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Computing students win three of the Top 8 Prize at Hack&Roll 2019

10 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student

10 April 2019 – Eight NUS Computing students and their teams won three of the Top 8 Prizes for their outstanding hacks at Hack&Roll 2019. The hackathon was held from 19 to 20 January 2019 at Cinnamon and Tembusu Dining Hall in UTown, NUS.

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Singapore students prepare for future jobs

08 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

There has been a steady rise in enrolment in NUS Computing as students and parents work to hone their technical skills in coding and computing. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, shares how demand for computing courses have increased, not just among Computing undergraduates, but by non-Computing undergraduates as well.

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NUS Computing alumnus wins prestigious doctoral dissertation award

02 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum

2 April 2019 – Former NUS Computing PhD student Dr Sergey Mechtaev was awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award on 19 March 2019. The award will be given out at the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering held in Montreal, Canada from 25 to 31 May this year.

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Novel chip for wearables of the future

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

Wearables are fast becoming a part of our daily lives. However being small has its drawbacks. Limited by their battery size, storage capacity and computational power, wearables usually need to be paired with a smartphone in order function effectively. But this may soon be a thing of the past with Stitch, a novel processor chip developed by NUS Computing researchers led by Professors Tulika Mitra and Peh Li-Shiuan.

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AI projects shortlisted to solve a major healthcare issue in Singapore

27 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing faculty members Professor Wynne Hsu and Professor Ooi Beng Chin will be leading research in artificial intelligence healthcare technologies. Their research projects are two of three projects funded by AI Singapore's AI in Healthcare Grand Challenge. Prof Hsu and Prof Ooi's teams will receive up to $5 million to develop its product in the next two years.

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Future Wearables: smaller, faster and more independent

26 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Systems & Networking

For those who’ve taken the plunge into the world of wearable devices — 61 million of us by the year’s end, as estimates predict — the leap can be liberating.

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NUS Computing students win the first place IBM prize at HackNYU

20 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

20 March 2019 – A team of three NUS Computing undergraduates won first place in the IBM prize category at HackNYU, New York University’s annual student-run hackathon. The competition was held from 15 to 17 February in New York, USA.

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Becoming Human

17 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

In this four-part documentary series, comedic actor Chua Enlai embarked on an exploration of artificial intelligence (AI). NUS Computing Professor David Hsu shares his research on computer vision and AI with the host.

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Former EM3 and Normal student carves out tech path

17 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing graduate Nicholas Ooi studied at the ITE and polytechnic after secondary school and graduated last year with an honours degree in computing from the National University of Singapore. Nicholas is currently working in a startup he and three other NUS graduates founded called Bantu, a tech solutions startup for volunteer management systems.

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IT-ready for a diverse world

15 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

It is all systems go for NUS Computing’s flight to the future of a diverse and changing world. The game plan includes a new building added by next year which will link the School to the University’s hub of research, enterprise and incubation, especially those relating to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.

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AI - Most Influential Scholars

11 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing Provost Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou was named as the 25th most influential scholar in natural language processing by AMiner. The AMiner Most Influential Scholar Annual List in Artificial Intelligence (AI) names the world's top-cited research scholars from the fields of AI. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact to the research community.

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Universities ramp up places for computing courses

11 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

A growing demand for graduates trained in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and cyber security has seen local universities ramping up related course offerings and vacancies. The intake for NUS Computing nearly doubled from about 500 in 2015 to 1,000 last year, and the school expects a similar number of students for this year's intake.

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Singapore TOP100 winners show why Southeast Asian startup scene is the world's best

08 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

StaffAny, a tech startup co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Jeremy Hon, won the Judges' Choice award at WeWork's Top 100 competition. The startup integrates HR and ops management software for oversee hourly workers. Since its incorporation in January 2018, StaffAny has experienced exponential growth in its deployment — growing 25 per cent per month.

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The Most Important Blockchain Organizations You Should Know About

07 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing's new blockchain research centre and think tank, Crystal Centre, was named one of five influential blockchain organisations in shaping the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The centre, founded by Associate Professors Prateek Saxena and Keith Carter, focuses on research surrounding the fundamentals of trading and analysis of cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer (P2P) network designs and applications.

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Associate Professor He Bingsheng receives the 2019 IEEE TPDS Award for Editorial Excellence

04 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Systems & Networking

4 March 2019 – Associate Professor He Bingsheng was announced as one of five recipients of the inaugural 2019 IEEE TPDS Award for Editorial Excellence on 8 February 2019.

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NUS graduates enjoy high salaries and good employment prospects

26 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Class of 2018 graduates who took studied IT and digital technologies courses had the highest full-time permanent employment rate and commanded the highest median salary, according to the 2018 Joint Graduate Employment Survey.

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Digital marketing agency Happy Marketer acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network

21 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Digital marketing agency Happy Marketer Group, co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Rachit Dayal, announced that renowned agency Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired the company. Following the acquisition, Happy Marketer will be integrated into Dentsu Aegis’ performance marketing agency Merkle Asia Pacific.

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ViSenze raises $20 million to further develop its AI product comparison tools

19 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Image recognition startup ViSenze, co-founded by Professor Chua Tat Seng and NUS Computing graduate Li Guangda, announced that it has raised $20 million in a series C funding round, following a $10.5 million series B raise in September 2016. ViSenze was spun out from NUS Computing’s NExT++ research centre in 2012.

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New liberal arts, computing concurrent degree

14 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) and NUS Computing have jointly announced a new concurrent degree programme designed for liberal arts students planning to pursue careers in computing. The programme will shape the next generation of innovative and effective computing professionals who are able to tackle complex computing problems within a global context.

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New liberal arts, computing concurrent degree

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

14 February 2019 – Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) and NUS Computing have jointly announced a new concurrent degree programme designed for liberal arts students planning to pursue careers in computing. The programme will shape the next generation of innovative and effective computing professionals who are able to tackle complex computing problems within a global context.

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