Filtered by: Department of Computer Science

NUS and IBM to develop blockchain training in Singapore

25 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 
NUS Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI) are collaborating to jointly develop a module on financial technology, to better equip students with essential knowledge and skill sets in this area.

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Bidding goodbye to 2G phones (Part 1)

15 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In an interview with Frontline, a Channel 8 current affairs programme, Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon said that the 3G network can support higher traffic than the 2G network. He added that in order to ensure faster Internet speeds, there is a need to phase out the 2G network in favour of the 3G and 4G network. Prof. Chan said that there are two main groups of people who are still using the 2G network - the elderly, who have little interest in using the Internet and primarily use their phones to make calls; and foreign workers, who may prefer to save money by using 2G phones instead of smartphones. He also added that some equipment may also still be using the 2G network, such as wireless cash register and monitoring equipment at construction sites.

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NUS Computing alumni part of winning team at AirAsia hackathon

29 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems Alum

 

29 March 2017 – Team Aviato, a group of five NUS and NTU alumni, won the Airvolution hackathon organized by budget carrier AirAsia.

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Start-ups disrupt local forex scene

28 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Dealing with foreign currencies and ever-fluid exchange rates can be frustrating for consumers. Local start-up RateX aims to "flatten" cross- border online shopping by offering real exchange rates without additional or hidden transaction fees. Designed by Computer Science students Lim Jing Rong and Davis Gay as well as Economics student Goh Jian Kai, the online payment tool matches the sum of an online overseas purchase with rates from currency exchange websites. This allows the user to pay for the purchase in his local currency.

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Computer Science student wins IT Youth 2017 award

22 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

22 March 2017 – Computer Science student Yeo Quan Yang was conferred the IT Youth 2017 award at the Singapore Computer Society IT Leader Awards 2017 Ceremony, held on 10 March.

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NUS Computing welcomes new faculty member

21 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

21 March 2017 - NUS Computing welcomes Dr. Wang Wei to the Department of Computer Science.

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CFLD International Sets Up Headquarters in Singapore, Signs MOU with NUS

17 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems Faculty News Media

 

One of Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) has chosen Singapore as the headquarters of its international arm - CFLD International. CFLD signed an MOU with NUS, its first international education partner, to drive innovation and leverage business analytics research to address smart city industry challenges.

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NUS, NTU among top in global uni rankings

08 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems Faculty News Media

 

NUS has been ranked the world's tenth best university in computer science and information systems in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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NUS launching 18-month internships

28 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

 

NUS is restructuring its curriculum to allow some of its students to go on work attachments for as long as 18 months, starting from the new academic year in August. Anecdotally, many students do end up receiving offers at the end of their work stints. NUS computer science graduate Rey Neo Zhi Lei, 25, also landed his job as a software engineer at PayPal after interning there in his final year.

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Students can now directly apply for double majors at NUS

27 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems Faculty News Media

 

In AY2017/2018, NUS will offer about 30 new double major combinations and about 40 major-minor combinations. Students can choose from 16 subject areas, including Business Analytics, Computer Science and Information Security. NUS will also be introducing a revamped Bachelor of Computer in Information Systems (IS) degree programme. The programme offers new specialisations in the areas of financial technology, digital innovation and e-commerce.

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NUS Computing graduates command high starting salaries in latest survey

27 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems Student

 

27 February 2017 - In spite of a relatively subdued economy, NUS Computing graduates continue to hold their own in the face of stiff market competition.

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Slowing economy not a blip for fresh grads in job market

23 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems Student News Media

 

Graduates of NUS Computing's Computer Science and Information Systems programmes had the highest increase in starting salaries. Overall, graduates from 16 NUS courses including arts, business, computing, nursing and pharmacy, recorded improvements in their starting salaries.

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Taking the path less travelled, to make a real difference

21 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Computer Engineering alumnus Mohan Belani is the chief executive officer and co-founder of e27.co, an online platform which serves as an intermediary matching entrepreneurs, investors, and people looking for work in an innovation-led environment. What inspired him to create his own start-up was his year-long experience working at a new e-commerce outfit in Silicon Valley as part of NUS's Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme.

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Dr. Yair Zick is awarded the 2017 National Research Foundation Fellowship

21 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

21 February 2017 – New Computer Science faculty member Dr. Yair Zick has been named a Fellow under the National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship.

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Former ITE boy pursues dream at NUS with scholarship

13 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

First-year Computer Science student Quek Kai Yu was last year awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship, presented by the Infocomm Media Development Authority to promising undergraduates pursuing an infocomm-related course. Inspired by his interaction with his parents who are both partially deaf-mute, Kai Yu wants to create a device that can interpret sign language by detecting hand movements using a video camera and translating them into English text.

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Overseas internships open doors for aspiring entrepreneurs

09 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

To Computer Engineering alumnus Liu Tianwei, an internship at Silicon Valley in the United States — when he was still an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS) — proved to be an event that defined the course of his career. The stint laid the foundation for him to start his own company — online peer-to-peer payments start-up Xfers.

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NUS Undergrads Become Every Kiasu S'porean's Hero With Their Uber/Grab Promo Code Chatbot

07 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Computer Science student Natasha Koh Sze Sze and Business student Amos Goh created the TaxiBot chatbot, so that Singaporeans could easily discover ongoing promo codes from Uber, Grab and taxi companies (mostly Comfort DelGro).

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New S$8.4m national cybersecurity lab launched at NUS

07 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

A national laboratory that provides a realistic environment for cybersecurity research and test-bedding of solutions against cyber threats was launched yesterday at NUS. The National Cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) Laboratory costs S$8.4 million and was funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It is capable of simulating the performance of more than a thousand computers to perform tasks like emulating large-scale malicious cyber attacks.

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NUS Computing welcomes new faculty members

19 January 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

19 January 2017 - NUS Computing welcomes two new faculty members to the Department of Computer Science.

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Alibaba Cloud partners NUS, EZ-Link to boost data capabilities

17 January 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

 

 ALIBABA Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Jack Ma-founded Alibaba Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and EZ-Link to drive cloud computing and data-driven capabilities in the Republic, and better serve enterprises and merchants here.

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