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Mr Quek Yang Sheng, IT Youth of the Year, 2015

19 March 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Quek Yang Sheng, Year One Computer Science student at the NUS School of Computing, won the IT Youth Award at the 2015 IT Leader Awards which was held on 6 March.

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From rock bottom to top of the class

09 March 2015 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

 

With no interest in studying and thoroughly convinced he will never do well, M Thirukkumaran was on a downward spiral in secondary school and was almost retained in Secondary One and Two. 10 years later, Thiru, 23, is now studying Business Analytics at the National University of Singapore (NUS) under NEA and PUB’s National Environment and Water (NEW) Scholarship.

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NUS emerged winners in SAS Analytics Competition in Singapore

04 February 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

A team of NUS Computing students, comprising Zhu Yexin, Yvonne Peh and Lee Zi Ning, were named the winners of SAS Analytics Competition 2015.

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NUSMods: How did a student-built application become so popular?

29 January 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Digital Senior speaks to Yang Shun, a Computer Science student and the developer behind NUSMods, a timetable builder popular with students.

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Start-up success for students with gumption

13 January 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Wu Wen-xiang, a computer engineering graduate, spent a year taking courses at Stanford University under the NUS Overseas Colleges programme. A year in the red-hot competitive environment of Silicon Valley led to an idea to create software which lets businesses chat online with customers via their websites in real time. He and his partner transformed the idea into a firm named Zopim, which was subsequently bought by an American company Zendesk for nearly US$30 million (S$40.1 million).

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Solar-powered yacht sets sail

27 December 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS’ Team FrogWorks has taken to the waters on a yacht that runs on solar power. The vessel, christened FW2 (short for FrogWorks 2), went for its maiden test run on 20 November along the northern shores of Singapore. Associate Professor Martin Henz from the Department of Computer Science and USP served as the project manager.

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NUS Computing students win the Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

10 December 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Final year Computer Science student, Tay Yang Shun; fourth year Computer Science & Business Administration student, Lim Keng Kiat; second year Business Analytics student, Chee Wai Hon; and Computer Science alumnus and co-founder of PearComms, Chua Wei Kuan, have won the Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014.

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Mobile RTB ad exchange Smaato shares expertise in revenue generation with NUS Computing students

19 November 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Smaato, the leading global mobile Real-Time Bidding (RTB) ad exchange (SMX) and Supply Side Platform (SSP), is partnering the NUS School of Computing in its 5th showcase of student projects as one of the event’s platinum sponsors. Called the “School of Computing Term Project Showcase” (STePS), the event aims to bring student projects to the next level by providing them with a platform to take their work beyond the classroom to be further developed and commercialized through industry partnerships.

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NUS researchers honoured at President’s Science and Technology Awards

05 November 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS School of Computing Professors Wynne Hsu and Lee Mong Li, who were part of a NUS team, was conferred the President’s Technology Award for the development of a suite of novel eye image analysis technologies. The team used advanced algorithms to develop a platform that allows doctors to detect and track the progression of three major eye diseases which cause blindness as well as to study the onset of systemic vascular diseases such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes.

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Seven cyber security projects to get funding boost from NRF

16 October 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

The National Research Foundation (NRF) announced the award of grants to seven research projects, totalling S$42 million in funding under its first National Cybersecurity R&D grant call for proposals.

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Start Singapore: SAP programme for NUS undergrads

25 September 2014 News Media

 

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Singapore research group highlights difficulties in ‘anonymising’ location data

22 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

National University of Singapore researchers Yi Song, Associate Professor Stephane Bressan as well as Daniel Dahlmeier of SAP take a look at one of the big problems with so-called “anonymised” data: the way spatial correlations in mobile data can be used to re-identify individuals in large data sets. The paper which they wrote suggests that individuals can be easily re-identified from large mobile datasets, and that such detailed data poses ‘serious privacy risks’.

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Regional win for Mobilewalla

19 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Mobilewalla, an NUS start-up co-founded by Associate Professor Anindya Datta from the School of Computing in 2010, was recognised as the “Enabling Technology Company of the Year in Mobile” at the Mobile Marketing Association’s 2014 SMARTIES APAC awards in early September.

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SAP rolls out Student Entrepreneurship programme at NUS

19 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

SAP AG has introduced its Student Entrepreneurship programme to the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, following the global launch earlier this year. The programme encourages student entrepreneurs and early startups to use SAP’s technology platform to develop new applications and launch successful startup ventures.

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NUS-supported start-ups win global awards

12 September 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Computing alumnus Jayden Ooi from Collappe was named the Best CEO at the 2014 Global Talentrepreneur innovation & Collaboration (GlobalTiC) Award held in Taiwan mid-August in recognition of his leadership performance and strategic vision.

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RoboSub 2014: Asian teams earn awards in AUV competition

05 August 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 NUS's BumbleBee AUV (BBAUV) team competed at the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition for the second year in a row and won fifth place.

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Student creates website to highlight dengue outbreaks

04 August 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Mr Xie Rufeng, a 32-year-old who is doing a master's degree in computer science at the National University of Singapore, has set up a website that tracks outbreaks of the dengue disease.

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Conference addresses healthcare concerns with analytics

30 July 2014 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

IT and healthcare experts from around the world gathered at the 2nd International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare held from 22 to 24 July to discuss the application of the two types of technologies in a clinical setting. The Conference was organised by NUS’ Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) and the NUS School of Computing’s Department of Information Systems.

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MOH exploring secure platform to analyse healthcare tech data

24 July 2014 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

The Ministry of Health will explore the possibility of providing a secure platform that will analyse technological data gathered from healthcare institutions. It may sit on top of an information technology architecture which can link up data sources from public healthcare institutions and partner healthcare organisations. This announcement was made at the 2nd International Conference on Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare which was organised by NUS’ Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) and the NUS School of Computing’s Department of Information Systems.

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Computing is cool again - more and better students apply for courses in NUS

22 July 2014 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

The School of Computing - which offers the largest number of degree courses in computer science, information systems and business analytics in Singapore - has seen a rise in the quantity and quality of applications.

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