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Have sun will sail - NUS team develops solar-powered boat

17 September 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

 

A group of computer science and engineering students, led by Associate Professor Martin Henz from the Department of Computer Science and Dr Joerg Weigl, have converted a motorised sailing boat to one that uses only solar power and are exploring how to make it commercially viable.

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S'pore firm's fuel cell set to fly drone for record 300km

17 September 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Local cleantech firm Horizon Energy Systems is trying for a new world record with a new fuel cell that can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle, often called a drone, for 300km without stopping or refuelling. Computational Biology student Yim Wai Tsyu was involved in operating the drone.

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NUS spins off data analytics startup 6Estates

20 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum NExT News Media

 

NUS has spun off a new startup called 6Estates from the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Centre (NExT), the research centre it jointly established with Tsinghua University of China. 6Estates is a big data analytics software company with the ability to transform huge volumes and varieties of structured and unstructured data into insights automatically.

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Singapore students score big at international science and maths competitions

11 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Students from Singapore have performed well at International Olympiads for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics and Physics in the months of July and August. The participation of students in these international science and mathematics and science competitions is a joint effort between MOE and various institutes and universities, including faculty members from the School of Computing.

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Professor Chua Tat-Seng is presented with SIGMM Award

09 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Professor Chua Tat-Seng from the Department of Computer Science is the 2015 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. The award is given in recognition of his pioneering contributions to multimedia, text and social media processing.

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Hackathon@SG produces innovative solutions to real-life challenges

31 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

More than 300 prototypes and applications to help solve Smart Nation challenges were developed during the Hackathon@SG and the co-located MIT Hacking Medicine@SG (HackMed) held at NUS Computing. Held in Singapore for the first time, the event saw a massive turnout of over 1,100 from all walks of life such as healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, programmers, designers, and students.

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Flipkart to use Singapore image search tech

06 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty NExT News Media

 

Flipkart, India’s largest online marketplace, has started rolling out image searching on its mobile shopping app which it clams will revolutionise the shopping experience. It is using ViSenze (a spin-off company of NExT Search Centre) technology developed in Singapore for visual search and image recognition.

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Reducing bias in eyewitness sketches

03 July 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In a contribution to TODAY's Science section, Associate Professor Terence Sim from the Department of Computer Science writes about his project to combine psychological insights with image analysis algorithms to tackle the challenging problem of identifying suspects and criminals through face sketches. By studying how humans perceive and remember faces, he argues that he has devised a novel method to first elicit the face sketch from a witness’ memory, and then to match the sketch against a criminal database of photographs.

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Singapore needs innovative cyber defenders: Dr Maliki

22 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

A total of two teams emerged champions this year at the 2015 Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp Awards ceremony. They are students from Anderson Junior College, and also a group of participants from Singapore Management University, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

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Solutions for the future

18 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

NUS and global industry leaders SAP and Swiss Re recently inked two three-year agreements. The MOU with enterprise application software provider SAP will give NUS students access to a cloud-based SAP HANA system, the in-memory computing platform for next-generation applications and analytics. The other MOU with reinsurance company Swiss Re is a collaboration with four NUS entities — the Business Analytics Centre, Business School, SoC and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH) — to incubate solutions that can overcome large and complex risks created by digitisation, societal and urban challenges.

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NUS-ISS, School of Computing jointly launch IT leadership Master's degree

15 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

The Institute of Systems Science (NUS-ISS) and School of Computing have launched a new graduate degree programme aimed at equipping next generation IT leaders with both technical skills and professional knowledge for effective business leadership and IT management. The programme will commence in January 2016.

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Breaking New Ground in MOOCs

12 June 2015 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

 

Information Systems student Jacob Tan, who is an intern at Blue Ocean Systems, a Singapore-based SAP partner, shares that he sees the latest Fiori Massive Open Online Courses as the next logical step in his SAP HANA platform education.

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Protecting mobile phone data against malicious apps

12 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Associate Professor Liang Zhenkai writes about his project that enables mobile devices to offer strong data protection independent of their Android system, so that user data will not be affected by the most dangerous type of Android malware.

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NUS and Swiss Re sign agreement to co-develop talent for insurance industry

10 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS is joining hands with reinsurance giant Swiss Re to co-develop talent and big data expertise for the insurance industry. An agreement was signed on June 10 between Swiss Re and the Business Analytics Centre, the Business School, the School of Computing and Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at NUS.

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SAP-NUS collaboration to help students prepare for the digital economy

10 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

SAP and NUS have signed an agreement to help enterprises and students become better positioned in today’s digital economy. Under this three-year agreement, SAP and NUS will deepen the understanding of business process management and the interconnection with data analytics through graduate and undergraduate programmes.

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ShareInvestor buys 15pc stake in InvestingNote

09 June 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

ShareInvestor, the financial internet media and technology company and subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), has acquired a 15 per cent stake in Investing Note Pte Ltd (InvestingNote) with an investment of S$150,000. Founded in 2014, InvestingNote is a social network site which incorporates innovative technologies to enable interaction amongst retail investors in Singapore and in the region. The project is currently incubated by Singapore Infocomm Technology (SiTF) and NUS’ Furnace.

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Automatically converting videos, photos into 3D

29 May 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In a contribution for TODAY’s Science section, Associate Professor Ng Teck Khim from the Department of Computer Science explains the benefit of computer-vision technology, which can be used to automatically process photographs or videos so that the physical measurements of objects in the scene can be computed and their 3D shapes recovered.

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Measuring mobile-app audiences

22 May 2015 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

In a contribution for TODAY’s Science section, Associate Professor Anindya Datte from the Department of Information Systems writes that he and a group of scientists at NUS launched Mobilewalla, a media technology start-up venture. They invented an entirely new class of big-data techniques to measure app audiences. With this method, they are able to find mobile applications that have a high likelihood of possessing similar audience characteristics.

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When CCTV cameras work together as one

15 May 2015 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

In a contribution for TODAY’s Science section, Professor Mohan kankanhalli from the Department of Information Systems writes that he and a group of scientists at NUS launched Mobilewalla, a media technology start-up venture and invented an entirely new class of big-data techniques to measure app audiences. With this method, they are able to find mobile applications that have a high likelihood of possessing similar audience characteristics.

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An ever-present, ever-patient English tutor

08 May 2015 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

In a contribution for TODAY’s Science section, Professor Ng Hwee Tou from the Department of Computer Science writes that he and his team have developed an automatic grammar checker for the English language that can help learners of English improve their grammar at their own pace.

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