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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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Sing Your Way to Language Success

08 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

Have you ever struggled to learn a new language? Maybe you should spend less time trying to speak it and start singing instead!

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NUS joins Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative

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

Blockchain company Ripple announced that it will be partnering with NUS Computing in its University Blockchain Research Initiative to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments space.

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NUS Computing students win four awards at university-wide Student Life Awards

07 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student

7 February 2019 – Computer Science PhD student Vanchinathan Venkatramani and undergraduate students Ranald Lam, Gan Wei Liang, Nguyen Tien Trung Kien, and Lim Hui Qi won four different awards at the inaugural NUS Student Life Awards 2019 on 26 January.

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Associate Professor Ilya Sergey wins POPL 2019 Distinguished Paper Award

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

31 January 2019 – Associate Professor Ilya Sergey and his collaborator, University of California San Diego Assistant Professor Nadia Polikarpova, received the Distinguished Paper Award at the 46th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2019), held from 13 to 19 January 2019 in Cascais, Portugal.

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NUS Computing team wins Merit Award at the 2018 Community Care Excellence Awards

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

29 January 2019 – Associate Professor Zhao Shengdong and his former PhD student Foong Pin Sym won the Merit award at the Agency for Integrated Care’s Community Care Excellence Award. The award was given out at the Quality & Productivity Festival 2018, which was held on 19 September 2018 in Singapore.

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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 , Systems & Networking , Algorithms & Theory

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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