Announcement 2006

Introduction:

Signal processing has played an increasingly important role in a wide range of disciplines in science and technology. Research and development in signal processing in the U.S. are driving advancements in many high-tech areas including telecommunications, multimedia, medical and scientific imaging and human-computer interaction.

Signal processing has its foundations in mathematics, physics and computer science, which are traditionally strong fields of study in Vietnam.

Program Description:

The Information Technology Institute (ITI), the College of Technology (COLTECH) of Vietnam National University-Hanoi, and the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) are pleased to announce the first Digital Signal Processing Summer Seminar (DSPSS) to be held in Hanoi July 17- 29, 2006. The intent of the DSPSS is to address a high level of interest and to develop understanding and competency in signal processing among students and researchers in Vietnam. The goal of the DSPSS is to offer to Vietnamese students a fundamental and specialized short training program in signal processing using modern teaching methodologies. In addition, the DSPSS aims to foster research and training collaboration between U.S. and Vietnamese scientists. Furthermore, the DSPSS will identify and recommend outstanding students for further study in the U.S.

Distinguished American scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the University of California at San Diego, and Johns Hopkins University will teach the DSPSS. To summarize the program, the DSPSS will last for two weeks with three short courses, namely, Fundamentals of Signal Processing, Wavelets and Filter Banks, and Multimedia Compression. Each course will last four days with three hours of lectures in the morning each day. Lab experiments and exercise sessions will take place in the afternoons. There will also be seminars on current cutting-edge research and open problems in signal processing.

Who can attend?

The target audience includes senior undergraduate students, graduate students, instructors and researchers in Electrical Engineering and Electronics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and related areas. Interested scientists at all levels are welcome to apply.

Upon successful completion of the DSPSS, each participant will receive a certificate of participation. Furthermore, the DSPSS will identify and recommend the most outstanding students for further study in the U.S. as a graduate student or visiting scholar.

Dates: July 17-29, 2006.
Venue: Information Technology Institute (ITI) and College of Technology (COLTECH), VNU-Hanoi, 144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi.

Application Process:

Applicants must complete an online Application Form, which is available at http://dspss.vef.gov/application/. The deadline for application submission is April 15, 2006. Successful candidates will be notified via email by May 30, 2006. For further information, please go to one of the following websites: http://www.iti.vnu.edu.vn, http://www.coltech.vnu.edu.vn and http://dspss.vef.gov.

Financial support:

Neither registration fee nor attendance fee is required. Basically, participants are to cover their own travel costs. A limited number of travel grants may be available for qualified applicants to cover round-trip bus or train tickets. Lodging for participants from other provinces and lunches for all participants during study time will be provided by the host institutions, namely, the Information Technology Institute and the College of Technology, VNU-Hanoi.

For more information, please contact:

Mr. Ton That Nhat Khanh
Information Technology Institute
Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Bldg. E3, 144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay
Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone: 84-4-7547501
Email: dspss06@vnu.edu.vn

Note: PDF version of this announcement is available here