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Who is the Vinfuture Prize Council?

I. What is VinFuture?

Recently, the leader of Vingroup – Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong launched an annual award called VinFuture (international science and technology award) with a prize value of up to 3 million USD.

This is considered the largest science – technology award in the world today!

In this article, we will temporarily put aside what benefits VinFuture will bring to the development of Vingroup, as well as the development of science and technology in the country.

Instead, let’s take a look at who the faces in the VinFuture council are comprised of, to get a sense of the prestige of this award.

II. Who are members of VinFuture?

Okay, below is a list of the members of the Vinfuture awards committee, as well as a summary and members.

#first. Padmanabhan Anandan

Mr. Padmanabhan Anandan – currently the CEO of the Wadhwani Artificial Intelligence Institute, was established with a non-profit purpose and helps develop society through AI technology.

He served as vice president of research at Adobe Systems, and also served as chief executive officer of Microsoft Research. He previously held the position of Professor of Computer Science at Yale University.

#2. Jennifer Tour Chayes

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She is a Technical Researcher and CEO of Microsoft Research New England in Cambridge.


A Microsoft research institute in Massachusetts she founded in 2008 and Microsoft Research New York City founded by her in 2012.

Chayes is known for his work on phase transitions in discrete mathematics and in computer science. She received her Ph.D. in mathematical physics from Princeton University in 1983. Author of nearly 120 scientific papers and inventor of more than 25 patents.

# 3. Pascale Cossart

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Pascale Cossart (March 21, 1948) is a bacteriologist at the Paris Pasteur Institute.

Cossart earned her BS and MS degrees from Lille University in 1968. She is currently Professor and Head of the Bactéries Unité des Interactive Department of Cells at the Pasteur Institute.

She was honored with the Richard Lounsbery Prize and the L’Oreal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science.

# 4. Dang Van Chi

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Mr. Dang Van Chi is the son of Professor Dang Van Chieu (Neurosurgeon, Rector of Saigon Medical University).

After graduating from the University of Michigan, he attended and received a PhD in chemistry from Georgetown University, then went on to study medicine at Johns Hopkins University.

He is considered as a leading cancer doctor in the US, with more than 160 scientific articles published in world-renowned medical journals.

# 5. Richard Friend

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Richard Henry (January 18, 1953) is a British physicist, Professor of Cavendish Physics at Cambridge University, Professor at the National University of Singapore.

He is well known for his research on the physics and engineering of carbon-based semiconductors.

# 6. Xuedong D. Huang

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Xuedong D. Huang (October 20, 1962) is an American computer scientist and technology operator known for his contributions in AI technology.

He is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft in the AI ​​research division of Microsoft Azure.

# 7. Gérard Albert Mourou

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Gérard Albert Mourou (born June 22, 1944) is a French scientist who is a pioneer in the field of electrical and laser engineering.

He and his colleague Donna Strickland won the Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention of a CPA technique, which was later used to generate extremely pulsed, very high intensity (terawatt) laser pulses.

#8. Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov

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Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov (August 23, 1974) is a famous physicist. For his work on graphene with Andre Geim, and he was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

# 9. Michael Eugene Porter

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Michael Eugene Porter (born May 23, 1947) he is an extremely famous professor at Harvard University. He is seen as the most influential person in management in the world.

Is the person who gave birth to the theory of competitive advantage of nations. He is also an advisor to leaders of many countries such as the United States, Ireland, Russia, Singapore, England.

The books compiled by him such as “Competitive Strategy”, “Competitive Advantage” and “National Competitive Advantage” have had a great influence over the past decades.

#ten. Leslie Gabriel Valiant

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Leslie Gabriel Valiant (born March 28, 1949) is an English-American computer scientist.

He is a Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Harvard University. In 2010 he was honored with the AM Award in the Turing Prize of the same year.

# 11. Vu Ha Van

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Vu Ha Van June 12, 1970 in Hanoi is currently professor of mathematics at Yale University. He holds a doctorate in mathematics from Yale University, USA.

He studied at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at Princeton and at the Research Department of Microsoft. He is a professor and associate professor working at the University of California at San Diego, and at the same time he is also a visiting professor at the University of Paris 6 in 2006.

III. Epilogue

Yes. The above is the faces on the Vinfuture Awards CouncilMost of them are outstanding faces of world science.

They spread evenly in fields from computers, math, to medicine…. It promises to be a prestigious award in the near future when it goes into official operation.

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