Signal Processing has played an increasing 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 telecommunication, multimedia, medical and scientific imaging, and human-computer interaction.

There is a high level of interest and competency in Signal Processing among students and researchers in Vietnam. Signal Processing has foundations on Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science, which are traditionally strong in Vietnam, and provides the key enabling technology in numerous applications.

The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF), Information Technology Institute (ITI) and College of Technology (COLTECH), VNU-Hanoi will sponsor a summer seminar in Signal Processing in Vietnam. The goal of this summer seminar is to offer fundamental and specialized short courses in Signal Processing, together with modern teaching methodology in this area to students and universities in Vietnam. In addition, the summer seminar will foster research and training collaborations between U.S. and Vietnamese scientists. In particular, the summer seminar will identify and recommend outstanding students for further studies in the U.S.

Instructional Team

- Prof. Minh N. Do (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Prof. Truong Nguyen (University of California, San-Diego)
- Prof. Trac Tran (Johns-Hopkins University)

Teaching Assistants (all are current VEF Fellows):
- Thong Do (PhD student, Johns-Hopkins University)
- Cac Nguyen (PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Dung Nguyen (PhD student, Johns-Hopkins University)
- Ha Nguyen (PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
- Dung Vo (PhD student, University of California, San-Diego)
- Kien C. Nguyen (PhD student, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Summer Seminar Description and Format

The VEF Summer Seminar in 2006 will consist of three short courses:

1. Fundamentals of Signal Processing (Prof. Minh N. Do)
2. Wavelets and Filter Banks (Prof. Truong Nguyen)
3. Multimedia Compression (Prof. Trac Tran)

Each course will last for 4 days. Each teaching day will have 3 hours of lectures in the morning, following by homework and lab exercise sessions in the afternoon. At the end of some days, there will be seminars presenting current cutting-edge research and open problems in Signal Processing.