Prof. Phuoc Vinh Tran(University of Information Technology, Vietnam) has confirmed to be keynote speaker!
Phuoc Vinh Tran is a geographic information scientist who has been nationally recognized as Associate Professor by the Vietnamese National Council for Professor Title since 2002. He received his PhD in Informatics from Vietnam National University in 1994. In 1999, he was a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow researcher at the University of Kentucky and the University of California – Santa Barbara. In 2006, he was also an exchange researcher at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Tran joined the faculty of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) in 1976. In 1994, he founded and became the director of the Center for Developing IT and GIS (DITAGIS), established and later served as the General Chair of a series of Annual International Conferences of GIS, the largest GIS events in Vietnam in 1990s and 2000s. In 1999, he was also appointed as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. In 2006, Dr. Tran left HCMUT to serve as Vice Rector of the University of Information Technology (UIT). In 2014, Dr. Tran retired from UIT to serve as Vice Provost of Tan Tao University (TTU); then as a specialist of Thu Dau Mot University (TDMU) and as a member of the Committee of Kien Giang University (KGU) from 2015.
Dr. Tran has more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in the field of geographic information science. He is interested in spatio-temporal data visualization, real-time spatial information system, real-time geo-visualization, real-time GIS for natural disaster and climate change, GIS for administration, and smart traffic control. He has more than 60 publications in international journals and conferences, four Vietnamese GIS books; He was also an editor of the GIS Development magazine. Dr. Tran has advised over 80 master students and 5 Ph.D students. He has also been the principal investigator of many national research and development projects; He was also a specialist of International Consultant Company CDM in a project funded by World Bank. Dr. Tran was awarded medal by MOST and medal recipient of the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creation (Vifotec).