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NUS Computing students win Amazon Web Services Challenge at AngelHack Beijing 2019

21 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

21 August 2019 – NUS Computing students Dalson Tan (Computer Engineering, Year 4) and Teo Jin Ming (Business Analytics, Year 4) emerged as winners of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Challenge at AngelHack Beijing Hackathon 2019. The AWS Challenge is one of four challenges presented at the hackathon held from 13 to 14 July in Beijing, China.

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S'pore HR Tech Startup StaffAny Founded By 4 NUS Grads Raises S$1M Funding

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Human resources (HR) startup, StaffAny, co-founded by Computer Science alumnus Jeremy Hon, has raised a S$1 million in seed funding. The startup, founded in 2018 by Jeremy and his NUS Overseas Colleges friends, is a workforce management application that connects HR and operations to better manage hourly workers. StaffAny currently helps some 70 businesses manage more than 2,000 employees based in 130 outlets.

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NUS Computing receives Top Achievement Award for Commencement Class Giving 2019

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

20 August 2019 – NUS Computing received the Top Achievement Award for having the highest number of graduands who gave at the recent Commencement Class Giving 2019 campaign. The award was presented at NUS Giving’s Annual Giving Appreciation Night held at NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House on 15 August.

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Computer Science PhD student wins VLDB 2019 Best Paper Award

19 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , Database

19 August 2019 – Computer Science PhD student Ruan Pingcheng received the Best Paper Award at the 45th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) held in Los Angeles, California, from 26 to 30 August this year.

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NUS Computing welcomes two new faculty members

16 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Database , Algorithms & Theory , Artificial Intelligence

 

16 August 2019 – Two new faculty members have joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS Computing. They are:

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Associate Professor Kan Min Yen receives ACL Distinguished Service award

14 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

14 August 2019 – Associate Professor Kan Min Yen was conferred the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Distinguished Service Award on 2 August 2019. The award was given out at the 57th ACL Annual Meeting held in Florence, Italy, from 28 July to 2 August.

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Gold, silver and bronze medals for Singapore at IOI 2019

13 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

13 August 2019 – Team Singapore won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal at the recent International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2019 that was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 4 to 11 August.

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NUS Computing students win grand prize at XR.Hack 2019

13 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student

13 August 2019 – Final year NUS Computing students Caryn Heng and Francis Lee won the Best VR Award at the XR.Hack competition held from 13 to 14 July 2019. The Best VR Award is the grand prize given out at the Extended Reality (XR) developer event organised by the AsiaVR Association and the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA).

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The dilemma of an unknown diameter

13 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Systems & Networking

They say that in the future, vehicles will be able to talk. Not in the way that those in the Pixar movie “Cars” do, but more in the sense of being able to relay and receive information from surrounding vehicles, buildings, traffic lights, and other infrastructure.

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Coding enrichment classes for all upper primary school students from next year

10 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

A new programme for all upper primary school students to learn coding was announced on 10 July. NUS Computing Associate Professor Ben Leong said coding is likely to develop student’s creativity and problem-solving skills. He believes that coding will teach students how to learn and that it is impossible to learn coding through 'rote learning'. While Prof Leong said that exposing students to coding is a good thing, he felt that it is not necessary to start learning coding at a young age to excel at it.

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Three NUS Computing students awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize

09 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student

9 July 2019 – Final year Computer Science students Yang Suwei and Song Zhiwen, with final year Computer Engineering student Paul Tan, received the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) for Academic Year 2018/2019.

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NUS Computing students win five prizes at DSTA AI and Cybersecurity competitions

08 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student

8 July 2019 – NUS Computing students and their teams swept up five of six prizes given out at the BrainHack 2019 Award Ceremony held on 14 June 2019. Awards were given out for two competitions: the seventh edition of the Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp (CDDC) and the first Today I Learned (TIL) – AI Camp.

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CS professors present research at CVPR 2019

02 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Media

Our brain can easily estimate the 3D position and the orientation of the objects we see. This task, however, is non-trivial for computers and robots. Computer scientists have been working on the problem of recovering the 3D position and orientation of objects in data captured from image sensors for years. This problem, formulated as the ‘pose estimation’ problem, is important because recovering the position and orientation of objects in a scene is often a necessary step to understanding the scene.

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PhD student receives two awards at ACM MMSys for the second time in a row

27 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , Media

27 June 2019 – Computer Science PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won the first prize in DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award 2019 and the Best PhD Dissertation Award on 20 June 2019. The awards were given out at the ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys) Conference held in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, from 18 to 21 June.

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They suffered burnout, but the game these young Singaporeans created kept them going

22 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Upon graduation, NUS Computing alumni Tan Kang Soon and Muhammad Hanif set up their own startup to produce their first video game. Despite the challenges and obstacles they faced, the duo, together with fellow alumnus Chue Sai Hou, will be releasing their game in late July on various platforms like PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

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Team from NUS Computing wins third place at 2018 Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge

14 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

14 June 2019 – Associate Professor Xiao Xiaokui and PhD students Bao Ergute and Zhao Xuejun won third place in the final round of the 2018 Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge. The challenge lasted from 31 October 2018 to 23 April 2019 and the results were announced on 20 May 2019.

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Three NUS Computing faculty members awarded the 2019 NRF Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence

11 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty

11 June 2019 – NUS Computing Assistant Professors Dr Arnab Bhattacharyya, Dr Angela Yao, and Dr Kuldeep Meel received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence (AI) on 13 May 2019.

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CII and NUS SCALE collaborate to develop talent for Industry 4.0

07 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train Indian professionals and students in Industry 4.0. NUS SCALE recently launched a MSc in Industry 4.0 post-graduate degree programme -- an interdisciplinary course taught by the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, the School of Computing, SCALE, and the Institute of Systems Science.

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OCBC launches scholarship for NUS and NTU postgraduates to pursue further studies in AI

03 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , News Media

OCBC Bank announced the launch of its postgraduate OCBC AI scholarship in collaboration with NUS and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The scholarship will be open to applicants of NUS’ Master of Computing AI and NTU’s Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence programmes.

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What Bayesian Optimisation can teach us about baking better cookies and more

28 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

Mention “Bayesian Optimisation” to Professor Bryan Low Kian Hsiang and he begins to talk about baking cookies. That’s because to the uninitiated, concepts such as “distributed batch Gaussian process optimisation” and “decentralised high-dimensional Bayesian optimisation” can sound either downright intimidating or like pure gobbledygook.

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