology of Hanoi
  • 2018; Second Prize in Physics in Excellent Student Contests; Department of Education and Training in Hanoi
  • 2017; Second Prize in American Mathematics Competition 12 

Being able to receive the Vingroup Scholarship has had a significant impact on my entire life and for that, I am grateful beyond words. It is not simply just a bursary, but an open door to my prospective career, a reward for years of effort behind, and a motivation for years of challenges ahead. Thanks to this precious opportunity, I am now one step closer to my dreams, and hereafter I will try my best to reach my final goal, which is to devote my humble knowledge to my home country as well as the whole world.

Duong Anh Kiet

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

Research interest

My research focuses on cryptography and security in machine learning.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (Honor Program), University of Science, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City.

Achievements

  • 2021; Consolation Prize in ASEAN Student Contest on Information Security.
  • 2021; Silver medal in Google Landmark Retrieval 2021.
  • 2021; Silver medal in Google Landmark Recognition 2021.
  • 2020; Silver medal in Kaggle Rock, Paper, Scissors.
  • 2019; Consolation Prize in HCMUS ACM-ICPC.
  • 2018; Fourth in Vietnam National Secondary Student Science and Engineering Fair.

Le Thai Hung

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

Research interest

My research focuses on cryptography, in particular on Arabic cryptography, the Vigenere’s cipher, the mechanization of cryptography, the Enigma machine, and the decryption of Linear B and other ancient writing systems.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Auditing, National Economics University of Vietnam

Achievements

  • Certificate of Merit from the Chief Secretary of the Central Committee of the National Youth Union for the outstanding contribution to the national youth activities in 2020.
  • Official delegate of the 47th Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) in 2019.
  • Second Prize in the 26th National Mathematics Student Contest in 2018.
  • Certificate of Achievement by the VinTalent scholarship, Vingroup in 2018.
  • Second Prize in the 24th National Mathematics Student Contest in 2016.
  • Third Prize in the 23rd National Mathematics Student Contest in 2015.

Ha Viet Huy

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

Research interest

I spent almost time improving my Reversing Engineering to analyze Malware, building tools for hunting malware in enterprise systems. I also have passion with Cryptography which is usually used by Attackers for obfuscating their malware. I am extremely interested in researching to create an effective detection tools or system against malware attacks

Education

Engineer’s Degree in Information Security, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology

Achievements

  • Third Prize of ASEAN Student Contest on Information Security 2020 (ASCIS)
  • Rank 5th overall, ITPTIT-LEADER in the Code Battle 2018

THE NETHERLANDS

Lanh Luu Anh Khoa

Master's student, Biomechanical Design, Delft University of Technology

Research interest

I desire to achieve the in-depth knowledge and further my study in the field of Bio-inspired Robotic Design, for my own edification and for my wish to elevate the level of science and technology in Vietnam. For me, nature, after ages of evolution, created the best mechanisms that have already been both optimized and robust, so that we should definitely learn from them to apply to our robot design. In the future, I would love to have the chance to continue pursuing and developing projects involving the design and control of rehabilitation devices so as to support the disabled all around the world.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics), Vietnamese-French Training Program of Excellent Engineers (PFIEV), HCMC University of Technology, Vietnam National University – HCMC

Achievements

  • 2021: KSYS-CUBE Scholarship 2021, Cube System Inc., Japan.
  • 2020: Gold Medal Reward for being one of the best-graduated students in 2020, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • 2015 – 2020: Incentive Scholarships in 9 consecutive semesters for excellent academic performance, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
  • 2018: Kanden-SS Scholarship 2018, Kanden Systems Solution Co., Inc., Japan.
  • IELTS: 7.5 – Delf: B1

SINGAPORE

Nguyen Huynh Long Hung

Doctor of Engineering, Singapore Management University

Research interest

Sustainable finance recently has attracted great interest from industry, academia and governments. In September 2021, Vingroup published its first Sustainable Finance Framework with an emphasis on the utilization of green buildings, electric vehicles, and sustainable waste management. The group also pioneered in the sustainable financing market by consecutively closing two deals during Q4-2021: issuance of the world’s first exchangeable sustainable bond of US$425 million, and US$400 million loan to fund green and sustainable developments of its auto unit VinFast and other subsidiaries. As a relatively new area, sustainable finance has many intrinsic technical problems that have not been properly tackled yet, such as the gaps in ESG data value chain. My research interest focuses on the use of digital technologies, such as blockchain, IoT and data analytics to address these issues and foster the developments of sustainable finance.

Education

Master of IT in Business, Singapore Management University

Achievements

  • 2020: Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship
  • 2009-2010: JASSO Scholarship for Short-term Study in Japan
  • 2008: Academic Excellence Scholarship, Ho Chi Minh City International University
  • 2005: A*STAR – NUS High School Young Researcher Scholarship

NGUYEN TRAN CONG DUY

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

Research interest

I am interested in the Multimodal representation learning topic, including language, sound, vision, etc. I was inspired by the fact that the world around us involves various senses: we see objects, hear sounds, feel touch, smell odors, understand language, and so on. By enabling the computer to interpret a large amount of information contained in multi-modalities, we can help the AI agents to understand the world around us as humans can.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Achievements

  • 2020-2022: VinAI Residency program.
  • 2022: Top 10 Graduates, Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.
  • 2021: IELTS 7.5

Le Duy Hoang

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

Research interest

Applications of Analytics in Finance (mobile payment)
Other interests: Application of Analytics in Retail, & Healthcare.

I am a mathematics and numbers aficionado. Upon graduation from my university with a major in economics and business, I was determined to work in a field where I could apply miracles of mathematics into the business setting to solve real-world problems. As you might expect, I spent years working in tech start-ups where there are wealthy sources of data and data-driven innovations take place every day. My past working experience enabled me to understand clearly the enormous impact of technology on Vietnamese people’s lives and figure out the goal for my career. My career passion is in the mobile payment industry. Not only is the mobile payment service helping poor people increase their income or save their money but also potentially enhances the global presence of one country. Developing this field is working towards my dream. It is to narrow down the gap between the rich and poor in Vietnam and develop a Vietnamese payment brand that appears globally as Alipay does.

Education

Bachelor of International Trade, Hanoi Foreign Trade University

Achievements

  • Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship
  • Foreign Trade University’s Scholarship for Students with Excellent Academic Achievements
  • First Prize Winner | “The Mathematics Research Skills for Gifted High School Students” Competition, Hanoi University of Science
  • First Prize Winner | Quang Ninh Provincial Mathematics Competition
  • Quang Ninh Young Talent Awards
  • Gold Medal Winner | National Mathematics Competition “Olympic Toan Tuoi Tho”
  • IELTS: 8.0, GMAT: 720 (self-learning)

The scholarship could be the biggest turning point in my life. With the support of this scholarship, I will acquire valuable knowledge and meet talented companions who have the same goal as mine that is to make Vietnamese technology be amongst the top of the world. Thank you Vingroup for supporting me to pursue my passion and all the good that you do. To my friends, who are reading this, if you have a passion for technology and would like to contribute to the development of Vietnam, I strongly encourage you to apply for this generous scholarship.

Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan

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

Research interest

I have spent 4.5 years working in the Financial Services industry in Vietnam, with the focus on providing financial products, especially loan, for low to middle income population. I was haunted by the two questions from the very beginning of my career. One is Why the poor must pay higher price for financial products, and is there a way to make it cheaper for them? The other is How to give the right amount of money to the right person – who is worthy of the loan and capable of repaying. The more digitalization projects that I participated in, the more I understand that technology holds the key to answer both questions.

As a product manager, who integrate the “magical” technology into digital financial products that directly interacts with users on a daily basis, I have seen both the bright and the dark side of technology’s impacts on people’s lives. On the bright side, technology has empowered us to create cheap, convenient, and accessible financial products for the users, especially those in low-income segment, and thereby helping them to improve the quality of life and open the door to a better future. On the other side, technology also brings about new threats that we have never encountered before, for example, high-tech criminals make use of digital products to scam people out of money. Thus, it is my aspiration to create not only cheap but also secure financial products that can help the poor out of the poverty loop with the power of technology and financing.

Education

Bachelor of International Business Economics (Advanced Program), Hanoi Foreign Trade University

Achievements

  • Best Employee of 2021 – VPBank SMBC Financial Company Limited.

  • Ownership Award 2021 – VPBank SMBC Financial Company Limited.

  • Best Employee of 2019 – VPBank SMBC Financial Company Limited.

  • Best Employee of Mid-Year 2019 – VPBank SMBC Financial Company Limited.

  • Best Employee of 2018 – VPBank SMBC Financial Company Limited.

  • Consumer Finance Product of the Year 2018 – Asian Banker

  • Solbridge Student Case Competition – Global Finalists – South Korea 2017

I’m thrilled to see that Vingroup has expanded more towards the fields of technology in the recent years, with the mission to build the greatest technological ecosystem in Vietnam. This, I believe, will be the massive boost to the digitalization process of the nation. Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong – the chairman of Vingroup once said “Life is short when you have big dreams.”, and I’m inspired to live every day to the fullest and to become a part of that mission.  Thanks to Vingroup Young Talent Scholarship, I am one step closer to my goals.  I am looking forward to contributing to my nation after my study in Singapore Management University.

Huynh Minh Phuong

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

Research interest

As a pharmacist, I am interested in the application of Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning in healthcare to optimize health outcomes, produce predictive clinical insights and streamline operations. I hope that with additional skills and knowledge in Data Analytics I can make a greater impact in the healthcare system by contributing to data-driven decisions that can improve efficiency, quality and accessibility of healthcare.

Education

Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy), National University of Singapore

Achievements

  • 2011-2015: ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship

  • 2007-2010: A*STAR Upper Secondary/ Pre-University Scholarship

SWITZERLAND

Nguyen Phuoc Bao Hoang

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, ETH Zurich

Research interest

I have been working on different areas of Information Security over the last few years.

My research has been centered around enforcing fine-grained access control policy on database-centric applications. This work includes coming up with a rigorous mathematical model to express complex access control rules, building a model-driven methodology to automate the enforcement process and proving the correctness guarantee of such model and methodology using automated theorem provers. In addition, I was also involved in developing a methodology to synthesize contracts for computer microarchitecture security.

Some other time, I like to attend seminars and conferences, to have a better view of Computer Science. I also enjoy very much reading about the foundation of Mathematics and its philosophy.

Education

  • Master’s degree in Formal Methods, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam

Achievements

  • 2022; Research Intern at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Software Development Technologies
  • 2019-2021; Research assistant in Software Engineering at Vietnamese-German University
  • 2014-2018; Merit and Exchange Scholarships for Bachelor studies

UNITED KINGDOM

PHAM KHANH MY

Ph.D. student, Medical Sciences, University of Oxford

Research interest

I find it fascinating that life starts from a single cell, the most fundamental biological unit. What is even more remarkable is how much we have yet to learn after decades of research. There are countless mechanisms to maintain the integrity of a living being. My interest lies in identifying factors that orchestrate cell activities and intercellular communications under a pathological state. My future project will focus on molecular genetics in cancer. What causes a cell to become cancerous or an immune cell to become dysfunctional? What are the signature genes that distinguish diseased cells from healthy cells? These are some of the many questions that might give us insights into potential therapeutic targets and solutions for the current challenges in cancer treatment.

Education

  • Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, University of Paris, France
  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Osaka University, Japan

Achievements

  • Nishimura International Scholarship Foundation
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge
  • 1st Runner-Up Trophy in Bangkok Interschool Chess Tournament
  • Head Master Award

Nguyen Huynh Ngoc Thu

Ph.D. student, Oncology, University of Oxford

Research interest

To date, cancer is a major health concern, and its burden continues to grow globally. With a belief that a better understanding of cancer is the key to combating it, I plan to pursue a research career starting at the University of Oxford to uncover novel insights on the mechanisms underlying cancer initiation and progression. Specifically, my DPhil project will investigate the role of the pRb-E2F network in cancer with a focus on advancing therapies involving drug discovery and treatment vaccine development.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • 2020: Gold Medal Award – Valedictorian of Bachelor’s Degree Program in Biotechnology, International University
  • 2020: First Prize in the Scientific Conference for Students, International University
  • 2019: AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship – Best of the Best Award, AmCham Vietnam
  • 2019: POSCO Asia Fellowship for Outstanding Undergraduates, POSCO TJ Park Foundation
  • 2018: Global Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship, U.S. Department of State
  • 2016: Full Scholarship for a two-year undergraduate program for students with high achievement in the National Excellent Students Competitions, International University
  • 2015: Gold Medal Award in the Biology Competition for Excellent Students of Major High Schools in the Northern Delta and Coastal Areas

UNITED STATES

Nguyen Thi Phuong Nghi

Ph.D. student, Bioengineering, Stanford University

Research interest

My research interests lie primarily in the area of tissue engineering and biomaterials. Particularly, I am interested in engineering novel therapeutics and biomimetic materials that can be utilized as in vitro disease models with in vivo-mimicking phenotypes or as 3D tissue-like structures for transplantation and drug screening.

Education

  • Master of Philosophy in Therapeutic Sciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering, International University – Vietnam National University HCMC, Vietnam

Achievements

  • 2022: Bioengineering Department Award & Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Doctoral Fellowship Award, Stanford University
  • 2021: Outstanding young researcher of Vietnam National University HCMC
  • 2019: Chevening Scholarship funded by the UK Government for the study at University of Cambridge
  • 2018: Honda Y-E-S Award for top 10 young engineers and scientists in Vietnam
  • 2018: Highly Commended Entrants (top 10% in Medical Science category) of The Global Undergraduate Awards
  • 2018: AmCham Women in Engineering Scholarship with Best of English Performance Award
  • 2018 & 2016: Full scholarship for research internships at University of Auckland, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology & Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Nguyen Hoang Quan Anh

Ph.D. student, Biomedical Engineering, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Research interest

As we all know, microorganisms are everywhere – within us and around us. The human body alone has over 100 thousand billion microbes. The microorganisms create a complex system of microbiomes that is fundamentally connected to our biology and well-being. Failures in our biological ecosystem can be devastating and life-threatening at their worst. By researching the connection between host and microbiome, bioengineers can alter the direction and reinvent the ways of how we are to live, heal and thrive. Therefore, I would like to focus my research on developing molecular-based techniques and tools for engineering microbial communities to understand their basic rules of organization and to enable novel applications including new therapeutic treatments for diseases

Education

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

Achievements

  • September, 2019 – Internship Scholarship – University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

  • August, 2019 – Odon Vallet Scholarship – Science and Education Association “Rencontres du Vietnam” and Vallet Scholarship Fund

  • 2017 – 2019 – USTH Scholarships for Outstanding academic performance – University of Science and Technology of Hanoi

Vu Le The Anh

Ph.D. student, Computer Science, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Research interest

I am interested in mathematics and its applications in understanding the foundation of machine learning, data science, and artificial intelligence.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (Honor Program), Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City – University of Science

Achievements

  • Since 08/2021: Intern and Resident at VinAI, co-author 1 paper accepted to ICML 2022
  • 2020: Valedictorian of the Class of 2016, Department of Information Technology, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City – University of Science (GPA: 9.62/10.00)
  • Since 2017: Mentor and Core Organizer at PiMA – Projects in Mathematics and Applications

Tran Le Huy

Ph.D. student, Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Research interest

My research interest focuses on advanced functional materials for energy storage and environmental sustainability, especially polymers.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (Advanced Program), University of Science, Vietnam National University Hanoi

Achievements

  • 8th Vietnam School of Science Scholarship – Recontres du Vietnam Foundation & International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education
  • IELTS 7.5
  •  Oral presentation at RoHan DAAD SDG Workshop 2019
  • Research Intern at College of Natural Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
  • Honeywell UOP Scholarship
  • Scholarship Award, VNU – University of Science (Hanoi)

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Huyen

Ph.D. student, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Research interest

My research intent is in signal and image processing with its application in medicine and healthcare.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering (Advanced Program), Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • Hanoi University of Science and Technology commencement for excellent graduating students cohort 20202.A
  • Hanoi university of Science and Technology Academic incentive scholarship
  • First Prize on Hanoi university of Science and Technology’s competition Best Project 2019
  • GRIESHMA exchange program scholarship for national student at IIT Madras, India 2019

Vuong Hoai Thanh

Ph.D. student, Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research interest

My primary research interest is currently in materials for catalysis to provide future sustainable and green energy. By employing catalysts, we can transfer energy from sunlight into other types of fuels which can contribute to tackling the energy crisis in the 21st century. I am really delved into the ocean of materials sciences to explore and dedicate myself to our society.

Education

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea
  • Bachelor of Engineering – Chemical Engineering (Honors Program), University of Technology, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City

Achievements

  • UCSB Chancellor’s Fellowship
  • UCSB International Doctoral Recruitment Fellowship
  • The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s Diversity Award, UCSB
  • Full-ride Scholarships for the master’s study at UOU
  • Invited students for attending “Structural biology, Bioinformatics, and Drug Target If Infectious and non-communicable Diseases Courses” (Fully funded by National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Student Exchange Trip at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia with a full scholarship to conduct research about biology
  • Author and co-authors of several publications and conferences

Le Phuong Anh

Master's student, Epidemiology, Harvard University

Research interest

My research interest focuses on Cancer Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention. Particularly, I am interested in the associations between lifestyle risk factors, biomarkers and cancer risk and cancer survival.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, United States

Achievements

  • First author of 1 research paper and co-author of several papers published in international journals (International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion and The Lancet Regional Health – Western Pacific)
  • Magna Cum Laude; Highest honors in Biology, Brandeis University
  • Dean’s List (8/8 semesters), Brandeis University
  • World of Work Fellowship (Awarded to students with outstanding summer internship), Brandeis University

The Vingroup Scholarship enables me to pursue higher education in the US and supports my dream of improving cancer prevention and control in Viet Nam. I am impressed by the scholarship’s transparent and holistic selection process. I am also thankful for the very supportive Vingroup Scholarship team! 

LE NGOC BAO NGAN

Master's student, Epidemiology, Columbia University

Research interest

My research interests focus on infectious disease control and prevention, particularly HIV/AIDS in urban areas and rural areas. I look to assist in health policies’ implementation with evidence-based approaches under a multifaceted scope of geographical, economic, and cultural factors. Addressing healthcare security, health insurance coverage, and raising public health awareness are among my future directions.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Biochemistry and Biology, Oberlin College, Ohio, United States.

Achievements

  • Recipient of David A. Evans ’63 Organic Chemistry Scholarship, Oberlin College Department of Biochemistry.
  • Oral presentation: Probing Post-Transition State Bifurcations in Reactions Between Boroles and Unsaturated Hydrocarbon (Le N., Chen S.), Oberlin College Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Sigma Xi Honor Society (Oberlin College Chapter).
  • Recipient of Norman C. Craig’ 53 Chemistry Scholarship, Oberlin College Department of Biochemistry.
  • Recipient of John F. Oberlin Merit Scholarship, Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences.

DANG DOAN HUONG TRANG

Master's student, Analytics, University of Chicago

Research interest

My research interest involves data analysis and data science, particularly in the Finance industry. I am interested in automated data-oriented solutions and how to apply them in empirical research.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Economics and Mathematics (Double Majors) with Honors, Dickinson College

Achievements

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude; Graduate with Honors in Economics (Research: Empirical Evidence of Herding Behavior in the U.S. Stock Market in Two Economic Crises)
  • The Class of 1875 Prize presented by Dickinson College’s Department of Economics for the senior who compiles the highest average in Economics
  • Elected to the Pi Mu Epsilon (National Honorary Mathematics Society) for achievement in the field of Mathematics
  • Dean’s List Recognition (8 semesters)

TRAN TRI KIEN

Master's student, Analytics, Georgia University of Technology

Research interest

Technique: Causal inference, Interpretable machine learning, Representation learning, Linear & Integer programming.
Application: Next-best-action systems, Recommendation systems.

Future-forward, I envision intelligent systems that understand the world’s causality and facilitate optimized interventions for the betterment of society. To achieve that, I plan to dwell deeper into statistical modeling and mathematical algorithms for machine learning, focusing on causal inference and mathematical optimization. In addition, I speculate a future key role for NLP and Computer vision in reading the world beyond tabular datasets and will further explore their representation learning approaches.

Education

  • Bachelor in Economics, Hanoi Foreign Trade University
  • Bachelor in Business Administration, Hanoi Foreign Trade University

Achievements

  • Foreign Trade University’s Scholarship for Students with Excellent Academic Achievements
  • Second Prize, Vietnamese Mathematical Olympiad

Vu Tan Phat

Master's student, Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Research interest

My primary research interest entails the characterization and modification of functional scaffolding materials to foster a biocompatible and non-immunogenic environment for the recapitulation of damaged tissues in situ. Specifically, the tailoring of material properties such as porosity, mechanical strength, degradation rate, surface energy, and cytotoxicity at implantation sites has proven to be essential in regenerative medicine. Despite recent biomaterial engineering advances in property tunability and foreign body reaction control, clinical translation remains an obstacle. It is my endeavor to probe the effectiveness of such design in human physiological systems.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Miami University, United States of America

Achievements

  • 06/2022: Magna Cum Laude Honors Graduate
  • 01/2022: Student Technology Funding Recipient
  • 09/2021: Undergraduate Research Award Recipient
  • 2018-2022: College of Engineering & Computing Dean’s List Recognition

DUONG HANH HOA

Master's student, Data Science, New York University

Research interest

My interests lie in the intersection between data science and economics, finance, and business consulting. Specifically, how can data mining and anomaly detection be applied in securities fraud identification
and characterization? How can text mining and natural language processing capture the economic connotation of analysts’ views or the sentiment of product reviews? How would the increasing demand for data privacy affect existing and future business analyses? What role do cloud technologies play in enabling cost-effective and scalable data analyses?

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Economics (Honors Program), Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, United States

Achievements

  • 2019: Graduated summa cum laude with Honors in Mathematics and Economics | Honors Thesis Presentation at Omicron Delta Epsilon Conference
  • 2018-2019: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Pi Mu Epsilon Honor Society, and Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society
  • 2015-2019: Dean’s List
  • 2018: Gateway Summer Internship Stipend
  • 2016: Eugene P. Chase Phi Beta Kappa Prize (awarded to the top 1% of Lafayette College Class of 2019)
  • 2015-2016: 1st Place in Barge Mathematical Competition – Lafayette College

Nguyen Xuan Khai

Master's student, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Research interest

I am interested in motion which involves control, autonomy, and sustainability. My goal is to enable robotic systems to achieve greater safety, robustness, efficiency, and agility in uncertain environments. Recent advances in machine learning and available enhanced sensing and computing capabilities have sparked interest in learning and data-driven approaches. But, in safety-critical applications, the question of the reliability and explainability of these mysterious methods arises. Control theory and optimization (e.g., model predictive control) have always maintained their significance and trustworthiness by utilizing rigorous criteria and mathematical proofs to derive the solution. Thus, my research bridges ideas from control theory, machine learning, and optimization in a unified framework to develop practical answers to real-world problems in autonomous vehicles and robotics. I have worked on different control methods and leveraged them to augment reinforcement learning of dynamical systems. Technology is full of surprises and I am willing to explore new perspectives.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Control Engineering and Automation (Talent Program), Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Achievements

  • Honda Y-E-S Consolation Prize, Top 15, 2021;
  • Merit Scholarship from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 2018 – 2021;
  • International Virtual Internship Program, 2021, National Chung Cheng University;
  • Student of Five Merits, City Level, 2020;
  • Global Project-Based Learning Program, 2020, Shibaura Institute of Technology;
  • Soc Son Outstanding Young Face Award, 2017 and 2020;
  • Best Poster Award at the 37th Student Research Conference, 2020.

LE NHAT QUANG

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

Research interest

My research interests lie in control and robotics, including autonomous robotics, navigation,
simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for mobile robots. My research field can also broaden to autonomous cars and a deep learning-based approach for pedestrian recognition and tracking, one of the
most critical issues for autonomous vehicles. With my background in mechanical engineering, mathematics, and physics, I hope that I will be able to contribute to Vietnam’s growth in the field of control and robotic engineering.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in Automotive Mechanical Systems Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan

Achievements

  • 2022; KTH Scholarship; KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
  • 2018; Japanese MEXT Scholarship; Japanese Government.
  • 2018; Consolation Prize Winner in Viet Nam National Physics Olympiad; Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training.
  • 2017,2016: Two times Second Prize Winner in Ha Noi City Physics Contest for Gifted Students; Ha Noi Department of Education and Training.
  • 2014; Bronze Medal Winner in International Mathematics Competition (IMC) held in Korea; IMC Committee.

Nguyen Tran Chi Hieu

Master's student, Artificial Intelligence, University of Southern California

Research interest

My research interests include probabilistic machine learning (deep generative models, variational inference, graphical models) and NLP, especially conversational AI. Furthermore, as I am passionate about solving real world problems, probability theories and mathematical formulations, I love to focus on theoretical and applied aspects of research.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology, International University – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh

Achievements

  • IELTS Academic Score: 7.0
  • Accepted candidate of 2020 MOST GASE Global Talent Internship (topic: Artificial Intelligence) in Taiwan
  • Full Scholarship from International University – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh