NUS Computing - Tags NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/tags/newsmedia 2017-12-12T05:03:15+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos 2017-12-06T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-06T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2196:2017-xpose-drone comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Meet Nipun Bhatia – the man whose algorithms power the pricing on Walmart.com 2017-12-05T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-05T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2194:2017-nipun-bhatia comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> NUS don plays Cupid by throwing parties 2017-11-27T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-27T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2188:2017-nus-don-cupid comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Global top 20 in four subjects 2017-11-27T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-27T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2189:2017-top-20-computer-science comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">The latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject saw NUS ranked among the world's top 20 in four subjects -- Business and Economics; Computer Science; Engineering and Technology; and Physical Sciences. NUS Computer Science was ranked 13th in the world.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject saw NUS ranked among the world's top 20 in four subjects -- Business and Economics; Computer Science; Engineering and Technology; and Physical Sciences. NUS Computer Science was ranked 13th in the world.</p> PSA, NUS to jointly develop engineering, ICT programmes for next generation of port industry professionals 2017-11-24T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-24T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2186:2017-nus-psa-mou comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">PSA corporation and NUS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see PSA develop curriculum and programmes with the NUS School of Computing and NUS Faculty of Engineering. The partnership aims to cultivate a new generation of engineering an infocomm technology (ICT) professionals to support the growth of the port industry.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">PSA corporation and NUS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see PSA develop curriculum and programmes with the NUS School of Computing and NUS Faculty of Engineering. The partnership aims to cultivate a new generation of engineering an infocomm technology (ICT) professionals to support the growth of the port industry.</p> NUS honours 15 alumni for outstanding contributions to alma mater and society 2017-11-23T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-23T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2185:2017-nus-alumni-awards comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo, with NUS alumni Marcus Tan and Quek Siu Rui, received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award as a team, the first time a team accolade has been presented at the university's biennial alumni awards.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo, with NUS alumni Marcus Tan and Quek Siu Rui, received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award as a team, the first time a team accolade has been presented at the university's biennial alumni awards.</p> The Story of Jason Choo and 30 Hackathons 2017-11-17T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-17T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2183:2017-jason-choo comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Fintech fever gets schools and training institutions abuzz 2017-11-13T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-13T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2175:2017-fintech-fever comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Zilliqa Receives Investment from FBG Capital 2017-11-13T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-13T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2179:2017-zilliqa-investment comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Oasis for world's top R&D brains showing results 2017-11-10T08:05:00+08:00 2017-11-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2177:2017-oasis-r-d comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p>