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Apprenticeship degree scheme a big draw

18 September 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

A new scheme modeled after German and Swiss apprenticeship models has seen keen interest from university students. NUS is piloting the Cooperative Education Programme, which places students on 18 month internships. It will kick off with students in the business analytics and information security programmes, who start internships next May.

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The small data challenge for big business

18 September 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

Associate Professor Keith Carter from NUS School of Computing explains why Big Data is essential for business survival in today's data driven world. He also suggests how companies can stay relevant, using Big Data, and not lose out to e-commerce giants like Amazon and Alibaba.

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Three NUS students receive Future Economy Scholarships from LBKM

18 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM) and NUS Computing launched the Future Economy Scholarship, an effort to encourage more Malay/Muslim students to pursue further studies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). LBKM has donated $45,000 to the scholarship, which will be given out over a course of three years. Three Computing students received the scholarship, each amounting to $5,000. Adil Azmoon, Khairul Riqzi and Ismahfaris Ismail are the first recipients of the scholarship. 

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4 new ways to get a degree

14 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) offers Undergraduate Certificate courses in Engineering or Computing disciplines, in partnership with the NUS School of Computing and Faculty of Engineering. These courses do not need students to commit to a degree programme from the onset, but allows for a sequence of credentials – such as certificates – that can be accumulated and used immediately in the student’s career.

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Singaporean start-up Doctorbell enhances patient care using digital health

13 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

Digital health start-up Doctorbell has started a collaboration with the Singapore General Hospital Accident & Emergency (A&E) to develop interventional patient engagement systems to reduce costly readmissions. Doctorbell was founded by NUS Computing Alumni Patrick Poh, Ming Xiang Tham and Nicholas Chewin mid 2016, and is a full-fledged patient engagement system that enhances patient education, healthcare provider productivity, and facilitates patient-doctor communication.

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Capital 95.8FM News: Cyber Attacks

12 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

With the recent Equifax breach and AXA Insurance cyber attack, Associate Professor Chang Ee Chien went on air during Capital 95.8FM News segment to discuss how hackers infiltrate into secure servers, how companies can protect themselves from hackers, and to give his expert opinion on cyber security and cyber terrorism.

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Specialised degrees give best returns on university fees: Study

07 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

Consumer research firm compared tuition fees of different majors at NUS with the annual starting salaries of students who graduated last year, adjusted for the employment rates of different graduates. Computer science, information systems and computer engineering courses took the top three spots for the university majors that reaped the most financially in the first year of graduation.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign deals covering security, education, digital economy

07 September 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

PM Lee and President Joko witnessed the signing of four memoranda of understanding (MOU) at the Istana. They include MOUs on education cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Indonesia's Ministry of Education and Culture, and Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE). Singapore Polytechnic and National University of Singapore will assist Indonesia to develop more digital talent. NUS School of Computing will be setting up a visiting scholars programme for Indonesian university scholars to exchange new ideas and to enhance their digitals skills, and to teach these skills to their peers after the programme.

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Singapore scientists uncover how neural stem cells are activated intrinsically by spindle matrix proteins

02 August 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

Professor Wing-Kin Sung, from NUS School of Computing and Senior Group Leader of A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore, was part of a study that demonstrates a critical role of the spindle matrix complex containing chromator (Chro) functioning as an essential nuclear factor for controlling gene expression during NSC reactivation.

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Want to track down otters in Singapore? This app might help

29 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

Final-year computer science students from the National University of Singapore are developing an app, called Animus, for enthusiasts to identify otter families.

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A flair for tech and business

11 July 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

Lim Guo Hong, a recent Information Systems graduate, founded a globally successful start-up that was acquired for close to $1.6 million, all before he graduated from university. The online car-rental start-up, RC9, was set up by Guo Hong in his undergraduate days and was used in more than 7,300 locations across 150 countries.

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Fewer university applicants list law as first choice, but more drawn to computing

06 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

With the interest in law waning, computing is the hottest ticket in the university. NUS vice-provost Bernard Tan said NUS saw a 35 per cent increase in the number of students listing computer science courses as their first choice. The NUS Computing offered 520 places this year, an increase from 370 places last year. 

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Digital Competitiveness: Lion City 2

02 July 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student News Media

Singapore has become a prime destination for many of the world’s biggest technology companies to set up their offices. Professor Sanjay Jain attributed the growing popularity of Computing among students to the job prospects available. He added that the starting salaries of Computing graduates are comparable to students from Law and Medicine. A team of NUS Computing students created an app, Track Pack, which uses NFC technology to track the location of household items. The students shared how Computing is growing in popularity, and that the prospects in Computing are becoming better than traditionally popular courses like Medicine, Business and Law. The number of undergraduate intake increased by 16%, and the school plans to increase the intake of Masters students by 30%.

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Global terrorism threats on the rise with greater scale and impact

11 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

In light of recent terror attacks, experts worry that terrorism groups may stage cyber-attacks in the future. Associate Professor Chang Ee-Chien noted that cyber-attacks do not only affect computer software, but can also indirectly impact other systems, such as train operations, and critical infrastructure like water and electricity. He added that if such systems are compromised, it could result in considerable damage.

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Next generation of biometric passports to have added security features

27 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

From January this year, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore has begun collecting iris images from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as another identifier. Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that the irises of each person is unique, hard to impersonate, and have more complex imaging. He also suggested using infrared vein recognition technology applied to faces and palms to enhance security.

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NUS launches three new part-time degrees in business analytics, cyber security and software engineering

23 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

 

Three new part-time degree programmes - in business analytics, cyber security and software engineering - have been launched by NUS amid growing demand for professionals in these sectors. These Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes will be offered on a part-time basis from August by the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (Scale) at NUS in partnership with NUS Computing.

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Terawhere app makes it easy to share a car to travel to the mosque for prayers

12 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

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NUS Computing to offer digital transformation module in partnership with Standard Chartered

09 May 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

 

NUS Computing and Standard Chartered Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the co-development and co-delivery of a module on digital transformation. As part of this partnership with NUS Computing, Standard Chartered will also offer internship opportunities to promising students pursuing the Information Systems and Business Analytics degree programmes. Both parties will provide speakers for seminars targeted at undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as industry participants.

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NUS opens 140 modules to alumni for next 3 years

08 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

 
NUS is opening up 140 courses to its alumni over the next three years as part of its efforts to promote lifelong learning. In the first-year pilot of the initiative from August this year to July 2018, the modules will be available at no cost to the college's 278,000 alumni. In the subsequent two years, course fees - which range from about S$3,000 to S$3,500 per module - will continue to be waived, but a student services fee of S$261.85 will be charged for each semester, NUS said. The modules are offered by eight schools and faculties, including the School of Computing.

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'Telerehab' system allows patients to do physiotherapy at home

05 May 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 
Smart Health TeleRehab is a system that aims to make physiotherapy as painless as possible: by allowing patients to exercise at any time of the day, within the comfort of their own homes. This removes the need for a patient to commute to and from a rehabilitation centre and hopefully, boost participation rates in attendance for rehabilitative therapy, which would then prevent the chances of re-admission to hospital. Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli said the TeleRehab method also gives patients a greater sense of autonomy and control, as they can do the rehabilitation exercises on their own. She added: "With the increasing incidence of chronic diseases, shortage of healthcare professionals, and yet the availability of more intelligent technologies, healthcare is a prime sector that can benefit from Smart Nation initiatives - in addition to other key sectors such as transport, commerce, utilities, security and education."

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