Pham Bao Son, a computer science professor in Hanoi, has become the first Vietnamese to win an IBM Faculty Award, an international program to promote innovation and foster collaboration between researchers.
Son, 33, teaches at the College of Technology, Vietnam National University.
He told local news website VietNamNet that he won the award for his research proposal about incremental knowledge acquisition for natural language processing.
Son, who majored in Artificial Intelligence, said his topic is a ââ‚¬Å“hotââ‚¬ one which many researchers are interested in.
He received his doctor degree in computer science from Australiaââ‚¬â„¢s University of New South Wales in 2001.
Faculty Awards are cash awards granted annually to full-time professors at universities around the world by IBM, a US-based computer and technology corporation. The maximum award to any one recipient is US$40,000 per year.
Source: Thanh Nien, Agencies