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The Story of Jason Choo and 30 Hackathons

17 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

NUS School of Computing alumnus Jason Choo's fire for hackathons and entrepreneurship was sparked during his university days, where he was introduced to booming startup ecosystems around the world that focused on bringing tech solutions to businesses. Choo has since participated in 30 hackathons since 2014 and is continuously joining more competitions to satisfy his insatiable thirst for learning about the latest technolgies and innovations across various industries.

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Fintech fever gets schools and training institutions abuzz

13 November 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Singapore universities have embraced changes brought by fintech as well. NUS School of Computing has introduced a new specialisation in financial technology as part of the school's Information Systems degree programme. It keeps students abreast of industry developments by collaborating with business organisations to develop fintech-related modules. This includes modules on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies as well as agile IT, which are co-developed with the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation and Standard Chartered Bank, respectively.

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Zilliqa Receives Investment from FBG Capital

13 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Zilliqa, a high-speed blockchain platform from researchers at NUS Computing, received a strategic investment from FBG Capital, a digital asset management firm. The original scientific research for the project was done in the laboratory of Dr Prateek Saxena, who is now Chief Scientific Officer with Zilliqa.

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Oasis for world's top R&D brains showing results

10 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Professor Peh Li Shiuan, a Singaporean and professor at MIT, studied low-energy electronics as part of MIT's partnership in Create. She has since joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS as a tenured professor to lead systems research, and is working in Singapore full-time.

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NUS students develop mobile app for Voluntary Welfare Organisations

09 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrate their 10th anniversary on 9th November. CVWO unveiled their new mobile application created for Lions Befrienders Service Association, which allow volunteers to track and analyse seniors' mood and mental states during house visits. Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was invited as guest of honour and held a dialogue session on the topic "serving the community with your diverse talents".

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Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin Security

08 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Research by Assistant Professor Divesh Aggarwal and his colleagues have estimated that quantum computers might be able to break bitcoin's security as early as 2027. Bitcoin encrytion today is ensured by the difficulty of cracking its code using existing computers, but quantum computers will be able to work much faster because they are not constrained to working with bits (values that are either 0 or 1).

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Academic entrepreneur extraordinaire

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

In just five years, Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena and his team of past and present students have spun off six start-ups built upon their deep technology research that sought to solve large scale computing issues in fields like blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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How dollars, digits and data are transforming marketing

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

At a recent forum co-organised by Think Business and TODAY, panellists discussed how businesses can respond to the challenges and opportunities that digital marketing offers. Associate Professor Keith Carter shared about the importance of data and of implementing the right algorithm with data analytics.

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Finding Treasure in 'Trash' - These S'poreans Are Making Us Finish Up Extra Food With Discounts

17 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Computer Science alumnus Kenneth Ham co-founded Treatsure, Singapore's first reservation platform for surplus food. The app shares discounts on surplus food by various F&B outlets, reducing the amount of food waste.

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Local charity organisations use chatbots for social cause

15 October 2017 Department of Computer Science 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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'Proptech' takes buildings beyond bricks and mortar

03 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

Rresh graduate Peter Widjaja set up Hubble, a proptech startup, with his friends while studying Information Systems at the National University of Singapore. Revenue hit a "seven-figure" amount last year and the company has seen the number of clients increase from six last year to 15 by the middle of this year.

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Interview with NUS president: NUS 'always looking for new ways of learning, teaching'

02 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Work attachments, of up to six months, have been made compulsory for NUS engineering and computing students since 2014. NUS also introduced three "cooperative education" programmes in information security, business analytics, and data science and analytics. Students will go on work attachments with the same company, alternating with regular academic semesters.

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Commentary: Helping start-ups and entrepreneurs, the ‘new heroes’ of Singapore, succeed

01 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Singapore has done well in some aspects when it comes to fostering entrepreneurship but has some way to go on to improve regulation and risk-taking, says the National University of Singapore School of Computing's Francis Yeoh.

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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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Apprenticeship degree scheme a big draw

18 September 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

A new scheme modeled after German and Swiss apprenticeship models has seen keen interest from university students. NUS is piloting the Cooperative Education Programme, which places students on 18 month internships. It will kick off with students in the business analytics and information security programmes, who start internships next May.

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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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Three NUS students receive Future Economy Scholarships from LBKM

18 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) and NUS Computing launched the Future Economy Scholarship, an effort to encourage more Malay/Muslim students to pursue further studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). LBKM has donated $45,000 to the scholarship, which will be given out over a course of three years. Three Computing students received the scholarship, each amounting to $5,000. Adil Azmoon, Khairul Riqzi and Ismahfaris Ismail are the first recipients of the scholarship. 

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4 new ways to get a degree

14 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) offers Undergraduate Certificate courses in Engineering or Computing disciplines, in partnership with the NUS School of Computing and Faculty of Engineering. These courses do not need students to commit to a degree programme from the onset, but allows for a sequence of credentials – such as certificates – that can be accumulated and used immediately in the student’s career.

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Singaporean start-up Doctorbell enhances patient care using digital health

13 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Digital health start-up Doctorbell has started a collaboration with the Singapore General Hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) to develop interventional patient engagement systems to reduce costly readmissions. Doctorbell was founded by NUS Computing Alumni Patrick Poh, Ming Xiang Tham and Nicholas Chewin mid 2016, and is a full-fledged patient engagement system that enhances patient education, healthcare provider productivity, and facilitates patient-doctor communication.

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