Canada Excellence Research Chair Awards Vietnamese Professor
The CERC Award is a prestigious award given by the Canadian Government. Awardees are leading experts who create groundbreaking research for Canadian universities. At this year's CERC, 34 scholars were awarded, along with research grants of two levels, CAD 4 or 8 million CAD (about US $3-6 million).
This year, Vietnamese professor Duong Quang Trung was the awardee with the highest grant. Trung is currently teaching at Memorial University (Newfoundland, Canada) and a visiting professor at Queen's University of Belfast (UK). His CERC grant of CAD 8 million is also the highest grant any scholar had received over the past 8 years.
According to the CERC organizing committee, this grant aims to assist Trung in researching the challenges of next generation communication technology, after 5G networks. It includes solving problems such as large numbers of devices, high requirements for security, accuracy and capacity.
|Vietnamese professor Duong Quang Trung (middle) earned an outstanding research award with a grant of CAD 8 million (US $5.9 million) from the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) for his research on new generation of wireless mobile technology. (Photo: Thoi Dai).
Professor Duong Quang Trung shared that the generous support from CERC will be used to build a high-quality research team of nearly 100 people. This investment is necessary for pursuing breakthroughs in wireless and mobile information technology with the support of artificial intelligence and quantum computers.
"Vietnam has many strategies and mechanisms to promote research for the development of standards and commercialization of mobile information services. When the opportunity rises, my research group will cooperate to contribute to this work in Vietnam," said Professor Trung.
Professor Duong Quang Trung was born in Hoi An, Quang Nam province. He graduated with honors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Trung earned his Master's degree in South Korea and Ph.D. in Telecommunications Systems in Sweden (2012), all with a full scholarship.
Professor Trung received many awards from the UK such as Research Fellowship (2016), Newton Prize (2017), and Research Chair (2020)... He was also honored three times for excellent research. at IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) - the world's largest mobile communications conference in 2016, 2019 and 2022.
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