Dr. Lê Viết Quốc

As a boy growing up in rural Central Vietnam, Quoc Le (Le Viet Quoc) was fascinated by machines, inventors, and mathematics. These passions shaped his subsequent interest in artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Today he is a scientist at Google, where he is one of the leading artificial intelligence researchers at the Google Brain project. In 2014, Quoc was recognized by the MIT Technology Review as one of the top innovators in the world under the age of 35.

Quoc’s work has won multiple awards at international conferences on machine learning and artificial intelligence and has been profiled in the New York Times Magazine.

Quoc obtained his PhD in Computer Science at Stanford University and a Bachelor of Software Engineering (First Class Honors) at the Australian National University, where he was a Distinguished Scholar. He is a proud graduate of Quoc Hoc Hue High School in Hue.

Phan Thục Anh

Phan Thục Anh was voted by her Class of 2023 peers to become the student representative speaker at the inaugural commencement ceremony of the Fulbright Undergraduate program.

Thục Anh was a co-design student recruited to help build Fulbright’s undergraduate program during its formative year before the official classes began in 2019-2020. She is now a senior majoring in Economics. She enjoys classes in macroeconomics, business, and corporate finance. In 2021, she was one of the 22 Vietnamese students awarded full scholarships from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) to pursue a finance career. Currently, Thục Anh works as a UFresh Finance Business Partner at Unilever.

Besides professional experience, Thục Anh participated in Fulbright’s extra curriculum mostly through her engagement with Fulbright Student Council as the co-founder and the first President. Buddhism has a major influence on Thục Anh’s worldview. She is a fan of Vietnamese cuisine, especially the noodles.