NUS Computing - News NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /about/depts/cs/news 2018-01-22T11:00:04+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Robots to the rescue 2018-01-15T08:05:00+08:00 2018-01-15T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2310:2018-robots comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">The inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2017 saw 12 teams of NUS students developing innovative robotic aids for the elderly and the disabled, with the results announced on 8 January. An exhibition featuring the 12 projects was held at NUS University Town.&nbsp;Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2017 saw 12 teams of NUS students developing innovative robotic aids for the elderly and the disabled, with the results announced on 8 January. An exhibition featuring the 12 projects was held at NUS University Town.&nbsp;Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.</p> Silver Flexer wins inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2018-01-12T10:00:00+08:00 2018-01-12T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2309:2018-robots comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">12 January 2018 – NUS students Chua Song Yu, Heng Meng Pei and Clement Tan, makers of Silver Flexer, emerged champions in the first <a href="http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nusroboticmakercomp17/">Robots@NUS Competition</a>, held on 8 January this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">12 January 2018 – NUS students Chua Song Yu, Heng Meng Pei and Clement Tan, makers of Silver Flexer, emerged champions in the first <a href="http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nusroboticmakercomp17/">Robots@NUS Competition</a>, held on 8 January this year.</p> Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs 2018-01-08T08:05:00+08:00 2018-01-08T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2304:2017-yeokhengmeng comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">As an experiment, engineer and NUS School of Computing graduate Yeo Kheng Meng managed to get a modern Linux distribution running on a 25-year-old IBM PC from 1993 - an x86 machine that isn't vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre CPU flaws, due to the fact that it doesn't support out-of-order processing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">As an experiment, engineer and NUS School of Computing graduate Yeo Kheng Meng managed to get a modern Linux distribution running on a 25-year-old IBM PC from 1993 - an x86 machine that isn't vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre CPU flaws, due to the fact that it doesn't support out-of-order processing.</p> Strong Performance from NUS Computing in 2017 ACM-ICPC Regional Contests 2018-01-03T10:00:00+08:00 2018-01-03T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2303:2017-icpc comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">3 January 2018 – NUS teams excelled at four <a href="https://icpc.baylor.edu/">ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest</a> (ICPC) regional contests held last month, from 8 to 22 December.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">3 January 2018 – NUS teams excelled at four <a href="https://icpc.baylor.edu/">ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest</a> (ICPC) regional contests held last month, from 8 to 22 December.</p> PhD student wins Best Student Paper Award at APSIPA ASC 2017 2017-12-28T08:00:00+08:00 2017-12-28T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2301:2017-apsipa-asc comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">28 December 2017 – Computer Science PhD student <a href="https://www.smcnus.org/profile/chitralekha-gupta/">Chitralekha Gupta</a> won the <a href="http://apsipa2017.org/">Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference</a> (APSIPA ASC) 2017 Best Student Paper Award.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">28 December 2017 – Computer Science PhD student <a href="https://www.smcnus.org/profile/chitralekha-gupta/">Chitralekha Gupta</a> won the <a href="http://apsipa2017.org/">Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference</a> (APSIPA ASC) 2017 Best Student Paper Award.</p> Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann wins Best Editor Award 2017-12-22T10:00:00+08:00 2017-12-22T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2291:2017-roger-zimmermann-mmtc comwsyc <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">22 December 2017 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~rogerz/roger.html">Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann</a> recently won the <a href="https://www.comsoc.org/">IEEE Communications Society</a> (IEEE ComSoc) <a href="http://mmc.committees.comsoc.org/">Multimedia Communications Technical Committee</a> (MMTC) Best Editor Award.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">22 December 2017 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~rogerz/roger.html">Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann</a> recently won the <a href="https://www.comsoc.org/">IEEE Communications Society</a> (IEEE ComSoc) <a href="http://mmc.committees.comsoc.org/">Multimedia Communications Technical Committee</a> (MMTC) Best Editor Award.</p> SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar 2017-12-20T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-20T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2294:2017-snappar-visenze comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence (AI) company, ViSenze. With Snappar, users can find a product online by taking a picture of it with their mobile device or by uploading an existing image from social media. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence (AI) company, ViSenze. With Snappar, users can find a product online by taking a picture of it with their mobile device or by uploading an existing image from social media. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da.</p> NUS to set up artificial intelligence centre in Suzhou 2017-12-15T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-15T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2289:2017-ai-centre comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced it will jointly establish an artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Suzhou, China, to promote the "innovation, application and commercialisation" of the technology. The AI centre will be led by Professor Ooi Beng Chin, who is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the varsity, as its inaugural director. He will oversee a multidisciplinary research team drawn from across NUS faculties and research institutes to advance AI research, innovation, application and commercialisation across various areas including health care, financial technology and smart city.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced it will jointly establish an artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Suzhou, China, to promote the "innovation, application and commercialisation" of the technology. The AI centre will be led by Professor Ooi Beng Chin, who is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the varsity, as its inaugural director. He will oversee a multidisciplinary research team drawn from across NUS faculties and research institutes to advance AI research, innovation, application and commercialisation across various areas including health care, financial technology and smart city.</p> Tsinghua University recognises NUS professor 2017-12-15T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-15T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2290:2017-chua-tat-seng comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Professor Chua Tat-Seng, Provost's Chair professor from NUS School of Computing, was named distinguished visiting professor by Tsinghua University. Dr Chua played an instrumental role in forging partnership between NUS and Tsinghua University. He is also the co-director of the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Professor Chua Tat-Seng, Provost's Chair professor from NUS School of Computing, was named distinguished visiting professor by Tsinghua University. Dr Chua played an instrumental role in forging partnership between NUS and Tsinghua University. He is also the co-director of the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT).</p> In a world first, Singapore-developed artificial intelligence system detects 3 major eye conditions 2017-12-14T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-14T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2288:2017-ai-system comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Annual screenings for diabetic retinopathy to prevent vision loss will be more efficient, more accurate and more cost effective with the new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing.&nbsp;The AI technology uses a Deep Learning System (DLS), which thinks and makes decisions like human intelligence, to differentiate those with and without the eye conditions.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Annual screenings for diabetic retinopathy to prevent vision loss will be more efficient, more accurate and more cost effective with the new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing.&nbsp;The AI technology uses a Deep Learning System (DLS), which thinks and makes decisions like human intelligence, to differentiate those with and without the eye conditions.</p>