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Seminar: Large-scale Support Vector Learning

Dr. Nguyen Duc Dung – Vice Director – Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, will give talk on Large-scale Support Vector Learning

​The seminar will be at Dao tao room, 14th floor, FPT Building Hanoi, from 14h00 to 16h00, 21th April 2015.

Anyone interested is welcome.

Short Bio

  • Dung Duc Nguyen received the Bachelors degree in mathematics in 1994.
  • He received the Masters and Ph.D. degrees in knowledge science from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan, in 2003 and 2006, respectively.
  • He was a Research Engineer at KDDI Research and Development Laboratories Inc., Saitama, Japan.
  • He is now with the Institute of Information Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ha Noi, Vietnam. His current research interests include machine learning, pattern recognition, and data mining.
  • Dr. Nguyen was awarded the Innovative Medal from the Youth Union of Vietnam in 1998 for developing the first Vietnamese optical character recognition software, and the Technical Support Achievement Award in 2008 for his contributions at KDDI Laboratories.
  • He is one of the best experts on SVMs in Vietnam

Outline

  • Efficiency is one of the main limitations of kernel-based method and support vector machines (SVMs). With a large number of support vectors (SVs), SVMs requires a huge demand on memory and computation time in both training and testing phases.
  • The first part of the seminar presents several methods to reduce the number of SVs included in SVM solutions. There are two main approaches, including incrementally constructing the new SVs set from empty and decrementally reduce the original SVs set. The common objective is to reduce to a minimum number of SVs included in SVMs solution.
  • The second part of the seminar introduces our latest result in training SVMs on large data. The newly introduced CondensedSVMs is the integration of SVs condensation into the SVM training process. The integration does not only help minimizing the memory and computation requirement in training, but also make the trained SVMs more compact and run faster in testing phase.
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Seminar: Managing Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Dr. Mukesh Srivastava, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, College of Business, University of Mary Washington and Fulbright Specialist, will give talk on Managing Emerging Technologies and Innovation.

​The seminar will be at Tap doan room, 13th floor, FPT Building Hanoi, from 14h00 to 16h00, 16th April 2015.

Anyone interested is welcome.

Abstract

Emerging technologies such as the Internet and e-Commerce based technologies have the potential to create new industries and transform existing ones. Incumbent firms, despite their superior resources, often lose out to smaller rivals in developing emerging technologies. Why do these incumbents have so much difficulty with disruptive technologies? How can they anticipate and overcome their handicaps?

This seminar on Managing Emerging Technologies present insights, tools, and frameworks from leading business thinkers based on the research of Emerging Technologies Management.

 

Scholars and practitioners in the field of Emerging Technology and Innovation contend that managing emerging technologies represents a “different game,” requiring a different set of management skills, frameworks, and strategies than those used by established firms to manage existing technologies. There is a continued need to examine key issues such as:

  • Common pitfalls and potential solutions for incumbent firms in managing emerging technologies
  • Strategies for assessing the potential of new markets and designing technologies to take advantage of market “lumpiness”
  • The need for scenario planning and “disciplined imagination” to develop strategies under uncertainty
  • The limits of patents in protecting gains from technology, and the use of lead time and other strategies
  • The power of innovative financial strategies and the use of real options in making investments
  • Using alliances and new organizational forms
  • Developing a “customized workplace”

New technologies are transforming markets, businesses, and society at an ever-increasing rate. We have a critical need for better road maps for managing our way through this new terrain. This seminar offers critical insights and useful new models for thinking through these challenges.  This seminar covers the emerging technology landscape-from strategy to finance to human resources

Also, it offers valuable insight for large established companies seeking growth in a dynamic market of rapid technological advancement. A thoughtful analyses is presented to help managers create strategies, select options, and organize to successfully manage the interface between imagination and knowledge

Short Bio:

Academic Degrees  

  • Bachelor of Science, Garhwal University, India
  • Master of Science, G. B. Pant University, India
  • Master of Business Administration, Jackson State University, USA
  • Doctor of Business Administration, University of Surrey, UK

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategic Management and Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • Global Outsourcing
  • E-Learning

Mukesh Srivastava, Associate Professor in the College of Business, holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Surrey, U.K., and is a recipient of the prestigious Cambridge Commonwealth Fellowship. He teaches courses on strategic management in information systems and innovation, knowledge management systems, business intelligence, management of emerging technologies, and enterprise resource planning systems. His research is primarily focused on technology adoption, managing global outsourcing, and strategic management and innovation

Dr. Srivastava recently founded the International Journal of Global Management Studies and the International Journal of Global Management Studies Professional and serves as the editor-in-chief of both journals. The journals are published by the Association of Global Management Studies, which he formed as a platform for the study of global themes across management. Additionally, Dr. Mukesh is on six Editorial Boards of International Journals in IT and Management.  In 2010, the association sponsored its inaugural international conference, with Srivastava serving as chair. The group’s gatherings have been held in Said School of Business, Oxford, UC-Berkeley, Harvard Faculty Club, Harvard and Las Vegas, has drawn academics from several countries including New Zealand, Taiwan, China, Iceland, Germany, Tunisia, UK, USA etc. Dr. Srivastava chaired these conferences since 2010. The sixth (2015) International Conference of the AGMS scheduled to be held at the Columbia University.  He is an author of a textbook, entitled – eLearning via the Internet, published by Pearson Learning.

 

Dr. Srivastava is recipient of Fulbright Award twice.  He spent October 2011 in Tunisia as part of a Fulbright Specialist grant for 2011-12.  While in Tunisia, he developed a graduate program in management and information technology for the Tunis Business School at Tunis University.  This year he is in Vietnam working with FTP University – FSB and FTRI.  He will be reviewing graduate curricula, give lectures on MIS topics in the MBA program, and offer a seminar/workshop series on Management of Emerging Technologies and Innovation, and Managing IT Outsourcing.

 

In addition to his consulting engagement in SAP/ERP, he provides executive coaching on strategy and innovation.  Also, he serves on the advisory board of GS Star InfoTech, and co-chairs the advisory board of the Shree Satya Institute of Management, a post-graduate degree granting institution in India.

 

His articles on management and information systems have been published in national and international journals. In 2011, based on his research on outsourcing management, his interview published in a special supplement to the Wall Street Journal sponsored by SAP that discusses enterprise resource planning in China. The interview stems from his publication, “Chinese Cultural Implications for ERP Implementation” in the Journal of Technology Management and Innovation

 

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Seminar: Topic modeling

Dr Than Quang Khoat, an author of a recently successful topic modeling method, give a talk on introduction to topic modeling to engineers and technical experts at FPT. Some techniques of topic modeling had already been applied to news recommendation and advertisement display ranking at FPT. The talk will hopefully inspire FPTers to think more about applying machine learning techniques, in general, and topic modeling techniques, in particular, to their innovative services and products.

The seminar will be at Telepresence room, TP3200 at FPT Building Hanoi and TP3200 at Tân Thuận, HCM city, from 14h00 to 16h00, 31 March 2015.

Slide of seminar is here.

Anyone interested is welcome.

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Seminar: When Security meets Big Data analytics

Nguyen MinhDuc – Security Manager of FPT Technology & Innovation Department, Ex. Vice Director of BKAV Corporation – will give a talk on: When security meets big data analytics

The seminar will be at Telepresence room, TP3200 at FPT Building Hanoi and TP3200 at Tân Thuận, HCM city, from 14h00 to 16h00, 24 March 2015.

Anyone interested is welcome.

Abstract: There is a fact that 86% of victims had evidence of breach in their log files prior to data compromise, according to Verizon research. The main reason is, in a huge ocean of log data, current security solutions raise too much of noise to the system admin and they can not show out the real signatures of attack. So could we have any idea to prevent the attack better ?
In this talk, we will discuss the role of big data analytics in the security solutions:

*   Network security monitoring
*   Malware detection and prediction
*   Botnet hunting
*   Security intelligence
*   Fraud mitigation
*   and other use cases

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Seminar: Mobile World Congress 2015

Nguyen Lam Phuong – CTO of FPT Corporation will share what he has found when attending the Mobile World Congress 2015 at Barcelona.

The seminar will be at Telepresence room, TP3200 at FPT Building Hanoi and TP3200 at Tân Thuận, HCM city, from 15h00 to 17h00, 13 March 2015.

Anyone interested is welcome.

Outline:

–  Operating on the Edge of Innovation

– The road to 4G, 5G

– Wearables devices

– The New Mobile Identity

– The effect of the business model nontraditional

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Efficient inference algorithms for network activities

Dr. Tran Quoc Long, will give a talk on Efficient inference algorithms for network activities.

The talk is scheduled on Friday 27 February at 9:00am, at Tap doan room 14th Floor, FPT Building, Duy Tan street, Hanoi.

Slide of talk is here.

Everyone interested is welcome!

Abstract: The real social network and associated communities are often hidden under the declared friend or group lists in social networks. We usually observe the manifestation of these hidden networks and communities in the form of recurrent and time-stamped individuals’ activities in the social network. The inference of relationship between users/nodes or groups of users/nodes could be further complicated when activities are interval-censored, that is, when one only observed the number of activities that occurred in certain time windows. The same phenomenon happens in the online advertisement world where the advertisers often offer a set of advertisement impressions and observe a set of conversions (i.e. product/service adoption). In this case, the advertisers desire to know which advertisements best appeal to the customers and most importantly, their rate of conversions.

Inspired by these challenges, we investigated inference algorithms that efficiently recover user relationships in both cases: time-stamped data and interval-censored data. In case of time-stamped data, we proposed a novel algorithm called NetCodec, which relies on a Hawkes process that models the intertwine relationship between group participation and between-user influence. Using Bayesian variational principle and optimization techniques, NetCodec could infer both group participation and user influence simultaneously with iteration complexity being O((N+I)G), where N is the number of events, I is the number of users, and G is the number of groups. In case of interval-censored data, we proposed a Monte-Carlo EM inference algorithm where we iteratively impute the time-stamped events using a Poisson process that has intensity function approximates the underlying intensity function. We show that that proposed simulated approach delivers better inference performance than baseline methods.

In the advertisement problem, we propose a Click-to-Conversion delay model that uses Hawkes processes to model the advertisement impressions and thinned Poisson processes to model the Click-to-Conversion mechanism. We then derive an efficient Maximum Likelihood Estimator which utilizes the Minorization-Maximization framework. We verify the model against real life online advertisement logs.

Short bio: 

Trần Quốc Long was born in Hanoi, Vietnam.

After completing his schoolwork at HUS High School for Gifted Students in 1998, Long entered Vietnam National University at Hanoi.

He received a Bachelor of Science with major in Communication Technology in June 2002.

From 2003 to 2005, he studied at National University of Singapore and received a Master of Engineering with major in Computer Engineering in May 2005.

During the following two years, he was employed as a lecturer in the Vietnam National University at Hanoi.

In August 2007, Long entered the PhD in Computer Science program in the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Trends in OmniChannel Marketing, Data-Driven Media and TV-Video

Dr. Dinh Le Dat, ex-CTO of FPT Online and now CEO of a startup in online advertising that was founded base on Thanh Cat Tu Han policy of FPT, will give a talk on Trends in OmniChannel Marketing, Data-Driven Media and TV-Video.

The talk is scheduled on Thursday 12 February at 14:00pm, at TP3200 13th Floor, FPT Building, Duy Tan street, Hanoi and TP3200 FPT Tan Thuan, HCM City.

Slide of the talk can be downloaded here.

Everyone interested is welcome!

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Microservices Architecture with eGOV System Approach

In the second seminar of the system architect series moderated by DGH (Dao Gia Hanh, CTO of FPT IS), Mr Nguyen Quang Tung – Solution Architect of FPT software – will give talk on  Microservices Architecture with eGOV System Approach.

The seminar will be at the Training room, 14th floor FPT Building Hanoi from 14h00 to 16h00, 5 February 2015.

Slide of talk is here.

Everyone interested is welcome!

Outline of seminar:

Microservices are a new approach to architecting applications that embrace and thrive on change. They are simple, single-purpose, lightweight architectural components that enable you to deliver software faster.

The microservice architectural approach also aims to lead to software that thrives on change while at the same time being secure, performant, and stable.

–          Understand Microservices in term of their Principles, Benefits and Challenges

–          Architecting and Designing for Microservice-based System Evolution

–          Build, Deploy and Manage Effective Unix-style Microservice Pipelines

–          Simplify Microservice Management using Immutable Service Deployments

–          Design and Implement Reactive Microservices

–          Apply effective health and monitoring for microservices

–          Design and Implement Microservice Failover and Auto-Recovery Strategies

 

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SMAC in Education

On 29 January, from 2:00PM-3:30PM, at Hoa Lac campus, seminar “SMAC in Education” attracted 50 faculties and students of FPT University and FPT Software to join. This is the first in a series of 12 SMAC (Social -Mobile- Analytics – Cloud) seminars in 2015. The seminar, presented by Tran The Trung and Duong Trong Tan, showcases some case studies of application of SMAC in enhancing education. Slide of the seminar is here.