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Attend the HUT-ICCE 2012 Conference in Hue, Vietnam


6 papers have been accepted for publications at ICONIP 2012 in Doha, Qatar


Attend the WORLDCOMP 2012 Conference in Las Vegas


Attend the Worldwide Imagine Cup Finals in New York City and Visit IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York


Team UCEEG has won Australia Imagine Cup Finals held at Powerhouse Museum in Sydney. Congratulations!


Faculty of ISE, room 11B24, 3:30 – 4:30 this Friday 5/11/2010. Ms Neryl Lewis, Director of Pakistan Flood Taskforce from AusAID will talk about the United Nations, the Australian aid program, the challenges in meeting the MDGs, and current humanitarian challenges in disaster response.


Attend the NSS conference in Melbourne


Semester 2 starts.


Attend the HUT-ICCE conference and IDP events from 7/8 to 14/8 in Vietnam


Attend the WCCI conference from 15/7 to 24/7 in Barcelona, Spain


Team 1337 and I are going to Poland for Worldwide Imagine Cup Finnals.


Team 1337 presents their work to Faculty. Win TV and UC Chronicle attend and interview the team. Watch the interview on Win TV today at 6:30 on Win TV


Congratulations! Team 1337 has won the first prize of the Australian Software Design category of Imagine Cup 2010. The Worldwide Finals will be held in Warsaw, Poland, July 3 – 8, 2010.  


Team 1337 has made it to Round 2 of the Australian Software Design category of Imagine Cup 2010. The Australian finals will be held in Sydney on May 19. Congratulations and all the best to the team.


Commencement date as Associate Professor. Many thanks to UC Promotion Committee, Dean of Faculty and my referees.


Attending ICIMT 2009 Conference in Jeju island, Korea.


My son, Khoi-Nguyen Tran, is graduating Bachelor of Computer Science (Honours) at ANU. He has been offered a PhD place at ANU with APA PhD + ANU CEC scholarships


Microsoft Training Workshop at UC


Participating in IDP Exhibitions in Hanoi (Melia hotel 13/8) and in Saigon (IDP Office 15/8)


Semester 2 starts


I am going to Danang in Vietnam to attend RIVF conference 

02/07/09 – Imagine Cup World Finals in Cairo, Egypt

Team eGreen and I are going to Imagine Cup World Finals in Cairo, Egypt. We will come back on Wed 08/07/09 


Team eGreen has submitted a 10-minute video presentation to Imagine Cup World Finals. A copy of this video is available at


Please have a look!

27/05/09 – Australia Imagine Cup Finals 2009

Team eGreen came first, team DeCarbinate came third, and team IWork came fourth in Imagine Cup Australia Finals in Sydney. Congratulations! Well done!

22/05/09 – World Congress Software Engineering WCSE 2009

I have come back from the World Congress Software Engineering WCSE 2009 in Xiamen, one of the most beautiful cities in China. I attended this conference as Program Chair. It was great, I met many good researchers as well as good postgraduate students in China. The Xianglu Grand hotel is big.

17/05/09 – Imagine Cup Software Design 2009

Three teams eGreen, iWork, and DeCarbonate have been selected to the Australia Finals. We will go to Microsoft Office in Sydney on Wednesday and go back on the next day.

10/05/09 – Imagine Cup Software Design 2009 – Australia Final Submission

Three teams eGreen, iWork, and DeCarbonate have done their work and submitted to Microsoft Australia on Sunday 10/05/09. We will be contacted very soon. Selected teams will fly to Sydney for Australia Finals on Wednesday 27/05/09 and fly back to Canberra on the next day. Good luck to the teams.

29/04/09 – iAwards 2009 – National Finals

Team eGreen (Xharmagne, James, and Donovan) and I went to Melbourne on Wednesday 29/04/09 for iAwards national finals. The presentation was really good. Many thanks to Faculty of ISE and Team eGreen. The team has won a prize in the first round. See Activities page for more details.

Microsoft .NET Workshop 20 April 2009 

Microsoft Australia and the Faculty of Information Sciences and Engineering of University of Canberra invite you to attend a Teacher and Faculty Technical Training Workshop Day, held at University of Canberra.

Where: Room 2B9, Canberra University, College Street, Bruce, ACT 2601

When:   Monday, April 20th 2009

               Session 1:            .NET      9:00am-12:00pm

               Session 2:            WPF       1:00pm-4:00pm

               Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided.

RSVP:     April 13th 2009

To register your attendance, visit the following event website and enter your details.


This free technical training day is jam-packed full of information that will help you understand technologies that are used by a large component of the business world and how you can help your students come to grips with them and be prepared as they enter the workforce.

The morning session introduces you to .NET and core programming concepts that can be used as a basis for building teaching content for your own students as well as going into the reasons why it’s important to include .NET and C# as part of your curriculum. Over the space of three hours, you’ll learn how .NET works and how it can be used to create programming projects for Windows, web browsers, mobile phones and even Xbox consoles.

The afternoon session will cover Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), a new way of creating programs that have innovative user interfaces and experiences and is the same technology used to provide Silverlight on web browsers. The three hours includes an introduction and definition of core WPF concepts and, like the morning session, will include pointers on how to build coursework from what you’ll hear on the day. All attendees of the WPF session will receive a copy of WPF-in-a-Box, a complete resource guide to learning and using Windows Presentation Foundation, including hands on labs, links and resources.

In addition to these two technical training sessions and the WPF-in-a-Box kit, Microsoft will also highlight the various programs that are in place to provide you and your students free software and curriculum resources so that you’re best armed to gear up to teach programming with Microsoft technologies, and give you some ideas on how to integrate social awareness into the curriculum to inspire and encourage technical innovation in your class attendees.