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Meds monitoring app Jarvis wins Paypal-Braintree's Battlehack Singapore

01 April 2015 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

 

Team Jarvis, comprising Information Systems alumnus Rajul Gupta, clinched the first prize at the second annual BattleHack Singapore 2015 organised by online payment providers PayPal and Braintree. The team came up with an app that monitors and allows the remote purchase of medication for the elderly.

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NUS-supported start-ups win global awards

12 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Computing alumnus Jayden Ooi from Collappe was named the Best CEO at the 2014 Global Talentrepreneur innovation & Collaboration (GlobalTiC) Award held in Taiwan mid-August in recognition of his leadership performance and strategic vision.

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X-Men visual effects had Singaporean touch

22 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Visual effects artist and Computer Science alumnus Skeel Lee was part of the eight-member team at international visual effects company Moving Picture Company's branch in Montreal, Canada, which was responsible for the computer-generated portals seen in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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NUS start-up Zopim acquired by US' Zendesk

22 April 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Enterprise incubatee, Zopim Technologies Pte Ltd, a leading provider of live chat software, has been acquired by Zendesk, a cloud-based customer service software solution provider, for US$29.8 million (S$37.3 million), as cited in various media reports. Computer Engineering alumnus Wu Wenxiang was one of Zopim's founders.

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Be the master of the game

07 April 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Computing offers a wide range of courses covering both the design and development aspects of gaming. Students will get insights into all phases of game development. Students can specialise in 3D modelling and animation, game development, digital media production, computer vision and pattern recognition, graphics rendering techniques, digital special effects, networked and mobile gaming, general-purpose computation on Graphics Processing Unit, advanced computer animation, game design and projects on game design and development.

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Singapore start-up winning the numbers game

23 November 2013 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Semantics3 is a price data company run by five fresh graduates from NUS, including Computer Engineering alumni. It indexes online retailers’ prices and provides data on historical prices that helps retailers determine their pricing strategies.

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These 5 Baidu hackathon finalists make your life greener and simpler

29 July 2013 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Online marketplace Carousell is keen to streamline the online selling process. Users can create free listings and sell items in less than 30 seconds. With a specific focus on re-sale and re-use of textbooks alone, it is estimated to save 9.1 kilograms of carbon dioxide produced per textbook, equivalent to the amount produced by 659 cars.

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Two Singapore startups win trip to Cambridge, UK for mentoring program

06 June 2013 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Two Singapore technology startups have won a new mentorship competition run by leading UK software company Red Gate and Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). Both companies will fly out to Red Gate's Cambridge headquarters later this summer, where they'll receive individually-tailored mentoring from the team that grew Red Gate from a startup to an international software firm.

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Semantics3 in top tech programme

16 March 2013 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Semantics3, a data application programme interface (API) platform co-founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Sivamani Varun, is the first Singapore start-up to join a top tech accelerator called Y Combinator in California. The three-month programme, which is now winding up, allows the start-up's three co-founders to seek advice from Y Combinator's stable of technopreneurs and mentors.

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Building virtual towns to expand vocabulary

14 May 2011 Department of Computer Science Student Alum News Media

NUS Computing students and alumni have developed a vocabulary game which involves kindergarten children setting up virtual towns using a deck of cards, a laptop and a web camera. The game won the top prize in the tertiary student category at the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards in September last year.

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Top essay probes inequality in Asia

07 December 2010 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Computer Engineering alumnus Sarabjit Singh beat 400 other contestants from 21 countries to win a regional essay competition that aimed to generate fresh ideas for tackling key challenges to Asia's competitiveness and development.

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It's okay to fail and try again

11 August 2010 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 Computer Engineering alumnus and TenCube CEO talks about the people who inspired him to become an entrepreneur.

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McAfee to buy S'pore start-up

31 July 2010 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 Tencube, a local startup founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Darius Cheung, will soon be acquired by anti-virus giant McAfee for possibly more than $5 million.

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Top youth award for JJ Lin, 5 others

02 July 2009 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Computer Science graduate Dr. Tong Joo Chuan has been awarded this year's Singapore Youth Award (SYA), together with five other individuals.

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