School of Engineering
Kevin CHIEW (2011 - )
Ph.D., Computer Science, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore); M.Sc., Computer Science, Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, P. R. China); B.Sc, Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, P. R. China)
From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Chiew has been a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University, where his research has focused on information security and RFID (radio frequency identification) systems. Before moving to Singapore, he was a Lecturer in the School of Information Technology at James Cook University (Queensland, Australia) from 2005 to 2007, a Visiting Fellow at Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia) and a Research Fellow at the University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia) from 2007 to 2008. His research interests include autonomous and intelligent systems, computer algorithms, data mining, system simulations, information security, and recent RFID systems.
Dũng Tiến CAO (2011 - )
Ph.D., Computer Science, University of Bordeaux 1 (2010); Master of Computer Science, The Francophone Institute of Computer Science (Hanoi) (2007); B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Natural Sciences, Ho Chi Minh City (2002).
Dr. Dũng's research interests: conformance testing and verification of systems/communication protocols, Web services, SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). He published several papers about test and verification of Web services. He works with Linux, Windows, Mac OS; Java, C/C++, C#, PHP; MySQL, SQL Server databases, Active-BPEL engine; Tomcat and Apache Web servers; and numerous tools: Eclipse, NetBeans, Active-BPEL, BPELUinit, SOAPUI, and TGSE.
Hà Xuân NGUYỄN (2011 - )
Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, SK, Canada); M.Sc., Information and Communications, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea); B.Eng., Telecommunications, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).
Mr. Hà's research focuses on the design of wireless communication systems to address two main challenges: throughput and reliability. He is evaluating various techniques to improve the error performance of cooperative diversity systems over wireless channels. In addition to teaching courses on digital communications, he plans to continue research on protocol design, analysis, and optimization for cooperative wireless networks as well as research on noncoherence and channel estimation in wireless networks.
Thơ H. NGUYỄN (2010 - )
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., Electrical Engineering; B.A., Applied and Computational Mathematics, University of Washington (Seattle, U.S.A.)
Dr.Thơ's professional interests include control theory and the applications of mechatronics in sensor design and renewable energy and as a platform for teaching engineering designs. His graduate research was in systems control, with a focus on the optimization of multi-variable, highly-nonlinear, large-scale systems. He has been the recipient of a Fulbright student award for research in Vietnam and a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellowship. At the University of Washington, he developed a research project in the Electrical Engineering Department that won funding by the National Science Foundation and the University of Washington Royalty Research Fund (RRF).
Khanh Vũ TRẦN (2011 - )
Ph.D., Mathematics, University of Padova (Italy); B.A., Mathematics, University of Natural Sciences (Ho Chi Minh city, Viet Nam).
Dr. Khanh has been a junior visiting professor at University of Padova (Italy) and a lecturer at the University of Sciences (Ho Chi Minh City). His teaching interests include calculus, complex analysis, probability and statistics, and financial mathematics. Dr. Khanh's research focuses on several complex variables and partial differential equations, including financial mathematics and numerical analysis.
Hoằng Đình NGUYỄN (2011 - )
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan); M.A. (expected May 2011), Mathematical Statistics, Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan); B.S., Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Science, Vietnam National University (Ho Chi Minh City)
Mr. Hoằng's research interests include optimization and control theory and nonlinear and variational analysis. He was nominated by the Department of Mathematics at Wayne State University for the 2011 Garrett T. Heberlein Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Students, and he won the 2010 Teaching Award of the Graduate Employees Organizing Committee of Wayne State University.
Hưng Quang NGUYỄN (2011 - )
Ph.D., Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Institute of Physics (IOP), Hanoi, and Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Japan; M. S., Nuclear Physics, Hanoi University of Science; B.S., Nuclear Technology, Hanoi University of Science; Certificate of International Student Internship, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea
Dr. Hưng has been a postdoctoral and visiting researcher at RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science (Japan), the Department of Physics at University of Notre Dame (U.S.A.), the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University (U.S.A.), and the Centre d'EtudesNucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan (CENBG) at University of Bordeaux I (France). Before coming to TTU, he was engaged in research at the Center for Nuclear Physics in the Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Hanoi.
Nhân-Hào Viết TRẦN (2011 - )
Ph.D., Theoretical Nuclear Physics, Bordeaux 1 University/Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan (CENBG) (France); M.S., Astrophysics, Plasmas, and Particles, Bordeaux 1 University; B. S., Physics, University of Natural Sciences of Hanoi (Vietnam)
Dr. Hào's research and teaching interests include nuclear physics and computational physics. With his collaborators at the Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux Gradignan (CENBG) in France, he is studying nuclear structure using the Hartree - Fock+BCS and Higher Tamm Dancoff Approach. He is also collaborating on a microscopic study of the nuclear structure at high temperature or excitation energy with colleagues at the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Japan.
Nhân Chí NGUYỄN (2011 - 2012)
Ph.D. and Diplom (similar to Master's degree), Physics, Hamburg University (Germany); Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A. & M University (U.S.A.), stationed at Fermilab(Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) and CERN (Geneva, Switzerland)
Dr. Nhan's research and teaching has taken him from Germany to the United States and Switzerland and now to Hanoi, Vietnam. "My main interest, he writes, "lies in the proper preparation of highly motivated students for their future careers as engineers or as scientists." As a teaching assistant at Hamburg University, Dr. Nhan specialized in courses in physics experimentation. During 2010-11 he has taught math, physics, and general science in a Hanoi high school. Dr. Nhan also has a background in software engineering, having worked on banking software and website projects in Germany. He is eager to launch "a research group [that is] active in actual science projects and is actively discussing problems within the international community," and which could collaborate in major international nuclear physics research.
Lộc Xuân BÙI (2011 - )
Ph.D. (2008) and M.S. (2006), Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B. Eng., Electronics and Telecommunications, Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology at Ho Chi Minh City (2003)
Dr. Bui comes to Tan Tao University from Stanford University, where he has been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Management Science and Engineering Department (April 2010-August 2011). Before that, he spent one and a half years at Airvana Inc., where he was a Senior Software Engineer. His research interests include network control and optimization, wireless communications, queueing theory, and algorithmic game theory.
Hiến Duy TRẦN (2011 - )
Ph.D. and M.S., Mathematics, New Mexico State University; B.S., Mathematics and Computer Sciences, National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Dr. Hien has taught in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame (U.S.A.) His courses have included mathematics, probability and statistics, and he has taught several courses on statistics for engineers and scientists. Before moving to Notre Dame, he taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Central Michigan University. Dr. Hien's research interests include statistical risk analysis and risk modeling for coarse data (including censored, missing, incomplete and imprecise data). During the last two decades, quantitative measures of risks have become a standard practice for decision-making, both in actuarial science and in financial markets. Dr. Hien is working on problems of risk modeling and studying effects of heavy-tail distributions on those models. This modeling is important because large and unpredictable financial fluctuations constitute risk for investment, and a credit crisis causes huge losses for investors. Dr. Hien's current research concentration is on independence structures of random elements, such as random closed sets, using the copula approach for applications in econometrics and mathematical finance.
School of Business
Dr. Michael J. Barnes (2012 - )
B.Sc. (Econ.) (London School of Economics), MBA (Stanford University),
DM (Case Western Reserve University,Ohio)
Professor and Dean,
School of Business & Economics
Tan Tao University Vietnam
Professor Michael J. Barnes is the founding Dean of the School of Economics & Business at Tan Tao University, Vietnam. He was previously the founding Vice Dean and then Dean, of Jindal Global Business School at O.P. Jindal Global University, India, after serving as Academic Dean of the Global MBA program at S. P. Jain Centre of Management - conducted jointly at campuses in Dubai and Singapore. Prior to this he was the founding Academic Dean of Hult International Business School in Dubai. From 2003-2007 he was the inaugural John F. Fiedler-BorgWarner Endowed Chair of Global Business Studies in the College of Business Administration at Kent State University, Ohio where he taught courses in finance, economics, international marketing, and global strategy. Before that he had been Assistant Dean and Director of the MBA program at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and Assistant Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio USA.
Previous to his academic career, Dr. Barnes had more than twenty five years of business experience (1974-1999) in international finance and banking, holding such positions as Investment Officer for the World Bank in Washington D.C., Director of Lazard Brothers Asset Management in London, Executive Director of UBS Securities in London, First Vice President of Union Bank of Switzerland in Zurich, and Deputy General Manager in the London Branch of the Industrial Bank of Japan.
Van Giap NGUYEN (2012 - )
Ph.D. in Applied Economics, M.Sc. in Probability and Statistics (Auburn University, USA.); M.A. in Development Studies (Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands); B.Sc. in Aquaculture with a major in economics (Nha Trang University, Vietnam)
Before joining TTU, Dr. Giap has worked for NGOs, research institutes, universities in Vietnam and in the United States. He is currently doing research on agricultural international trade, seafood demand analysis, market structure and competition, economics of climate change, and food security. Dr. Giap has presented his research in numerous international conferences, and his papers are published or forthcoming on Applied Economics, Marine Resource Economics, Journal of Aquaculture Economics and Management, Journal of American Academy Business, Tropical Agriculture.
Bob BAULCH (2011 - )
Ph.D., Agricultural and Development Economics, Food Research Institute, Stanford University (U.S.A.); M.A. Development Economics, University of Sussex (United Kingdom); B.A., Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University (United Kingdom).
Dr. Baulch specializes in agricultural and development economics with a focus on food price analysis, household surveys and poverty dynamics. He was worked in more than 20 developing countries in Asia and Africa, and was a Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex for thirteen years. In Vietnam, he has been lead economist for the Prosperity Initiative (2008-2011), and a quantitative poverty specialist for the World Bank Resident Mission in Hanoi (1999-2001). His research and consulting has involved impact assessments of anti-poverty programs in Bangladesh, Lao PDR and Vietnam, statistical and econometric analysis of the Vietnam Living Standards Surveys, training government and local researchers in poverty and policy analysis, poverty mapping, agricultural marketing, and ethnic minority issues. He brings to TTU a strong interest in developing a center for research into climate change adaptation and mitigation. The center will bring together faculty from the Schools of Business and Economics and Engineering to work on problems related to the consequences of and adaptation to climate change.
School of Humanities & Languages
History and Humanities
Gemma King (2013-)
Gemma King comes from London, England. She graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2006 as a Youth and Community Worker. Since graduating, she has worked with young people in schools, colleges and youth clubs. She has also been teaching young people in schools all over the U.K. She is now enjoying teaching at TTU.
Tuyen Hoang (2013-)
M.A. in Applied Linguistics (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
PostGrad. Dip. in TESOL (RELC, Singapore)
B.A. in English and English Language Teaching (Da Nang University, Viet Nam)
Mr. Tuyen Hoang is from Central Viet Nam. He has worked as a teacher of English for over ten years in Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City and some other provinces, cities and districts in Viet Nam. Tuyen believes that English training should be conducted in a seriously academic and, at the same time, enjoyable way; this benefits learners not only for academic achievements but also for life successes.
His current professional interest is Vietnamese learning styles and teaching strategies. He also has some experience in ELT management in the local context and counseling on English learning to Vietnamese learners for particular purposes. He is willing to share his ideas to anyone who is interested.
Ryan PRESTON (2011 - )
Ph.D., Study of Religion, Harvard University; M.A., Comparative Religion, University of Washington; B. A., English, and B.A., Religious Studies, Arizona State University.
Dr. Preston's teaching brings together themes in history, art and religion. He has taught courses in Western culture and the arts, Byzantine art, world mythology, ancient history and world religions. His research interests also include East-West comparative studies and comparative religions. Dr. Preston has been the principal scholar for study-abroad programs in Greece and Turkey sponsored by American universities. At Tan Tao University he will be teaching humanities courses in Western civilizations and other subjects.
John BASOURAKOS (2011 - 2012)
Ph.D., Humanities, Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada); M.A., Humanities Drama and Ethics), McGill University (Montreal); B. Ed., English Language Arts, Drama and Social Studies, McGill University, (Montreal)
From 2004 to 2010, Dr. Basourakos taught English language and literature courses – drama, literature, essay writing and research – for undergraduates and Master's students at universities in Istanbul, Turkey. He first taught at Beykent University and then later at Fatith University. Before moving to Turkey, Dr. Basourakos had been a member of the faculty of the Department of English at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan (Republic of China). He had also lectured in the Department of Culture and Values in Education at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Basourakos' research interests focus on how drama can be used to engage students to think critically about how masculinity and femininity are culturally defined, socially prescribed and proscribed.
Nhơn Thanh ĐẶNG (2011 - )
M.A., Teaching English as a Second Language, Minnesota State University (U.S.A,); B.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Can Tho University (Vietnam)
During 2009-2011 Mr. Nhơn has had a Fulbright fellowship to pursue his Master's degree at Minnesota State University. Before going to the United States, he had been an English as a Foreign Language teacher at Bac Lieu High School for Gifted Students in the Mekong Delta. He had also taught at Bac Lieu Teachers' Training College. While studying for his Master's degree in the United States, Mr. Nhon was active in outreach by the international students to local schools and community groups in Mankato, Minnesota, where the university is located. Also, IIE selected him as a recipient of a special supplemental grant award among Fulbright students from South East Asia for enhancing educational or professional goals. Mr. Nhon is interested in continuing his research on the use of computers in language teaching. At TTU, he will be an instructor in English as a Second Language.
Thanh Nguyen Mai Bui (2012 - )
M.A., Teaching English to speakers of other languages, Victoria University, Australia. B.A, Teaching English as a second language, Dalat University. Upon graduating from the university, she used to work as an English teacher at Tan Ha high school and New Century English Centre, Lam Dong province. In 2007, she moved to Ho Chi Minh city to be an English lecturer at HCM University of Technology (HUTECH) and Vietnam-Australia International English School. She enjoys frequently innovating teaching techniques to reach every student's learning style and to bring students handy and exciting moments in class. At Tan Tao University, she hopes to develop debate-style classroom to enhance critical thinking and active participating among students.
Peter NGUYEN (2012 - )
Peter Nguyen is a graduate of George Mason University, in the United States, where he attained a B.A in English, M.A in Linguistics, and the TESL certificate. He has spent most of his teaching years at the English Language Institute, of George Mason University. He is looking forward to meeting and teaching students, in the Intensive English Program, of Tan Tao University.
Leeanne Kellett (2012 - 2013)
Leeanne Kellett has a Bachelor of Communication Studies Degree (majoring in Marketing and Public Relations) from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. Since completing her degree, Leeanne has worked as a Personal Assistant in various industries including Finance, Media, IT and Insurance both in New Zealand and England. Leeanne recently completed the ELC Certificate in TESOL and is looking forward to teaching English at TTU.
Nick Lawrence (2012 - )
Nick Lawrence is a graduate of Lancaster University, in the United Kingdom, where he attained a BA Honours Degree in Philosophy. His professional career has encompassed the public, private and volunteer sectors, including a number of years working within the prestigious Courts of Law for the United Kingdom. Having recently qualified as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, he now assists in the University's ESL department.
Helen Donohue (2012 - 2013)
Helen Donohue comes from Oxford, England. She graduated from the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2003 with a BA (Hons) in Business Studies. Since graduating, Helen has worked in a number of industries including recruitment, medical supplies and publishing. Her most recent role was working as an Account Manager for an international medical supplies company based in Hull, England. Helen has recently qualified as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language and is looking forward to working with the staff and students at Tan Tao University.
School of medicine
Prof. Bui Duy Tam, MD, Ph.D
Prof. Bui Duy Tam is the chairman of International Liver Foundation for VN and doctor in many US hospitals. He is a member of Medical lisence Coucil in California. He used to be professor in Sai Gon Medical University, dean of Hue Medical Uvinersity and Minh Duc Medical University in Viet Nam.
From 2007 up to now, he has many valuable contributions in seminars and conferences of many Vietnamese universities and hospitals. He has doctor degree, biochemistry PhD in California University, San Fransisco, US.
Prof. Nguyen Tien Duc, MS/MHA, Ph.D
Prof. Nguyen Tien Duc is vice-dean of Northwestern Polytechnic University, supervisor of PhD students in health, hospital quality management.
He used to be manager of Vi Dan hospital (The biggest private hospital before 1975). He worked, researched, taught about health caring in many universities and medical centers in US such as: Maryland University, North California University, Southen California University, Join Hopkins University.... California health caring center, WHO...He had many lectures about health, hospital management. He is pharmeacist and PhD in health caring.
Prof. Thach Nguyen, MD
Prof. Thach Nguyen is chief of cardiology at St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart Indiana, USA.
He is associate Professor at Indiana Medical University and a Visiting Professor at Nanjing Medical University and Trinity Medical University. He is associate editor of Geriatric Cardiology Journal, Beijing, China, editorial advisor of Interventional Cardiology Journal, Wiley-Liss, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States and Chinese Medicine Journal , Beijing - China. He is also Professor Emeritus of Hanoi Medical University, Hanoi, Vietnam, Military Hospital 301, Beijing - China , the First Practice Hospital, Chaoyang Hospital and Friendship hospital, Beijing Medical University, China. His studies include new techniques in Interventional Cardiology, appropriate application in techniques and practices of clinical cardiology and other new developments in antiplatelet therapy.
Prof. Nguyen Van Thuan, Ph.D
Prof. Nguyen Van Thuan teaches and researches at Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. He is chairman of Asian Reproductive Biotechnology Society – ARBS, general editor of Reproductive Biotechnology journal.
Before being professor at Kien Quoc University, he had been five-year postdoctoral fellow at genetic restructuring laboratory, Riken biotechnology institute, Kobe, one of the leading biotechnology center in the world. Prof. Thuan is Ph.D about Biosystem Application at Kobe University, Japan.
His main researches are genomic reprogramming, stem cells, stem cell therapy, Regenerative Biomedicine, assisted reproductive biotechnology, ART, embryo development.
Hang Thi Thu Do (2012 - )
Ph.D., Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea (2009). B.S., Biotechnology, University of Natural Sciences, Ho Chi Minh City (2004). Before joining TTU, Dr. Hang had been working as a postdoctoral fellow in QIA, South Korea, and then in Deakin University, Australia. Dr Hang's expertise includes cellular and molecular biology, immunology, especially inflammation, and signaling transduction pathways. Her research on Alzheimer's disease, osteoporosis, and influenza virus has been published in Nutrition, Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, Molecular Immunology, Microbiology and Immunology, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry... Her current research interests include the genetic basis of severe pediatric epilepsy syndromes and neuro-protection of natural compounds from traditional medicinal herbs.