This year's Vietnamese Talents Awards honoured outstanding Vietnamese scientists in the fields of natural sciences, the new category of healthcare and delivered the first prize in the IT field which highlighted a strong scientific background.
Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan (L) handed over the Vietnamese Talents Awards 2010 to scientist Dao Tien Khoa Pham The Duyet - Former President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, handed the Vietnamese Talents Awards 2010 to scientist Bui Chi Buu
The first place for Vietnamese Talents Awards 2010 in IT field went to MIMAS Group
Professor, Dr. Tien Khoa, from the Institute of Sciences and Nuclear Technology and Dr Bui Chi Buu, director general Institute of Agricultural Sciences for Southern Vietnam (IAS) have received the two Vietnamese Talents Awards 2010 in natural sciences.
Bui Chi Buu, director general of the Institute of Agricultural Science for Southern Vietnam, based in Ho Chi Minh City, has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in rice breeding during which he has emphasised grain-quality improvement, salt tolerance, and resistance to pests and diseases such as blast fungus, bacterial blight, and brown planthopper. He has won many awards which include the Senadhira Rice Research Award 2008 for his outstanding contributions to the development of many popular rice varieties in Vietnam.
Dao Tien Khoa shared after expressing his thanks to his teachers, colleagues who have helped him so far: “Following scientific research is really a hard choice but is also the most noble career”.
The Vietnamese Talents Awards 2010 in healthcare was awarded to a group of doctors from the Vietnam Heart Institute, doctors Pham Manh Hung and Nguyen Quang Tuan, for their new method of applying coronary artery catheterisation to treat cardiac diseases. Doctors Hung and Tuan were the first to introduce coronary artery catheterisation to Vietnam and have successfully cured local patients.
The first place for Vietnamese Talents Awards 2010 in IT field went to MIMAS Group who will receive a prize valued at VND 100 million ($5,000). They received the prize for their entry, “The system for digitalising human thought.”
It came from an idea to help people who suffer from mental problems and paralysis, the MIMAS Group developed the system as a helpful way to help patients better connect with electronic devices such as television, lights, etc. Thanks to EEG- Electroencephalography, “The system for digitalising human thought” enables patients to use their thought to operate and control some of the devices on their own.
The second prize, valued at VND 50 million ($2,500), was awarded to Transport World Letgo 24 by Nguyen Hoang Khang and Le Duc Quyet from Ho Chi Minh City. Transport World Letgo 24 aims to help transportation companies save more money by informing them about the return demand through an information network.
Three products won the third prize for potential application, which will receive VND30 million ($1,500) each):
Tim!Books - An electronic reading and listening software for mobile equipment (iPhone, Android, Samsung Bada) and iPad’s, developed by Nguyen Minh Thao, Tran Hai Thanh, Le Duc Hung, Trinh Ba Quy, Ta Kien Cuong and Tran Ngoc Anh (Hanoi).
HomeSys.info service on Ubuntu applied for 3G and xDSL technology by creators Vo Viet Tai, Ngo Nhan Tam and Do Ly Viet Hung in Ho Chi Minh City. HomeSys.info is installed on servers using the Ubuntu operating system, version 9.10. It allows customers to get access to websites by their own accounts. Every customer who uses 3G technology can see image and status and control all indoor equipment by hand-held mobile equipment. Website of the product can be seen at://http: homesys. Info: 2222
Vocabulary learning software by authors Tran Khuong Tuan and Tran Khuong Tu in stouthern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. The product is a solution to support vocabulary learning effectively for all people who usually use computers for their work.
The organisers also awarded one third prize for a product that has been widely applied in reality, the “Hello chao.com”.
“Hello chao.com is a tool to seek English-Vietnamese dialogues developed by Pham Viet Thang, Nguyen Thi Doan Trang, Nguyen Thanh Do and Tran Kim Lai. The software enables users to quickly seek a statement in Vietnamese or English. The users only need to type a sentence, HelloChao.com will then list English-Vietnam bilingual sentences for users to choose from.
Vietnamese Talents Awards grants three consolation IT prizes valued at VND15 million ($750) each:
Vietnamese learning software service through ezV by authors Le Hoai Ba Thuyet, Vo Van My, Nguyen Nhu Hoan, Nguyen Hoang Khanh and Tran Chau Lan in Ho Chi Minh City.
EzV is a solution for Vietnamese learning online which is built based on Drupal open source. EzV helps learners to control their study to be suitable for their specific situation. Website of the product is available at www. Easyvietnamese.com
Software to calculate transition of hydropower stations by author Nguyen Van Son (Hanoi).
The software product Transients has two parts. Part 1: Helping designing engineers to calculate water and water fluctuation levels of pressurisation towers. Part 2: Imitating controlling mechanisms of hydropower plants automatic systems, which will show stability levels and controlling of the energy quality of hydropower plants.
Building a Vietnamese keyboard for Vietnamese people and application of multi-dictionary keyboard for number of Vietnamese ethnic minority people by author Tran Thanh Binh in Dak Lak province.
Two hundred CDROM of Vnkey keyboard were distributed for free at TechMart held by the Dak Lak Department of Sciences and Technology in 2008. They were also directly delivered to people over 65 communes, wards and many villages in the province.
The Vietnamese Talents Awards is co-organised by Dan tri/DTiNews, VnMedia and VTV.
Pham Huy Hoan, Editor in Chief of Dan Tri/DTiNews and lead organiser of the awards: “Through six years, the Vietnamese Talents Awards has gained increasing support and prestige from the whole nation. The awards for the IT field have been expanded to include natural sciences and healthcare this year