NUS Computing - Tags NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/tags/newsmedia 2018-06-19T05:03:30+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Computer-related courses a growing attraction for Singapore students 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2427:2018-ong-ye-kung comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Enrolment in computer-related courses at Singapore's institutes of higher learning has gone up, as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that NUS is projecting to admit around 900 students to NUS Computing, an almost 40 per cent increase over last year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Enrolment in computer-related courses at Singapore's institutes of higher learning has gone up, as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that NUS is projecting to admit around 900 students to NUS Computing, an almost 40 per cent increase over last year.</p> Fusing Music and Technology to Shape a World Where Everyone Can Learn 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 2018-06-11T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2428:2018-dania-murad comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Having spent her young adulthood in Pakistan, NUS Computing PhD student Dania Murad left her childhood home to explore new ways of fusing music and technology at the Sound &amp; Music Computing Lab in NUS Computing.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Having spent her young adulthood in Pakistan, NUS Computing PhD student Dania Murad left her childhood home to explore new ways of fusing music and technology at the Sound &amp; Music Computing Lab in NUS Computing.</p> Zilliqa aims to transform the blockchain world with Sharding 2018-05-28T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-28T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2411:2018-zilliqa-crypto comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Zilliqa, a public blockchain is designing to bring the theory of sharding into action. This is the first blockchain technology that allows linear scaling with the growth of the blockchain. It is a startup founded by NUS Computing's faculty and research team.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zilliqa, a public blockchain is designing to bring the theory of sharding into action. This is the first blockchain technology that allows linear scaling with the growth of the blockchain. It is a startup founded by NUS Computing's faculty and research team.</p> Government And Academic Support Are Giving Singapore An Edge In The Blockchain Race 2018-05-25T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-25T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2410:2018-zilliqa comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Singapore is the home to a number of promising and well-funded blockchain startups and could become a leader for blockchain disruption. One key factor is Singapore's strong academic environment that embraces technology and offers courses and workshops in blockchain. NUS announced earlier that it is partnering with IBM to develop a curriculum around blockchain and distributed ledger technology. NUS is also where blockchain startup Zilliqa, a hyper-efficient, scalable blockchain, originated. Zilliqa CEO and co-founder Dong Xinshu, a former NUS researcher, says his company's scholarly background is what sets the startup apart.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Singapore is the home to a number of promising and well-funded blockchain startups and could become a leader for blockchain disruption. One key factor is Singapore's strong academic environment that embraces technology and offers courses and workshops in blockchain. NUS announced earlier that it is partnering with IBM to develop a curriculum around blockchain and distributed ledger technology. NUS is also where blockchain startup Zilliqa, a hyper-efficient, scalable blockchain, originated. Zilliqa CEO and co-founder Dong Xinshu, a former NUS researcher, says his company's scholarly background is what sets the startup apart.&nbsp;</p> In recognition of excellence 2018-05-14T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-14T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2405:2018-universityawards comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien from NUS Computing received the Outstanding Educator Award for his efforts to transform learning through new technologies and collaborative ground-up approaches. The Outstanding Educator Award is one of five awards presented at the NUS University Awards to honour faculty members who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and service.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien from NUS Computing received the Outstanding Educator Award for his efforts to transform learning through new technologies and collaborative ground-up approaches. The Outstanding Educator Award is one of five awards presented at the NUS University Awards to honour faculty members who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and service.</p> Platform makes managing volunteers easier 2018-05-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2403:2018-bantu comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu,&nbsp;a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu,&nbsp;a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.</p> Is My Phone Spying On Me? 2018-05-03T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-03T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2401:2018-talkingpoint comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing Senior IT Architect and tech blogger Lai Zit Seng shared his views on voice recognition assistants in smartphones on Mediacorp Channel 5's Talking Point episode on the dangers of smartphones listening in and recording our daily conversations.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing Senior IT Architect and tech blogger Lai Zit Seng shared his views on voice recognition assistants in smartphones on Mediacorp Channel 5's Talking Point episode on the dangers of smartphones listening in and recording our daily conversations.&nbsp;</p> The Fourth Industrial Revolution 2018-04-29T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-29T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2426:2018-zb-tuan comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">In a feature on the fourth industrial revolution, Assistant Professor Tuan Quang Phan shared that sacrificing personal privacy is an inevitable tradeoff to enjoying the convenience of online services. He mentioned that it is more pertinent for companies and governments to use the data collected responsibly, and with the necessary legislation and data protection measures in place.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">In a feature on the fourth industrial revolution, Assistant Professor Tuan Quang Phan shared that sacrificing personal privacy is an inevitable tradeoff to enjoying the convenience of online services. He mentioned that it is more pertinent for companies and governments to use the data collected responsibly, and with the necessary legislation and data protection measures in place.&nbsp;</p> Dr Ooi Beng Chin joins board of directors at ComfortDelGro 2018-04-26T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-26T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2399:2018-comfortdelgro comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was recently appointed as a director in transport company ComfortDelGro. Dr Ooi specialises in big data and artificial intelligence.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was recently appointed as a director in transport company ComfortDelGro. Dr Ooi specialises in big data and artificial intelligence.&nbsp;</p> S'pore Firm Behind Roti-Making Robot Earned US$20M Sales In First Year - Now Raised US$30M Funding 2018-04-18T08:05:00+08:00 2018-04-18T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2391:2018-zimplistic comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Zimplistic, the parent company behind the fully-automated flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has just secured S$39.3 million in funding.&nbsp;Rishi Israni, Computer Science alumnus, is the CEO and co-founder of Zimplistic. he founded the company with his wife in 2008 and created Rotimatic, a fully-automated flatbread-making robot.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Zimplistic, the parent company behind the fully-automated flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has just secured S$39.3 million in funding.&nbsp;Rishi Israni, Computer Science alumnus, is the CEO and co-founder of Zimplistic. he founded the company with his wife in 2008 and created Rotimatic, a fully-automated flatbread-making robot.</p>