NUS Computing - News NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /about/depts/cs/news 2018-07-18T05:00:03+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Campus Hunter Episode 3 2018-07-08T08:05:00+08:00 2018-07-08T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2653:2018-campus-hunter comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Two YES933 deejays visit various Singapore universities&nbsp;to discover the different inventions created by students. YES933 deejay Cai Weibin visited NUS Computing's makerspace, <a href="mailto:Makers@SOC">Makers@SOC</a>, to test out Silver Flexer, an elderly exercise machine created by NUS Engineering and NUS Computing students for the <a href="mailto:Robots@NUS">Robots@NUS</a>&nbsp;competition held earlier this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Two YES933 deejays visit various Singapore universities&nbsp;to discover the different inventions created by students. YES933 deejay Cai Weibin visited NUS Computing's makerspace, <a href="mailto:Makers@SOC">Makers@SOC</a>, to test out Silver Flexer, an elderly exercise machine created by NUS Engineering and NUS Computing students for the <a href="mailto:Robots@NUS">Robots@NUS</a>&nbsp;competition held earlier this year.</p> NUS Computing alumni and students excel at Smart Living Hackathon 2018-07-02T08:00:00+08:00 2018-07-02T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2641:2018-smart-living-hack comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">2 July 2018 – Four teams comprising of NUS Computing students and alumni swept up four of the five prizes at the <a href="https://smartlivinghack.com/">Smart Living Hackathon</a>, which was held from 23 to 24 June.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">2 July 2018 – Four teams comprising of NUS Computing students and alumni swept up four of the five prizes at the <a href="https://smartlivinghack.com/">Smart Living Hackathon</a>, which was held from 23 to 24 June.</p> S'pore team wins prize in space tech contest 2018-06-29T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-29T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2638:2018-actinspace comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> PhD student wins two awards at ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2018 2018-06-28T08:00:00+08:00 2018-06-28T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2620:2018-acm-mmsys comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">28 June 2018 – NUS Computing PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won first place in the <a href="http://www.mmsys2018.org/participation/excellence-in-dash-award/">Excellence in DASH Award</a> and the <a href="http://www.mmsys2018.org/program/awards/">best student paper award</a> at the <a href="http://www.mmsys2018.org/">9th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems</a> (ACM MMSys) 2018, held in Amsterdam from 12 to 15 June this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">28 June 2018 – NUS Computing PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won first place in the <a href="http://www.mmsys2018.org/participation/excellence-in-dash-award/">Excellence in DASH Award</a> and the <a href="http://www.mmsys2018.org/program/awards/">best student paper award</a> at the <a href="http://www.mmsys2018.org/">9th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems</a> (ACM MMSys) 2018, held in Amsterdam from 12 to 15 June this year.</p> Education Minister visits NUS Computing 2018-06-26T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-26T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2443:2018-minister-visit comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> How a team of academics built a billion-dollar blockchain startup in Singapore 2018-06-26T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-26T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2497:2018-zilliqa-techinasia comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Idea to personalise news content with a simple voice command wins top hackathon prize 2018-06-24T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-24T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2437:2018-choo-yan-sheng comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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&nbsp;the top prize of $10,000 at the Smart Living Hackathon held from 23 to 24 June.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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&nbsp;the top prize of $10,000 at the Smart Living Hackathon held from 23 to 24 June.</p> NUS Computing students excel at Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2018 2018-06-18T08:00:00+08:00 2018-06-18T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2430:2018-cyber-defenders-discovery-camp comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">18 June 2018 – Two teams of NUS Computing students emerged as champions and second runner-up at the <a href="https://www.dsta.gov.sg/latest-updates/spotlight/developing-future-cyber-defenders">Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2018</a>, held on 11 June at the <a href="https://sutd.edu.sg/">Singapore University of Technology and Design</a> (SUTD).</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">18 June 2018 – Two teams of NUS Computing students emerged as champions and second runner-up at the <a href="https://www.dsta.gov.sg/latest-updates/spotlight/developing-future-cyber-defenders">Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2018</a>, held on 11 June at the <a href="https://sutd.edu.sg/">Singapore University of Technology and Design</a> (SUTD).</p> Computer-related courses a growing attraction for Singapore students 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2427:2018-ong-ye-kung comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Fusing Music and Technology to Shape a World Where Everyone Can Learn 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2428:2018-dania-murad comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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 &amp; Music Computing Lab in NUS Computing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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 &amp; Music Computing Lab in NUS Computing.</p>