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Why Computing?

What exactly is Computing? Do you need a background in programming to do a Computing degree in NUS? Associate Professor Terence Sim answers frequently asked questions about Computing and more.

Hacking into Virtual Reality

Final-year Computer Engineering student Francis Lee shares his experience participating in an international Virtual Reality hackathon and the inspiration behind his team's game idea DoodleCloud.

 

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01 June 2020

 

If you have been to parts of Orchard Road or Bugis Junction, two busy shopping streets in Singapore, you might have noticed something unusual. There, familiar “traffic light men” flash red and green to help guide pedestrians safely across the road. But these are also accompanied by matching LED strips on the ground.

In recent years, Singapore and a handful of other cities, including Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Augsburg, have embedded lights into pavements at busy intersections as an additional safety measure for pedestrians. Ilsan in South Korea has gone even further, employing flickering lights and laser beams at road crossings to warn walkers of the dangers ahead.

Whatever the means, their target is the same: the heads-down tribe of smartphone zombies — people who walk around perpetually glued to their mobile device.

Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

30 April 2020

 

These days, artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere we look. It’s what powers predictive searches on Google, enables Spotify and Amazon to recommend new songs and products, puts self-driving vehicles on the road, helps doctors to quickly diagnose diseases…the list goes on. With the presence of AI growing ever larger in our lives, so has the need for us to trust it.

Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media