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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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Dr. Prateek Saxena receives Young Researcher Award

04 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

4 May 2017 – Dr. Prateek Saxena was presented with the Young Researcher Award at the University Awards 2017 in recognition of his work in the field of cybersecurity.

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Students feature diverse projects at the 10th SoC Term Project Showcase

28 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

28 April 2017 – NUS Computing held the 10th iteration of its semestral student project showcase on the evening of 12 April 2017, at the school premises. Organised by Dr. Anand Bhojan, this SoC Term Project Showcase (STePS) involved some 360 students from eight modules showcasing their works as well as close to 30 students presenting their module independent projects (MIPs) and final year projects (FYPs).

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NUS and IBM to develop blockchain training in Singapore

25 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 
NUS Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI) are collaborating to jointly develop a module on financial technology, to better equip students with essential knowledge and skill sets in this area.

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Bidding goodbye to 2G phones (Part 1)

15 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In an interview with Frontline, a Channel 8 current affairs programme, Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon said that the 3G network can support higher traffic than the 2G network. He added that in order to ensure faster Internet speeds, there is a need to phase out the 2G network in favour of the 3G and 4G network. Prof. Chan said that there are two main groups of people who are still using the 2G network - the elderly, who have little interest in using the Internet and primarily use their phones to make calls; and foreign workers, who may prefer to save money by using 2G phones instead of smartphones. He also added that some equipment may also still be using the 2G network, such as wireless cash register and monitoring equipment at construction sites.

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NUS Computing alumni part of winning team at AirAsia hackathon

29 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum

 

29 March 2017 – Team Aviato, a group of five NUS and NTU alumni, won the Airvolution hackathon organized by budget carrier AirAsia.

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Start-ups disrupt local forex scene

28 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Dealing with foreign currencies and ever-fluid exchange rates can be frustrating for consumers. Local start-up RateX aims to "flatten" cross- border online shopping by offering real exchange rates without additional or hidden transaction fees. Designed by Computer Science students Lim Jing Rong and Davis Gay as well as Economics student Goh Jian Kai, the online payment tool matches the sum of an online overseas purchase with rates from currency exchange websites. This allows the user to pay for the purchase in his local currency.

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Computer Science student wins IT Youth 2017 award

22 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

22 March 2017 – Computer Science student Yeo Quan Yang was conferred the IT Youth 2017 award at the Singapore Computer Society IT Leader Awards 2017 Ceremony, held on 10 March.

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