Biography: Ngo Viet Trung graduated from Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg in 1978. Since then he has been a professor of the Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, and became its director in 2006-2013. He is the current President of Vietnam Mathematical Society and Chair of the Section Mathematics of the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development. His honors include the National Prize for Outstanding Scientist and the Ho Chi Minh Prize. He is a fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).