Filtered by: Department of Information Systems & Analytics

Fintech fever gets schools and training institutions abuzz

13 November 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Singapore universities have embraced changes brought by fintech as well. NUS School of Computing has introduced a new specialisation in financial technology as part of the school's Information Systems degree programme. It keeps students abreast of industry developments by collaborating with business organisations to develop fintech-related modules. This includes modules on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies as well as agile IT, which are co-developed with the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation and Standard Chartered Bank, respectively.

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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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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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Academic entrepreneur extraordinaire

30 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

In just five years, Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena and his team of past and present students have spun off six start-ups built upon their deep technology research that sought to solve large scale computing issues in fields like blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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How dollars, digits and data are transforming marketing

26 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

At a recent forum co-organised by Think Business and TODAY, panellists discussed how businesses can respond to the challenges and opportunities that digital marketing offers. Associate Professor Keith Carter shared about the importance of data and of implementing the right algorithm with data analytics.

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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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New blockchain for very high transaction rates

08 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Zilliqa, a new sharding blockchain platform developed by researchers at NUS School of Computing, is set to surpass VISA and MasterCard with regard to the number of transactions-per-second. The set-up is also intended to have far lower transaction fees.

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'Proptech' takes buildings beyond bricks and mortar

03 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

Rresh graduate Peter Widjaja set up Hubble, a proptech startup, with his friends while studying Information Systems at the National University of Singapore. Revenue hit a "seven-figure" amount last year and the company has seen the number of clients increase from six last year to 15 by the middle of this year.

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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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Commentary: Helping start-ups and entrepreneurs, the ‘new heroes’ of Singapore, succeed

01 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Singapore has done well in some aspects when it comes to fostering entrepreneurship but has some way to go on to improve regulation and risk-taking, says the National University of Singapore School of Computing's Francis Yeoh.

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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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Apprenticeship degree scheme a big draw

18 September 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

A new scheme modeled after German and Swiss apprenticeship models has seen keen interest from university students. NUS is piloting the Cooperative Education Programme, which places students on 18 month internships. It will kick off with students in the business analytics and information security programmes, who start internships next May.

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The small data challenge for big business

18 September 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Associate Professor Keith Carter from NUS School of Computing explains why Big Data is essential for business survival in today's data driven world. He also suggests how companies can stay relevant, using Big Data, and not lose out to e-commerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba.

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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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4 new ways to get a degree

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

NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) offers Undergraduate Certificate courses in Engineering or Computing disciplines, in partnership with the NUS School of Computing and Faculty of Engineering. These courses do not need students to commit to a degree programme from the onset, but allows for a sequence of credentials – such as certificates – that can be accumulated and used immediately in the student’s career.

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Computing students win first place in DXC Technology Hackathon

12 September 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

12 September 2017 – A team of students from the School of Computing and Faculty of Arts and Social Science won first place in the inaugural DXC Technology Hackathon “The Future of Innovation Challenge”.

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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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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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