NUS Computing - Tags NUS Computing, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, NUS, Singapore Universities /news/tags/stdnews 2018-05-26T11:03:38+08:00 NUS comlimsi@nus.edu.sg Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Platform makes managing volunteers easier 2018-05-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-05-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2403:2018-bantu comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu,&nbsp;a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu,&nbsp;a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.</p> Information Systems student wins ASEAN100 Hackathon 2018-05-04T10:00:00+08:00 2018-05-04T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2398:2018-asean100-hackathon comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">4 May 2018 – First-year Information Systems student Chong Jin Wei, together with Singapore Polytechnic student Erick Kristantio, won first prize at the <a href="http://www.asean100hackathon.win/">ASEAN100 Hackathon</a> on 3 October 2017.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">4 May 2018 – First-year Information Systems student Chong Jin Wei, together with Singapore Polytechnic student Erick Kristantio, won first prize at the <a href="http://www.asean100hackathon.win/">ASEAN100 Hackathon</a> on 3 October 2017.</p> Business Analytics students perform well at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018 2018-04-17T10:00:00+08:00 2018-04-17T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2384:2018-imagine-cup comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">17 April 2018 – A team of three final-year Business Analytics students excelled at the <a href="https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/Category/11">Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018</a>, emerging as champions of the National Finals and regional finalists in the <a href="https://news.microsoft.com/apac/2018/04/02/meet-the-imagine-cup-2018-asia-pacific-regional-finalists/">Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Finals</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">17 April 2018 – A team of three final-year Business Analytics students excelled at the <a href="https://imagine.microsoft.com/en-us/Category/11">Microsoft Imagine Cup 2018</a>, emerging as champions of the National Finals and regional finalists in the <a href="https://news.microsoft.com/apac/2018/04/02/meet-the-imagine-cup-2018-asia-pacific-regional-finalists/">Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Finals</a>.</p> Computing students win first place at Y3-NUS Innovation Challenge 2018-04-16T10:00:00+08:00 2018-04-16T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2383:2018-y3-nus comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">16 April 2018 – A team of six Business Analytics and Information Systems students won first place in the recent Y3-NUS Innovation Challenge 2018 on 7 April.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">16 April 2018 – A team of six Business Analytics and Information Systems students won first place in the recent Y3-NUS Innovation Challenge 2018 on 7 April.</p> High pay, good job prospects: Local computer science undergrads flocking to Silicon Valley internships 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2363:2018-silicon-valley-internships comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumnus Vishnu Prem interned for a total of 17 months with Apple, Twitter and ride-hailing company Uber before graduating from his four-year course last year. He is now a software engineer with Apple's Camera and Photos team at Cupertino, California. Another fresh NUS graduate, Ng Zhi An, spent two years internship-hopping in the United States between August 2014 to August 2016. He is now a software engineer at Google, in a team tasked with making the Android mobile operating system run well on sub-S$100 phones. NUS Computer Science undergraduate Cai Deshun snagged a prestigious internship with Asana, a startup founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, in his second year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">NUS Computing alumnus Vishnu Prem interned for a total of 17 months with Apple, Twitter and ride-hailing company Uber before graduating from his four-year course last year. He is now a software engineer with Apple's Camera and Photos team at Cupertino, California. Another fresh NUS graduate, Ng Zhi An, spent two years internship-hopping in the United States between August 2014 to August 2016. He is now a software engineer at Google, in a team tasked with making the Android mobile operating system run well on sub-S$100 phones. NUS Computer Science undergraduate Cai Deshun snagged a prestigious internship with Asana, a startup founded by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz, in his second year.</p> The Big Read: Nerds and geeks no more, computing graduates now rule the roost 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 2018-03-10T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2364:2018-computing-graduates comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">The latest graduate employment survey released by the three local universities showed that computer science graduates were among the highest paid last year, with NUS computer science graduates receiving S$4,285 - S$285 more than in 2016. Even before they leave school, computing undergraduates are snagging lucrative internships at Silicon Valley giants such as Apple and Google. Dr Jovian Lin, who is the lead artificial intelligence scientist at Dentsu Aegis Network, graduated with a computer science degree from NUS in 2009. In his work, he builds features powered by machine-learning, such as AI-powered machines to learn and understand marketing and advertising concepts. Dr Lin noted that the growth in computing jobs is due to developments in machine learning, which has become central to the product strategy of tech giants like Google, Facebook and Baidu. Over the the past two years, enrolment in NUS Computing has increased by 65 per cent to 730. Over the same period, intake size for the university's Master of Computing programme also grew by 60 per cent to about 220. In the new academic year starting in August, intake for NUS Computing's undergraduate courses will be raised to about 900 places. Despite more places opening up, it is getting more competitive to get in. Applicants applying to NUS computer science course will now require straight As to get a spot. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, say that the dotcom bubble burst in the past was a "sneak preview that went wrong" and do not think that the same thing will happen again.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The latest graduate employment survey released by the three local universities showed that computer science graduates were among the highest paid last year, with NUS computer science graduates receiving S$4,285 - S$285 more than in 2016. Even before they leave school, computing undergraduates are snagging lucrative internships at Silicon Valley giants such as Apple and Google. Dr Jovian Lin, who is the lead artificial intelligence scientist at Dentsu Aegis Network, graduated with a computer science degree from NUS in 2009. In his work, he builds features powered by machine-learning, such as AI-powered machines to learn and understand marketing and advertising concepts. Dr Lin noted that the growth in computing jobs is due to developments in machine learning, which has become central to the product strategy of tech giants like Google, Facebook and Baidu. Over the the past two years, enrolment in NUS Computing has increased by 65 per cent to 730. Over the same period, intake size for the university's Master of Computing programme also grew by 60 per cent to about 220. In the new academic year starting in August, intake for NUS Computing's undergraduate courses will be raised to about 900 places. Despite more places opening up, it is getting more competitive to get in. Applicants applying to NUS computer science course will now require straight As to get a spot. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, say that the dotcom bubble burst in the past was a "sneak preview that went wrong" and do not think that the same thing will happen again.&nbsp;</p> Information Security student wins Cybersecurity Award 2018-03-07T10:00:00+08:00 2018-03-07T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2359:2018-cybersecurity-award comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">7 March 2018 - Third year Information Security student Jeremy Heng won the Student Award at the inaugural <a href="http://www.aisp.sg/thecybersecurityawards/">Cybersecurity Awards 2018</a> on 23 February.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">7 March 2018 - Third year Information Security student Jeremy Heng won the Student Award at the inaugural <a href="http://www.aisp.sg/thecybersecurityawards/">Cybersecurity Awards 2018</a> on 23 February.</p> Six individuals and organisations recognised for contributions to Singapore’s cybersecurity ecosystem 2018-02-26T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-26T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2348:2018-cybersecurityawards comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Third year Information Security student and Vice President of NUS Greyhats, Jeremy Heng, was awarded the Student Award at Singapore's inaugural Cybersecurity Awards. Jeremy was ranked in the top position in the Singapore Cyber Conquest for both 2016 and 2017, and he came in second for the ASEAN Cyber Sea Games 2017.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Third year Information Security student and Vice President of NUS Greyhats, Jeremy Heng, was awarded the Student Award at Singapore's inaugural Cybersecurity Awards. Jeremy was ranked in the top position in the Singapore Cyber Conquest for both 2016 and 2017, and he came in second for the ASEAN Cyber Sea Games 2017.</p> Business Analytics students perform well at CFLD-NUS Innovation Challenge 2018-02-22T10:00:00+08:00 2018-02-22T10:00:00+08:00 /?id=2346:2018-cfld comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">22 February 2018 - Two Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) teams and one undergraduate Business Analytics team won the top three places in the inaugural <a href="http://en.cfldcn.com/">China Fortune Land Development </a>(CFLD)-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017, held on 2 December last year.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">22 February 2018 - Two Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) teams and one undergraduate Business Analytics team won the top three places in the inaugural <a href="http://en.cfldcn.com/">China Fortune Land Development </a>(CFLD)-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017, held on 2 December last year.</p> Singapore start-up aims to bring healthcare to Papua New Guinea's needy, one drone at a time 2018-02-15T08:05:00+08:00 2018-02-15T08:05:00+08:00 /?id=2343:2018-yonah comwsyc <p style="text-align: justify;">Singapore start-up Yonah, made up of NUS alumni and students, are hoping to build a cargo drone system for hospitals to deliver measles vaccines. NUS Computing student Sriram Sami was enlisted in August 2016 and is now the avionics lead and part of the core team. He is developing and testing an autopilot software based on an open source Ardupilot project.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Singapore start-up Yonah, made up of NUS alumni and students, are hoping to build a cargo drone system for hospitals to deliver measles vaccines. NUS Computing student Sriram Sami was enlisted in August 2016 and is now the avionics lead and part of the core team. He is developing and testing an autopilot software based on an open source Ardupilot project.&nbsp;</p>