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Computer-related courses a growing attraction for Singapore students

11 June 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Enrolment in computer-related courses at Singapore's institutes of higher learning has gone up, as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that NUS is projecting to admit around 900 students to NUS Computing, an almost 40 per cent increase over last year.

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Platform makes managing volunteers easier

10 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student Alum News Media

Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu, a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.

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Information Systems student wins ASEAN100 Hackathon

04 May 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

4 May 2018 – First-year Information Systems student Chong Jin Wei, together with Singapore Polytechnic student Erick Kristantio, won first prize at the ASEAN100 Hackathon on 3 October 2017.

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Is My Phone Spying On Me?

03 May 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS Computing Senior IT Architect and tech blogger Lai Zit Seng shared his views on voice recognition assistants in smartphones on Mediacorp Channel 5's Talking Point episode on the dangers of smartphones listening in and recording our daily conversations. 

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

29 April 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

In a feature on the fourth industrial revolution, Assistant Professor Tuan Quang Phan shared that sacrificing personal privacy is an inevitable tradeoff to enjoying the convenience of online services. He mentioned that it is more pertinent for companies and governments to use the data collected responsibly, and with the necessary legislation and data protection measures in place. 

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Business Analytics students perform well at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018

17 April 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

17 April 2018 – A team of three final-year Business Analytics students excelled at the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018, emerging as champions of the National Finals and regional finalists in the Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Finals.

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Computing students win first place at Y3-NUS Innovation Challenge

16 April 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

16 April 2018 – A team of six Business Analytics and Information Systems students won first place in the recent Y3-NUS Innovation Challenge 2018 on 7 April.

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NUS Computing IAC member wins IT Leader of the Year award

05 April 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics

5 April 2018 –NUS Computing’s Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) member Mr Eddie Chau was conferred the title of Singapore Computer Society (SCS)’s 2018 IT Leader of the Year on 9 March.

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Industry 4.0

01 April 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

At the recent Ho Chi Minh City Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (HAWEE) conference, Assistant Professor Phan Tuan Quang shared his insights on the prospects and values that Industry 4.0 can bring to manufacturing, businesses and daily life applications.

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The Big Read: Nerds and geeks no more, computing graduates now rule the roost

10 March 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student Alum News Media

The latest graduate employment survey released by the three local universities showed that computer science graduates were among the highest paid last year, with NUS computer science graduates receiving S$4,285 - S$285 more than in 2016. Even before they leave school, computing undergraduates are snagging lucrative internships at Silicon Valley giants such as Apple and Google. Dr Jovian Lin, who is the lead artificial intelligence scientist at Dentsu Aegis Network, graduated with a computer science degree from NUS in 2009. In his work, he builds features powered by machine-learning, such as AI-powered machines to learn and understand marketing and advertising concepts. Dr Lin noted that the growth in computing jobs is due to developments in machine learning, which has become central to the product strategy of tech giants like Google, Facebook and Baidu. Over the the past two years, enrolment in NUS Computing has increased by 65 per cent to 730. Over the same period, intake size for the university's Master of Computing programme also grew by 60 per cent to about 220. In the new academic year starting in August, intake for NUS Computing's undergraduate courses will be raised to about 900 places. Despite more places opening up, it is getting more competitive to get in. Applicants applying to NUS computer science course will now require straight As to get a spot. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, say that the dotcom bubble burst in the past was a "sneak preview that went wrong" and do not think that the same thing will happen again. 

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The 50 best computer science schools in the world

03 March 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS is named the tenth best university in the world, and first in Asia, for its computer science and information systems programme, based on the QS World University Ranking 2018.

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NUS offers more places for computing courses

01 March 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

To cater to increasing interest in computing courses and industry demand for IT professionals, NUS announced that it will be offering almost 900 places in computing-related courses for incoming students this coming Academic Year, up from 732 places previously.

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Grads get to work with big tech names

01 March 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

Even before Ms Poornima Venkataraman graduated from NUS in July last year, several tech companies had come calling. Said the 24-year-old, who studied business analytics: "I knew it's a very interesting area with a lot of opportunities." She is an account manager at Facebook Singapore where she is part of a team working with small and medium businesses in the Indian market to grow their business through Facebook platforms. Mr Yeo Quan Yang, who graduated with a computer science degree from NUS last year, said the skillset he acquired at university helped him to learn fast, such as picking up new programming languages. Like him, many of his friends have been given "big opportunities" to work with tech giants like Google, said the 26-year-old software engineer with Apple in California.

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IT, business graduates get higher starting pay

26 February 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Alum News Media

Chng Hui Yie entered computing due to her interest in Neopets and blogging when she was younger. While her parents were reluctant for her to study computing, her decision paid off. Last year, she graduated from NUS with a degree in computer science. Ms Chng, who started working a month after graduation, and earns about $5,000 as a software engineer in inventory management startup TradeGecko. The latest annual survey of graduates shows that fresh graduates in business, economics and computing see the biggest pay jumps. NUS graduates in computer science have enjoyed a median gross salary of $4,285 in 2017. Associate Professor Goh Khim Yong, vice-dean of coporate relations at NUS Computing, said computing degrees attract one of the highest starting salaries. It overtook other fields like dental surgery last year. He added that every sector needs IT and that computing ties industries like transportation and media together. 

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Business Analytics students perform well at CFLD-NUS Innovation Challenge

22 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

22 February 2018 - Two Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) teams and one undergraduate Business Analytics team won the top three places in the inaugural China Fortune Land Development (CFLD)-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017, held on 2 December last year.

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Commentary: The (not so) secret hack to becoming a successful entrepreneur

18 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Professor for Entrepreneurship Dr Francis Yeoh wrote a commentary about start-up programmes like NUS Overseas College, where students in the programme gain the opportunity to intern in top start-up eco-systems, like Silicon Valley, Israel and Beijing, and how it has driven entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring entrepreneurs. 

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CFLD-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017

13 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

19 teams from NUS competed in the inaugural China Fortune Land Development (CFLD)-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017. Two teams from the NUS Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme won first and third place in the competition. In second place was a team of undergraduate Business Analytics students, the youngest contestants in the challenge. 

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Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’S Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis

02 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics in the School of Computing. He also serves in the NUS Institute of Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) as the Research Theme Lead for Social and Network Analysis.

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Bringing digital innovation to aviation

30 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Singapore Airlines (SIA), where the first MOU will see three NUS faculties - Business, Computing and Engineering - and SIA working on joint longer term research projects focusing on business challenges for which solutions are not currently available. 

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Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo wins Outstanding Associate Editor Award

22 December 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty

 

22 December 2017 – Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo was awarded the Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly Outstanding Associate Editor Award 2017.

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