Prof. Pham The Bao received the B.S. degree from Ho Chi Minh City University, in 1995 and the Ph.D. degree from University of Science, in 2009.
1995 ~ 2013: Lecturer of the Department Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Science, Hochiminh city, Vietnam.
2013 ~ 2018/11: Professor of the Department Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science, University of Science, Hochiminh city, Vietnam.
2018/11 ~ now:
Professor of the Department Computer Science, Faculty of Information Science, Sai Gon University, Hochiminh city, Vietnam, and Chair of IC-IP Lab.
Research Interests: Image Processing & Pattern Recognition, Intelligent Computing
Phuoc Vinh Tran is a geographic information scientist who has been nationally recognized as Associate Professor by the Vietnamese National Council for Professor Title since 2002. He received his PhD in Informatics from Vietnam National University in 1994. In 1999, he was a United States National Science Foundation (NSF) fellow researcher at the University of Kentucky and the University of California – Santa Barbara. In 2006, he was also an exchange researcher at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Dr. Tran joined the faculty of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) in 1976. At HCMUT, he founded and became the director of the Center for Developing IT and GIS (DITAGIS) from 1994, established and later served as the General Chair of a series of Annual International Conferences of GIS, the largest GIS events in Vietnam in 1990s and 2000s, set up and served as the director of the GIS Master program from 1999. In 1999, he was also appointed as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Environment. In 2006, Dr. Tran left HCMUT to serve as Vice Rector of the University of Information Technology (UIT). In 2014, Dr. Tran retired from UIT to serve as Vice Provost of Tan Tao University (TTU); then as a specialist of Thu Dau Mot University (TDMU) and as a member of the Committee of Kien Giang University (KGU) from 2015. In 2018, Dr. Tran left TDMU to work as an Associate Professor of Hochiminh City Open University (OU), Vietnam.
Dr. Tran has over 25 years of professional and academic experience in the field of geographic information science. He is interested in spatio-temporal data visualization, real-time GIS for natural disaster and climate change, GIS for administration, and smart traffic control. He has more than 70 publications in international journals and conferences with over 400 citations, four Vietnamese GIS books. He had been an editor of the GIS Development magazine; He has also been an Advisory Chair of the conference ICCRD since 2013 and a member of Technical Program Committee of the conference ICCASA. Dr. Tran has advised over 100 master students and 5 Ph.D students. He has also been the principal investigator of many national research and development projects; He was also a specialist of International Consultant Company CDM in a project funded by World Bank. Dr. Tran was awarded medal by MOST and medal recipient of the Vietnam Fund for Supporting Technological Creation (Vifotec).