Dr. Charles Cuong Nguyen

 

Biography
Dr. Charles Cuong Nguyen is a researcher, educator, administrator and presidential appointee. He is currently Dean of School of Engineering and Professor at the Catholic University of America (CUA). Elected Dean in 2001, he has been the first Vietnamese American Dean of a college at a major university in the U.S. He has also been the first Asian American dean at Catholic University in the history of the university. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at CUA from September 1997-June 2001. He earned the Diplom Ingenieur in Electrical Engineering at Konstanz University, West Germany where he was also named "Best Graduate of the Class of 1978," in 1978. Later he received his Master of Science in 1980 and Doctor of Science in 1982 both with honor at the George Washington University. He was valedictorian of his class when he graduated from his high school, Institut de la Providence (Thien Huu), Hue, Vietnam in 1970. Professor Nguyen has published over 100 technical and scientific papers in the area of control and robotics, co-edited three books and guest-edited 10 special issues in major journals. He also presented numerous research papers, organized and chaired numerous technical sessions at many international conferences. He is a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and senior member of the IEEE. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Asian Division of the U.S. Library of Congress and member of the Board of Directors, Library and Education Assistance for Vietnam (LEAF-VN) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA).
Dr. Charles Cuong Nguyen is a researcher, educator, administrator and presidential appointee. He is currently Dean of School of Engineering and Professor at the Catholic University of America (CUA). Elected Dean in 2001, he has been the first Vietnamese American Dean of a college at a major university in the U.S. He has also been the first Asian American dean at Catholic University in the history of the university. He was Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at CUA from September 1997-June 2001. He earned the Diplom Ingenieur in Electrical Engineering at Konstanz University, West Germany where he was also named "Best Graduate of the Class of 1978," in 1978. Later he received his Master of Science in 1980 and Doctor of Science in 1982 both with honor at the George Washington University. He was valedictorian of his class when he graduated from his high school, Institut de la Providence (Thien Huu), Hue, Vietnam in 1970. Professor Nguyen has published over 100 technical and scientific papers in the area of control and robotics, co-edited three books and guest-edited 10 special issues in major journals. He also presented numerous research papers, organized and chaired numerous technical sessions at many international conferences. He is a fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and senior member of the IEEE. He is a member of the Board of Directors, Asian Division of the U.S. Library of Congress and member of the Board of Directors, Library and Education Assistance for Vietnam (LEAF-VN) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association (VCSA). He was the recipient of the Academic Vice President Research Excellence Award in February 1989 from the Catholic University of America and a recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award from the George Washington University in 2002. Among many other awards, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from World Automation Congress (WAC) for contribution to robotics and intelligent automation in June 2004 and the Community Service Award from Asia Entertainment for Achievements in Education in August 2004. He received the 2006 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Vietnamese American Medical Research Foundation (VAMRF) in February 2007, the Leadership Award from the International Network of Engineering Education and Research (INEER) in September 2007 and the Lifetime Achievement Awardfrom the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS), February 2009. In May 2004 he was appointed by President Bush to serve on the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF). As dean of the School of Engineering at CUA, he has established several educational programs such as student's exchange programs and 2+2 programs with Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
He is the Founder and founding Editor of International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing (AutoSoft). He currently serves as the chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of AutoSoft. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Journal of Intelligent
Computing in Medical Informatics and Image Processing, TSI Publisher, and an associate editor of the IEEE Systems Journal, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Publisher. His research interests lie in the areas of medical robotics, time-varying control systems, control of large space structures, decentralized control, control of robot manipulators, closed-kinematic chain manipulators, robot vision, intelligent control and neural networks.

 

 

 

Colonel (DR) Mylene Tran Huynh

 

Biography
Colonel Mylene T. Huynh serves as the director of the Air Force Medical Service International Health Specialist (IHS) Program, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. In this capacity, Col Huynh advises on policy and guidance and provides oversight to 65 full-time IHS personnel in the 15 geographic locations world-wide and 250+ AF medical personnel with IHS Special Experience Identifiers. IHS teams are engaged in building global health partnership capacity through military to military and military to civilian health engagements. Through the IHS program, the AFMS develops a cadre of medics with foreign language skills, cross-cultural competency, expertise in regional geopolitical affairs and interagency coordination processes.Col Huynh earned her commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1988 and completed her medical doctorate degree at the University of Virginia through the Health Professional Scholarship Program in 1992. Col Huynh is board certified in both Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Col Huynh completed the Executive Fellow course at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in 2004, served as adjunct faculty and regularly lectured on Biosecurity for Senior Executives at APCSS from 2005-2007. Her professional career has focused on global health; clinical teaching; policy and implementation of population-based health programs; medical threats preparedness and response; health surveillance and epidemiology. Col Huynh led the development of the Operational Preventive Medicine (OPM) course for the Defense Institute for Medical Operations, which has been taught in six countries to partner nation military personnel. Col Huynh has led over 30 international health engagements in 15 countries. Her assignments included faculty instructor at the Andrews Family Practice Residency; International Health Specialist at Headquarter Pacific Air Forces; and Commander of the 377th Medical Operations Squadron. On prior Air Staff assignment, she served as Deputy Chief, Preventive Medicine Division.

Education:

1988 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; minor in Religion, High Distinction, University of Virginia 
1992 Doctorate in Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 
1995 Residency in Family Practice, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD 
1997 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, USAF School of Aerospace Med, Brooks AFB, TX 
1997 Medical Acupuncture Certification, University of California Los Angeles 
1999 Fellow, Teaching in Family Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 
2001 Master of Public Health, Uniformed Services University (USU) 
2002 Residency in Preventive Medicine, USU 
2004 Fellow, Exec Course 04-2, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii 
2005 Military Tropical Medicine, USU 
2007 Air War College Seminar

Assignments:

1995-1997 Family Practice Physician, 43rd Medical Group, Pope AFB, NC 
1997-2000 Family Practice Teaching Staff, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB 
2000-2001 Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration and Epidemiology (AFIT) 
2001-2002 Preventive Medicine Resident (AFIT) 
2002-2004 Deputy Chief, Preventive Medicine, AFMOA, Office of the AF/SG, Bolling AFB 
2004-2007 International Health Specialist, HQ Pacific Air Forces International Health Affairs 
2007-2009 Commander, 377th Medical Operations Squadron, Kirtland AFB, NM 
2009-Current Director, AFMS International Health Specialist Program (AFMSA/SGXI)

Major Awards and Decorations:

Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters 
Joint Service Commendation Medal 
Army Commendation Medal 
Air Force Achievement Medal 
Meritorious Unit Award 
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with one leaf cluster 
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with one leaf cluster 
National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster 
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 
Humanitarian Service Medal

Professional Memberships and Associationd:

American College of Preventive Medicine 
American Academy of Family Physician, Fellow 
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture 
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States 
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health 
Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physician

Effective Date and Promotions:

Second Lieutenant May 1988 
Captain May 1992 
Major May 1998 
Lieutenant Colonel May 2004 
Colonel May 2010