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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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NUS Computing students excel at NUS Data Science Student Challenge

26 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

26 May 2017 - NUS Computing students performed well at the NUS Data Science Student Challenge, clinching four of the top six positions.

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Computer Science students place second at CHIuXiD 2017 Student Design Challenge

24 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

24 May 2017 – A team of Computer Science (CS) and Communications and New Media (CNM) students came in second at the Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Conference in Indonesia (CHIuXiD) 2017 Student Design Challenge, which was held in Jakarta from 18 to 19 April.

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NUS launches three new part-time degrees in business analytics, cyber security and software engineering

23 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

 

Three new part-time degree programmes - in business analytics, cyber security and software engineering - have been launched by NUS amid growing demand for professionals in these sectors. These Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes will be offered on a part-time basis from August by the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (Scale) at NUS in partnership with NUS Computing.

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Terawhere app makes it easy to share a car to travel to the mosque for prayers

12 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

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NUS opens 140 modules to alumni for next 3 years

08 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

 
NUS is opening up 140 courses to its alumni over the next three years as part of its efforts to promote lifelong learning. In the first-year pilot of the initiative from August this year to July 2018, the modules will be available at no cost to the college's 278,000 alumni. In the subsequent two years, course fees - which range from about S$3,000 to S$3,500 per module - will continue to be waived, but a student services fee of S$261.85 will be charged for each semester, NUS said. The modules are offered by eight schools and faculties, including the School of Computing.

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