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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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NUS Computing students win BNP Paribas International Hackathon 2017

20 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

20 June 2017 – A team of NUS Computing students won the Singapore side of the BNP Paribas International Hackathon 2017, which was held simultaneously in 10 cities around the world from 9th to 11th June.

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Dr. Wang Wei wins Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017

16 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Faculty Student Research

 

16 June 2017 – Dr. Wang Wei is the recipient of NUS Computing’s Doctoral Dissertation Award 2017, for his thesis entitled “A Training Framework and Architectural Design for Distributed Deep Learning”.

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New team matches past ACM ICPC World Finals performances

02 June 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

02 June 2017 – A team of three Computer Science students placed joint-20th at the recent 2017 ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals, in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA.

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NUS Computing students excel at NUS Data Science Student Challenge

26 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

26 May 2017 - NUS Computing students performed well at the NUS Data Science Student Challenge, clinching four of the top six positions.

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Computer Science students place second at CHIuXiD 2017 Student Design Challenge

24 May 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

24 May 2017 – A team of Computer Science (CS) and Communications and New Media (CNM) students came in second at the Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience Conference in Indonesia (CHIuXiD) 2017 Student Design Challenge, which was held in Jakarta from 18 to 19 April.

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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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Students feature diverse projects at the 10th SoC Term Project Showcase

28 April 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

28 April 2017 – NUS Computing held the 10th iteration of its semestral student project showcase on the evening of 12 April 2017, at the school premises. Organised by Dr. Anand Bhojan, this SoC Term Project Showcase (STePS) involved some 360 students from eight modules showcasing their works as well as close to 30 students presenting their module independent projects (MIPs) and final year projects (FYPs).

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Information Systems PhD student wins UXSEA Mobile App Design Challenge

18 April 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

18 April 2017 – Last week, Information Systems PhD student and teaching assistant Upasna Bhandari won the User Experience Southeast Asia (UXSEA) Mobile App Design Challenge.

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Fourth year BA and IS students placed second at INFORMS competition

13 April 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

13 April 2017 – A team of NUS Computing students, comprising Year 4 Business Analytics students Che Mingzhou and Wu Zijing, and Year 4 Information Systems student Li Dongyan, won the second prize at the inaugural Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Operations Research and Analytics Student Team Competition.

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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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Computer Science student wins IT Youth 2017 award

22 March 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

22 March 2017 – Computer Science student Yeo Quan Yang was conferred the IT Youth 2017 award at the Singapore Computer Society IT Leader Awards 2017 Ceremony, held on 10 March.

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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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NUS Computing graduates command high starting salaries in latest survey

27 February 2017 Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems & Analytics Student

 

27 February 2017 - In spite of a relatively subdued economy, NUS Computing graduates continue to hold their own in the face of stiff market competition.

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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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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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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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NUS Computing staff and students win multiple awards at ICIS 2016

01 February 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics Faculty Student

 

1 February 2017 - Four NUS Computing faculty members received awards at the 2016 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), which was held in Dublin, Ireland from 11 to 14 December.

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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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Computer Science students secure third place at ACM ICPC Yangon 2016

13 January 2017 Department of Computer Science Student

 

13 January 2017 - A0, a group of three Computer Science students, have placed third out of 60 teams at the 2016 ACM-ICPC Asia Yangon Regional Programming Contest, which was held on 9 December 2016.

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