NUS Computing - News Media NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/news-media 2017-11-22T05:00:04+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management The Story of Jason Choo and 30 Hackathons 2017-11-20T10:04:00+08:00 2017-11-20T10:04:00+08:00 /news/news-media/2183-2017-jason-choo comwsyc comlimsi@nus.edu.sg <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS School of Computing alumnus Jason Choo's fire for hackathons and entrepreneurship was sparked during his university days, where he was introduced to booming startup ecosystems around the world that focused on bringing tech solutions to businesses. Choo has since participated in 30 hackathons since 2014 and is continuously joining more competitions to satisfy his insatiable thirst for learning about the latest technolgies and innovations across various industries.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS School of Computing alumnus Jason Choo's fire for hackathons and entrepreneurship was sparked during his university days, where he was introduced to booming startup ecosystems around the world that focused on bringing tech solutions to businesses. Choo has since participated in 30 hackathons since 2014 and is continuously joining more competitions to satisfy his insatiable thirst for learning about the latest technolgies and innovations across various industries.</p> Fintech fever gets schools and training institutions abuzz 2017-11-13T10:04:00+08:00 2017-11-13T10:04:00+08:00 /news/news-media/2175-2017-fintech-fever comwsyc comlimsi@nus.edu.sg <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Zilliqa Receives Investment from FBG Capital 2017-11-16T10:04:00+08:00 2017-11-16T10:04:00+08:00 /news/news-media/2179-2017-zilliqa-investment comwsyc comlimsi@nus.edu.sg <p style="text-align: justify;">Zilliqa, a high-speed blockchain platform from researchers at NUS Computing, received a strategic investment from FBG Capital, a digital asset management firm. The original scientific research for the project was done in the laboratory of Dr Prateek Saxena, who is now Chief Scientific Officer with Zilliqa.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zilliqa, a high-speed blockchain platform from researchers at NUS Computing, received a strategic investment from FBG Capital, a digital asset management firm. The original scientific research for the project was done in the laboratory of Dr Prateek Saxena, who is now Chief Scientific Officer with Zilliqa.</p>