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S'pore firm's fuel cell set to fly drone for record 300km

17 September 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Local cleantech firm Horizon Energy Systems is trying for a new world record with a new fuel cell that can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle, often called a drone, for 300km without stopping or refuelling. Computational Biology student Yim Wai Tsyu was involved in operating the drone.

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NUS Computing students and alumni win at Hackathon@SG

24 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Student Systems & Networking

 

24 August 2015 – First year Computer Science PhD student Vanchinathan Venkataramani and his NUS teammates won third prize in the Student Category at Hackathon@SG for their ‘smart walking stick’ idea. Ninety-four student teams and over 1,100 participants across all categories competed in the event, which was held at the end of July in Singapore.

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BBAUV wins second place in Robosub 2015

20 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Student

 

20 August 2015 – The Bumblebee Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (BBAUV) team won second place as well as a cash prize of US$4,000 at the 18th Annual International RoboSub Competition that was held at the end of July in San Diego, California, USA.

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NUS spins off data analytics startup 6Estates

20 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum NExT News Media

 

NUS has spun off a new startup called 6Estates from the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Centre (NExT), the research centre it jointly established with Tsinghua University of China. 6Estates is a big data analytics software company with the ability to transform huge volumes and varieties of structured and unstructured data into insights automatically.

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PhD Student Awarded Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

11 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Student

 

11 August 2015 – Fourth year Computer Science PhD student Tan Shin Hwei has been selected as a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Asia Pacific for 2015.

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Singapore students score big at international science and maths competitions

11 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Students from Singapore have performed well at International Olympiads for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics and Physics in the months of July and August. The participation of students in these international science and mathematics and science competitions is a joint effort between MOE and various institutes and universities, including faculty members from the School of Computing.

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Professor Chua Tat-Seng is presented with SIGMM Award

09 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Professor Chua Tat-Seng from the Department of Computer Science is the 2015 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. The award is given in recognition of his pioneering contributions to multimedia, text and social media processing.

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Singapore wins right to host IOI 2020, along with silver and bronze medals at IOI 2015

05 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

5 August 2015 – Team Singapore, coached by Dr. Steven Halim and Associate Professor Tan Sun Teck, won one silver medal and three bronze medals at the 27th International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) that was held from 26 July to 2 August, in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Hackathon@SG produces innovative solutions to real-life challenges

31 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

More than 300 prototypes and applications to help solve Smart Nation challenges were developed during the Hackathon@SG and the co-located MIT Hacking Medicine@SG (HackMed) held at NUS Computing. Held in Singapore for the first time, the event saw a massive turnout of over 1,100 from all walks of life such as healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, and students.

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NUS Computing team wins robotics challenge at ICRA 2015

22 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Student

 

22 July 2015 – An NUS Computing team supervised by Professor David Hsu and Associate Professor Lee Wee Sun excelled in a robotics challenge at the IEEE’s International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), which was held in Seattle, Washington, USA, late May this year.

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SoC students excel at Cyber Defence Discovery Camp 2015

14 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Student

 

14 July 2015 – Five SoC students distinguished themselves at the Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp (CDDC) 2015 that was held in June.

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Flipkart to use Singapore image search tech

06 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty NExT News Media

 

Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace, has started rolling out image searching on its mobile shopping app which it clams will revolutionise the shopping experience. It is using ViSenze (a spin-off company of NExT Search Centre) technology developed in Singapore for visual search and image recognition.

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Reducing bias in eyewitness sketches

03 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In a contribution to TODAY's Science section, Associate Professor Terence Sim from the Department of Computer Science writes about his project to combine psychological insights with image analysis algorithms to tackle the challenging problem of identifying suspects and criminals through face sketches. By studying how humans perceive and remember faces, he argues that he has devised a novel method to first elicit the face sketch from a witness’ memory, and then to match the sketch against a criminal database of photographs.

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Singapore needs innovative cyber defenders: Dr Maliki

22 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

A total of two teams emerged champions this year at the 2015 Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp Awards ceremony. They are students from Anderson Junior College, and also a group of participants from Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

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Solutions for the future

18 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

NUS and global industry leaders SAP and Swiss Re recently inked two three-year agreements. The MOU with enterprise application software provider SAP will give NUS students access to a cloud-based SAP HANA system, the in-memory computing platform for next-generation applications and analytics. The other MOU with reinsurance company Swiss Re is a collaboration with four NUS entities — the Business Analytics Centre, Business School, SoC and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) — to incubate solutions that can overcome large and complex risks created by digitisation, societal and urban challenges.

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NUS-ISS, School of Computing jointly launch IT leadership Master's degree

15 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

The Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS) and School of Computing have launched a new graduate degree programme aimed at equipping next generation IT leaders with both technical skills and professional knowledge for effective business leadership and IT management. The programme will commence in January 2016.

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Protecting mobile phone data against malicious apps

12 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Associate Professor Liang Zhenkai writes about his project that enables mobile devices to offer strong data protection independent of their Android system, so that user data will not be affected by the most dangerous type of Android malware.

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NUS maintains position at ICPC World Finals 2015

10 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Student

 

10 June 2015 – Team ThanQ+ (Jonathan Irvin Gunawan, CS, 2nd year; Nathan Azaria, CS, 2nd year; Vu Dinh Quang Dat, CS, 1st year) represented NUS in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals 2015 in Marrakech, Morocco, last month.

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NUS and Swiss Re sign agreement to co-develop talent for insurance industry

10 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS is joining hands with reinsurance giant Swiss Re to co-develop talent and big data expertise for the insurance industry. An agreement was signed on June 10 between Swiss Re and the Business Analytics Centre, the Business School, the School of Computing and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS.

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SAP-NUS collaboration to help students prepare for the digital economy

10 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

SAP and NUS have signed an agreement to help enterprises and students become better positioned in today’s digital economy. Under this three-year agreement, SAP and NUS will deepen the understanding of business process management and the interconnection with data analytics through graduate and undergraduate programmes.

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