NUS Computing - Tags NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/tags/facnews 2018-05-27T11:00:29+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Professor David Rosenblum receives Distinguished Service Award 2018-05-24T08:00:00+08:00 2018-05-24T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2409:2018-drosenblum comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">24 May 2018 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~david/">Professor David Rosenblum</a> was conferred the <a href="http://sigsoft.org/awards/distinguishedServiceAward.html">ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award</a> for his dedicated service and exceptional contributions to the software engineering community.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">24 May 2018 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~david/">Professor David Rosenblum</a> was conferred the <a href="http://sigsoft.org/awards/distinguishedServiceAward.html">ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award</a> for his dedicated service and exceptional contributions to the software engineering community.</p> Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien wins Outstanding Educator Award 2018-05-15T08:00:00+08:00 2018-05-15T08:00:00+08:00 /?id=2404:2018-universityawards comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">15 May 2018 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~sooyj/">Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien</a> was awarded the <a href="http://www.nus.edu.sg/uawards/">University Awards 2018</a> <a href="http://www.cdtl.nus.edu.sg/tawards/oea-winners.htm">Outstanding Educator Award</a> yesterday evening, at the University Cultural Centre.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">15 May 2018 – <a href="https://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~sooyj/">Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien</a> was awarded the <a href="http://www.nus.edu.sg/uawards/">University Awards 2018</a> <a href="http://www.cdtl.nus.edu.sg/tawards/oea-winners.htm">Outstanding Educator Award</a> yesterday evening, at the University Cultural Centre.</p> In recognition of excellence 2018-05-14T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-14T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2405:2018-universityawards comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien from NUS Computing received the Outstanding Educator Award for his efforts to transform learning through new technologies and collaborative ground-up approaches. The Outstanding Educator Award is one of five awards presented at the NUS University Awards to honour faculty members who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and service.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien from NUS Computing received the Outstanding Educator Award for his efforts to transform learning through new technologies and collaborative ground-up approaches. The Outstanding Educator Award is one of five awards presented at the NUS University Awards to honour faculty members who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and service.</p> Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel wins prestigious doctoral thesis award 2018-05-08T10:00:00+08:00 2018-05-08T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2402:2018-ralphbudd comwsyc <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">8 May 2018 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~meel/">Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel</a> won the 2018 Ralph Budd Award from his alma mater, <a href="http://www.rice.edu/">Rice University</a>, on 28 April 2018, in Houston, Texas.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">8 May 2018 – <a href="http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~meel/">Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel</a> won the 2018 Ralph Budd Award from his alma mater, <a href="http://www.rice.edu/">Rice University</a>, on 28 April 2018, in Houston, Texas.</p> Dr Ooi Beng Chin joins board of directors at ComfortDelGro 2018-04-26T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-26T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2399:2018-comfortdelgro comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was recently appointed as a director in transport company ComfortDelGro. Dr Ooi specialises in big data and artificial intelligence.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was recently appointed as a director in transport company ComfortDelGro. Dr Ooi specialises in big data and artificial intelligence.&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> Industry 4.0 2018-04-01T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-01T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2381:2018-industry-4-0 comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">At the recent Ho Chi Minh City Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (HAWEE) conference, Assistant Professor Phan Tuan Quang shared his insights on the prospects and values that Industry 4.0 can bring to manufacturing, businesses and daily life applications.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">At the recent Ho Chi Minh City Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs (HAWEE) conference, Assistant Professor Phan Tuan Quang shared his insights on the prospects and values that Industry 4.0 can bring to manufacturing, businesses and daily life applications.</p> Sailing the Krakatoa seas 2018-03-12T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-12T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2367:2018-martin-henz comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">On 25 February, 15 NUS staff, students and alumni set off on a week-long NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) voyage from Jakarta to the Krakatoa archipelago. NUS Computing Associate Professor Martin Henz and Tembusu College Fellow Dr John van Wyhe pen their insights on the voyage.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">On 25 February, 15 NUS staff, students and alumni set off on a week-long NUS Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment (STEER) voyage from Jakarta to the Krakatoa archipelago. NUS Computing Associate Professor Martin Henz and Tembusu College Fellow Dr John van Wyhe pen their insights on the voyage.</p> Establishing a National Digital Identity 2018-03-11T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-11T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2365:2018-terence-sim comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">With Singapore pushing forward with its Smart Nation Initiatives, Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that having personal details online could risk identity theft. He recommends having larger penalties for the digital crime and more legislation on what constitute as identity theft. Dr Sim also added that while technology brings greater convenience to our lives, he feels that digitisation will bring about even more benefits in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With Singapore pushing forward with its Smart Nation Initiatives, Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that having personal details online could risk identity theft. He recommends having larger penalties for the digital crime and more legislation on what constitute as identity theft. Dr Sim also added that while technology brings greater convenience to our lives, he feels that digitisation will bring about even more benefits in the future.&nbsp;</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>