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Fintech startup FitSense is one of the winners of the Global FinTech Hackcelerator

16 November 2016 Department of Computer Science SeSaMe News Media

 

FitSense,a spin-off of NUS Computing's SeSaMe Research Centre, was named one of three winners of the inaugural Global FinTech Hackcelerator. FitSense is a company that aims to help health and life insurance companies personalise products and services using customers' data.

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What on earth is an API?

09 November 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics News Media

 

In an article about APIs or application processing interfaces, Assistant Professor Um Sungyong of the Department of Information Systems is quoted as saying that APIs "fundamentally reduce the time and effort” for developers to scale their digital products.

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NUS and Singtel launch cybersecurity lab

25 October 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS and Singtel have launched the NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research and Development Laboratory (NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Lab). The facility will conduct research and develop capabilities and innovative solutions that defend Singapore’s public entities, businesses and individuals from cyber threats.

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NUS Computing students win 7th Singapore Cyber Conquest Championship

11 October 2016 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

NUS Computing students Yeo Quan Yang and Jeremy Heng Wen Ming won the 7th Singapore Cyber Conquest Championship. The competition allowed participants to build, practise, and measure their skills in real-world defensive, analytic, and offensive practices and covered the following skill areas: Vulnerability Assessment, Packet Analysis, Penetration Testing, System Hardening, Malware Analysis, Digital Forensics and Incident Response.

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NRF, NUS launch new consortiums in cybersecurity, synthetic biology

20 September 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Two new consortia, hosted at NUS and supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, have been launched to promote research, commercialisation and training in cybersecurity and synthetic biology. The Singapore Cybersecurity Consortium (SGCSC), one of NUS Computing's research centres, and the Singapore Consortium for Synthetic Biology (SINERGY) will actively engage industry, government agencies and researchers to spur use-inspired research, technology translation, manpower training, and technology awareness in cybersecurity and synthetic biology.

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AI startup ViSenze raises US$10.5m Series B

15 September 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

ViSenze, a spin-off company of NExt Search Center, has raised US$10.5 million in Series B funding. The round was led by Rakuten Ventures, WI Harper Group and Enspire Capital. Other participating investors include SPH Media Fund, FengHe Fund Management, Raffles Venture Partners, Phillip Private Equity and UOB Venture Management.

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NUS students' app makes doing laundry less of a chore

14 September 2016 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Using messaging app Telegram and their coding skills, three NUS undergraduates, including NUS Computing student David Ten, have created a chatbot, College Laundry, that tells students when a washing or dryer machine is available and when their laundry is ready to be collected from the machines.

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NUS Computing students win the ANZ-NUS Financial Services Innovation Challenge

13 September 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

 

Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students won the ANZ-NUS Financial Services Innovation Challenge, an event which accelerates digital innovation and collaboration in the fintech ecosystem by exploring how emerging technologies – such as blockchain, cognitive analytics and APIs – can bring innovation to trade and supply chain solutions in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

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NUS Computing faculty leads students to success at International Olympiads

30 August 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS Computing faculty, experts from various junior colleges and the Education Ministry led students from local schools to clinch a total of 13 gold medals in five International Olympiads.

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Carousell spins $35m series B to expand community shopping app

02 August 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Carousell, whose Vice President of the International division Jia Jih Chai is an alumnus of the Computing Engineering program, announced US$35 million in series B funding, which is lead by Rakuten Ventures, with Sequoia India, Golden Gate Ventures, and 500 Startups also contributing some of the cash.

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NUS students builds electric aircraft touted to be the lightest of its kind

28 July 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Associate Professor Martin Henz supervised a team of eight NUS engineering students in the construction of an aircraft called The Delta for a new National Geographic Channel series called Machine Impossible.

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The real reasons why Singapore lacks good engineers, according to GIC’s ex-chief economist

18 July 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Associate Professor Ben Leong's Jedi and stormtrooper analogy is cited as one of the explanations for a lack of engineers in Singapore.

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'Slow' student graduates with computing degree

08 July 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

 

Ervin Kwan, who did not fare well academic in his primary school education and took a longer academic path than most of his peers, graduated with a Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems with Honours (Merit).

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NUS president urges computing graduates to embrace lifelong learning for future success

07 July 2016 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Addressing computing graduates at the main ceremony of the NUS Commencement 2016, President Tan Chorh Chuan said that the field of computing is perhaps the most rapidly changing of fields, where knowledge and skills can become obsolete very quickly. Hence, lifelong learning and re-skilling is a must-have and not just a good-to-have for your future success.

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New dean on board

07 July 2016 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

NUS appointed Professor Mohan Kankanhalli as the new Dean of the School of Computing. Prof Kankanhalli took over from Professor David S Rosenblum effective 1 July 2016.

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Backed by an idea and a killer algorithm, Chinese students launch Singapore-based start-up

17 June 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

 

NUS Computing alumnus Zhao Liang is a co-founder of real-time, location and algorithm based deals aggregator app Tuitui, which uses push notifications on smartphones to alert users whenever they are deals nearby.

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Gender imbalance: Are females missing out on Singapore's tech revolution?

17 June 2016 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Only 32 per cent of current undergraduates in its School of Computing are female. But students note that while the numbers are imbalanced, the culture within these departments does not discriminate against females and as long as one is willing to learn and put in effort, one will not be left behind.

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Microsoft tie-up on data science

27 May 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

NUS will collaborate with Microsoft to develop a series of industry-relevant data science research and education initiatives which will benefit the industry and academia in Singapore and the Asia Pacific.

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We have a winner!

20 May 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

 

Information Systems student Jacob Tan emerged as one of the winners in both categories of Best Apps and Best Apps from a SAP Partner in the 2016 Fiori app development competition.

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This cool heatmap by a student shows you where all of Singapore’s taxis are right now

11 May 2016 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Computer Science student Joseph Tang created a heatmap showing where all of Singapore’s taxis are in real-time by retrieving the data from the government’s open data initiative.

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