15 February 2018 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

Singapore start-up Yonah, made up of NUS alumni and students, are hoping to build a cargo drone system for hospitals to deliver measles vaccines. NUS Computing student Sriram Sami was enlisted in August 2016 and is now the avionics lead and part of the core team. He is developing and testing an autopilot software based on an open source Ardupilot project. 

Channel News Asia, 15 February 2018

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. 

Outside In, 13 February 2018

07 February 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Associate Professor Terence Sim began his research in facial recognition technology since 1998. He said that while facial recognition can be used in many fields, but it is used mainly for security purposes due to the ease of using cameras to carry out large scale screening. However, A/P Sim highlighted that the rate of error for facial recognition is higher than fingerprint and iris recognition. He cautions that the authories be careful before adopting the technology due to its high risk. A/P Sim recommends for the government to create a more comprehensive law to protect privacy to prevent identity theft. Technology companies need to ensure that their data is secure and materials are not easily stolen. A/P Sim also highlighted the necessity to distinguish between "proof of identity" and "proof of authorisation". One pitfall of the technology is that the technology is not transferrable and cannot be cancelled, unlike passwords and physical passes. NUS Computing is studying how to make facial recognition more secure and it is developing a dynamic face recognition system to improve accuracy. A trial on 39 pairs of twins proved successful, and A/P Sim said it is because everyone's expressions are different and not easily replicated.

Lianhe Zaobao, 7 February 2018