Founded by a group of Vietnamese postgraduate students in France in the early 2010s, the network has grown and spanned across continents. It is one of the oldest networks, which connects world-leading experts and scientists to different AVSE Global’s consulting and training projects.
The main activities are networking and organizing forums, one of which being most well-recognized is the International Conference CIGOS held every two years, attracting hundreds of experts and scientists from all over the world to join and discuss. The conference’s proceedings are also published by Springer Nature and indexed by Scopus.
Recently, the network has expanded its activity to acting as a public policy consultancy for Vietnamese government and building its own Journal in Civil Engineering.
Dr. Cuong Ha-Minh is an Associate Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay, Université Paris-Saclay (France). His research interests include mechanical behavior of composite structures up to the final rupture, computational mechanics and their applications in industrial design and manufacture. He is co-author of more than 16 papers in international peer-review journals. Seven PhD theses were completed under his co-supervision. He has been chairman of the International Conference series on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering and Structures (CIGOS) since 2015. In 2016, he served invited professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. Since 2017, he has been the coordinator for the Civil Engineering Network, AVSE Global.