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NUS and IBM to develop blockchain training in Singapore

25 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 
NUS Computing and the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation (ICBI) are collaborating to jointly develop a module on financial technology, to better equip students with essential knowledge and skill sets in this area.

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Bidding goodbye to 2G phones (Part 1)

15 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

In an interview with Frontline, a Channel 8 current affairs programme, Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon said that the 3G network can support higher traffic than the 2G network. He added that in order to ensure faster Internet speeds, there is a need to phase out the 2G network in favour of the 3G and 4G network. Prof. Chan said that there are two main groups of people who are still using the 2G network - the elderly, who have little interest in using the Internet and primarily use their phones to make calls; and foreign workers, who may prefer to save money by using 2G phones instead of smartphones. He also added that some equipment may also still be using the 2G network, such as wireless cash register and monitoring equipment at construction sites.

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S'pore's tertiary bodies revamp courses to meet needs of future economy

29 March 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

NUS Computing will be expanding its specialisation in e-commerce and adding two new ones in fintech and digital innovation. Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo says that the school would like students to have creative ideas, design and develop solutions and bring them to the market, rather than merely conceptualising but not following through with execution.

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Start-ups disrupt local forex scene

28 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Dealing with foreign currencies and ever-fluid exchange rates can be frustrating for consumers. Local start-up RateX aims to "flatten" cross- border online shopping by offering real exchange rates without additional or hidden transaction fees. Designed by Computer Science students Lim Jing Rong and Davis Gay as well as Economics student Goh Jian Kai, the online payment tool matches the sum of an online overseas purchase with rates from currency exchange websites. This allows the user to pay for the purchase in his local currency.

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InvestingNote, a social network for investors by investors

18 March 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

 Founded by Information Systems alumnus Shanison Lin, InvestingNote is a platform that allows users to keep their own e-journals for their investments.

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CFLD International Sets Up Headquarters in Singapore, Signs MOU with NUS

17 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

One of Forbes Asia's Fab 50 Companies China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) has chosen Singapore as the headquarters of its international arm - CFLD International. CFLD signed an MOU with NUS, its first international education partner, to drive innovation and leverage business analytics research to address smart city industry challenges.

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NUS, NTU among top in global uni rankings

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

 

NUS has been ranked the world's tenth best university in computer science and information systems in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Real-life Dream Coders of Singapore

02 March 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

 

Information Systems graduate Lester Chan is the Head of Engineering at Tech in Asia. He is in charge of the engineering team that develops product features and manages server infrastructure.

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NUS launching 18-month internships

28 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

 

NUS is restructuring its curriculum to allow some of its students to go on work attachments for as long as 18 months, starting from the new academic year in August. Anecdotally, many students do end up receiving offers at the end of their work stints. NUS computer science graduate Rey Neo Zhi Lei, 25, also landed his job as a software engineer at PayPal after interning there in his final year.

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Students can now directly apply for double majors at NUS

27 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

In AY2017/2018, NUS will offer about 30 new double major combinations and about 40 major-minor combinations. Students can choose from 16 subject areas, including Business Analytics, Computer Science and Information Security. NUS will also be introducing a revamped Bachelor of Computer in Information Systems (IS) degree programme. The programme offers new specialisations in the areas of financial technology, digital innovation and e-commerce.

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Slowing economy not a blip for fresh grads in job market

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

 

Graduates of NUS Computing's Computer Science and Information Systems programmes had the highest increase in starting salaries. Overall, graduates from 16 NUS courses including arts, business, computing, nursing and pharmacy, recorded improvements in their starting salaries.

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Taking the path less travelled, to make a real difference

21 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Computer Engineering alumnus Mohan Belani is the chief executive officer and co-founder of e27.co, an online platform which serves as an intermediary matching entrepreneurs, investors, and people looking for work in an innovation-led environment. What inspired him to create his own start-up was his year-long experience working at a new e-commerce outfit in Silicon Valley as part of NUS's Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme.

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Former ITE boy pursues dream at NUS with scholarship

13 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

First-year Computer Science student Quek Kai Yu was last year awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship, presented by the Infocomm Media Development Authority to promising undergraduates pursuing an infocomm-related course. Inspired by his interaction with his parents who are both partially deaf-mute, Kai Yu wants to create a device that can interpret sign language by detecting hand movements using a video camera and translating them into English text.

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Overseas internships open doors for aspiring entrepreneurs

09 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

To Computer Engineering alumnus Liu Tianwei, an internship at Silicon Valley in the United States — when he was still an undergraduate at the National University of Singapore (NUS) — proved to be an event that defined the course of his career. The stint laid the foundation for him to start his own company — online peer-to-peer payments start-up Xfers.

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NUS Undergrads Become Every Kiasu S'porean's Hero With Their Uber/Grab Promo Code Chatbot

07 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Computer Science student Natasha Koh Sze Sze and Business student Amos Goh created the TaxiBot chatbot, so that Singaporeans could easily discover ongoing promo codes from Uber, Grab and taxi companies (mostly Comfort DelGro).

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New S$8.4m national cybersecurity lab launched at NUS

07 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

A national laboratory that provides a realistic environment for cybersecurity research and test-bedding of solutions against cyber threats was launched yesterday at NUS. The National Cybersecurity Research and Development (R&D) Laboratory costs S$8.4 million and was funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF). It is capable of simulating the performance of more than a thousand computers to perform tasks like emulating large-scale malicious cyber attacks.

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Start-up life in Silicon Valley

25 January 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

 

Ron Teo De Zhao, a final year NUS Computing student majoring in information systems, discovered his ability to negotiate business deals with older and more experienced executives as a business development executive with a California-based startup accelerator called Plug and Play. For Business Analytics student Andre Tan, the NOC programme saw him re-affirming his passion for data science. His internship with social gaming network PlayPhone provided him with a larger data set for him to analyse.

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Alibaba Cloud partners NUS, EZ-Link to boost data capabilities

17 January 2017 Department of Computer Science News Media

 

 ALIBABA Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Jack Ma-founded Alibaba Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and EZ-Link to drive cloud computing and data-driven capabilities in the Republic, and better serve enterprises and merchants here.

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Carousell acquires Malaysian mobile classifieds start-up Duriana

06 January 2017 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Online marketplace Carousell has expanded its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region with the acquisition of Malaysian-based mobile classifieds start-up Duriana. One of the co-founders of Carousell is Lucas Ngoo, an alumnus of the Computer Engineering program.

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Five Singapore scientists in MIT 'Innovators Under 35' list

17 December 2016 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Assistant professor Prateek Saxena from the Department of Computer Science has been included in the 2016 MIT 'Innovators Under 35' list, which recognises young innovators whose technical work promises great contributions to the world.

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