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The 10 Best Asian Universities For Studying Computer Engineering

20 February 2018 Department of Computer Science News Media

The article lists National University of Singapore (NUS) as Singapore’s – and the world’s – leading university that topped the list of best universities in Asia for studying computer sciences. According to the latest Time Higher Education (THE) Asian University Ranking 2018, NUS was not only the best in Asia for attaining a computer engineering degree, it was also the 22nd best university in world overall thanks to its high quality of teaching, research, and international outlook. NUS’ quality education includes various programmes such as internships at NUS overseas colleges, student exchange programmes, double degrees and joint degree programmes with some of the best institutions on the planet.

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Commentary: The (not so) secret hack to becoming a successful entrepreneur

18 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

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. 

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Singapore start-up aims to bring healthcare to Papua New Guinea's needy, one drone at a time

15 February 2018 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

Singapore start-up Yonah, made up of NUS alumni and students, are hoping to build a cargo drone system for hospitals to deliver measles vaccines. NUS Computing student Sriram Sami was enlisted in August 2016 and is now the avionics lead and part of the core team. He is developing and testing an autopilot software based on an open source Ardupilot project. 

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CFLD-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017

13 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

19 teams from NUS competed in the inaugural China Fortune Land Development (CFLD)-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017. Two teams from the NUS Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme won first and third place in the competition. In second place was a team of undergraduate Business Analytics students, the youngest contestants in the challenge. 

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Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition

07 February 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

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.

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Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’S Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis

02 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems & 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.

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Bringing digital innovation to aviation

30 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Singapore Airlines (SIA), where the first MOU will see three NUS faculties - Business, Computing and Engineering - and SIA working on joint longer term research projects focusing on business challenges for which solutions are not currently available. 

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Robots to the rescue

15 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

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. Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.

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Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs

08 January 2018 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

As an experiment, engineer and NUS School of Computing graduate Yeo Kheng Meng managed to get a modern Linux distribution running on a 25-year-old IBM PC from 1993 - an x86 machine that isn't vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre CPU flaws, due to the fact that it doesn't support out-of-order processing.

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Higher (Cybersecurity) Learning

29 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory (NCL), at NUS Computing, partners with the cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) group from the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and University of California Berkeley. NCL collaborates with DETER to develop platforms for the testing of cybersecurity solutions.

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SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar

20 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

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.

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NUS to set up artificial intelligence centre in Suzhou

15 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced it will jointly establish an artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Suzhou, China, to promote the "innovation, application and commercialisation" of the technology. The AI centre will be led by Professor Ooi Beng Chin, who is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the varsity, as its inaugural director. He will oversee a multidisciplinary research team drawn from across NUS faculties and research institutes to advance AI research, innovation, application and commercialisation across various areas including health care, financial technology and smart city.

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Tsinghua University recognises NUS professor

15 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Professor Chua Tat-Seng, Provost's Chair professor from NUS School of Computing, was named distinguished visiting professor by Tsinghua University. Dr Chua played an instrumental role in forging partnership between NUS and Tsinghua University. He is also the co-director of the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT).

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In a world first, Singapore-developed artificial intelligence system detects 3 major eye conditions

14 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Annual screenings for diabetic retinopathy to prevent vision loss will be more efficient, more accurate and more cost effective with the new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. The AI technology uses a Deep Learning System (DLS), which thinks and makes decisions like human intelligence, to differentiate those with and without the eye conditions.

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New Hot Tech Innovators Report Identifies Innovative Startups and In-Store Technologies that Are Driving and Shaping the Future of Smart Retail

14 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Alum News Media

ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm, identified ViSenze as one of seven solutions and innovative companies that look set to drive a retail revolution. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da. ViSenze uses artificial intelligence to deliver intelligent image recognition solutions to shorten the path of action for consumers to search and discover on the visual web.

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Cover-More acquires majority stake in data analytics company FitSense

13 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

FitSense’s data aggregation technology was first developed at the NUS School of Computing by a team including research engineer Alvaro Gauterin. Alvaro developed a data aggregation platform that was able to accurately capture data from wearable devices, with the purpose of using this to understand how exercise impacts health outcomes.

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Meet the Boss – Exclusive Interview with Zilliqa CEO Xinshu Dong

09 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Zilliqa is a new blockchain platform designed to scale in an open, permission-less distributed network securely with record-breaking transaction times. CEO Dong Xinshu and Blockchain Architect Jia Yaoqi are former PhD students in NUS School of Computing.

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Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

06 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

As more people shoot pictures and videos from consumer drones, researchers in Singapore have found a way round the frustrating task of framing and taking photos while manually piloting the craft. The researchers from the National University of Singapore say their prototype, based on a Parrot Bebop quadcopter, relies mainly on a single monocular camera and works reliably even when there is no GPS signal.

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Meet Nipun Bhatia – the man whose algorithms power the pricing on Walmart.com

05 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

Nipun Bhatia, built the pricing platform of Walmart.com from ground up. He is now the Chief Technology Officer of Magicpin. Bhatia did an internship at NUS School of Computing and worked on Computer Vision, specifically in detecting motion under water. The new experience and exposure he got made him realise that engineering was not just about going from point A to B -- there are open-ended problems as well.

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NUS don plays Cupid by throwing parties

27 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Associate Professor Ben Leong has organised two parties for his former students to meet new people and shares with them dating and marriage tips. About 20 of his past and present students attended each of the parties, which had an even mix of men and women.

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