Filtered by: Department of Computer Science

From ITE to NUS scholar

03 March 2012 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Mr. Ang Jin Hui had a PSLE aggregate score of 146 , ended up in the Normal (Technical) stream in secondary school and then spent two years at ITE before he was admitted into Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Now he is a first-year student under the prestigious University Scholars Programme and pursuing a Bachelor of Computing in Electronic Commerce.

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Local iPad app is tops on iTunes

08 July 2011 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Computer Science students Jason Dinh Ba Thanh and Nguyen Huy Toan developed a Facebook app for Apple's iPads that has became a topseller in the iTunes App Store only four months after its launch.

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Building virtual towns to expand vocabulary

14 May 2011 Department of Computer Science , Student , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing students and alumni have developed a vocabulary game which involves kindergarten children setting up virtual towns using a deck of cards, a laptop and a web camera. The game won the top prize in the tertiary student category at the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards in September last year.

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Making computer use easier for seniors

16 April 2011 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Assistant Professor Zhao Shengdong of the Department of Computer Science and his team of researchers are developing an intelligent computer program that will mould itself to the preferences of its users. A prototype is expected by the end of next year.

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No more getting lost around school

21 February 2011 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

 As part of their final year project last year, two Computer Science students designed a touchscreen directory kiosk for the School of Computing, which allows users to obtain specific instructions on how to get to their desired locations. Associate Professor Tan Tiow Seng said that the group had received positive feedback and that he saw great potential for the kiosk.

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Local app speaks Malay, Mandarin and English

10 January 2011 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing researchers have developed a smartphone application that automatically performs a two-way speech-to-text translation in three languages - English, Mandarin and Malay.

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Top essay probes inequality in Asia

07 December 2010 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Computer Engineering alumnus Sarabjit Singh beat 400 other contestants from 21 countries to win a regional essay competition that aimed to generate fresh ideas for tackling key challenges to Asia's competitiveness and development.

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NUS don finds joy in helping those in need

04 December 2010 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Assistant Professor Zhao Shengdong has volunteered at least one week a month since July last year and said that his volunteer work has allowed him to see aspects of life in Singapore that are not easily visible to outsiders.

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Four Chinese entrepreneurs share expert advice on China's Internet and media market

05 October 2010 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

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It's okay to fail and try again

11 August 2010 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

 Computer Engineering alumnus and TenCube CEO talks about the people who inspired him to become an entrepreneur.

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Better, faster and more accurate

07 August 2010 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Researchers from NUS Computing are pioneering a new generation of media search innovations, from web-scale image and video search to multilingual search, scanned text search, music search and speech-based search.

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McAfee to buy S'pore start-up

31 July 2010 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

 Tencube, a local startup founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Darius Cheung, will soon be acquired by anti-virus giant McAfee for possibly more than $5 million.

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Launch of NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Centre

23 July 2010 Department of Computer Science , News Media , NExT

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A stroke of genius

28 May 2010 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Last September, computational biology undergraduate Travis Ho and game developer Jeffrey Jiang founded Touch Dimensions, which develops games centred around "natural user interfaces". "We're looking at things that are more natural to play with, such as touchscreens and sensors that let you turn and rotate the device," Ho said. "This allows people to play with games in more intuitive ways."

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Limit myself to special needs schools? No.

28 May 2010 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student , News Media

First year NUS Computing student Adrian Tan suffers from celebral palsy but has not allowed his condition to stop him from pursuing a degree programme in computing. He was awarded the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities last year. Mr. Anand Ramchand, an instructor at NUS Computing, has described Adrian as being "lively and cheerful" and having a desire to learn.

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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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