Ta Thi Hoai An, 51, a native of Nghe An Province in north-central Vietnam is now qualified as a mathematics professor this year, making her the country’s third female math professor over the past seven decades.
She got a bachelor’s degree in 1993, a master’s in 1997, a PhD in 2001 with a major in mathematics at Vinh University, located in the provincial capital city of Vinh.
She worked as lecturer at Vinh University from December 1995 to September 2001 before following a postdoctoral program at the Academia Sinica’s Institute of Mathematics in Taiwan until August 2004.
She returned home to continue to work as a lecturer at Vinh University from September 2004 to March 2005.
After that, from March 2005 to April 2014, she was a researcher at the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology’s Institute of Mathematics, where she is currently the head of the Department of Number Theory.
An finished her doctor of science degree in 2015 at the France-based University of Clermont Ferrand 2 Blaise Pascal.
She was recognized as an associate professor in 2009.
Until now, she has assisted three research fellows in successfully defending their dissertations.
Besides, she completed four ministerial-level scientific research projects, is the author of 33 publications, and published two books.
Her main research areas include Diophantine approximation and Nevanlinna theory and applications.
In 2009, she was offered the Humboldt Research Fellowships for experienced researchers and received an award by the Vietnam Institute of Mathematics.
Prior to An, Hoang Xuan Sinh and Le Thi Thanh Nhan were the first two female professors in Vietnam that were eligible for the title in 1980 and 2015, respectively.