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Inventors, unite virtually!

01 April 2009 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

For the first time, a virtual Open House was held concurrently on NUS Second Life. A virtual School for Inventors, which represents the School of Computing (SoC), featured projects by its faculty, students and alumni. Prospective students could view the special effects projects which include a rain-removal demonstration that allows avatars to navigate through a rainy patch to clear weather and another where avatars can witness fur growing at their feet.

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From Ah Beng to scholar

24 January 2009 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

Shawn Tan used to play lots of computer games and he's turned that passion into a career. He is set to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in computer science.

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Two ways to stimulate employment

13 January 2009 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

Prof. Ivan Png suggests two ways to boost employment rate. The first is to allow employers a double tax deduction on the wages and salaries of all fresh graduates for two years. The second is to address two persistent gripes of employers: tertiary students are not ready for work and they are unwilling to go regional.

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S'pore-made video game beats all in global contest

30 October 2008 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

A VIDEO game made in Singapore could soon have its debut on the world stage, after it beat almost 350 other entries in a global game development competition. The puzzle game, made by a team of seven young local developers from the Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab, including Computer Science undergraduate Bruce Chia, came out tops at a contest organised by technology giant Microsoft.

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SPH expands reach of new media

31 July 2008 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

SPH Search and NUS Computing signed a new agreement on new and more efficient ways to find information from various sources, including the Internet. Project leader Prof. Chua Tat Seng said the researchers hope to find ways to provide better context and location-oriented answers for search engine users.

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