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NUS Computing team is ACM ICPC Jakarta Regional champion for third consecutive year

17 November 2015 Department of Computer Science Student Algorithms & Theory

 

17 November 2015 – NUS Computing students have won the 2015 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Jakarta Regional, making NUS Computing champion of the event for a third year running.

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Singapore's first Y Combinator startup Semantics3 bags US$1.55M funding

05 November 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Semantics3, a data application programme interface (API) platform co-founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Sivamani Varun and the first startup from Singapore to get into the Y Combinator accelerator programme, has secured US$1.55 million in bridge funding,

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Dr. Darren Carlson and collaborators win Best Demo Award at IOT 2015

05 November 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

05 November 2015 - Dr. Darren Carlson and his collaborators won the Best Demo Award at the 5th International Conference on the Internet of Things (IoT 2015) that was held in Seoul, South Korea, in late October.

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PhD student and collaborators win 2nd place at MM 2015 Yahoo-flickr Challenge

05 November 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

05 November 2015 – Fourth year PhD student Rajiv Ratn Shah, Associate Professor Roger Zimmerman and their collaborators won second place in the Yahoo-flickr Event Summarization Challenge at ACM Multimedia 2015 (MM 2015), which was held in Brisbane, Australia in late October.

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Start Singapore: Taking Carousell from mobile to Web

05 November 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Local start-up Carousell, a mobile e-market for second-hand items co-founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo, has added a Web platform to reach new users. Buyers and sellers with a computer will now be able to use the service and will find it easier to add a Web address to their Facebook and Twitter posts linking back to their sale items on Carousell.

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NUS Computing students win big at 2015 Money 20/20 Hackathon

30 October 2015 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

30 October 2015 – A team of five NUS students won one of the top five prizes of US$20,000, as well as the top Blockchain sponsored prize of US$5,000 in Bitcoin, at the 2015 Money 20/20 Hackathon, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, in late October.

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NUS Greyhats sweep Singapore Cyber Conquest 2015

22 October 2015 Department of Computer Science Student Cybersecurity Information Security

 

22 October 2015 – NUS Computing students have once again swept the top positions at the Singapore Cyber Conquest, which was held on 6th October 2015, in conjunction with GovWare 2015. Bettering last year’s feat, this year, four NUS Computing teams competed against 31 other teams to clinch the top four positions at the annual cyber security contest organised by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).

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Dr. Yin Kangkang wins Best Paper Award at SCA 2015

19 October 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

19 October 2015 – Dr. Yin Kangkang and her collaborators won the Best Paper Award for their paper entitled ‘Learning Reduced-Order Feedback Policies for Motion Skills’, at the ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation 2015 (SCA 2015) that was held in Los Angeles in early August.

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Have sun will sail - NUS team develops solar-powered boat

17 September 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

 

A group of computer science and engineering students, led by Associate Professor Martin Henz from the Department of Computer Science and Dr Joerg Weigl, have converted a motorised sailing boat to one that uses only solar power and are exploring how to make it commercially viable.

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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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