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


  • 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.


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



Sseminar: Developing Private Platform-as-a-Service for Enterprise with Open Source solutions

Nguyen Dang Quang, Cloud Solution Architect of FPT Software, Product Owner Citus PaaS, will give talk on Developing Private Platform-as-a-Service for Enterprise with Open Source solutions.

​The seminar will be at Telepresence room, TP3200 at FPT Building Hanoi and TP3200 at Tân Thuận, HCM city, from 14h00 to 16h00, 7th April 2015.

Anyone interested is welcome.


– Share experiences in working with partner on Platform as a Service;

– Discuss on Open Source solutions in building Platform as a Service;

– Share experiences on building Citus PaaS, Platform as a Service of FSOFT.



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.