NUS Computing - News NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /about/depts/cs/news 2018-04-25T11:00:04+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management S'pore Firm Behind Roti-Making Robot Earned US$20M Sales In First Year - Now Raised US$30M Funding 2018-04-18T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-18T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2391:2018-zimplistic comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Zimplistic, the parent company behind the fully-automated flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has just secured S$39.3 million in funding.&nbsp;Rishi Israni, Computer Science alumnus, is the CEO and co-founder of Zimplistic. he founded the company with his wife in 2008 and created Rotimatic, a fully-automated flatbread-making robot.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zimplistic, the parent company behind the fully-automated flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has just secured S$39.3 million in funding.&nbsp;Rishi Israni, Computer Science alumnus, is the CEO and co-founder of Zimplistic. he founded the company with his wife in 2008 and created Rotimatic, a fully-automated flatbread-making robot.</p> Singapore's Dexecure raises US$762K in seed funding to help speed up sites by 40% 2018-04-17T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-17T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2386:2018-dexecure comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Dexecure, a software startup started by NUS Computing alumnus Inian&nbsp;Parameshwaran, announced that it has raised S$1million seed funding. The platform&nbsp;aims to help businesses speed up their mobile and desktop sites by 40 per cent using the startup’s unique algorithm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dexecure, a software startup started by NUS Computing alumnus Inian&nbsp;Parameshwaran, announced that it has raised S$1million seed funding. The platform&nbsp;aims to help businesses speed up their mobile and desktop sites by 40 per cent using the startup’s unique algorithm.</p> A 27-year-old PhD holder has a plan to make blockchain mainstream 2018-04-12T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-12T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2382:2018-kyber-network comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Loi Luu, a 27 year old PhD computer science graduate from NUS Computing, researched about cryptocurrencies and the security of smart contracts during his studies. He is the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, a novel and simple-to-use completely decentralised exchange that lives entirely on the blockchain. The exchange aims to convert one crptocurrency to another within seconds.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Loi Luu, a 27 year old PhD computer science graduate from NUS Computing, researched about cryptocurrencies and the security of smart contracts during his studies. He is the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, a novel and simple-to-use completely decentralised exchange that lives entirely on the blockchain. The exchange aims to convert one crptocurrency to another within seconds.&nbsp;</p> Top 25 Artificial Intelligence Companies 2018-04-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2385:2018-top-ai-companies comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">ViSenze, an image recognition startup that began in NUS Computing, was named as one of the top 25 Artificial Intelligence companies in 2018. ViSenze was founded by Professor Chua Tat Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guangda.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ViSenze, an image recognition startup that began in NUS Computing, was named as one of the top 25 Artificial Intelligence companies in 2018. ViSenze was founded by Professor Chua Tat Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guangda.</p> NUS Computing IAC member wins IT Leader of the Year award 2018-04-05T10:00:00+08:00 2018-04-05T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2375:2018-eddie-chau comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">5 April 2018 –NUS Computing’s <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/about/iac/">Industry Advisory Committee</a> (IAC) member Mr Eddie Chau was conferred the title of <a href="https://www.scs.org.sg/index.php">Singapore Computer Society</a> (SCS)’s <a href="https://www.scs.org.sg/it-leader-awards/IT-Leader-Awards.php">2018 IT Leader of the Year</a> on 9 March.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">5 April 2018 –NUS Computing’s <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/about/iac/">Industry Advisory Committee</a> (IAC) member Mr Eddie Chau was conferred the title of <a href="https://www.scs.org.sg/index.php">Singapore Computer Society</a> (SCS)’s <a href="https://www.scs.org.sg/it-leader-awards/IT-Leader-Awards.php">2018 IT Leader of the Year</a> on 9 March.</p> Sailing the Krakatoa seas 2018-03-12T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-12T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2367:2018-martin-henz comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">On 25 February, 15 NUS staff, students and alumni set off on a week-long NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) voyage from Jakarta to the Krakatoa archipelago. NUS Computing Associate Professor Martin Henz and Tembusu College Fellow Dr John van Wyhe pen their insights on the voyage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On 25 February, 15 NUS staff, students and alumni set off on a week-long NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) voyage from Jakarta to the Krakatoa archipelago. NUS Computing Associate Professor Martin Henz and Tembusu College Fellow Dr John van Wyhe pen their insights on the voyage.</p> Establishing a National Digital Identity 2018-03-11T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-11T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2365:2018-terence-sim comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">With Singapore pushing forward with its Smart Nation Initiatives, Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that having personal details online could risk identity theft. He recommends having larger penalties for the digital crime and more legislation on what constitute as identity theft. Dr Sim also added that while technology brings greater convenience to our lives, he feels that digitisation will bring about even more benefits in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With Singapore pushing forward with its Smart Nation Initiatives, Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that having personal details online could risk identity theft. He recommends having larger penalties for the digital crime and more legislation on what constitute as identity theft. Dr Sim also added that while technology brings greater convenience to our lives, he feels that digitisation will bring about even more benefits in the future.&nbsp;</p> High pay, good job prospects: Local computer science undergrads flocking to Silicon Valley internships 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2363:2018-silicon-valley-internships comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumnus Vishnu Prem interned for a total of 17 months with Apple, Twitter and ride-hailing company Uber before graduating from his four-year course last year. He is now a software engineer with Apple's Camera and Photos team at Cupertino, California. Another fresh NUS graduate, Ng Zhi An, spent two years internship-hopping in the United States between August 2014 to August 2016. He is now a software engineer at Google, in a team tasked with making the Android mobile operating system run well on sub-S$100 phones. NUS Computer Science undergraduate Cai Deshun snagged a prestigious internship with Asana, a startup founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, in his second year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumnus Vishnu Prem interned for a total of 17 months with Apple, Twitter and ride-hailing company Uber before graduating from his four-year course last year. He is now a software engineer with Apple's Camera and Photos team at Cupertino, California. Another fresh NUS graduate, Ng Zhi An, spent two years internship-hopping in the United States between August 2014 to August 2016. He is now a software engineer at Google, in a team tasked with making the Android mobile operating system run well on sub-S$100 phones. NUS Computer Science undergraduate Cai Deshun snagged a prestigious internship with Asana, a startup founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, in his second year.</p> The Big Read: Nerds and geeks no more, computing graduates now rule the roost 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2364:2018-computing-graduates comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">The latest graduate employment survey released by the three local universities showed that computer science graduates were among the highest paid last year, with NUS computer science graduates receiving S$4,285 - S$285 more than in 2016. Even before they leave school, computing undergraduates are snagging lucrative internships at Silicon Valley giants such as Apple and Google. Dr Jovian Lin, who is the lead artificial intelligence scientist at Dentsu Aegis Network, graduated with a computer science degree from NUS in 2009. In his work, he builds features powered by machine-learning, such as AI-powered machines to learn and understand marketing and advertising concepts. Dr Lin noted that the growth in computing jobs is due to developments in machine learning, which has become central to the product strategy of tech giants like Google, Facebook and Baidu. Over the the past two years, enrolment in NUS Computing has increased by 65 per cent to 730. Over the same period, intake size for the university's Master of Computing programme also grew by 60 per cent to about 220. In the new academic year starting in August, intake for NUS Computing's undergraduate courses will be raised to about 900 places. Despite more places opening up, it is getting more competitive to get in. Applicants applying to NUS computer science course will now require straight As to get a spot. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, say that the dotcom bubble burst in the past was a "sneak preview that went wrong" and do not think that the same thing will happen again.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The latest graduate employment survey released by the three local universities showed that computer science graduates were among the highest paid last year, with NUS computer science graduates receiving S$4,285 - S$285 more than in 2016. Even before they leave school, computing undergraduates are snagging lucrative internships at Silicon Valley giants such as Apple and Google. Dr Jovian Lin, who is the lead artificial intelligence scientist at Dentsu Aegis Network, graduated with a computer science degree from NUS in 2009. In his work, he builds features powered by machine-learning, such as AI-powered machines to learn and understand marketing and advertising concepts. Dr Lin noted that the growth in computing jobs is due to developments in machine learning, which has become central to the product strategy of tech giants like Google, Facebook and Baidu. Over the the past two years, enrolment in NUS Computing has increased by 65 per cent to 730. Over the same period, intake size for the university's Master of Computing programme also grew by 60 per cent to about 220. In the new academic year starting in August, intake for NUS Computing's undergraduate courses will be raised to about 900 places. Despite more places opening up, it is getting more competitive to get in. Applicants applying to NUS computer science course will now require straight As to get a spot. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, say that the dotcom bubble burst in the past was a "sneak preview that went wrong" and do not think that the same thing will happen again.&nbsp;</p> Information Security student wins Cybersecurity Award 2018-03-07T10:00:00+08:00 2018-03-07T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2359:2018-cybersecurity-award comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">7 March 2018 - Third year Information Security student Jeremy Heng won the Student Award at the inaugural <a href="http://www.aisp.sg/thecybersecurityawards/">Cybersecurity Awards 2018</a> on 23 February.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">7 March 2018 - Third year Information Security student Jeremy Heng won the Student Award at the inaugural <a href="http://www.aisp.sg/thecybersecurityawards/">Cybersecurity Awards 2018</a> on 23 February.</p>