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Making an impact

29 September 2009 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student , News Media

Researchers at NUS Computing are involved in many fields of research, from artificial intelligence and bioinformatics to software engineering. To encourage cross-pollinations of ideas, the school has also created opportunities for professors and students to mingle. Seminars and forums are also open to all faculty and students regardless of their areas of specialisations. The school also supports its staff and students in commuicating the results of their research.

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From computer gaming to medical scanning, here comes the Wii-mote

01 September 2009 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS researchers from the School of Computing, in collaboration with the Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, have devised medical imaging software using the Nintendo Wii gaming system remote (or the Wii-mote) for radiology examination. Assistant Prof Michael S Brown and graduate student Mr Lu Zheng from the NUS Department of Computer Science, together with Assistant Professor of Radiology, George Shih, of the Weill Cornell Medical Center, worked on the prototype. The work was presented at the American Roentgen Ray Society, an annual conference for radiologists held in May 2009.

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Local team wins image recognition contest

27 August 2009 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

 A team from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and NUS Computing beat 35 international competitors to clinch first place in an image recognition competition held in Athens, Greece.

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Undergrad Adrian Tan wins scholarship

06 August 2009 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

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Top youth award for JJ Lin, 5 others

02 July 2009 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Computer Science graduate Dr. Tong Joo Chuan has been awarded this year's Singapore Youth Award (SYA), together with five other individuals.

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Next Facebook craze could come from NUS

08 April 2009 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

NUS Computing undergraduates are intending to come up with the next big hit on social networking sites by developing Facebook game Varsity Chronicles. Assistant Professor Ben Leong said that NUS is the second school in the world to offer a Facebook programming course.

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Inventors, unite virtually!

01 April 2009 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

For the first time, a virtual Open House was held concurrently on NUS Second Life. A virtual School for Inventors, which represents the School of Computing (SoC), featured projects by its faculty, students and alumni. Prospective students could view the special effects projects which include a rain-removal demonstration that allows avatars to navigate through a rainy patch to clear weather and another where avatars can witness fur growing at their feet.

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From Ah Beng to scholar

24 January 2009 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Shawn Tan used to play lots of computer games and he's turned that passion into a career. He is set to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in computer science.

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Two ways to stimulate employment

13 January 2009 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Prof. Ivan Png suggests two ways to boost employment rate. The first is to allow employers a double tax deduction on the wages and salaries of all fresh graduates for two years. The second is to address two persistent gripes of employers: tertiary students are not ready for work and they are unwilling to go regional.

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S'pore-made video game beats all in global contest

30 October 2008 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

A VIDEO game made in Singapore could soon have its debut on the world stage, after it beat almost 350 other entries in a global game development competition. The puzzle game, made by a team of seven young local developers from the Singapore-MIT Gambit Game Lab, including Computer Science undergraduate Bruce Chia, came out tops at a contest organised by technology giant Microsoft.

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SPH expands reach of new media

31 July 2008 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

SPH Search and NUS Computing signed a new agreement on new and more efficient ways to find information from various sources, including the Internet. Project leader Prof. Chua Tat Seng said the researchers hope to find ways to provide better context and location-oriented answers for search engine users.

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