Awards & Grants
∑ Best paper award, ICCE12, Hue, Vietnam
∑ 5 research grants from ETRI, Korea.
∑ Chairman's Award presented by the minister of Korea MIC (highest award in grad. ceremony, Feb 2006)
∑ Scholarship for graduate study from DongAh Elecomm (2000-2002)
∑ Government scholarship for excellent students (1992-1997)
∑ Several awards in provincial competitions in maths, physics, chemics (high-school, 1992)
Awards of my advised students
∑ "Third place of best student papers" to Duc Nguyen (in annual IEEE Conf. on Consumer Electronics, Las Vegas, 2015).
∑ "ICCE Young Scientist Paper Award" to Duc Nguyen (by Japan chapter of the IEEE CE society, 2015).
∑ President Award to Huyen Tran (by University of Aizuís president, 2017).
∑ Member of IEEE and IEICE
∑ Editorial board member of Korea Multimedia Society
∑ Member of Japanese delegation in Standards meetings of ISO/IEC and ITU-T (since 2011)
∑ Coordinator/reviewer of some standard activities of ISO/IEC and ITU-T
∑ Reviewer of various Journals (e.g. IEEE JSAC, IEEE CSVT, ACM TOMM, IEEE Sig.Proc., etc.)
∑ 2002~now: Member of natíl delegation (Korea, now Japan) in standards meetings of ISO/IEC/ITU-T (attended >40 meetings worldwide, specialized in MPEG-4, MPEG-7, MPEG-21, MPEG-M, IPTV, HTTP Streaming)
∑ 2006-2011: Senior Researcher at Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
∑ 2001-2006: Research Assistant and Postdoc in Image and Video sYstem Lab (IVY), KAIST.
∑ 1999-2000: Project
engineer of Vietnam Datacom Company - VNPT (experienced with carrier-scale
project development, e.g. IP Backbone networks, VoIP services, postal saving
Satellite engineer of Vietnam Telecom International - VNPT (experienced with
INTELSAT Earth-stations and related services like VSAT, IMMARSAT, terrestrial
microwave links, television networks, etc.)
∑ 2008-2011 Development of Open-IPTV Technologies for Wired and Wireless Networks, sponsored by Korean government.
∑ 2007-2008 ENTHRONE (End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals), a multi-national project sponsored by European Union
∑ 2006-2008 Development of Advanced Transmission Technology for the Terrestrial DMB system, sponsored by Korean government
∑ 2005-2006 MPEG Standardization Work on Scalable Video Coding, sponsored by ETRI
∑ 2004 Study on Media QoS for Universal Multimedia Access Service, sponsored by ETRI
∑ 2004 Environment-Adaptive AV Messenger, sponsored by Digital Media Lab, MIC (Ministry of Info. & Com.)
∑ 2004 Study on Technology of DMB based Mobile Multimedia Applications, sponsored by ETRI.
∑ 2002-2005 MPEG-21 Standardization Work, sponsored by ETRI.
∑ 2002-2003 Ubiquitous Video, sponsored by Digital Media Lab, MIC.
∑ 2001-2002 Visual Media Adaptation for Active and Touchable Media, Sponsored by Digital Media Lab, MIC.
Vietnamese (mother tongue)
- English (good, TOEFL score of 630 in Jan. 1999)
French (was good, now recovering :-P)
Some "informal" words about myself
My name in Vietnamese is Trương CŰng Thắng. I grew up and finished my schools in Thanh Hoa, a big province in the north of Vietnam. In 1992, for higher studying I moved to Hanoi, where I learned to handle myself difficulties in work and life (e.g. how to hide trembles when standing before girls). In late 2000, I came to Korea as a short adventure, but it turned out a long trip with many lessons. Now being a fresh PhD, I like pulling insights out of life&research. After all, though I may be "quiet" sometimes, believe me, a very important goal in my life is the friendship:-).
∑ My favorite hobby is reading, with various topics. I also like playing/watching sports.
∑ I am an "old" moderator of the VietICU forum, an "arguing place" for Vietnamese students in Korea and abroad.
∑ Occasionally, I do some writings (sic!) about the goods and the bads encountered. Here in this link are some stories about places I visited (but all written in Vietnamese!)