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Cover-More acquires majority stake in NUS data analytics company FitSense

13 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

FitSense’s data aggregation technology was first developed at the NUS School of Computing by a team including research engineer Alvaro Gauterin. Alvaro developed a data aggregation platform that was able to accurately capture data from wearable devices, with the purpose of using this to understand how exercise impacts health outcomes.

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Singapore drone frees your fingers to take photos

06 December 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

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.

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Meet Nipun Bhatia – the man whose algorithms power the pricing on Walmart.com

05 December 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

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.

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NUS don plays Cupid by throwing parties

27 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

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.

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Global top 20 in four subjects

27 November 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

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.

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PSA, NUS to jointly develop engineering, ICT programmes for next generation of port industry professionals

24 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

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.

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NUS honours 15 alumni for outstanding contributions to alma mater and society

23 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

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.

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The Story of Jason Choo and 30 Hackathons

17 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

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.

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Fintech fever gets schools and training institutions abuzz

13 November 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

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.

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Zilliqa Receives Investment from FBG Capital

13 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

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.

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Oasis for world's top R&D brains showing results

10 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

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.

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NUS students develop mobile app for Voluntary Welfare Organisations

09 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrate their 10th anniversary on 9th November. CVWO unveiled their new mobile application created for Lions Befrienders Service Association, which allow volunteers to track and analyse seniors' mood and mental states during house visits. Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was invited as guest of honour and held a dialogue session on the topic "serving the community with your diverse talents".

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Quantum Computers Pose Imminent Threat to Bitcoin Security

08 November 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Research by Assistant Professor Divesh Aggarwal and his colleagues have estimated that quantum computers might be able to break bitcoin's security as early as 2027. Bitcoin encrytion today is ensured by the difficulty of cracking its code using existing computers, but quantum computers will be able to work much faster because they are not constrained to working with bits (values that are either 0 or 1).

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Academic entrepreneur extraordinaire

30 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

In just five years, Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena and his team of past and present students have spun off six start-ups built upon their deep technology research that sought to solve large scale computing issues in fields like blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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How dollars, digits and data are transforming marketing

26 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

At a recent forum co-organised by Think Business and TODAY, panellists discussed how businesses can respond to the challenges and opportunities that digital marketing offers. Associate Professor Keith Carter shared about the importance of data and of implementing the right algorithm with data analytics.

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Finding Treasure in 'Trash' - These S'poreans Are Making Us Finish Up Extra Food With Discounts

17 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Computer Science alumnus Kenneth Ham co-founded Treatsure, Singapore's first reservation platform for surplus food. The app shares discounts on surplus food by various F&B outlets, reducing the amount of food waste.

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Local charity organisations use chatbots for social cause

15 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Provost's Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou explains how chatbots operate on finding fixed keywords from a user's sentences and sends out answers based on these keywords. This hinders communication between chatbots and their users due to the limitation of chatbots to detect the nuances in human languages, and may leave users feeling disappointed with the communication.

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New blockchain for very high transaction rates

08 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Zilliqa, a new sharding blockchain platform developed by researchers at NUS School of Computing, is set to surpass VISA and MasterCard with regard to the number of transactions-per-second. The set-up is also intended to have far lower transaction fees.

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'Proptech' takes buildings beyond bricks and mortar

03 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

Rresh graduate Peter Widjaja set up Hubble, a proptech startup, with his friends while studying Information Systems at the National University of Singapore. Revenue hit a "seven-figure" amount last year and the company has seen the number of clients increase from six last year to 15 by the middle of this year.

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Interview with NUS president: NUS 'always looking for new ways of learning, teaching'

02 October 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Work attachments, of up to six months, have been made compulsory for NUS engineering and computing students since 2014. NUS also introduced three "cooperative education" programmes in information security, business analytics, and data science and analytics. Students will go on work attachments with the same company, alternating with regular academic semesters.

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