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Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition

07 February 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Associate Professor Terence Sim began his research in facial recognition technology since 1998. He said that while facial recognition can be used in many fields, but it is used mainly for security purposes due to the ease of using cameras to carry out large scale screening. However, A/P Sim highlighted that the rate of error for facial recognition is higher than fingerprint and iris recognition. He cautions that the authories be careful before adopting the technology due to its high risk. A/P Sim recommends for the government to create a more comprehensive law to protect privacy to prevent identity theft. Technology companies need to ensure that their data is secure and materials are not easily stolen. A/P Sim also highlighted the necessity to distinguish between "proof of identity" and "proof of authorisation". One pitfall of the technology is that the technology is not transferrable and cannot be cancelled, unlike passwords and physical passes. NUS Computing is studying how to make facial recognition more secure and it is developing a dynamic face recognition system to improve accuracy. A trial on 39 pairs of twins proved successful, and A/P Sim said it is because everyone's expressions are different and not easily replicated.

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NUS Computing welcomes three new faculty members

30 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

30 January 2018 - Three new faculty members have joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS Computing. They are:

 

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Bringing digital innovation to aviation

30 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Singapore Airlines (SIA), where the first MOU will see three NUS faculties - Business, Computing and Engineering - and SIA working on joint longer term research projects focusing on business challenges for which solutions are not currently available. 

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Robots to the rescue

15 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

The inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2017 saw 12 teams of NUS students developing innovative robotic aids for the elderly and the disabled, with the results announced on 8 January. An exhibition featuring the 12 projects was held at NUS University Town. Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.

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Silver Flexer wins inaugural Robots@NUS Competition

12 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student

12 January 2018 – NUS students Chua Song Yu, Heng Meng Pei and Clement Tan, makers of Silver Flexer, emerged champions in the first Robots@NUS Competition, held on 8 January this year.

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Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs

08 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

As an experiment, engineer and NUS School of Computing graduate Yeo Kheng Meng managed to get a modern Linux distribution running on a 25-year-old IBM PC from 1993 - an x86 machine that isn't vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre CPU flaws, due to the fact that it doesn't support out-of-order processing.

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Strong Performance from NUS Computing in 2017 ACM-ICPC Regional Contests

03 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Student

3 January 2018 – NUS teams excelled at four ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) regional contests held last month, from 8 to 22 December.

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Higher (Cybersecurity) Learning

29 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory (NCL), at NUS Computing, partners with the cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) group from the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and University of California Berkeley. NCL collaborates with DETER to develop platforms for the testing of cybersecurity solutions.

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PhD student wins Best Student Paper Award at APSIPA ASC 2017

28 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

28 December 2017 – Computer Science PhD student Chitralekha Gupta won the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC) 2017 Best Student Paper Award.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann wins Best Editor Award

22 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

22 December 2017 – Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann recently won the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Best Editor Award.

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SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar

20 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence (AI) company, ViSenze. With Snappar, users can find a product online by taking a picture of it with their mobile device or by uploading an existing image from social media. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da.

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NUS to set up artificial intelligence centre in Suzhou

15 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced it will jointly establish an artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Suzhou, China, to promote the "innovation, application and commercialisation" of the technology. The AI centre will be led by Professor Ooi Beng Chin, who is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the varsity, as its inaugural director. He will oversee a multidisciplinary research team drawn from across NUS faculties and research institutes to advance AI research, innovation, application and commercialisation across various areas including health care, financial technology and smart city.

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Tsinghua University recognises NUS professor

15 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Professor Chua Tat-Seng, Provost's Chair professor from NUS School of Computing, was named distinguished visiting professor by Tsinghua University. Dr Chua played an instrumental role in forging partnership between NUS and Tsinghua University. He is also the co-director of the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT).

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In a world first, Singapore-developed artificial intelligence system detects 3 major eye conditions

14 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Annual screenings for diabetic retinopathy to prevent vision loss will be more efficient, more accurate and more cost effective with the new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. The AI technology uses a Deep Learning System (DLS), which thinks and makes decisions like human intelligence, to differentiate those with and without the eye conditions.

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New Hot Tech Innovators Report Identifies Innovative Startups and In-Store Technologies that Are Driving and Shaping the Future of Smart Retail

14 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Alum News Media

ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm, identified ViSenze as one of seven solutions and innovative companies that look set to drive a retail revolution. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da. ViSenze uses artificial intelligence to deliver intelligent image recognition solutions to shorten the path of action for consumers to search and discover on the visual web.

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Cover-More acquires majority stake in data analytics company FitSense

13 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

FitSense’s data aggregation technology was first developed at the NUS School of Computing by a team including research engineer Alvaro Gauterin. Alvaro developed a data aggregation platform that was able to accurately capture data from wearable devices, with the purpose of using this to understand how exercise impacts health outcomes.

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Meet the Boss – Exclusive Interview with Zilliqa CEO Xinshu Dong

09 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Zilliqa is a new blockchain platform designed to scale in an open, permission-less distributed network securely with record-breaking transaction times. CEO Dong Xinshu and Blockchain Architect Jia Yaoqi are former PhD students in NUS School of Computing.

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Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

06 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

As more people shoot pictures and videos from consumer drones, researchers in Singapore have found a way round the frustrating task of framing and taking photos while manually piloting the craft. The researchers from the National University of Singapore say their prototype, based on a Parrot Bebop quadcopter, relies mainly on a single monocular camera and works reliably even when there is no GPS signal.

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Meet Nipun Bhatia – the man whose algorithms power the pricing on Walmart.com

05 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

Nipun Bhatia, built the pricing platform of Walmart.com from ground up. He is now the Chief Technology Officer of Magicpin. Bhatia did an internship at NUS School of Computing and worked on Computer Vision, specifically in detecting motion under water. The new experience and exposure he got made him realise that engineering was not just about going from point A to B -- there are open-ended problems as well.

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Professor David Hsu elevated to IEEE Fellow

30 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

30 November 2017 – Professor David Hsu has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, a distinction reserved for select IEEE members with extraordinary accomplishments in IEEE’s fields of interest, in November this year.

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