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Singapore’s startup ecosystem: Have we arrived?

06 May 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

Professor Francis Yeoh of the Department of Information Systems lays out how the dramatic and visible changes of Singapore's entrepreneurial landscape over the last decade, particularly in the last five years, came about.

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Fintech entrepreneur goes for dividend stocks

01 May 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Alum News Media

 

Information systems alumnus Shanison Lin quit his first job at financial portal ShareInvestor and started his own financial tech company InvestingNote in 2014, just five years graduation. Last May, the company raised $400,000 from investors and the National Research Foundation. He shares his investment insights.

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Robot receptionist, driverless cart: Singapore eyes a slice of the artificial intelligence pie

20 April 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Computing Science Professor Lee Wee Sun says "true" AI is still far off in the future because there are four requirements for software before it can be deemed "intelligent": learning, planning, reasoning and knowledge representation.

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A start-up opportunity beckons – school will have to wait

06 April 2016 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

Professor Francis Yeoh examines the merits of putting school on hold to start companies in Singapore.

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How Tay Wei Kiat grew Originally US from $500 startup to thriving mobile app business

20 March 2016 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Mr Tay Wei Kiat, co-founder of local start-up Originally US, and Torin Nguyen, an alumnus of NUS Computing, started the business in 2014 with just $500 in capital. Now, two years later, the mobile application development business is "on track" to break seven digits in annual revenue. It has even expanded to include an office in Vietnam.

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NUS computing courses on par with law, medicine and business studies

12 March 2016 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty News Media

 

Once shunned by top students, computing degrees are now finding favour, with applicants being attracted by better job prospects and working in technology firms. Higher demand for courses offered by the National University of Singapore's School of Computing pushed up the grades of students it accepted last year, putting it on a par with other competitive courses like law, medicine and business.

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The engineers strike back

19 February 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Computer Science Associate Professor Ben Leong gives his take on the bifurcation of the software industry in Singapore, which accounts for the diverging pays of software engineers.

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National cybersecurity R&D laboratory to be ready by end-2016

14 January 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

A National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be operational by the end of this year. The NUS School of Computing's security research group will be tasked with setting up the laboratory.

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National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory at NUS School of Computing to be ready by end-2016

14 January 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty Cybersecurity Information Security News Media

 

The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory, which will be set up by the security research group at the NUS School of Computing, will be operational by the end of this year.

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Joining hands for cybersecurity

13 January 2016 Department of Computer Science Faculty Cybersecurity Information Security News Media

 

The University has been awarded almost $1 million through three NUS Computing and NUS Mechanical Engineering projects, which aim to create a more resilient global cyberspace, under the inaugural Singapore-UK Joint Grant Call for Cybersecurity Research.

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Global challenge awaits computing team

15 December 2015 Department of Computer Science Student News Media

 

Team RRwatameda comprising NUS Computer Science students (from left) Nguyen Tan Sy Nguyen, Nguyen Thanh Trung and Nguyen Hung Tam have clinched a spot in the ACM ICPC World Finals.

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Global challenge awaits computing team

15 December 2015 Department of Computer Science Student Algorithms & Theory News Media

15 December 2015 – An NUS Computing team has qualified for the ACM ICPC World Finals after coming in third at the 2015 ACM ICPC Asia Singapore Regional Contest..

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DBS Bank, A*STAR’s I2R and NUS join forces to develop analytic talent

27 November 2015 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student News Media

 

DBS Bank, A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have formed a three-year partnership whereby NUS students will have the opportunity to work on real banking challenges with data analytics experts from I2R and professionals at DBS at the DBS-I2R laboratory established in 2014.

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Singapore's first Y Combinator startup Semantics3 bags US$1.55M funding

05 November 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Semantics3, a data application programme interface (API) platform co-founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Sivamani Varun and the first startup from Singapore to get into the Y Combinator accelerator programme, has secured US$1.55 million in bridge funding,

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Start Singapore: Taking Carousell from mobile to Web

05 November 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Local start-up Carousell, a mobile e-market for second-hand items co-founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo, has added a Web platform to reach new users. Buyers and sellers with a computer will now be able to use the service and will find it easier to add a Web address to their Facebook and Twitter posts linking back to their sale items on Carousell.

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Have sun will sail - NUS team develops solar-powered boat

17 September 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student News Media

 

A group of computer science and engineering students, led by Associate Professor Martin Henz from the Department of Computer Science and Dr Joerg Weigl, have converted a motorised sailing boat to one that uses only solar power and are exploring how to make it commercially viable.

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S'pore firm's fuel cell set to fly drone for record 300km

17 September 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum News Media

 

Local cleantech firm Horizon Energy Systems is trying for a new world record with a new fuel cell that can fly an unmanned aerial vehicle, often called a drone, for 300km without stopping or refuelling. Computational Biology student Yim Wai Tsyu was involved in operating the drone.

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NUS spins off data analytics startup 6Estates

20 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Alum NExT News Media

 

NUS has spun off a new startup called 6Estates from the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Centre (NExT), the research centre it jointly established with Tsinghua University of China. 6Estates is a big data analytics software company with the ability to transform huge volumes and varieties of structured and unstructured data into insights automatically.

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Singapore students score big at international science and maths competitions

11 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Students from Singapore have performed well at International Olympiads for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics and Physics in the months of July and August. The participation of students in these international science and mathematics and science competitions is a joint effort between MOE and various institutes and universities, including faculty members from the School of Computing.

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Professor Chua Tat-Seng is presented with SIGMM Award

09 August 2015 Department of Computer Science Faculty News Media

 

Professor Chua Tat-Seng from the Department of Computer Science is the 2015 winner of the prestigious ACM Special Interest Group on Multimedia (SIGMM) award for Outstanding Technical Contributions to Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications. The award is given in recognition of his pioneering contributions to multimedia, text and social media processing.

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