Application Division (UCC)

  • Graduated with Mathematics from RASU.
  • M.Sc. from the University of Lancaster in the United Kingdom.
  • Ph.D. from the University of Kansas in the United States.
  • Taught at VMI (Virginia Military Institute).
  • He is currently working in the Washington, D.C, (District of Columbia).
  • His friend Sayama Daw Swe Swe Than asked U Soe Than to tutor Daw Wai Wai Than.
    The rest is history.
  • Mra is a Rakkhine spelling for Mya.
  • Mathematics major
  • Joined UCC as an applications programmer.
  • There were some difficulties in finding a suitable university for Mra in the UK.
    He received an offer from the University of Belfast, but there was violence notably in connection with IRA [Irish Republican Army].
    He ended up migrating to the United States.
  • He owns a set of equipment (Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Audio) to form a band.
  • He was the leader of TAMPS band (formed with the initials of the members): Tin Aung, Austin Xavier, Mra Tun, Pierpont Morgan and Sidney Sann Aung.
  • In the USA, he often jams with the local music bands.
  • He and Ricky Zaw (brother of Daw Nyunt Nyunt Zaw (T68)) performed a duet at the BASES Annual Dinner in Los Angeles.
  • He worked as an independent consultant and as a contractor for IBM.
    Most of his projects are related to COBOL (considered as a “dead language” by some)
  • Taught Numeral Methods at the UCC courses.
  • Studied in the UK.
  • He was athletic and played Football and Volleyball.
  • He had a kidney problem.
  • His “Ah Nar Dei” attitude (to use the health fund provided by former colleagues) led to his demise.
  • He is fondly known as Japan Sayagyi.
    His wife worked for the Foreign Ministry and was assigned to Japan.
    He accompanied her and worked as a COBOL programmer.
  • Saya Paing met him during his training (sponsored by JICA [Japan International Cooperating Agency] and implemented by Fujitsu and other Japanese computer companies.
    Saya Paing asked him if he would like to join UCC upon his return to Burma.
  • He became one of the COBOL teachers.
  • He moved to Australia.
  • Also known as Joe Thein
  • He had a disability, but that did not prevent him to have a good life and career.
    He completed training courses from ICL (including COBOL programming).
  • He joined UCC as an “off-line” operator.
  • He transferred to the Application Division.
  • He became one of the COBOL teachers.
  • Some from Operations Division transferred to other divisions (e.g. Scientific Applications Division) and/or Teaching
    U Myint Swe
    U Soe Myint (GBNF)
  • Some transferred from other Government departments to UCC
    U Win Myint (SLR)
    U Tin Win
  • Several student volunteers joined UCC after completing their M.Sc. and DAC courses.
    U Win Naing (GBNF)
    Daw Tin May Lwin
    Daw Thin Thin Aung

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