Filtered by: Department of Computer Science

Grads get to work with big tech names

01 March 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Even before Ms Poornima Venkataraman graduated from NUS in July last year, several tech companies had come calling. Said the 24-year-old, who studied business analytics: "I knew it's a very interesting area with a lot of opportunities." She is an account manager at Facebook Singapore where she is part of a team working with small and medium businesses in the Indian market to grow their business through Facebook platforms. Mr Yeo Quan Yang, who graduated with a computer science degree from NUS last year, said the skillset he acquired at university helped him to learn fast, such as picking up new programming languages. Like him, many of his friends have been given "big opportunities" to work with tech giants like Google, said the 26-year-old software engineer with Apple in California.

Learn more ...


IT, business graduates get higher starting pay

26 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Chng Hui Yie entered computing due to her interest in Neopets and blogging when she was younger. While her parents were reluctant for her to study computing, her decision paid off. Last year, she graduated from NUS with a degree in computer science. Ms Chng, who started working a month after graduation, and earns about $5,000 as a software engineer in inventory management startup TradeGecko. The latest annual survey of graduates shows that fresh graduates in business, economics and computing see the biggest pay jumps. NUS graduates in computer science have enjoyed a median gross salary of $4,285 in 2017. Associate Professor Goh Khim Yong, vice-dean of coporate relations at NUS Computing, said computing degrees attract one of the highest starting salaries. It overtook other fields like dental surgery last year. He added that every sector needs IT and that computing ties industries like transportation and media together. 

Learn more ...


Six individuals and organisations recognised for contributions to Singapore’s cybersecurity ecosystem

26 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

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.

Learn more ...


Assistant Professor Yair Zick: Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

20 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Commentary

 

20 February 2018 - With the proliferation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology and major tech companies facing ethical dilemmas, NUS Computing Assistant Professor Yair Zick shares his thoughts on computational fairness and ethics in AI.

Learn more ...


The 10 Best Asian Universities For Studying Computer Engineering

20 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , News Media

The article lists NUS as Singapore’s – and the world’s – leading university that topped the list of best universities in Asia for studying computer sciences. According to the latest Time Higher Education (THE) Asian University Ranking 2018, NUS was not only the best in Asia for attaining a computer engineering degree, it was also the 22nd best university in world overall thanks to its high quality of teaching, research, and international outlook. NUS’ quality education includes various programmes such as internships at NUS overseas colleges, student exchange programmes, double degrees and joint degree programmes with some of the best institutions on the planet.

Learn more ...


Singapore start-up aims to bring healthcare to Papua New Guinea's needy, one drone at a time

15 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

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. 

Learn more ...


Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition

07 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Media

Associate Professor Terence Sim began his research in facial recognition technology since 1998. He said that while facial recognition can be used in many fields, but it is used mainly for security purposes due to the ease of using cameras to carry out large scale screening. However, A/P Sim highlighted that the rate of error for facial recognition is higher than fingerprint and iris recognition. He cautions that the authories be careful before adopting the technology due to its high risk. A/P Sim recommends for the government to create a more comprehensive law to protect privacy to prevent identity theft. Technology companies need to ensure that their data is secure and materials are not easily stolen. A/P Sim also highlighted the necessity to distinguish between "proof of identity" and "proof of authorisation". One pitfall of the technology is that the technology is not transferrable and cannot be cancelled, unlike passwords and physical passes. NUS Computing is studying how to make facial recognition more secure and it is developing a dynamic face recognition system to improve accuracy. A trial on 39 pairs of twins proved successful, and A/P Sim said it is because everyone's expressions are different and not easily replicated.

Learn more ...


NUS Computing welcomes three new faculty members

30 January 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty

 

30 January 2018 - Three new faculty members have joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS Computing. They are:

 

Learn more ...


Bringing digital innovation to aviation

30 January 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

NUS signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Singapore Airlines (SIA), where the first MOU will see three NUS faculties - Business, Computing and Engineering - and SIA working on joint longer term research projects focusing on business challenges for which solutions are not currently available. 

Learn more ...


Robots to the rescue

15 January 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

The inaugural Robots@NUS Competition 2017 saw 12 teams of NUS students developing innovative robotic aids for the elderly and the disabled, with the results announced on 8 January. An exhibition featuring the 12 projects was held at NUS University Town. Senior Lecturer from NUS Computer Science Dr Soo Yuen Jien chaired the event organising committee.

Learn more ...


Silver Flexer wins inaugural Robots@NUS Competition

12 January 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

12 January 2018 – NUS students Chua Song Yu, Heng Meng Pei and Clement Tan, makers of Silver Flexer, emerged champions in the first Robots@NUS Competition, held on 8 January this year.

Learn more ...


Why the Raspberry Pi's immune to the Meltdown and Spectre bugs

08 January 2018 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

As an experiment, engineer and NUS School of Computing graduate Yeo Kheng Meng managed to get a modern Linux distribution running on a 25-year-old IBM PC from 1993 - an x86 machine that isn't vulnerable to Meltdown or Spectre CPU flaws, due to the fact that it doesn't support out-of-order processing.

Learn more ...


Strong Performance from NUS Computing in 2017 ACM-ICPC Regional Contests

03 January 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student

3 January 2018 – NUS teams excelled at four ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) regional contests held last month, from 8 to 22 December.

Learn more ...


Higher (Cybersecurity) Learning

29 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , News Media

The National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratory (NCL), at NUS Computing, partners with the cyber Defense Technology Experimental Research (DETER) group from the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California and University of California Berkeley. NCL collaborates with DETER to develop platforms for the testing of cybersecurity solutions.

Learn more ...


PhD student wins Best Student Paper Award at APSIPA ASC 2017

28 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , Student

28 December 2017 – Computer Science PhD student Chitralekha Gupta won the Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC) 2017 Best Student Paper Award.

Learn more ...


Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann wins Best Editor Award

22 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

 

22 December 2017 – Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann recently won the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Best Editor Award.

Learn more ...


SPH Magazines launches new visual search and shopping app Snappar

20 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

SPH Magazines Pte Ltd announced the launch of Snappar, a mobile application for visual search and shopping powered by artificial intelligence (AI) company, ViSenze. With Snappar, users can find a product online by taking a picture of it with their mobile device or by uploading an existing image from social media. ViSenze is co-founded by Professor Chua Tat-Seng and NUS Computing alumnus Li Guang Da.

Learn more ...


NUS to set up artificial intelligence centre in Suzhou

15 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

The National University of Singapore (NUS) announced it will jointly establish an artificial intelligence (AI) centre in Suzhou, China, to promote the "innovation, application and commercialisation" of the technology. The AI centre will be led by Professor Ooi Beng Chin, who is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the varsity, as its inaugural director. He will oversee a multidisciplinary research team drawn from across NUS faculties and research institutes to advance AI research, innovation, application and commercialisation across various areas including health care, financial technology and smart city.

Learn more ...


Tsinghua University recognises NUS professor

15 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Professor Chua Tat-Seng, Provost's Chair professor from NUS School of Computing, was named distinguished visiting professor by Tsinghua University. Dr Chua played an instrumental role in forging partnership between NUS and Tsinghua University. He is also the co-director of the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT).

Learn more ...


In a world first, Singapore-developed artificial intelligence system detects 3 major eye conditions

14 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Annual screenings for diabetic retinopathy to prevent vision loss will be more efficient, more accurate and more cost effective with the new artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. The AI technology uses a Deep Learning System (DLS), which thinks and makes decisions like human intelligence, to differentiate those with and without the eye conditions.

Learn more ...