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Campus Hunter Episode 3

08 July 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

Two YES933 deejays visit various Singapore universities to discover the different inventions created by students. YES933 deejay Cai Weibin visited NUS Computing's makerspace, Makers@SOC, to test out Silver Flexer, an elderly exercise machine created by NUS Engineering and NUS Computing students for the Robots@NUS competition held earlier this year.

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NUS Computing alumni and students excel at Smart Living Hackathon

02 July 2018 Department of Computer Science Student Alum

2 July 2018 – Four teams comprising of NUS Computing students and alumni swept up four of the five prizes at the Smart Living Hackathon, which was held from 23 to 24 June.

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S'pore team wins prize in space tech contest

29 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

A team of five Singaporeans, including Year 3 Computer Engineering student Francis Lee, won the Airbus Innovation Prize for proposing 3D printed micro-thrusters on satellites to prevent them re-entering the atmosphere and burn up. The international competition, ActInSpace, was held in France on 27 June. The team was one of five teams in the final round of competition organised by French and European space agencies.

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PhD student wins two awards at ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2018

28 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student

28 June 2018 – NUS Computing PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won first place in the Excellence in DASH Award and the best student paper award at the 9th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems (ACM MMSys) 2018, held in Amsterdam from 12 to 15 June this year.

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Education Minister visits NUS Computing

26 June 2018 Department of Computer Science News Media

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung visited NUS Computing's Robot Living Studio and Makers@SoC workspace on 22 June to learn about the school's distinguished research projects and innovative student led projects. 

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How a team of academics built a billion-dollar blockchain startup in Singapore

26 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty Alum News Media

Zilliqa, a public blockchain network that is based off the research of Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena, hit its billion-dollar market cap in May this year, a little under a year since its founding. It is one of the first Singapore-based blockchain startups to achieve the feat. CEO of Zilliqa and NUS Computing graduate Dong Xinshu shares about Zilliqa and their journey so far.

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Idea to personalise news content with a simple voice command wins top hackathon prize

24 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

NUS Computing alumnus, Choo Yan Sheng, and his team, developed a system that uses voice commands to personalise news content for its user. The team the top prize of $10,000 at the Smart Living Hackathon held from 23 to 24 June.

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NUS Computing students excel at Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2018

18 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Student

18 June 2018 – Two teams of NUS Computing students emerged as champions and second runner-up at the Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2018, held on 11 June at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

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Computer-related courses a growing attraction for Singapore students

11 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Enrolment in computer-related courses at Singapore's institutes of higher learning has gone up, as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that NUS is projecting to admit around 900 students to NUS Computing, an almost 40 per cent increase over last year.

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Fusing Music and Technology to Shape a World Where Everyone Can Learn

11 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

Having spent her young adulthood in Pakistan, NUS Computing PhD student Dania Murad left her childhood home to explore new ways of fusing music and technology at the Sound & Music Computing Lab in NUS Computing.

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Zilliqa aims to transform the blockchain world with Sharding

28 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty Alum News Media

Zilliqa, a public blockchain is designing to bring the theory of sharding into action. This is the first blockchain technology that allows linear scaling with the growth of the blockchain. It is a startup founded by NUS Computing's faculty and research team.

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Government And Academic Support Are Giving Singapore An Edge In The Blockchain Race

25 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty Alum News Media

Singapore is the home to a number of promising and well-funded blockchain startups and could become a leader for blockchain disruption. One key factor is Singapore's strong academic environment that embraces technology and offers courses and workshops in blockchain. NUS announced earlier that it is partnering with IBM to develop a curriculum around blockchain and distributed ledger technology. NUS is also where blockchain startup Zilliqa, a hyper-efficient, scalable blockchain, originated. Zilliqa CEO and co-founder Dong Xinshu, a former NUS researcher, says his company's scholarly background is what sets the startup apart. 

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Professor David Rosenblum receives Distinguished Service Award

24 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

24 May 2018 – Professor David Rosenblum was conferred the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service and exceptional contributions to the software engineering community.

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ViSenze: AI image analysis company

16 May 2018 Department of Computer Science News Media

Singapore's AI startup company ViSenze, which boast a clientele of more than 500 companies, including Rakuten, UNIQLO and ASOS, is known for their image analysis services, and have indexed more than 100 million product images thus far. Co-founder of the startup, Dr. Li GuangDa, shares about the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT), birthplace of ViSenze, and the startup scene in NUS.

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Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien wins Outstanding Educator Award

15 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

15 May 2018 – Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien was awarded the University Awards 2018 Outstanding Educator Award yesterday evening, at the University Cultural Centre.

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In recognition of excellence

14 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien from NUS Computing received the Outstanding Educator Award for his efforts to transform learning through new technologies and collaborative ground-up approaches. The Outstanding Educator Award is one of five awards presented at the NUS University Awards to honour faculty members who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and service.

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Platform makes managing volunteers easier

10 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student Alum News Media

Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu, a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.

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Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel wins prestigious doctoral thesis award

08 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

8 May 2018 – Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel won the 2018 Ralph Budd Award from his alma mater, Rice University, on 28 April 2018, in Houston, Texas.

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Is My Phone Spying On Me?

03 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS Computing Senior IT Architect and tech blogger Lai Zit Seng shared his views on voice recognition assistants in smartphones on Mediacorp Channel 5's Talking Point episode on the dangers of smartphones listening in and recording our daily conversations. 

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Dr Ooi Beng Chin joins board of directors at ComfortDelGro

26 April 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was recently appointed as a director in transport company ComfortDelGro. Dr Ooi specialises in big data and artificial intelligence. 

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