We understand the value of building strong partnerships with the communities that surround us. With a focus on creating a digital, more sustainable and healthier future, we are committed to supporting initiatives and research partners worldwide.
The School of Computer Science led a delegation in Hanoi to develop relationships with key academic partners, including Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University, FPT University, VinUniversity and Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology. They discussed collaborative research opportunities and revitalising industry connections, leveraging government funding and industry support.
The delegation also reviewed leadership and training models in leading companies from the Viettel Group, FPT Corporation, Vingroup and Vietnam-based Australian company Orlar, founded by alum Dr Lyndal Hugo, to explore PhD industry scholarships such as the USYD Vingroup scholarships. They also explored enhancing student experiences and learning by collaborating in competitions like the annual Coding Fest and course mapping for computer science degrees.
In collaboration with VinUniversity, we held the Cyber Security and AI Summit that brought together key academics and industry leaders to explore cutting advancements in cyber security, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Our representing academics at the event, include Professor Ken Tye Yong, Professor Philip Heng Wai Leong, Dr Suranga Seneviratne, Associate Professor Zhiyong Wang and Associate Professor Nguyen Tran.
In partnership with our Net Zero Initiative, we've engaged Linfox for industry collaboration opportunities and Hanoi University of Science and Technology to submit a joint grant. Further, we are helping lead the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee's 2050 net zero strategy.
In January 2024, the Associate Dean, External Engagement, Prof. Ken-Tye Yong; Head of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Prof. Sri Parameswaran, Dr Anusha Withana from School of Computer Sciences and Head External Relations, Sandra Margon visited Japan for participation in the 2024 RISC-V Day Tokyo conference.
RISC-V is an open standard instruction set architecture based on established reduced instruction set computer principles. RISC-V is the largest event in Japan bringing together RISC—V related technologies and products as well as key stakeholders such as industry and academia to exchange information and key advancements.
Prof. Yong was the Master of Ceremony for the academic stream of the conference, Prof. Parameswaran delivered a keynote paper and the Faculty hosted an information booth to provide information on our education and research capabilities and offerings.
The team also met with a business leaders from Takenaka Corporation (construction), NTT Semiconductor Device team; Woven by Toyota; from academia with Tokyo Institute of Technology, UEC University of Electro-Communications, Keio University, AIST, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology – AI Research Centre.
They also presented to METI, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on the NZI and learnt more about the Japanese government “GX strategy” (green transformation). We aim to build these partnerships with aligned groups in Japan over 2024 via online workshops and targeted joint funding applications.