From 13th to 19th of April, Prof. Huan Nguyen delivered a series of talks and lectures on digital twin and metaverse to universities in Vietnam. The visits started with talks at Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT) and the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) in Hanoi, Vietnam, with an impressive audience of more than 600+ people (staff and students) in total.
Then, on 19th April 2023, through the arrangement from the Vietnamese intellectual Society in the UK/Ireland (VIS) and upon the invitation from Prof Laurent El Ghaoui, Vice Provost of Research and Innovation at VinUniversity, Prof. Huan Nguyen (representing both VIS and Middlesex) delivered a distinguished lecture at VinUniversity. The lecture titled “From Digital Twin to the Metaverse: The State of Play” reviewed the state-of-play, discussed the development challenges and looked into some use cases of the emerging technology trends of digital twin and the metaverse.
The lecture was delivered to the hybrid audience in a fantastic seminar facility/room on this brand-new campus in the Ocena Park area, just outside of Hanoi downtown, Vietnam. Prof. Nguyen also presented the latest works on Digital twin research (with use cases of industry 4.0, healthcare resilience, 5G/6G mobile networks, smart agriculture, and structural health monitoring) at the London Digital Twin Research Centre. The visiting delegation included other members from Middlesex University, Ms Kay Yuen, International Education Manager at Middlesex University (Hong Kong Office), and Dr. Quoc-Tuan Vien, Senior Lecturer at Department of Design Engineering.
Assos. Prof. Pham Ngoc Nam, Vice-Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at VinUniversity then took the delegation for a campus tour, where both sides exchanged the ideas of developing state-of-the-art lab facilities, improving student learning as well as enhancing research experience.