NUS Computing - Tags NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/tags/facnews 2018-02-23T11:02:57+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Assistant Professor Yair Zick: Ethics in Artificial Intelligence 2018-02-20T10:00:00+08:00 2018-02-20T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2344:2018-yair comwsyc <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">20 February 2018 - <span style="color: #333333;"><em>With the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and major tech companies facing ethical dilemmas, NUS Computing <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~zick/"><span style="color: #333333;">Assistant Professor Yair Zick</span></a> shares his thoughts on computational fairness and ethics in AI.</em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">20 February 2018 - <span style="color: #333333;"><em>With the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and major tech companies facing ethical dilemmas, NUS Computing <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~zick/"><span style="color: #333333;">Assistant Professor Yair Zick</span></a> shares his thoughts on computational fairness and ethics in AI.</em></span></p> Commentary: The (not so) secret hack to becoming a successful entrepreneur 2018-02-18T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-18T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2342:2018-francis comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Professor for Entrepreneurship Dr Francis Yeoh wrote a commentary about start-up programmes like NUS Overseas College, where students in the programme gain the opportunity to intern in top start-up eco-systems, like Silicon Valley, Israel and Beijing, and how it has driven entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Professor for Entrepreneurship Dr Francis Yeoh wrote a commentary about start-up programmes like NUS Overseas College, where students in the programme gain the opportunity to intern in top start-up eco-systems, like Silicon Valley, Israel and Beijing, and how it has driven entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring entrepreneurs.&nbsp;</p> Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition 2018-02-07T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-07T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2337:2018-terence comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Associate Professor Terence Sim began his research in facial recognition technology since 1998. He said that while facial recognition can be used in many fields, but it is used mainly for security purposes due to the ease of using cameras to carry out large scale screening. However, A/P Sim highlighted that the rate of error for facial recognition is higher than fingerprint and iris recognition. He cautions that the authories be careful before adopting the technology due to its high risk. A/P Sim recommends for the government to create a more comprehensive law to protect privacy to prevent identity theft. Technology companies need to ensure that their data is secure and materials are not easily stolen. A/P Sim also highlighted the necessity to distinguish between "proof of identity" and "proof of authorisation". One pitfall of the technology is that the technology is not transferrable and cannot be cancelled, unlike passwords and physical passes. NUS Computing is studying how to make facial recognition more secure and it is developing a dynamic face recognition system to improve accuracy. A trial on 39 pairs of twins proved successful, and A/P Sim said it is because everyone's expressions are different and not easily replicated.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Associate Professor Terence Sim began his research in facial recognition technology since 1998. He said that while facial recognition can be used in many fields, but it is used mainly for security purposes due to the ease of using cameras to carry out large scale screening. However, A/P Sim highlighted that the rate of error for facial recognition is higher than fingerprint and iris recognition. He cautions that the authories be careful before adopting the technology due to its high risk. A/P Sim recommends for the government to create a more comprehensive law to protect privacy to prevent identity theft. Technology companies need to ensure that their data is secure and materials are not easily stolen. A/P Sim also highlighted the necessity to distinguish between "proof of identity" and "proof of authorisation". One pitfall of the technology is that the technology is not transferrable and cannot be cancelled, unlike passwords and physical passes. NUS Computing is studying how to make facial recognition more secure and it is developing a dynamic face recognition system to improve accuracy. A trial on 39 pairs of twins proved successful, and A/P Sim said it is because everyone's expressions are different and not easily replicated.</p> Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’S Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis 2018-02-02T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-02T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2334:2018-tuan comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems &amp; Analytics in the School of Computing. He also serves in the NUS Institute of Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) as the Research Theme Lead for Social and Network Analysis.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems &amp; Analytics in the School of Computing. He also serves in the NUS Institute of Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) as the Research Theme Lead for Social and Network Analysis.</p> NUS Computing welcomes three new faculty members 2018-01-30T08:30:00+08:00 2018-01-30T08:30:00+08:00 /?id=2323:2018-newfacultymembers comwsyc <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>30 January 2018 - Three new faculty members have joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS Computing. They are:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>30 January 2018 - Three new faculty members have joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS Computing. They are:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Robots to the rescue 2018-01-15T08:05:00+08:00 2018-01-15T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2310:2018-robots comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">The inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2017 saw 12 teams of NUS students developing innovative robotic aids for the elderly and the disabled, with the results announced on 8 January. An exhibition featuring the 12 projects was held at NUS University Town.&nbsp;Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2017 saw 12 teams of NUS students developing innovative robotic aids for the elderly and the disabled, with the results announced on 8 January. An exhibition featuring the 12 projects was held at NUS University Town.&nbsp;Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.</p> Silver Flexer wins inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2018-01-12T10:00:00+08:00 2018-01-12T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2309:2018-robots comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">12 January 2018 – NUS students Chua Song Yu, Heng Meng Pei and Clement Tan, makers of Silver Flexer, emerged champions in the first <a href="http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nusroboticmakercomp17/">Robots@NUS Competition</a>, held on 8 January this year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">12 January 2018 – NUS students Chua Song Yu, Heng Meng Pei and Clement Tan, makers of Silver Flexer, emerged champions in the first <a href="http://blog.nus.edu.sg/nusroboticmakercomp17/">Robots@NUS Competition</a>, held on 8 January this year.</p> Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann wins Best Editor Award 2017-12-22T10:00:00+08:00 2017-12-22T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2291:2017-roger-zimmermann-mmtc comwsyc <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">22 December 2017 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~rogerz/roger.html">Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann</a> recently won the <a href="https://www.comsoc.org/">IEEE Communications Society</a> (IEEE ComSoc) <a href="http://mmc.committees.comsoc.org/">Multimedia Communications Technical Committee</a> (MMTC) Best Editor Award.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">22 December 2017 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~rogerz/roger.html">Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann</a> recently won the <a href="https://www.comsoc.org/">IEEE Communications Society</a> (IEEE ComSoc) <a href="http://mmc.committees.comsoc.org/">Multimedia Communications Technical Committee</a> (MMTC) Best Editor Award.</p> Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo wins Outstanding Associate Editor Award 2017-12-22T08:00:00+08:00 2017-12-22T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2292:2017-tan-chuan-hoo comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">22 December 2017 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/disa/bio/tancho/">Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo</a> was awarded the <a href="https://misq.org/">Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://misq.org/outstanding-AE">Outstanding Associate Editor Award</a>&nbsp;2017.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">22 December 2017 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/disa/bio/tancho/">Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo</a> was awarded the <a href="https://misq.org/">Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly</a>&nbsp;<a href="https://misq.org/outstanding-AE">Outstanding Associate Editor Award</a>&nbsp;2017.</p> SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar 2017-12-20T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-20T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2294:2017-snappar-visenze comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence (AI) company, ViSenze. With Snappar, users can find a product online by taking a picture of it with their mobile device or by uploading an existing image from social media. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence (AI) company, ViSenze. With Snappar, users can find a product online by taking a picture of it with their mobile device or by uploading an existing image from social media. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da.</p>