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Vietnamese academic honoured by Queen's University Belfast
  • By Le Thu | | December 13, 2018 08:50 PM
Associate Professor Duong Quang Trung has been given the Research Innovation Awards at the Queen’s University Belfast in the UK.


Duong Quang Trung given the Research Innovation Awards at the Queen’s University Belfast

Duong Quang Trung was born in 1979 in Hoi An. He is currently a reader at Queen's University Belfast. He earned a doctorate in telecommunication in 2012. After five years at Queen's University, he has been the chairman and co-head of over 10 projects that worth over USD5m.

He set up a telecommunications and signal processing team at Queens' University with four post-doctoral and seven PhD researchers. He is also the author and co-author of over 300 published articles on specialised journals and international conferences.

He has been awarded the Fellowship Award from the Royal Society of British Scientists and the Best Paper Award by IEEE Globecom 2016 in Washington DC and IEEE ICC in 2014 in Sydney.

"Usually there was only one winner but this year, the Research Innovation Awards have been given to two winners," Trung said.

According to Trung, his team improved the communication system for better signal transmission when there are natural disasters. Their research also won the Newton Awards 2017 and given GBP200,000 by the British government to develop the communication system for the unmanned aerial vehicles in harsh conditions.

"Time is an important factor when communicating in urgent situations such as firefighting or in medical situations," he said.

The research can be a huge help in the first 72 hours of a search and rescue mission. Communication services are often discontinued during and after a disaster, causing more difficulties to search and rescue teams. Better communication means better survival chances.

On September 18, in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of UK - Vietnam diplomatic relations, Dr. Duong Quang Trung from Queens University in Belfast and DTU researcher Dr. Vo Nguyen Son were honoured for their significant research contribution.

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