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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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NISEC 2014 Zero Day Defence Competition

03 July 2014 Department of Computer Science News Media

 

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NUS team’s e-bike claims third spot in international rally

01 July 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

The modified electric motorcycle of Team FrogWorks, of which Associate Professor Martin Henz is a member, did NUS proud when the team tied for third place in the e-bike category at the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) 2014 rally, held in Europe from 31 May to 8 June.

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Competition heats up for IT-trained graduates

08 June 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

OVER the past decade, tech giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft have given the information technology (IT) sector a sexy facelift that is luring more students and graduates to the industry. Graduates of some IT-related courses at NUS earned a median monthly pay of $3,000 to $3,400 last year, compared with $2,880 to $3,300 in 2012.

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Who's teaching the next Zuckerberg: an interview with computer science Prof. Ben Leong

06 June 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Computer Science Prof. Ben Leong shares what he sees as the possibilities for computing, why computer scientists need to reach across academic aisles, and how true failure in life doesn’t happen when we fall down, but when we give up entirely.

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Retro is one of the most beautiful Instagram iPad viewers

26 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 A Singaporean startup called Tiny Whale has retooled its Instagram iPad viewer Retro, which is designed by Computer Engineering alumnus Louis Nguyen. The new version of the app is named one of the best viewers for casual browsers and Instagram power users (including people who use it for marketing) alike.

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X-Men visual effects had Singaporean touch

22 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Visual effects artist and Computer Science alumnus Skeel Lee was part of the eight-member team at international visual effects company Moving Picture Company's branch in Montreal, Canada, which was responsible for the computer-generated portals seen in X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

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Current gaming trends

12 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Dr. Anand Bhojan, who teaches Game Development at NUS Computing, explains how recent advancements in mobile device technologies, app stores, social networks and freemium business models have resulted in drastic shifts in the gaming industry.

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NUS goes big on online courses

04 May 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS is forging ahead to boost efforts in online learning as part of its plans to extend its flipped classroom approach. Fourteen more online courses, ranging from modules in engineering and business to literature and computing, will be introduced for NUS undergraduates, up from the current two. Assistant Professor Ben Leong of the Department of Computer Science says that the tactic of gamification- turning tasks into missions and quests, complete with scores, to engage students online.

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NUS start-up Zopim acquired by US' Zendesk

22 April 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Enterprise incubatee, Zopim Technologies Pte Ltd, a leading provider of live chat software, has been acquired by Zendesk, a cloud-based customer service software solution provider, for US$29.8 million (S$37.3 million), as cited in various media reports. Computer Engineering alumnus Wu Wenxiang was one of Zopim's founders.

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Be the master of the game

07 April 2014 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

NUS Computing offers a wide range of courses covering both the design and development aspects of gaming. Students will get insights into all phases of game development. Students can specialise in 3D modelling and animation, game development, digital media production, computer vision and pattern recognition, graphics rendering techniques, digital special effects, networked and mobile gaming, general-purpose computation on Graphics Processing Unit, advanced computer animation, game design and projects on game design and development.

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Makan Kaki is a new meetup schedulling app that you might fall in love with

25 March 2014 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Makan Kaki, which is loosely translated to dining buddies, is a simple appointment scheduling application which also comes with a venue recommendation system. The idea behind it is this: if you and your friends are unable to arrive at a conclusion on where to dine, Makan Kaki recommends you some of the top gathering and dining places in Singapore.

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Adding coding to the curriculum

23 March 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In an interview with The New York Times, Prof. Min-Yen Kan said that Singapore, like other countries, was planning to introduce coding to schoolchildren. He said that even in such a technology-friendly society, the field’s image was improving only slowly.

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Quantum physics secures new cryptography scheme

12 March 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

An international team has demonstrated a form of quantum cryptography that can protect people doing business with others they may not know or trust – a situation encountered often on the internet and in everyday life, for example at a bank's ATM. "Having quantum cryptography to hand is a realistic prospect, I think. I expect that quantum technologies will gradually become integrated with existing devices such as smartphones, allowing us to do things like identify ourselves securely or generate encryption keys," says Stephanie Wehner, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore, and co-author on the paper.

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NUS-Microsoft tie-up to boost start-ups

08 March 2014 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS Computing and Microsoft inked a pact called Microsoft College Startup which will allow business-minded computing students to get a helping hand from the tech giant in fast-tracking their innovation and ideas into startups.

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Election 2014: Modi, Kejriwal, Rahul's report cards on Twitter

05 March 2014 Department of Computer Science NExT News Media

 

NExT Search Centre gathered data from micro-blogging site Twitter and found that in the race for the position of Prime Minister of India, while Modi grabbed the first place, AAP chief and Congress Vice President managed to get the second and third position respectively in the poll.

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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5M from Rakuten Ventures

18 February 2014 Department of Computer Science NExT News Media

 

ViSenze, a spin-off company of NExt Search Center, has announced that it received a $3.5 million Series A led by Rakuten Ventures (the company’s venture capital arm).

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NUS collaborates with Japanese infocomm company Fuji Xerox on research projects

27 January 2014 Department of Computer Science NExT News Media

 

Researchers and students from NUS are working with Japan's Fuji Xerox to make it easier for people to access online files on the go. This is one of the areas that teams from both sides will look into, after two pacts were signed in July and October last year between NUS Computing and the Interactive and Digital Media Institute at NUS, and Fuji Xerox's Incubation Centre of Research and Technology Group in Japan. Computing students from NUS will also be participating in research internships with Fuji Xerox.

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