On 19th April 2023, upon the invitation from Prof Laurent El Ghaoui, Vice Provost of Research and Innovation at VinUniversity, Prof. Huan Nguyen (Chair of VIS) delivered a distinguished lecture at VinUniversity, Hanoi, Vietnam as one of the very first joint activities planned between VIS and the university. 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. Prof. Nguyen also presented in detail the information about VIS to the hybrid audience in a fantastic seminar facility/room on this brand-new campus in the Ocean Park area, just outside of Hanoi downtown, Vietnam.
He 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 where he is currently leading as the director.
Assos. Prof. Pham Ngoc Nam, Vice-Dean of College of Engineering and Computer Science at VinUniversity then took the VIS 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.
It is expected that more similar events between VIS and VinUniversity will take place in the coming months and years. Both sides have also agreed to follow up with other activities such as joint supervision of PhD students, exchange of staff, joint research and funding proposals, guest lectures, etc.