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NUS Computing students win the Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

10 December 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Final year Computer Science student, Tay Yang Shun; fourth year Computer Science & Business Administration student, Lim Keng Kiat; second year Business Analytics student, Chee Wai Hon; and Computer Science alumnus and co-founder of PearComms, Chua Wei Kuan, have won the Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014.

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Mobile RTB ad exchange Smaato shares expertise in revenue generation with NUS Computing students

19 November 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Smaato, the leading global mobile Real-Time Bidding (RTB) ad exchange (SMX) and Supply Side Platform (SSP), is partnering the NUS School of Computing in its 5th showcase of student projects as one of the event’s platinum sponsors. Called the “School of Computing Term Project Showcase” (STePS), the event aims to bring student projects to the next level by providing them with a platform to take their work beyond the classroom to be further developed and commercialized through industry partnerships.

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NUS researchers honoured at President’s Science and Technology Awards

05 November 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS School of Computing Professors Wynne Hsu and Lee Mong Li, who were part of a NUS team, was conferred the President’s Technology Award for the development of a suite of novel eye image analysis technologies. The team used advanced algorithms to develop a platform that allows doctors to detect and track the progression of three major eye diseases which cause blindness as well as to study the onset of systemic vascular diseases such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

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Seven cyber security projects to get funding boost from NRF

16 October 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

The National Research Foundation (NRF) announced the award of grants to seven research projects, totalling S$42 million in funding under its first National Cybersecurity R&D grant call for proposals.

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Singapore research group highlights difficulties in ‘anonymising’ location data

22 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

National University of Singapore researchers Yi Song, Associate Professor Stephane Bressan as well as Daniel Dahlmeier of SAP take a look at one of the big problems with so-called “anonymised” data: the way spatial correlations in mobile data can be used to re-identify individuals in large data sets. The paper which they wrote suggests that individuals can be easily re-identified from large mobile datasets, and that such detailed data poses ‘serious privacy risks’.

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Regional win for Mobilewalla

19 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Mobilewalla, an NUS start-up co-founded by Associate Professor Anindya Datta from the School of Computing in 2010, was recognised as the “Enabling Technology Company of the Year in Mobile” at the Mobile Marketing Association’s 2014 SMARTIES APAC awards in early September.

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SAP rolls out Student Entrepreneurship programme at NUS

19 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

SAP AG has introduced its Student Entrepreneurship programme to the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, following the global launch earlier this year. The programme encourages student entrepreneurs and early startups to use SAP’s technology platform to develop new applications and launch successful startup ventures.

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NUS-supported start-ups win global awards

12 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Computing alumnus Jayden Ooi from Collappe was named the Best CEO at the 2014 Global Talentrepreneur innovation & Collaboration (GlobalTiC) Award held in Taiwan mid-August in recognition of his leadership performance and strategic vision.

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RoboSub 2014: Asian teams earn awards in AUV competition

05 August 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 NUS's BumbleBee AUV (BBAUV) team competed at the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition for the second year in a row and won fifth place.

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Student creates website to highlight dengue outbreaks

04 August 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Mr Xie Rufeng, a 32-year-old who is doing a master's degree in computer science at the National University of Singapore, has set up a website that tracks outbreaks of the dengue disease.

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Computing is cool again - more and better students apply for courses in NUS

22 July 2014 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

The School of Computing - which offers the largest number of degree courses in computer science, information systems and business analytics in Singapore - has seen a rise in the quantity and quality of applications.

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NISEC 2014 Zero Day Defence Competition

03 July 2014 Department of Computer Science News Media

 

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NUS team’s e-bike claims third spot in international rally

01 July 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

The modified electric motorcycle of Team FrogWorks, of which Associate Professor Martin Henz is a member, did NUS proud when the team tied for third place in the e-bike category at the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) 2014 rally, held in Europe from 31 May to 8 June.

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Competition heats up for IT-trained graduates

08 June 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

OVER the past decade, tech giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft have given the information technology (IT) sector a sexy facelift that is luring more students and graduates to the industry. Graduates of some IT-related courses at NUS earned a median monthly pay of $3,000 to $3,400 last year, compared with $2,880 to $3,300 in 2012.

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Who's teaching the next Zuckerberg: an interview with computer science Prof. Ben Leong

06 June 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Computer Science Prof. Ben Leong shares what he sees as the possibilities for computing, why computer scientists need to reach across academic aisles, and how true failure in life doesn’t happen when we fall down, but when we give up entirely.

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Retro is one of the most beautiful Instagram iPad viewers

26 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 A Singaporean startup called Tiny Whale has retooled its Instagram iPad viewer Retro, which is designed by Computer Engineering alumnus Louis Nguyen. The new version of the app is named one of the best viewers for casual browsers and Instagram power users (including people who use it for marketing) alike.

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X-Men visual effects had Singaporean touch

22 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Visual effects artist and Computer Science alumnus Skeel Lee was part of the eight-member team at international visual effects company Moving Picture Company's branch in Montreal, Canada, which was responsible for the computer-generated portals seen in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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Current gaming trends

12 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Dr. Anand Bhojan, who teaches Game Development at NUS Computing, explains how recent advancements in mobile device technologies, app stores, social networks and freemium business models have resulted in drastic shifts in the gaming industry.

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NUS goes big on online courses

04 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS is forging ahead to boost efforts in online learning as part of its plans to extend its flipped classroom approach. Fourteen more online courses, ranging from modules in engineering and business to literature and computing, will be introduced for NUS undergraduates, up from the current two. Assistant Professor Ben Leong of the Department of Computer Science says that the tactic of gamification- turning tasks into missions and quests, complete with scores, to engage students online.

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NUS start-up Zopim acquired by US' Zendesk

22 April 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Enterprise incubatee, Zopim Technologies Pte Ltd, a leading provider of live chat software, has been acquired by Zendesk, a cloud-based customer service software solution provider, for US$29.8 million (S$37.3 million), as cited in various media reports. Computer Engineering alumnus Wu Wenxiang was one of Zopim's founders.

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