WEEK# 24, 10 – 16 June 2019

 In this issue:

 A. Announcements

B. Events

C. Visitors

D. Campus Updates

E. Faculty and Staff Travel

F. Classifieds (Jobs)



 (i)Special Invitation to Social Business Day 2019, 28 June 2019

Email from Yunus Center AIT (5 Jun. 2019)


Inaugural Session Social Business Day 2019

9:00 AM, 28 June, Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok

YCA - the Yunus Center at AIT is celebrating AIT's 60th Anniversary with a splash.  Bringing the world's largest annual gathering of the social business community to Bangkok for the first time ever!

Social Business Day 2019 is being hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on 28 June 2019, at the Bangkok Convention Center, Centara Grand,Central World, Bangkok. We are delighted to have been asked to organize this global event, which gathers almost 1,000 delegates from over 40 countries, including leaders in government, business, academia, and citizen organizations, as well as icons of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

AIT President Dr. Eden Woon will welcome delegates at the inaugural session along with Dr. Thapana Srivadhanabhakdi, CEO of C-asean, before the opening keynote by Professor Yunus. This year’s confirmed VIPs include HRH Queen Sofia of Spain, Dr. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of the United Nations ESCAP, Mr. Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone and the most prominent of personalities in Thailand, representing the Royal Thai Government, and the business and citizen sectors. 

Come join us celebrate transforming AIT into a hub of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Be inspired by thought leaders in Social Impact and Enterprise-led Development.  Hear how Social Business models are reaching vulnerable groups, helping build resilient communities in over 50 countries. Come share our joy as we mark 10 years of YCA, and its replication in 73 leading universities across all continents.  

Conference fees are waived for AIT faculty and staff if you register before 14 June.  A service fee of 400 Baht is payable to the event organizers.  But we'll make up for it by offering the first 50 AIT delegates to register a free SBD2019 commemorative T-shirt.  Everyone registering later can claim a commemorative SBD2019 fridge magnet. 

SU members and students volunteering for the program attend free and get a lifetime experience as a bonus. The Student Volunteer Terms of Reference can be found here:


Register as a delegate with Google Form here: https://forms.gle/MrCicao8yG5aivek9 

Register as a volunteer with Google Form here: https://forms.gle/ncP6bPzBWi5aqoNa6 

 For any queries, please email George Murray: george-murray@ait.asia

Transport arrangements will be notified ahead of the event by Ms. Parichad Nuntavong: parichad@ait.asia 

This is a great opportunity to showcase AIT and our work to a global audience. 

Come, let’s make AIT proud by making this Social Business Day the biggest and the best of all!


(ii)Condolence: Passing away of the father of Mrs. Nanette Gatela, Teacher in AITIS

Email from Office of the Human Resources Services (6 Jun. 2019)

 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing away of Mr. Manuel A. Quiero, Sr, father of Mrs. Nanette Gatela, Teacher at AIT International School, on 22 May 2019.

The interment took place on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 in Saint Anne Parish Church, Sta Fe, Leyte, Philippines.

On behalf of the AIT Community, we wish to express our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Mrs. Nanette and her family during this time of bereavement.


(iii)New trial database: Skillsoft’s Books24x7

Email from AIT Library (4 June 2019)

Please be informed that Skillsoft Company has offered a trial for Books24x7 database. The trial period starts from now until 30 June 2019.

Skillsoft’s Books24x7 provides leading on-demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized books, book summaries, research reports, and best practices. The Books24x7 On-Demand Platform enables users to search, browse, read, and collaborate with other users of these vast professional libraries.


1) IT Pro

Topic coverage: Desktop & Office Application, Databases, Enterprise Computing, Graphic Design & Multimedia, Hardware IBM Technologies, Programming Languages, Operating Systems, Oracle Technologies, Networks & Protocols, Internet & Web Development, Security, Software Engineering, Telecommunications.

Available titles: 15, 615 titles

2) BusinessPro

Topic coverage: Change Management, Coaching & Mentoring, Communication/Negotiation, Diversity, Employee Training & Development, Finance & Accounting, International Business, Leadership, Measuring ROI, Technical Development, Project Management, Quality Management & Six Sigma, Recruitment, Hiring & Compensation, Sales & Marketing, Strategy, Time Management & Productivity

Available titles: 12,150 titles

3) EngineeringPro

Topic coverage: Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Civil, Computational Analysis Tools and Mathematics, Electrical and Electronics, Engineering Soft Skills, Environmental, Industrial, Manufacturing and Operations, Marine, Materials, Mechanical, Nanotechnology, Mechanical, Nuclear, Optical, Petroleum, Oil and Gas, Sustainability, Systems, Telecommunications and more.

Available titles: 4,878 titles

4) FinancePro

Topic coverage: Accounting, Auditing, Consolidation, and Mergers, Credit and Loan, Economic Influences, Foundations of Government, Human Capital, Investment Management, Operations Management, Risk Management, Security & Homeland Defense.

Available titles: 1,920 titles

Search: Please visit https://library.books24x7.com/ 

Skillsoft’s Books24x7 will require you to register with AIT e-mail before you can access to the database. Kindly note that this platform does not permit users to download the .pdf files.

Off-Campus Access to e-Resources

The users will be required to access the database through a VPN. For information on how to set up VPN, please follow the link below.


 The Library hopes that this trial database will be useful for your study and research.  If you have any inquiries, please feel free to contact the Library at library@ait.ac.th 



B. Events



(a)Orientation for New Students: 2 Aug. 2019

Fri Aug 2nd 9:00am - 5:00pm

Orientation Day for new students will be organized at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on 2 August 2019 at the AIT Conference Center.

More details at this link: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/orientation-new-students-2-august-2019/ 


(b)"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs": 27 – 28 Sept. 2019 

"100 Innovations and Entrepreneurs" is the name of a grand event being organized by AIT that seeks to celebrate the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of AIT. Featuring 100 innovations and entrepreneurs, the event will be organized from 27 – 28 Sept. at CAsean, Bangkok.




(a)Talk on AI Chips and The Impact of Machine Learning on Processor Technology and System Architectures: 11 Jun. 2019

A talk on "AI Chips and The Impact of Machine Learning on Processor Technology and System Architectures" will be delivered by Dr. Adriano José da Conceição Tavares, Associate Professor of Industrial Electronics Department at University of Minho, Portugal, in Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building, Asian Institute of Technology, on 11 June 2019 from 09:30 - 12:30 hours.

 Topic: AI Chips and The Impact of Machine Learning on Processor Technology and System Architectures

 Date: 11 June 2019 (Tuesday)

 Time: 09:30 - 12:30 hours

 Venue: Room 106, Chalermprakiat Building, Asian Institute of Technology

 More details: https://www.ait.ac.th/event/talk-on-ai-chips-and-the-impact-of-machine-l... 


(b)The 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports”: 22 – 23 Aug. 2019

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management program under Department of Food, Agriculture, and BioResources, School of Environment, Resources, and Development (SERD), will host the 6th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on “Sustainable Aquaculture: Nutritional Security and Exports” at Hotel Windsor Suites and Convention, Bangkok, from 22 – 23 August 2019.

See more details: https://aquaconference.com/icfa-2019/ .



 C. Visitors / MoU


 •AIT and Yangon University of Economics (YUE), Myanmar, led by Prof. Tin Win, Rector, will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and discuss about the detailed partnership between AIT and YUE / 13 Jun. 2019



D. Campus Updates

(i) AC unit cleaning service for SERD building

Please be informed that AC technicians will enter SERD building for AC unit cleaning as a part of our preventive maintenance routine from Wednesday 5th to Friday 28th June 2019
It is advisable for the tenants to store your valuables away in a safe place to prevent them from being misplaced or damaged during the process of maintenance.
For AC units cleaning; if any of the tenants find the mentioned schedule to be inconvenient, please contact call center office at 5800 to arrange for another time.

PM Plan for A/C Cleaning at SERD building

10 June: Room W201-W207, W209
11 June: Room W208, W210, W211-W213, W215, W217, W219
12 June: Room W222, W223, W225, W227, W229, W231, W233, W235
13 June: Room W214, W216, W237, W239, W241
14 June: Room W220, W222, W224, W243, W245, W247, W249
15 June: Room W226, W251, W253, W255, W257
17 June: Room S100, S101, E126-E128
18 June: Room E119-E123, E131
19 June: Room E109, E112-E115, E117
20 June: Room E105-E107, E110, E111
21 June: Room E101-E104, E108
22 June: Room W128-W133, W135
24 June: Room W127, W130, W131, W136-W139
25 June: Room W101-W104, W132
26 June: Room W117-W120
27 June: Room W121-W126
28 June: Room W109-W115

Remark: The schedule may be subjected to change as appropriate


  E. Faculty and Staff Travel 

Dr. Indrajit Pal / Chonburi and Rayong, Thailand / 3 – 4 May 2019* 
Prof. C. Visvanathan / Xi’an, China / 4 – 8 May 2019*
Dr. Pisut Koomsap / Warsaw, Poland, and Tunisia / 18 May – 17 June 2019
Dr. Apichon Witayangkurn / Surat Thani, Thailand / 23 – 27 May 2019*
Dr. Sanit Arunplod / Surat Thani, Thailand / 23 – 27 May 2019*
Prof. B.H.W. Hadikusumo / Myanmar / 24 – 26 May 2019*
Dr. Oleg Shipin / California, USA / 25 May – 17 June 2019
Dr. Manzul K. Hazarika / Chaiyaphum, Thailand / 28 May 2019*
Mr. Chathumal Madhuranga Weththasinghe Arachchige / Chiang Mai, 
Thailand / 3 – 7 June 2019* 
Mr. Sasanka Lanka Madawalagama / Chiang Mai, Thailand / 3 – 7 June 2019* 
Mrs. Adelaida B. Roman / Manila, Philippines / 8 – 23 June 2019
Prof. Joyashree Roy / California, USA / 10 June – 5 July 2019
Ms. Charina May B. Lepiten / Putrajaya, Malaysia / 11 – 12 June 2019
Mr. Voravate Chonlasin / Chonburi and Pathumthani, Thailand / 14 – 15 June 2019
Mr. SK Shahin Hossain / Chonburi and Pathumthani, Thailand / 14 – 15 June 2019
Ms. Slanee Meeto / Chonburi and Pathumthani, Thailand / 14 – 15 June 2019
Dr. P. Abdul Salam / Manila, Phippines / 16 – 22 June 2019
*(Staff or faculty member travelled and returned to AIT prior to documentation received for publication)


  F. Classifieds (Jobs)


Position: Director (AIT Center in Vietnam (AITCV))

Ref. No. 24/19

Deadline: 15 June 2019



Position: Purchasing Director (Office of Procurement, Inventory and Assets (OPIA))

Ref. No. 28/19

Deadline: 30 June 2019



Position: Technician (School of Environment, Resources and Development)

Ref. No. 30/19

Deadline: 30 June 2019