OVERVIEW
The Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) of HCMUS was established in February 1995 based on the Computer Science Department of the Faculty of Mathematics – Ho Chi Minh City University of Science. After 15 years, the Faculty has expanded considerably and is currently supported by the government to become one of the key faculties of Information Technology in Vietnam.
At present, FIT has 6 departments: General Informatics, Computer Network and Telecommunication, Knowledge Engineering, Computer Science, Information System, and Software Engineering. In particular, the Department of General Informatics is in charge of teaching basic and background IT knowledge for all university students, the other 5 departments are in charge of professional knowledge in different majors of IT.
The academic staff members are Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Teaching Assistants, and many visiting professors and lecturers from other universities, research institutes, and industry in Vietnam or abroad. The total number of academic and non-academic staff is about 128 members (excluding those currently studying abroad).
STAFF
FIT is currently supported by 128 faculty members. In which, all lecturers and senior lecturers have at least Master degrees. All of them have been trained at least one course on teaching methodology. At present, many lecturers continue seeking for higher education abroad in developed countries.
Currently, with more than 100 academic staff members, FIT is one of the biggest Faculties of IT in the country. The following figure shows the FIT organization chart. Each department is in charge of managing the lecturers and courses of that department. The Scientific Board is in charge of advising the Dean in teaching and scientific research activities. Faculty offices are responsible for administrative work for the Faculty.
Dean
Associate Prof., Dr. Tran Dan Thu
E-mail:tdthu@fit.hcmus.edu.vn
Vice-Dean
Associate Prof., Dr. Le Hoai Bac
E-mail: lhbac@fit.hcmus.edu.vn
Vice-Dean
Associate Prof., Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thuc
E-mail: ndthuc@fit.hcmus.edu.vn
Vice-Dean
Msc. Lam Quang Vu
E-mail: lqvu@fit.hcmus.edu.vn
Academic Advisors
Prof., Vu Duong
Email: dnvu@fit.hcmuns.edu.vn
DEPARTMENTS
DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL INFORMATICS
Head : Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phuong
E-mail: ntphuong@fit.hcmuns.edu.vn
DEPARTMENT OF KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING
Head : Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thuc
E-mail: ndthuc@fit.hcmuns.edu.vn
Research areas : Security Information, Languages Process.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCES
Head: Associate Prof., Dr. Le Hoai Bac
E-mail: lhbac@fit.hcmuns.edu.vn
Research areas: Knowledge-based Systems, Soft Computation, Computer Picture and Visual Processing, Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation, Neural Networks, Learning Machine, Recognition, Genetic Programming, Medical Digital Signal and Image Processing, Semantic Web, Sound Processing.
DEPARTMENT OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
Head: Dr. Dinh Ba Tien
E-mail: dbtien@fit.hcmus.edu.vn
Research areas: Advanced Software Design Methods, Object-oriented programming with UML, GIS, Teaching-assisting Software, Codification and Applications.
DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER NETWORKS AND TELECOMMUNICATION
Head: Senior Lecturer Mai Van Cuong
E-mail: mvcuong@hcmus.edu.vn
Research areas: Advanced Network and Telecommunication Technologies, Distribution Systems, VoIP Systems, WAP / PKI and Internet Security, Mobile Agent
DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEM ENGINEERING
Head: Associate Prof., Dr. Dong Thi Bich Thuy
E-mail: thuy@hcmus.edu.vn
Research areas: Executive Information Systems (EIS), Object-approaching Methods in Analyzing and Designing Information Systems/Database, Multi-lingual (Vietnamese, French, English, etc.) Information Search, Work Line Management Systems.