NUS Computing - Tags /news/tags/49 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:00:54 +0800 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb comlimsi@nus.edu.sg (NUS) CFLD-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017 /?id=2341:2018-cfld-ba /?id=2341:2018-cfld-ba 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. 

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CFLD-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 08:05:00 +0800
Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition /?id=2337:2018-terence /?id=2337:2018-terence 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.

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Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:05:00 +0800
Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’S Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis /?id=2334:2018-tuan /?id=2334:2018-tuan Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems & 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.

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Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’S Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:05:00 +0800
Bringing digital innovation to aviation /?id=2329:2018-sia /?id=2329:2018-sia 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. 

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Bringing digital innovation to aviation Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:05:00 +0800
Robots to the rescue /?id=2310:2018-robots /?id=2310:2018-robots 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. Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.

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Robots to the rescue Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:05:00 +0800
Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs /?id=2304:2017-yeokhengmeng /?id=2304:2017-yeokhengmeng 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.

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Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:05:00 +0800
Higher (Cybersecurity) Learning /?id=2321:2017-usa-today /?id=2321:2017-usa-today The National Cybersecurity R&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.

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Higher (Cybersecurity) Learning Fri, 29 Dec 2017 08:05:00 +0800
SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar /?id=2294:2017-snappar-visenze /?id=2294:2017-snappar-visenze 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.

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SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:05:00 +0800
NUS to set up artificial intelligence centre in Suzhou /?id=2289:2017-ai-centre /?id=2289:2017-ai-centre The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced it will jointly establish an artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Suzhou, China, to promote the "innovation, application and commercialisation" of the technology. The AI centre will be led by Professor Ooi Beng Chin, who is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the varsity, as its inaugural director. He will oversee a multidisciplinary research team drawn from across NUS faculties and research institutes to advance AI research, innovation, application and commercialisation across various areas including health care, financial technology and smart city.

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NUS to set up artificial intelligence centre in Suzhou Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:05:00 +0800
Tsinghua University recognises NUS professor /?id=2290:2017-chua-tat-seng /?id=2290:2017-chua-tat-seng Professor Chua Tat-Seng, Provost's Chair professor from NUS School of Computing, was named distinguished visiting professor by Tsinghua University. Dr Chua played an instrumental role in forging partnership between NUS and Tsinghua University. He is also the co-director of the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT).

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Tsinghua University recognises NUS professor Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:05:00 +0800