US military sponsors AI research at Hanoi university

At a ceremony at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Associate Prof Huynh Thi Thanh Binh in early October received a certificate to support basic research in the field of artificial intelligence.

The certificate was handed over by the US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink and Lieutenant Colonel Vinnie Nguyen, director of the US Army Research Center Asia-Pacific, representing the US army.

US military sponsors AI research at Hanoi university

Associate Prof Huynh Thi Thanh Binh



Binh is a lecturer at the Information Technology and Communication Institute under the Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

Her research on evolutionary multitasking to solve questions on optimization of graphs and neural networks is believed to have high applicability in goods distribution, network design, and military affairs.

Binh and her research team last April visited the US Army Research Lab in Adelphi Maryland to discuss the research.

At a ceremony at he Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Associate Prof Huynh Thi Thanh Binh in early October received a certificate to support basic research in the field of artificial intelligence.
 

“I was deeply impressed by the lab which is as large as the whole University of Science and Technology where I work. They work in a professional way, so I was happy receiving notice about the support,” she said.

Hoang Minh Son, rector of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, said the first project presided over by Binh will pave the way for the university and the US Army to work together in many other fields in the future. He praised the participation and support of the US Embassy and the US Army Research Center in the Asia-Pacific region.

Binh has had a strong attachment to math and information technology since she was at general school. Binh passed the exam for both the math-majoring class at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted and the information technology majoring class at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. However, she finally chose the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and has worked there since then.

She is now a lecturer at the university and member of the Executive Committee of IEEE Asia Pacific.

Binh has had more than 90 articles published in journals and presented at international workshops, including tens of articles published in ISI journals.

Every year, the lecturer visits at least one country to attend workshops. She said the workshops are great opportunities for her to meet leading professors in her research field, invite them to seminars in Vietnam, and cooperate with her school in scientific research.

At the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Binh is known for staying in the lab from Monday to Saturday. Every week, Binh lectures in discrete mathematics and evolutionary computation.

Chi Mai 

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