U Soe Paing

Saya U Soe Paing in SF Bay Area

Brief Bio

  • Saya was my mentor at RIT and UCC.
  • Saya recruited his students to join UCC.
    Some early students could not wait long for the UCC project to get established.
    A few left for overseas.
  • Won Collegiate Scholarship in 1956.
  • Won two Medals for I.Sc. (A) and (B) exams.
    Highest total score for both exams combined.
    Highest marks in Mathematics in I.Sc. examination. Saya Dr. Tin Win (M62) and another student were co-winners.
  • Received a scholarship to study BSEE and MSEE at Stanford University.
    Saya U Ko Ko Lay (UCC) received a scholarship to study BSCE and MSCE at Stanford University.
  • On their return journey to Burma by an ocean liner, Saya U Soe Paing and Saya U Ko Ko Lay were joined by Saya Allen Htay (C58) and Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt (M60) who had finished their graduate studies in the US. They spent the evenings playing Bridge. They became close friends.
  • Joined the EE Department as Assistant Lecturer.
    Helped Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe found UCC along with Saya U Myo Min and Saya U Ko Ko Lay.
  • Transferred to UCC as Systems Manager.
  • Did his M.Sc. (Computer Science) at the University of Southampton in the UK.
  • Retired after working as UN Consultant in several countries.
  • Wrote a brief bio for the SPZPs.
  • Described more details in his articles about his studies and work at UCC and beyond.
Saya U Soe Paing in Yangon

Saya’s writings and contributions

  • Student days at Rangoon University
  • RIT Saya Soccer Team
  • RIT-UCC Connection
  • Three sayas attending SPZP
  • “Computer Ah Sa UCC Ga” and articles can be read from SCRIB-D
  • With the help of Sayagyi U Ba Than and Saya U Thaw Kaung, Saya compiled artifacts at the Universities Central Library. Saya prepared a draft version for of HMEE-2012.
  • Saya revised the translation by U Ohn Khine (Section One in full, Section Two in Summary).
  • Saya hosted several gatherings for RIT-UCC alumni visiting Myanmar.
Saya U Soe Paing in Singapore

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