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Vietnam’s youngest professor 2017 is from Institute of Mathematics – VAST

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On January 31st and February 1st, 2018, the state council for professor title of Vietnam approved and voted on the candidates for the title Professor and Associate Professor 2017.

Accordingly, the list of candidates for the title Professor and Associate Professor 2017 include 85 qualified for Professor and 1,141 qualified for Associate Professor. The youngest professor 2017 is Assoc. Prof. Sc. Pham Hoang Hiep, born March 1st, 1982, in Hai Duong province, from the Institute of Mathematics – VAST. He was Vietnam’s youngest associate professor at the age of 29.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sc. Pham Hoang Hiep, born in 1982 in the northern province of Hai Duong, is head of Department of Mathematical Analysis - Institute of Mathematics – VAST. He graduated Hanoi National University of Education in 2004; is master of Hanoi National University of Education in 2007; defended his PhD thesis at Umea University, Sweden in 2008, and became a doctor of science after successfully defending his doctoral dissertation at Aix-Marseille University, France in 2013. He was a lecturer at the Mathematics & Informatics Faculty of the Hanoi National University of Education from 2004 to 2015. He was conferred as Associate Professor in 2011 and Professor in 2017.

He had 37 scientific papers published in specialized scientific journals, a monograph, two graduate and postgraduate training textbooks. He guided three doctoral students to defend their dissertation. He is currently working with Prof. Dinh Tien Cuong, National University of Singapore, to guide graduate student Do Thai Duong, who received the IMU Breakout Graduate Scholarship. With these achievements in the work, he was awarded many titles and awards such as:

● Associate Professorship Title in 2011
● The outstanding young representative of the capital in 2011
● The outstanding young representative of Vietnam in 2011
● First Prize in Science and Technology Award of Hanoi National University of Education in 2013
● Mathematics Institute Award 2013
● Ta Quang Buu Award for young scientists in 2015
● Young members of VAST’s Third World - TWAS (2016 - 2020),
● Professorship Title in 2017

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Prof. Pham Hoang Hiep (Third from right) with his friends and colleagues

As one of the nominees for Professorship Title in 2017, and the youngest, Prof. Hiep expressed his happiness and shared his secret of success “I have a great passion for scientific research. So, the secret of success is passion, persistence and confidence in my ability.” He added: “If young people people always persevere doing their favorite job with passion and confidence in yourself, then you will get good results."

He said: “In the future, I will continue carrying out current scientific research, impart the knowledge I have accumulated to young people who share the same passion.”

Translated by Tuyet Nhung
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