NUS Computing - Tags NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/tags/newsmedia 2018-02-20T11:03:26+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Commentary: The (not so) secret hack to becoming a successful entrepreneur 2018-02-18T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-18T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2342:2018-francis comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> Singapore start-up aims to bring healthcare to Papua New Guinea's needy, one drone at a time 2018-02-15T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-15T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2343:2018-yonah comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> CFLD-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017 2018-02-13T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-13T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2341:2018-cfld-ba comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition 2018-02-07T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-07T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2337:2018-terence comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’S Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis 2018-02-02T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-02T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2334:2018-tuan comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems &amp; 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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems &amp; 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.</p> Bringing digital innovation to aviation 2018-01-30T08:05:00+08:00 2018-01-30T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2329:2018-sia comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;</p> Robots to the rescue 2018-01-15T08:05:00+08:00 2018-01-15T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2310:2018-robots comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.&nbsp;Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.</p> Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs 2018-01-08T08:05:00+08:00 2018-01-08T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2304:2017-yeokhengmeng comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> Higher (Cybersecurity) Learning 2017-12-29T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-29T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2321:2017-usa-today comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">The National Cybersecurity R&amp;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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The National Cybersecurity R&amp;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.</p> SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar 2017-12-20T08:05:00+08:00 2017-12-20T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2294:2017-snappar-visenze comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">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.</p>