Filtered by: Department of Computer Science

Prof Mohan Kankanhalli: Safeguarding our digital life

28 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

With technology giants like Facebook and Google constantly gathering valuable information about us, walking around with a smartphone can be akin to carrying a tracking device 24/7. The irony is that while most of us say that we care deeply about data protection, we continue to give our information away. Dean of NUS Computing Professor Mohan Kankanhalli shares his research on data privacy and how his new research centre, N-CRiPT, aims to protect the privacy of individuals as Singapore transforms into a Smart Nation.

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New app allows pre-diabetics to use photos of their meal to check if it is healthy

24 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

To help people with pre-diabetes or a high risk of diabetes to better manage their condition, NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin and his team developed an AI enabled mobile application the JurongHealth Food Log (JHFoodLg) app, that analyses food photos taken by the user and displays the dish’s nutritional values.

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Assistant Professor Arnab Bhattacharyya receives Amazon Research Award

24 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory

24 January 2019 – Assistant Professor Arnab Bhattacharyya received the prestigious Amazon Research Award (ARA) on 16 January 2019. The ARA programme funds projects to faculty members at academic institutions worldwide for research in data science and machine learning.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann and NUS Computing alumni won Best Poster Runner Up Award

22 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , Media

22 January 2019 – Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann, NUS Computing alumni Dr Yin Yifang and Dr Rajiv Ratn Shah, and their collaborators, won the Best Poster Runner-Up Award at the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM). The conference was held in Taichung, Taiwan, from 10 to 12 December 2018.

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Two new research centres to develop privacy-preserving tech and train talent

18 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

The National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) has set up two research centres to carry out cutting-edge research to design and develop privacy-preserving technologies and train skilled manpower, as part of the city-state’s Smart Nation push. The first is the NUS Centre for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT), to be based in the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. It will be led by Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of the NUS School of Computing.

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New research centre for privacy preserving technologies established

18 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty

18 January 2019 – The NUS Centre for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT) was launched on 15 January 2019 at the centre’s Inaugural Workshop. The new S$12 million research centre, funded by the National Research Foundation, will carry out leading research to design and develop privacy-preserving technologies to build a privacy aware Smart Nation for Singapore.

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Associate Professor He Bingsheng conferred excellence award for editorial work

07 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Systems & Networking

7 January 2019 – Associate Professor He Bingsheng received the Editorial Excellence and Eminence (EEE) award for his outstanding contributions to the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) journal.

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Associate Professor Seth Gilbert receives OPODIS Best Paper Award

04 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory , Systems & Networking

4 January 2019 – Dean’s Chair Associate Professor Seth Gilbert and his collaborators received the Best Paper Award at the 22nd International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS) on 19 December 2018.

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2019 Technology Trends

30 December 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

In 2019, experts predict that technological areas in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to see accelerated growth in both research and industry. Senior Lecturer Dr Colin Tan gave his insights on the use of autonomous vehicles in logistics and delivery services.

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(Art)ificial Intelligence

17 December 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

In a special episode of Why IT Matters, Assistant Professor Harold Soh shares how artificial intelligence can be used to create art and about his recent work in creating new art pieces from the dataset of abstract art paintings.

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NUS Computing students dominate at the ICPC Singapore Regional contest

17 December 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student

17 December 2018 – NUS Computing teams performed well at the recent International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) Singapore regional contest held from 12 to 14 December. The home teams took up half of the top ten rankings and swept up seven of the 11 “First to Solve” prizes given out at the closing ceremony held at the NUS Kent Ridge campus.

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Aiming for AI, machine learning jobs after school? Don’t just focus on tech, grads say

14 December 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Mr Benjamin Yap, an NUS Computer Engineering graduate, said that the basic grounding he received in areas such as writing good code and adopting good documentation habits was invaluable as he stepped into the working arena. Universities here, on their part, are not ignorant of the changing needs these students face as the push for AI and ML talent gathers pace. NUS Computing’s Vice Dean Professor Sanjay Jain told Channel NewsAsia that all its undergrads are required to read some General Education modules in humanities and social sciences. He also pointed out that all School of Computing undergraduates are required to complete a six-month internship programme, but are also open to taking up opportunities to work with industry players. One example is the Orbital Programme, which he said is a “self-directed, independent work course” allowing students to pick up software development skills and work with industry mentors to develop their projects.

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NUS Computing students excel at 2018 ICPC Jakarta and Nakhon Pathom regional contests

23 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student

23 November 2018 – NUS Computing students performed well at two 2018 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) regional contests held this month. Team Pandamiao won first place in the Nakhon Pathom regional contest, while Team Send Bobs to Alice and Team 3Sophomores won third place in the Nakhon Pathom and Jakarta regional contests, respectively.

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MIT Technology Review shortlists 10 ‘Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific’ for 2019

21 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus Loi Luu was selected as one of 10 Innovators Under 35 from the Asia Pacific region by the MIT Technology Review. Loi graduated with a PhD in Computer Science and is currently the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, a on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized token swaps to be integrated into any application. He received the honour for building a more secure, scalable and usable public blockchain infrastructure.

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Picture perfect: How a Singapore startup’s AI technology is partnering Japanese retail giants

15 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

ViSenze originated within a research centre, NExT, at NUS in 2012 and is founded by NUS Computing Professor Chua Tat-Seng and alumnus Li Guangda. In 2012, the team only compromised of four engineers working out of a small room at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Today, the deep-tech startup is making waves in the AI sector, grabbing some of the biggest names in the retail industry like e-commerce giants ASOS and Zalora as clients. It has been touted as one of the fastest rising startups to watch for in Asia.

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The Business Of Building A Better Blockchain

14 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena shared how methods developed by his research group made for better blockchain protocols and how he has spinned off startups with a combined net worth of more than US$130 million. 

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PhD student and collaborators win best student paper award at ACM MM 2018

05 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student , Media

 

5 November 2018 – NUS Computing PhD student Li Jianshu, together with his collaborators from NUS Engineering, won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2018 ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM) held in Seoul, Korea, from 22 to 26 October this year.

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NUS Computing student and team win grand prize at Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018

02 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student

 

2 November 2018 – NUS Computing student Wang Shiyao and his teammates won the grand prize in the student category of the Singapore Airlines AppChallenge 2018 on 27 October.

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Data Privacy in the Age of Big Data

31 October 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

As Singapore becomes a Smart Nation, concerns about privacy, surveillance and data collection becomes more pertinent as both structured and unstructured data is used. Associate Professor Anthony Tung shares his thoughts and research in data privacy in the Channel 8 News interview segment.

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Preventing cyberattacks through smart network surveillance

30 October 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Cyberattacks are a significant problem, but it can be difficult for organizations to distinguish the early stages of an attack from normal network traffic. Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon’s lab is working on machine learning algorithms that can analyse large amounts of network data with the aim of detecting even novel forms of attack in real time.

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