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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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Lunch With Sumiko: For the first 18 months, Carousell co-founders had no salaries

19 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo and his co-founders, NUS alumni Marcus Tan and Quek Siu Rui, share with Straits Times reporter Sumiko Tan about their humble beginnings and the future plans for their tech company Carousell.

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NUS Computing students win Champions title in Minerva Hackathon

14 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

14 May 2019 – Third year Information Systems student Victor Yeo and Computer Engineering student Celine Lim, with NUS Engineering student Audrey Wong, clinched the Champions prize at the Minerva Hackathon held in San Francisco from 6 to 7 April 2019.

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Team from NUS Computing wins Best Paper Award at ACM Symposium on SDN Research

13 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

13 May 2019 – Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon and NUS Computing PhD students Pravein Govindan Kannan and Raj Joshi won the Best Paper award at the ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR). The conference was held from 3 to 4 April in San Jose, California.

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Computer Science student clinches top prize in Shenzhen International Women’s Day hackathon

09 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student

9 May 2019 – Second year Computer Science undergraduate Lim Heng Guang won the first prize at the International Women’s Day 52-Hour Hackathon held from 29 to 31 March this year in Shenzhen, China.

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Professor Dong Jin Song and NUS Computing alumni win 20 Year ICFEM Most Influential System Award

07 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , Programming Languages & Software Engineering

7 May 2019 – NUS Computing Professor Dong Jin Song and his former PhD students, Dr Sun Jun and Dr Liu Yang, won the 20 Year ICFEM Most Influential System Award on 14 November 2018. The award was presented at the 20th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM) in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Gen Y Speaks: Three things I learned running a business to curb food wastage

05 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

In 2016, NUS Computing alumnus Kenneth Ham and NUS alumnus Preston Wong founded Treatsure, a mobile reservation app for surplus food. The team created Asia-Pacific’s first takeaway buffet-in-a-box concept in collaboration with over 10 hotels in 2018. App users can purchase a takeaway box and pack leftover food from the hotel's buffet line.

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Best Quotes from HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Singapore on How Cloud + AI Are Injecting Newfound Levels of Intelligence

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

During the Huawei Cloud Summit held in Singapore from 24 to 25 April 2019, nearly 2,000 partners and subject-matter experts gathered together to discuss how cloud and AI help industries improve productivity and enterprises achieve their intelligent transformations. NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was invited to share his opinion on digital transformation and AI adoption.

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Associate Professor Ilya Sergey receives the 2019 AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize

17 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory , Programming Languages & Software Engineering

17 April 2019 – Associate Professor Ilya Sergey was awarded the 2019 AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize (Junior category) for his work in programming language theory. The award will be given out at the 2019 European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) in London, England, held from 15 to 19 July.

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Computer Science student wins first place at HackMentalHealth 2019

16 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student

16 April 2019 – Second year Computer Science student David Kum and his NUS teammates won first place in HackMentalHealth UCSF 2019. The team won the 24-hour Bay Area mental health hackathon held from 23 to 24 March at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), USA.

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