Department of Information System and Applied Mathematics (ISAM), formerly known as Department of Informatics, was established in 1990 simultaneous with the foundation of Center of Informatics and Electronics, the original name of the College of Information and Communication Technology (CICT). Sixteen lecturers: 1 Doctor, 3 Masters, DEAs and others worked for the ISAM Department from the starting days. In 1997, the ISAM Department was divided into two departments: Information System and Applied Mathematics Department and Computer System and Communication Department in order to meet the demands in terms of education and training.
The ISAM Department currently has 13 lecturers including 4 Doctors, 5 Master and others who are excellent engineers graduated from CICT. In addition to five Doctorate candidates are finishing their research in Canada and France, two Master candidates are studying in Thailand and Vietnam.
ISAM Department’s missions are to give lectures on fundamental subjects of Information System field. These subjects are grouped into three specialized areas:
- Computer Science (CS)
- Information Systems (IS)
- Mathematics and Applications (MA)
Beside those major subjects in the IT field, ISAM also lectures other subjects for the first year IT students and electronics students such as Basic Informatics, Using Application Software as well as conduct students to do projects and thesis.
Research and Development
ISAM has been boosting educational product quality, applying advanced teaching methods, and strongly joining to the project “high quality engineer education program” of CICT. We are going to send more lecturers to developed countries for studying as well as doing research. In some next days, we will have efficient human resource for the highly demands of educational career. We are going to widen and deepen research fields. Our application software including GBASE will be completed so that our research products can be put into market. We are also greatly concerned about developing high quality Information management systems that can be applied not only in CICT, Can Tho University but also in business. Management systems for long distance learning have been developed and applied for teaching and learning activities in CICT. These systems help students to get more online learning materials and reducing lecturers’ work load as well. A long distance practical conduction system is being completed. This system will be used for long distance learning program.