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NUS honours 15 alumni for outstanding contributions to alma mater and society

23 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo, with NUS alumni Marcus Tan and Quek Siu Rui, received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award as a team, the first time a team accolade has been presented at the university's biennial alumni awards.

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The Story of Jason Choo and 30 Hackathons

17 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

NUS School of Computing alumnus Jason Choo's fire for hackathons and entrepreneurship was sparked during his university days, where he was introduced to booming startup ecosystems around the world that focused on bringing tech solutions to businesses. Choo has since participated in 30 hackathons since 2014 and is continuously joining more competitions to satisfy his insatiable thirst for learning about the latest technolgies and innovations across various industries.

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Computing students win first place at 2017 ACM ICPC Asia Jakarta Regional Contest

16 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

16 November 2017 – Computer Science students Phan Duc Nhat Minh, Vu Dinh Quang Dat and Le Xuan Manh won first place at the 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Asia Jakarta Regional Contest, held in Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University from 10th to 13th November this year.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann recognised as ACM Distinguished Member

15 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

15 November 2017 – Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann was named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) on 9 November this year.

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Zilliqa Receives Investment from FBG Capital

13 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Zilliqa, a high-speed blockchain platform from researchers at NUS Computing, received a strategic investment from FBG Capital, a digital asset management firm. The original scientific research for the project was done in the laboratory of Dr Prateek Saxena, who is now Chief Scientific Officer with Zilliqa.

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Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrates 10th Anniversary

10 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student

10 November 2017 – Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO), an initiative founded by Associate Professor Ben Leong and spearheaded by NUS Computing students, celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday.

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Oasis for world's top R&D brains showing results

10 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Professor Peh Li Shiuan, a Singaporean and professor at MIT, studied low-energy electronics as part of MIT's partnership in Create. She has since joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS as a tenured professor to lead systems research, and is working in Singapore full-time.

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NUS students develop mobile app for Voluntary Welfare Organisations

09 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrate their 10th anniversary on 9th November. CVWO unveiled their new mobile application created for Lions Befrienders Service Association, which allow volunteers to track and analyse seniors' mood and mental states during house visits. Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was invited as guest of honour and held a dialogue session on the topic "serving the community with your diverse talents".

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Computer Science alumni win Judges’ Choice Award at GameStart 2017 Indie Awards

09 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum

9 November 2017 – Recent NUS Computing graduates Tan Kang Soon, Muhammad Hanif Bin Ghazali and Eu Yong Xue won the Judges’ Choice Award at the GameStart 2017 Indie Awards, held in Singapore from 14 to 15 October this year.

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Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin Security

08 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Research by Assistant Professor Divesh Aggarwal and his colleagues have estimated that quantum computers might be able to break bitcoin's security as early as 2027. Bitcoin encrytion today is ensured by the difficulty of cracking its code using existing computers, but quantum computers will be able to work much faster because they are not constrained to working with bits (values that are either 0 or 1).

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Computing students bag two awards at SLA’s IdeaWorks! challenge

19 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

19 October 2017 – Two teams of Computing students competed in the Singapore Land Authority’s OneMap IdeaWorks! challenge and clinched 2nd Prize and the Most Innovative Award.

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Finding Treasure in 'Trash' - These S'poreans Are Making Us Finish Up Extra Food With Discounts

17 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Computer Science alumnus Kenneth Ham co-founded Treatsure, Singapore's first reservation platform for surplus food. The app shares discounts on surplus food by various F&B outlets, reducing the amount of food waste.

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Local charity organisations use chatbots for social cause

15 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Provost's Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou explains how chatbots operate on finding fixed keywords from a user's sentences and sends out answers based on these keywords. This hinders communication between chatbots and their users due to the limitation of chatbots to detect the nuances in human languages, and may leave users feeling disappointed with the communication.

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Professor Tulika Mitra wins IISc Outstanding Woman Researcher Award

03 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

3 October 2017 – Professor Tulika Mitra was presented the Prof. S. K. Chatterjee Outstanding Woman Researcher award by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.

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Interview with NUS president: NUS 'always looking for new ways of learning, teaching'

02 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Work attachments, of up to six months, have been made compulsory for NUS engineering and computing students since 2014. NUS also introduced three "cooperative education" programmes in information security, business analytics, and data science and analytics. Students will go on work attachments with the same company, alternating with regular academic semesters.

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Associate Professor Terence Sim wins FG2017 Test of Time Award

26 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

26 September 2017 – Associate Professor Terence Sim won the Test of Time Award at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2017).

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PhD student’s startup raises US$52 million in funding

22 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

22 September 2017 – PhD student Luu The Loi‘s blockchain startup, KyberNetwork, recently raised US$52 million worth of ether (ETH) tokens at its recent Initial Coin Offering (ICO) token sale.

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Three students receive new Future Economy Scholarship

20 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

20 September 2017 – The first Future Economy Scholarship, supported by the Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM), was officially launched on Monday, this week, at NUS Computing.

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Grants promote cybersecurity research

19 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

15 cybersecurity projects, four of which involve NUS Computing researchers, were recently awarded more than $16 million in grants. These grants aim to spur research in cyber tools and technologies to strengthen Singapore's defence against rising global cyber threats. Associate Professor Liang Zhengkai and Professor Abhik Roychoudhury's work, as well as Professor Ooi Beng Chin and Assistant Professor Wang Wei's project, were awarded the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme grant. Associate Professor Chang Ee-Chien and Associate Professor Liang Zhengkai's research, together with Dr Ng See Kiong's project, were awarded the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium grant. 

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Three NUS students receive Future Economy Scholarships from LBKM

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

Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) and NUS Computing launched the Future Economy Scholarship, an effort to encourage more Malay/Muslim students to pursue further studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). LBKM has donated $45,000 to the scholarship, which will be given out over a course of three years. Three Computing students received the scholarship, each amounting to $5,000. Adil Azmoon, Khairul Riqzi and Ismahfaris Ismail are the first recipients of the scholarship. 

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