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Singaporean start-up Doctorbell enhances patient care using digital health

13 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Digital health start-up Doctorbell has started a collaboration with the Singapore General Hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) to develop interventional patient engagement systems to reduce costly readmissions. Doctorbell was founded by NUS Computing Alumni Patrick Poh, Ming Xiang Tham and Nicholas Chewin mid 2016, and is a full-fledged patient engagement system that enhances patient education, healthcare provider productivity, and facilitates patient-doctor communication.

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Capital 95.8FM News: Cyber Attacks

12 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

With the recent Equifax breach and AXA Insurance cyber attack, Associate Professor Chang Ee Chien went on air during Capital 95.8FM News segment to discuss how hackers infiltrate into secure servers, how companies can protect themselves from hackers, and to give his expert opinion on cyber security and cyber terrorism.

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NUS Computing receives NUS Giving Top Achievement Award

11 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum

11 September 2017 – NUS Computing received the Top Achievement Award for having the most number of graduates participating in the recent Commencement Class Giving 2017 campaign.

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Specialised degrees give best returns on university fees: Study

07 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Consumer research firm compared tuition fees of different majors at NUS with the annual starting salaries of students who graduated last year, adjusted for the employment rates of different graduates. Computer science, information systems and computer engineering courses took the top three spots for the university majors that reaped the most financially in the first year of graduation.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign deals covering security, education, digital economy

07 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

PM Lee and President Joko witnessed the signing of four memoranda of understanding (MOU) at the Istana. They include MOUs on education cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Indonesia's Ministry of Education and Culture, and Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE). Singapore Polytechnic and National University of Singapore will assist Indonesia to develop more digital talent. NUS School of Computing will be setting up a visiting scholars programme for Indonesian university scholars to exchange new ideas and to enhance their digitals skills, and to teach these skills to their peers after the programme.

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Associate Professor Gary Tan receives 2016 ASIASIM Fellowship award

31 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

31 August 2017 – Associate Professor Gary Tan was awarded the distinguished ASIASIM Fellowship for his achievements in simulation science and technology, and for his contributions to the ASIASIM Foundation.

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Seven new faculty members join NUS Computing

21 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty

 

21 August 2017 – NUS Computing welcomes seven new faculty members—three in the Department of Computer Science and four in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics. They are:

 

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Singapore students win three silvers and one bronze at IOI 2017

18 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student

18 August 2017 – Team Singapore won three silver medals and one bronze at the 2017 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2017) that was held from 28th July to 4th August, in Tehran, Iran.

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Computing students and professors win 2017 RSS Best Systems Paper Award

10 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student Research

10 August 2017 – A team of four NUS Computing students and professors won the coveted Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2017 Best Systems Paper Award for their paper, XPose: Reinventing User Interaction with Flying Cameras.

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Singapore scientists uncover how neural stem cells are activated intrinsically by spindle matrix proteins

02 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Professor Wing-Kin Sung, from NUS School of Computing and Senior Group Leader of A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore, was part of a study that demonstrates a critical role of the spindle matrix complex containing chromator (Chro) functioning as an essential nuclear factor for controlling gene expression during NSC reactivation.

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Want to track down otters in Singapore? This app might help

29 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

Final-year computer science students from the National University of Singapore are developing an app, called Animus, for enthusiasts to identify otter families.

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Professors Sanjay Jain and Frank Stephan win STOC 2017 Best Paper Award

21 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Research

 

21 July 2017 – Professors Sanjay Jain and Frank Stephan, and their collaborators, Wei Li from NUS’ Department of Mathematics, and Professors Cristian Calude and Bakhadyr Khoussainov from the University of Auckland, won the STOC 2017 Best Paper Award for their paper, ‘Deciding Parity Games in Quasipolynomial Time’, at STOC 2017 Theory Fest: the 49th ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing.

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Fewer university applicants list law as first choice, but more drawn to computing

06 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

With the interest in law waning, computing is the hottest ticket in the university. NUS vice-provost Bernard Tan said NUS saw a 35 per cent increase in the number of students listing computer science courses as their first choice. The NUS Computing offered 520 places this year, an increase from 370 places last year. 

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Digital Competitiveness: Lion City 2

02 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

Singapore has become a prime destination for many of the world’s biggest technology companies to set up their offices. Professor Sanjay Jain attributed the growing popularity of Computing among students to the job prospects available. He added that the starting salaries of Computing graduates are comparable to students from Law and Medicine. A team of NUS Computing students created an app, Track Pack, which uses NFC technology to track the location of household items. The students shared how Computing is growing in popularity, and that the prospects in Computing are becoming better than traditionally popular courses like Medicine, Business and Law. The number of undergraduate intake increased by 16%, and the school plans to increase the intake of Masters students by 30%.

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NUS Computing students win BNP Paribas International Hackathon 2017

20 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

20 June 2017 – A team of NUS Computing students won the Singapore side of the BNP Paribas International Hackathon 2017, which was held simultaneously in 10 cities around the world from 9th to 11th June.

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Dr. Wang Wei wins Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017

16 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student Research

 

16 June 2017 – Dr. Wang Wei is the recipient of NUS Computing’s Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017, for his thesis entitled “A Training Framework and Architectural Design for Distributed Deep Learning”.

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Global terrorism threats on the rise with greater scale and impact

11 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

In light of recent terror attacks, experts worry that terrorism groups may stage cyber-attacks in the future. Associate Professor Chang Ee-Chien noted that cyber-attacks do not only affect computer software, but can also indirectly impact other systems, such as train operations, and critical infrastructure like water and electricity. He added that if such systems are compromised, it could result in considerable damage.

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New team matches past ACM ICPC World Finals performances

02 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

02 June 2017 – A team of three Computer Science students placed joint-20th at the recent 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals, in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.

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NUS Computing faculty members recognised for teaching excellence

29 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty

 

29 May 2017 - NUS Computing faculty members have been honoured for their excellence in teaching at the 2017 Annual Teaching Excellence Awards (ATEA) Ceremony, held on 15 May at the University Hall Auditorium.

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Next generation of biometric passports to have added security features

27 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

From January this year, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore has begun collecting iris images from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as another identifier. Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that the irises of each person is unique, hard to impersonate, and have more complex imaging. He also suggested using infrared vein recognition technology applied to faces and palms to enhance security.

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