A new Centre
The Joint Technology and Innovation Research Centre (JTIRC) aims to foster excellence in research collaboration and transfer through PhD training, industry engagement and expert training packages. The Centre will also create opportunities for industry partners to contract research projects
Under the joint PhD program VNU students will first spend 12-18 months in Hanoi as VNU PhD students, before travelling to Sydney for a 12 month placement at UTS, then returning to VNU to complete their program under joint enrolment.
“This Centre is the result of active exchange based on the capacity and needs of cooperation between our two institutions,” said VNU Deputy Director Le Quan.
“This cooperation model will bring about high efficiency and create internationalised research products, with new interdisciplinary research in Big Data, Internet of Things, cognitive communications, natural language processing and IC design. “
The future location of a UTS space at Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park will build closer engagement with industry and university partners. This is the first and largest of Vietnam’s hi-tech parks, intended to be a ‘science city’ with a population of 200,000 working in government and commercial institutions, universities, developers and manufacturers to promote science and technology development.
“This new Centre strengthens the UTS vision to become a world-leading university in technology through in-depth international and industry engagement. We anticipate that the Centre will become an innovation hub for both Vietnam and Australia industry partners to collaborate on research, training, and technology transfer,” said Professor Eryk Dutkiewicz, Head of School, Computing and Communications.
“VNU is a major university in Vietnam and the partnership with UTS will provide PhD students of both institutions with great opportunities to work with leading industry partners like Intel, Samsung, Viettel, VNPT, TI in emerging areas such as IoT, 5G, industry 4.0, cybersecurity, new materials, environment engineering, artificial intelligence.”
Advanced Technologies for IoT Applications was the theme for the first School; this will likely be an annual event for mutual knowledge transfer.
Participants from institutions across Vietnam included instructors, researchers and engineers, senior undergraduate students, post graduate and HDR students. Workshops jointly conducted by FEIT academics encouraged information and knowledge sharing and explored ideas for further training opportunities. High performing student participants will be invited to apply for the joint PhD program under the JRC.
“By 2020 there will be billions of connected devices with an increasingly important role in a wide range of disciplines and applications. FEIT is sharing our expertise in developments enabling this IoT expansion including research in materials such as graphene, 5G communications technology, data analytics, signal processing, brain-computer interaction and artificial intelligence,” said Dr Diep Nguyen, DECRA Research Fellow, School of Computing and Communications.
FEIT presenters included Professor Dutkiewicz, Dr Diep N Nguyen, Professor Francesca lacopi, Associate Professor Stuart Perry, Professor Massimo Piccardi, Dr Vinh Nguyen, Professor Darryl Veitch and Professor Richard Ziolkowski.
A student poster session described the following winning projects:
- Deep Convolutional Neural Network in Deformable Part Models for Face Detection by Nguyen Dinh Luan
- Application of IoT into Supporting Monitoring Health Status of Coronary Patients by Nguyen Tri Bang
- Path planning for mobile robot vision-base surface inspection by Quach Cong Hoang