NUS Computing - Tags NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/tags/alumnews 2018-05-27T11:02:33+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Platform makes managing volunteers easier 2018-05-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2403:2018-bantu comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu,&nbsp;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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu,&nbsp;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.</p> S'pore Firm Behind Roti-Making Robot Earned US$20M Sales In First Year - Now Raised US$30M Funding 2018-04-18T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-18T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2391:2018-zimplistic comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Zimplistic, the parent company behind the fully-automated flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has just secured S$39.3 million in funding.&nbsp;Rishi Israni, Computer Science alumnus, is the CEO and co-founder of Zimplistic. he founded the company with his wife in 2008 and created Rotimatic, a fully-automated flatbread-making robot.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zimplistic, the parent company behind the fully-automated flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has just secured S$39.3 million in funding.&nbsp;Rishi Israni, Computer Science alumnus, is the CEO and co-founder of Zimplistic. he founded the company with his wife in 2008 and created Rotimatic, a fully-automated flatbread-making robot.</p> Singapore's Dexecure raises US$762K in seed funding to help speed up sites by 40% 2018-04-17T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-17T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2386:2018-dexecure comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Dexecure, a software startup started by NUS Computing alumnus Inian&nbsp;Parameshwaran, announced that it has raised S$1million seed funding. The platform&nbsp;aims to help businesses speed up their mobile and desktop sites by 40 per cent using the startup’s unique algorithm.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Dexecure, a software startup started by NUS Computing alumnus Inian&nbsp;Parameshwaran, announced that it has raised S$1million seed funding. The platform&nbsp;aims to help businesses speed up their mobile and desktop sites by 40 per cent using the startup’s unique algorithm.</p> A 27-year-old PhD holder has a plan to make blockchain mainstream 2018-04-12T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-12T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2382:2018-kyber-network comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Loi Luu, a 27 year old PhD computer science graduate from NUS Computing, researched about cryptocurrencies and the security of smart contracts during his studies. He is the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, a novel and simple-to-use completely decentralised exchange that lives entirely on the blockchain. The exchange aims to convert one crptocurrency to another within seconds.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Loi Luu, a 27 year old PhD computer science graduate from NUS Computing, researched about cryptocurrencies and the security of smart contracts during his studies. He is the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, a novel and simple-to-use completely decentralised exchange that lives entirely on the blockchain. The exchange aims to convert one crptocurrency to another within seconds.&nbsp;</p> Top 25 Artificial Intelligence Companies 2018-04-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2385:2018-top-ai-companies comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">ViSenze, an image recognition startup that began in NUS Computing, was named as one of the top 25 Artificial Intelligence companies in 2018. ViSenze was founded by Professor Chua Tat Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guangda.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">ViSenze, an image recognition startup that began in NUS Computing, was named as one of the top 25 Artificial Intelligence companies in 2018. ViSenze was founded by Professor Chua Tat Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guangda.</p> High pay, good job prospects: Local computer science undergrads flocking to Silicon Valley internships 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2363:2018-silicon-valley-internships comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumnus Vishnu Prem interned for a total of 17 months with Apple, Twitter and ride-hailing company Uber before graduating from his four-year course last year. He is now a software engineer with Apple's Camera and Photos team at Cupertino, California. Another fresh NUS graduate, Ng Zhi An, spent two years internship-hopping in the United States between August 2014 to August 2016. He is now a software engineer at Google, in a team tasked with making the Android mobile operating system run well on sub-S$100 phones. NUS Computer Science undergraduate Cai Deshun snagged a prestigious internship with Asana, a startup founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, in his second year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumnus Vishnu Prem interned for a total of 17 months with Apple, Twitter and ride-hailing company Uber before graduating from his four-year course last year. He is now a software engineer with Apple's Camera and Photos team at Cupertino, California. Another fresh NUS graduate, Ng Zhi An, spent two years internship-hopping in the United States between August 2014 to August 2016. He is now a software engineer at Google, in a team tasked with making the Android mobile operating system run well on sub-S$100 phones. NUS Computer Science undergraduate Cai Deshun snagged a prestigious internship with Asana, a startup founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, in his second year.</p> The Big Read: Nerds and geeks no more, computing graduates now rule the roost 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2364:2018-computing-graduates comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> Browser-based payments startup RateX raises $3 million 2018-03-07T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-07T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2360:2018-ratex comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumni Davis Gay and Lim Jing Rong's startup, RateX, recently raised S$3million&nbsp;in a pre-series A funding round. RateX is a free browser extension that&nbsp;automatically provides shoppers with the lowest exchange rate at no transaction fee for overseas purchases through e-commerce platforms.&nbsp;It will use the newly-raised funding to launch of its mobile app in Singapore in Taiwan as well as accelerate its overseas expansion into Indonesia this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumni Davis Gay and Lim Jing Rong's startup, RateX, recently raised S$3million&nbsp;in a pre-series A funding round. RateX is a free browser extension that&nbsp;automatically provides shoppers with the lowest exchange rate at no transaction fee for overseas purchases through e-commerce platforms.&nbsp;It will use the newly-raised funding to launch of its mobile app in Singapore in Taiwan as well as accelerate its overseas expansion into Indonesia this year.</p> Crowdvilla enables you to collectively own and use a holiday home –using Ethereum 2018-03-05T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-05T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2358:2018-crowdvilla comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumni Darvin Kurniawan, David Chandra and Hendrik Tanjaya Tan, launched Crowdvilla as a platform for users to use Ethereum to invest in holiday homes in major tourist destinations by implementing the sharing economy concept. To do so, the trio created Reidao, a platform for users to purchase properties using digital assets.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumni Darvin Kurniawan, David Chandra and Hendrik Tanjaya Tan, launched Crowdvilla as a platform for users to use Ethereum to invest in holiday homes in major tourist destinations by implementing the sharing economy concept. To do so, the trio created Reidao, a platform for users to purchase properties using digital assets.&nbsp;</p> Grads get to work with big tech names 2018-03-01T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-01T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2353:2018-grads-work-big-tech-names comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p>