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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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Dr. Prateek Saxena receives Young Researcher Award

04 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

4 May 2017 – Dr. Prateek Saxena was presented with the Young Researcher Award at the University Awards 2017 in recognition of his work in the field of cybersecurity.

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NUS and IBM to develop blockchain training in Singapore

25 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 
NUS Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI) are collaborating to jointly develop a module on financial technology, to better equip students with essential knowledge and skill sets in this area.

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Bidding goodbye to 2G phones (Part 1)

15 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In an interview with Frontline, a Channel 8 current affairs programme, Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon said that the 3G network can support higher traffic than the 2G network. He added that in order to ensure faster Internet speeds, there is a need to phase out the 2G network in favour of the 3G and 4G network. Prof. Chan said that there are two main groups of people who are still using the 2G network - the elderly, who have little interest in using the Internet and primarily use their phones to make calls; and foreign workers, who may prefer to save money by using 2G phones instead of smartphones. He also added that some equipment may also still be using the 2G network, such as wireless cash register and monitoring equipment at construction sites.

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What’s in an online review?

03 April 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Research Feature

 

03 April 2017 - Simple solutions to complex problems. This was the mantra that Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo kept returning to in the discussion of his paper, Sequentiality of Product Review Information Provision: An Information Foraging Perspective, which was published in MIS Quarterly in 2016.

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S'pore's tertiary bodies revamp courses to meet needs of future economy

29 March 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

NUS Computing will be expanding its specialisation in e-commerce and adding two new ones in fintech and digital innovation. Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo says that the school would like students to have creative ideas, design and develop solutions and bring them to the market, rather than merely conceptualising but not following through with execution.

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NUS Computing welcomes new faculty member

21 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

21 March 2017 - NUS Computing welcomes Dr. Wang Wei to the Department of Computer Science.

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CFLD International Sets Up Headquarters in Singapore, Signs MOU with NUS

17 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

One of Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) has chosen Singapore as the headquarters of its international arm - CFLD International. CFLD signed an MOU with NUS, its first international education partner, to drive innovation and leverage business analytics research to address smart city industry challenges.

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NUS, NTU among top in global uni rankings

08 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

NUS has been ranked the world's tenth best university in computer science and information systems in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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NUS launching 18-month internships

28 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

 

NUS is restructuring its curriculum to allow some of its students to go on work attachments for as long as 18 months, starting from the new academic year in August. Anecdotally, many students do end up receiving offers at the end of their work stints. NUS computer science graduate Rey Neo Zhi Lei, 25, also landed his job as a software engineer at PayPal after interning there in his final year.

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Students can now directly apply for double majors at NUS

27 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

In AY2017/2018, NUS will offer about 30 new double major combinations and about 40 major-minor combinations. Students can choose from 16 subject areas, including Business Analytics, Computer Science and Information Security. NUS will also be introducing a revamped Bachelor of Computer in Information Systems (IS) degree programme. The programme offers new specialisations in the areas of financial technology, digital innovation and e-commerce.

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Dr. Yair Zick is awarded the 2017 National Research Foundation Fellowship

21 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty

 

21 February 2017 – New Computer Science faculty member Dr. Yair Zick has been named a Fellow under the National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship.

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New S$8.4m national cybersecurity lab launched at NUS

07 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

A national laboratory that provides a realistic environment for cybersecurity research and test-bedding of solutions against cyber threats was launched yesterday at NUS. The National Cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) Laboratory costs S$8.4 million and was funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It is capable of simulating the performance of more than a thousand computers to perform tasks like emulating large-scale malicious cyber attacks.

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