Institute for Computational Science (INCOS)

The Institute for Computational Sciences (INCOS) of Ton Duc Thang University was established on February 2014 in order to realize the University’s vision of becoming a leading research and graduate educational center for Computational Science in Vietnam.

We perform the following tasks rooted in scientific research: 1) Research and Publish ISI/Scopus papers; 2) Conduct basic and applied national/international research projects; 3) Apply for national/international patents; 4) Organize postgraduate/postdoc programs in the field of Computational Science; 5) Organize short-term training courses in the field of Computational Science; 6) Develop collaboration efforts with domestic/international universities and research institutes.

As of mid-2019, INCOS has reached a degree of impressive scientific achievement with more than 500 published ISI/Scopus papers, 12 completed (international/national) research projects, and 1 filled patent by USPTO.

 

INCOS Human Resources

INCOS is led by Prof. Nguyen-Thoi Trung, one of the ten Vietnamese scientists named among the world’s 100,000 most cited scientists by the peer reviewed scientific journal PLOS Biology in 2019. He is also known as one of leading experts in numerical methods for Structural Analysis, Structural Optimization, Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Computation. So far, Prof. Trung has published over 150 ISI papers and finished 5 national basic research projects. His H-index is now 40 according to ISI with more than 5500 citations.

INCOS currently has 5 research divisions: the Division of Computational Mathematics and Engineering (CME), Division of Construction Computation (DCC), Division of Computational Mechatronics (DCME), Division of Computational Physics (DCP) and Division of Thermal and Fluids Science (DTFS). Members of INCOS are domestic and international scientists with 20 full-time researchers, 3 postdocs, 7 Ph.D. candidates and more than 100 part-time researchers.

We have also conducted strongly research collaborations with well-known experts and scientists in the world from USA, Germany, Korea, Russia, India, Taiwan and other countries.

 

INCOS Research and Graduate Education

  • INCOS has conducted the following key research initiatives research directions:

Division of Computational Mathematics and Engineering (CME): Numerical methods; Computational mechanics; Computational optimization; Probability; statistics and reliability analysis; Computational and analysis mathematics; High Performance Computing (HPC); Data Science; Deep learning; and Machine learning.

Division of Computational Mechatronics (DCME):  Building adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS); Smart materials and structures; Intelligent control systems; Identifying and predicting online damage of structures and machines; Robotics and haptic systems; Modeling, design, and optimization; and energy converters.

Division of Construction Computation (DCC): Combining damage localization methods and severity estimation methods; Structural health monitoring; Inverse problem in mechanics; Structural analysis.

Division of Computational Physics (DCP): Microwave and millimeter wave antenna; Terahertz science and technology; New and artificial material; Optical communication and sensor; Energy collection, storage and conversion; Micro-/nano-technology microfluidic and machines;

Division of Thermal and Fluids Science (DTFS): Calculation methods; Code uncertainty analysis by statics; deep-learning and best estimated methods; Large scale natural convection system for severe accidents; Two phase flow and phase change heat transfer analysis; New materials synthesis based on thermal and fluids science; and Energy and bio applications. 

  • In order to strengthen research capacity and to meet the growing demand of researchers/lecturers in computing and simulation, Ton Duc Thang University has equipped a High-Performance Computing Cluster (HPCC) with an upgrading plan in 3 phases. The HPCC in the current phase includes 01 master node and 05 computing nodes, which are administrated by INCOS.
  • In addition, INCOS has managed an international scientific journal entitled “Journal of Advanced Engineering and Computation” (JAEC) which serves to facilitate the exchange of information between researchers and industry professionals, focusing on multi-disciplinary topics that connect the core areas of advanced engineering and computation and their applications.
  • Launched in May 2018, INCOS offers the PhD program in Computational Science (6 semesters with 107 credits), which is taught entirely in English. This program is designed to ensure modernity and integration with similar doctoral programs of leading universities around the world. In addition, INCOS has always been looking for highly motivated candidates for Post-doc scholarships from around the world. The number of Post-doc scholarships is 05 every year and open for a variety of research areas and topics.