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Local charity organisations use chatbots for social causes

15 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Provost's Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou explains how chatbots operate on finding fixed keywords from a user's sentences and sends out answers based on these keywords. This hinders communication between chatbots and their users due to the limitation of chatbots to detect the nuances in human languages, and may leave users feeling disappointed with the communication.

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New blockchain for very high transaction rates

08 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Zilliqa, a new sharding blockchain platform developed by researchers at NUS School of Computing, is set to surpass VISA and MasterCard with regard to the number of transactions-per-second. The set-up is also intended to have far lower transaction fees.

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Professor Tulika Mitra wins IISc Outstanding Woman Researcher Award

03 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

3 October 2017 – Professor Tulika Mitra was presented the Prof. S. K. Chatterjee Outstanding Woman Researcher award by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore.

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Associate Professor Terence Sim wins FG2017 Test of Time Award

26 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

26 September 2017 – Associate Professor Terence Sim won the Test of Time Award at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2017).

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Grants promote cybersecurity research

19 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

15 cybersecurity projects, four of which involve NUS Computing researchers, were recently awarded more than $16 million in grants. These grants aim to spur research in cyber tools and technologies to strengthen Singapore's defence against rising global cyber threats. Associate Professor Liang Zhengkai and Professor Abhik Roychoudhury's work, as well as Professor Ooi Beng Chin and Assistant Professor Wang Wei's project, were awarded the National Cybersecurity R&D Programme grant. Associate Professor Chang Ee-Chien and Associate Professor Liang Zhengkai's research, together with Dr Ng See Kiong's project, were awarded the Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium grant. 

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The small data challenge for big business

18 September 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Associate Professor Keith Carter from NUS School of Computing explains why Big Data is essential for business survival in today's data driven world. He also suggests how companies can stay relevant, using Big Data, and not lose out to e-commerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba.

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Computing team win CAIP 2017 Best Paper Award

13 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student

13 September 2017 – A team of four from NUS Computing won the Best Paper Award last month, at the 17th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP).

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Capital 95.8FM News: Cyber Attacks

12 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

With the recent Equifax breach and AXA Insurance cyber attack, Associate Professor Chang Ee Chien went on air during Capital 95.8FM News segment to discuss how hackers infiltrate into secure servers, how companies can protect themselves from hackers, and to give his expert opinion on cyber security and cyber terrorism.

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Associate Professor Gary Tan receives 2016 ASIASIM Fellowship award

31 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

31 August 2017 – Associate Professor Gary Tan was awarded the distinguished ASIASIM Fellowship for his achievements in simulation science and technology, and for his contributions to the ASIASIM Foundation.

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Seven new faculty members join NUS Computing

21 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty

 

21 August 2017 – NUS Computing welcomes seven new faculty members—three in the Department of Computer Science and four in the Department of Information Systems and Analytics. They are:

 

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Singapore students win three silvers and one bronze at IOI 2017

18 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student

18 August 2017 – Team Singapore won three silver medals and one bronze at the 2017 International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2017) that was held from 28th July to 4th August, in Tehran, Iran.

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Computing students and professors win 2017 RSS Best Systems Paper Award

10 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student Research

10 August 2017 – A team of four NUS Computing students and professors won the coveted Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2017 Best Systems Paper Award for their paper, XPose: Reinventing User Interaction with Flying Cameras.

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Singapore scientists uncover how neural stem cells are activated intrinsically by spindle matrix proteins

02 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Professor Wing-Kin Sung, from NUS School of Computing and Senior Group Leader of A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore, was part of a study that demonstrates a critical role of the spindle matrix complex containing chromator (Chro) functioning as an essential nuclear factor for controlling gene expression during NSC reactivation.

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Professors Sanjay Jain and Frank Stephan win STOC 2017 Best Paper Award

21 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Research

 

21 July 2017 – Professors Sanjay Jain and Frank Stephan, and their collaborators, Wei Li from NUS’ Department of Mathematics, and Professors Cristian Calude and Bakhadyr Khoussainov from the University of Auckland, won the STOC 2017 Best Paper Award for their paper, ‘Deciding Parity Games in Quasipolynomial Time’, at STOC 2017 Theory Fest: the 49th ACM Symposium on the Theory of Computing.

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Digital Competitiveness: Lion City 2

02 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

Singapore has become a prime destination for many of the world’s biggest technology companies to set up their offices. Professor Sanjay Jain attributed the growing popularity of Computing among students to the job prospects available. He added that the starting salaries of Computing graduates are comparable to students from Law and Medicine. A team of NUS Computing students created an app, Track Pack, which uses NFC technology to track the location of household items. The students shared how Computing is growing in popularity, and that the prospects in Computing are becoming better than traditionally popular courses like Medicine, Business and Law. The number of undergraduate intake increased by 16%, and the school plans to increase the intake of Masters students by 30%.

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Dr. Wang Wei wins Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017

16 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student Research

 

16 June 2017 – Dr. Wang Wei is the recipient of NUS Computing’s Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017, for his thesis entitled “A Training Framework and Architectural Design for Distributed Deep Learning”.

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Global terrorism threats on the rise with greater scale and impact

11 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

In light of recent terror attacks, experts worry that terrorism groups may stage cyber-attacks in the future. Associate Professor Chang Ee-Chien noted that cyber-attacks do not only affect computer software, but can also indirectly impact other systems, such as train operations, and critical infrastructure like water and electricity. He added that if such systems are compromised, it could result in considerable damage.

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NUS Computing faculty members recognised for teaching excellence

29 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty

 

29 May 2017 - NUS Computing faculty members have been honoured for their excellence in teaching at the 2017 Annual Teaching Excellence Awards (ATEA) Ceremony, held on 15 May at the University Hall Auditorium.

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Next generation of biometric passports to have added security features

27 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

From January this year, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore has begun collecting iris images from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as another identifier. Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that the irises of each person is unique, hard to impersonate, and have more complex imaging. He also suggested using infrared vein recognition technology applied to faces and palms to enhance security.

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'Telerehab' system allows patients to do physiotherapy at home

05 May 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 
Smart Health TeleRehab is a system that aims to make physiotherapy as painless as possible: by allowing patients to exercise at any time of the day, within the comfort of their own homes. This removes the need for a patient to commute to and from a rehabilitation centre and hopefully, boost participation rates in attendance for rehabilitative therapy, which would then prevent the chances of re-admission to hospital. Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli said the TeleRehab method also gives patients a greater sense of autonomy and control, as they can do the rehabilitation exercises on their own. She added: "With the increasing incidence of chronic diseases, shortage of healthcare professionals, and yet the availability of more intelligent technologies, healthcare is a prime sector that can benefit from Smart Nation initiatives - in addition to other key sectors such as transport, commerce, utilities, security and education."

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