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Course framed as a game proves a hit with students

13 October 2012 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

As part of NUS's pilot initiatives to use technology to stimulate learning among students, NUS Computing Assistant Professor Ben Leong has adopted the novel teaching approach of gaming in his lessons. Assignments in his computer programming class are divided into multiple missions and students embark on quests- scoring points by answering the questions correctly as well as participating in tutorials and the course discussion forum.

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Course to teach health workers infocomm skills

03 March 2012 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Healthcare professionals will get the chance to pick up information technology skills by taking a new course at NUS. The programme will be helmed by NUS Computing, as part of an initiative by the Infocomm Development Authority that aims to groom talent in Singapore.

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From ITE to NUS scholar

03 March 2012 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Mr. Ang Jin Hui had a PSLE aggregate score of 146 , ended up in the Normal (Technical) stream in secondary school and then spent two years at ITE before he was admitted into Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Now he is a first-year student under the prestigious University Scholars Programme and pursuing a Bachelor of Computing in Electronic Commerce.

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New one-stop portal to official data

03 August 2011 Faculty News Media

 

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Making computer use easier for seniors

16 April 2011 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Assistant Professor Zhao Shengdong of the Department of Computer Science and his team of researchers are developing an intelligent computer program that will mould itself to the preferences of its users. A prototype is expected by the end of next year.

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No more getting lost around school

21 February 2011 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

 As part of their final year project last year, two Computer Science students designed a touchscreen directory kiosk for the School of Computing, which allows users to obtain specific instructions on how to get to their desired locations. Associate Professor Tan Tiow Seng said that the group had received positive feedback and that he saw great potential for the kiosk.

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Local app speaks Malay, Mandarin and English

10 January 2011 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

NUS Computing researchers have developed a smartphone application that automatically performs a two-way speech-to-text translation in three languages - English, Mandarin and Malay.

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NUS don finds joy in helping those in need

04 December 2010 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Assistant Professor Zhao Shengdong has volunteered at least one week a month since July last year and said that his volunteer work has allowed him to see aspects of life in Singapore that are not easily visible to outsiders.

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Four Chinese entrepreneurs share expert advice on China's Internet and media market

05 October 2010 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

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Better, faster and more accurate

07 August 2010 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Researchers from NUS Computing are pioneering a new generation of media search innovations, from web-scale image and video search to multilingual search, scanned text search, music search and speech-based search.

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Limit myself to special needs schools? No.

28 May 2010 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

First year NUS Computing student Adrian Tan suffers from celebral palsy but has not allowed his condition to stop him from pursuing a degree programme in computing. He was awarded the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities last year. Mr. Anand Ramchand, an instructor at NUS Computing, has described Adrian as being "lively and cheerful" and having a desire to learn.

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Welcome to UTUBE

16 November 2009 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

NUS took up a video channel on YouTube last year, which showcases some of its popular campus discussions. Dr. Atreyi Kankanhalli said that this phenomenon reflects a growing sense 'of corporate social responsibility, of universities wanting to give back to society, to those not as privileged as students'.

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Assistant Professor Goh Khim Yong on mobile banking

15 November 2009 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

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Making an impact

29 September 2009 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

Researchers at NUS Computing are involved in many fields of research, from artificial intelligence and bioinformatics to software engineering. To encourage cross-pollinations of ideas, the school has also created opportunities for professors and students to mingle. Seminars and forums are also open to all faculty and students regardless of their areas of specialisations. The school also supports its staff and students in commuicating the results of their research.

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From computer gaming to medical scanning, here comes the Wii-mote

01 September 2009 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

NUS researchers from the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, have devised medical imaging software using the Nintendo Wii gaming system remote (or the Wii-mote) for radiology examination. Assistant Prof Michael S Brown and graduate student Mr Lu Zheng from the NUS Department of Computer Science, together with Assistant Professor of Radiology, George Shih, of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, worked on the prototype. The work was presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society, an annual conference for radiologists held in May 2009.

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Local team wins image recognition contest

27 August 2009 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 A team from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and NUS Computing beat 35 international competitors to clinch first place in an image recognition competition held in Athens, Greece.

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Next Facebook craze could come from NUS

08 April 2009 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

NUS Computing undergraduates are intending to come up with the next big hit on social networking sites by developing Facebook game Varsity Chronicles. Assistant Professor Ben Leong said that NUS is the second school in the world to offer a Facebook programming course.

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Inventors, unite virtually!

01 April 2009 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

For the first time, a virtual Open House was held concurrently on NUS Second Life. A virtual School for Inventors, which represents the School of Computing (SoC), featured projects by its faculty, students and alumni. Prospective students could view the special effects projects which include a rain-removal demonstration that allows avatars to navigate through a rainy patch to clear weather and another where avatars can witness fur growing at their feet.

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Getting an edge in vying for top brains

17 March 2009 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Dr. Ivan Png discusses how shared governance and academic freedom are the key  to Singapore's academic institutions maintaining an edge over others in the globalised  education market. 

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Tax: Case for 'pay as you earn'

03 February 2009 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Prof. Ivan Png makes a case for a "pay as you earn" basis in income tax assessment

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