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UCC (Supplementary Notes)

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Text Update : January 5, 2021

  • I wrote 30+ posts on “Memories of UCC”.
  • A summary was published in the Commemorative Magazine for the 30th Anniversary of the founding of ICST.
  • Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe (GBNF) founded UCC (Universities’ Computer Center) with the help of Saya U Soe Paing, Saya U Myo Min, and Saya U Ko Ko Lay (GBNF).
  • They also led TOSS (Team Of System Specialists), which helped with the computerization of various government departments and organizations.
  • Sayagyi Dr. Chit Swe was my mentor at UCC.
    Saya studied Mathematics at Mandalay University, Imperial College and University of Liverpool.
    Saya was Head of the Mathematics Department at the Institute of Economics when he proposed the UCC project.
    He became Professor of Mathematics at RASU and Founder-Director of UCC.
    Saya retired as Rector of RASU.
    He continued teaching and supervising research in Thailand and Australia.
    He passed away in Sydney Australia in late 2019.
  • Saya U Soe Paing was my mentor at RIT and UCC
    Saya matriculated from St. Paul’s High School in 1956 and won the Collegiate Scholarship.
    In the RU Convocation in 1958, he won two medals:
    one for highest score for combined I.Sc. (A) and I.Sc.(B)
    one for joint highest score for Mathematics in combined I.Sc.(A) and I.Sc.(B)
    While attending classes at the Faculty of Engineering, he was awarded a Government Scholarship to study BSEE and MSEE at Stanford University.
    In 1964, he joined EE Department at RIT as Assistant Lecturer.
    Helped with the UCC Project.
    In April 1971, Saya transferred to UCC as Manager of Systems Division.
    Saya studied M.Sc. (CS) at the University of Southampton in the UK.
    Saya wrote “Computer Ah Sa UCC Ga” in a computer magazine in Myanmar.
    It was re-posed in “Mandalay Gazette”, a publication based in Los Angeles.
    He retired from UN after working on UN projects in several countries.
    Recently (in July 2020) he gave an interview to MASTAA USA.
  • Saya U Myo Min
    Saya matriculated as a top student from SPHS in 1958.
    He won a medal in 1960 for standing first among the I.Com students.
    He won another medal in 1962 for standing first among the B.Com students.
    He is a Chartered Account and worked for IBM UK.
    He returned to Burma and joined UCC as Manager of Applications.
    He studied Masters in System Engineering from the University of Lancaster in the UK.
    After retirement, he worked in Singapore and USA.
  • Saya U Ko Ko Lay
    He was a classmate of Saya U Soe Paing at SPHS and Stanford University.
    While attending classes at the Faculty of Engineering, he was awarded a Government Scholarship to study BSCE and MSCE at Stanford University.
    He joined PWD as an assistant engineer.
    Dr. Chit Swe and U Soe Paing recruited him to help with the UCC project.
    In April 1971, Saya transferred to UCC as Manager of Operations Division.
    He studied Masters in System Engineering from the University of Lancaster in the UK.
    He later served as Manager for Scientific Applications at UCC, Professor of Computer Science at DCS, and Professor of Information Systems at ICST.
    He is GBNF.
  • More details can be found in “Memories of UCC” series of articles.

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