Filtered by: Department of Computer Science

Election 2014: Modi, Kejriwal, Rahul's report cards on Twitter

05 March 2014 Department of Computer Science , News Media , NExT


NExT Search Centre gathered data from micro-blogging site Twitter and found that in the race for the position of Prime Minister of India, while Modi grabbed the first place, AAP chief and Congress Vice President managed to get the second and third position respectively in the poll.

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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5M from Rakuten Ventures

18 February 2014 Department of Computer Science , News Media , NExT


ViSenze, a spin-off company of NExt Search Center, has announced that it received a $3.5 million Series A led by Rakuten Ventures (the company’s venture capital arm).

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NUS collaborates with Japanese infocomm company Fuji Xerox on research projects

27 January 2014 Department of Computer Science , News Media , NExT


Researchers and students from NUS are working with Japan's Fuji Xerox to make it easier for people to access online files on the go. This is one of the areas that teams from both sides will look into, after two pacts were signed in July and October last year between NUS Computing and the Interactive and Digital Media Institute at NUS, and Fuji Xerox's Incubation Centre of Research and Technology Group in Japan. Computing students from NUS will also be participating in research internships with Fuji Xerox.

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Computing students win cyber defence contest

23 December 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Two NUS Computing undergraduates - Dai Zhongmin (Year 3) and Koh Jun Xiang (Year 1) – with their friend Sayed Hamzah from the School of Computer Engineering (Year 1), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), beat 17 other teams in the University/Polytechnic category to emerge champions in the three-day Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2013.

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Skilled specialists will be most sought after in '14

13 December 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


in 2014, those with specialist skills such as digital marketers, data analysts and IT specialists will be the most sought after by employers in Singapore, more than in any other country in the region. Benjamin Leong, assistant professor at NUS Computing said demand for good data analysts is high because excelling at big data is hard, mainly because it involves the integration of both business and technology; few are well equipped with both skills.

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Singapore start-up winning the numbers game

23 November 2013 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media


Semantics3 is a price data company run by five fresh graduates from NUS, including Computer Engineering alumni. It indexes online retailers’ prices and provides data on historical prices that helps retailers determine their pricing strategies.

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NUS is back with STePS

14 November 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


For the 3rd time, the School of Computing is organising the STePS project showcase, where students showcase to the rest of the school and the industry as well, many of their cool projects.

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ViSenze's mission is to make sense of the visual web

13 November 2013 Department of Computer Science , News Media , NExT


ViSenze is a startup that srpung from the NExT Research Centre and is a collaboration between the National University of Singapore and Tsinghua University of China. It is seeking to help both users and businesses make sense of an increasingly visual online world. Founded in 2012, ViSenze has a mission to unlock the intelligence captured in any rich visual content using sophisticated visual recognition technology and visual driven analytics.

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Computer whizz from Temasek Poly among 80 who receive MCI scholarships

16 August 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Mr Kelvin Ang was one of 80 recipients of scholarships from the Ministry of Communication and Information and its agencies, such as the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Media Development Authority. Upon receiving his computer engineering degree from the National University of Singapore, Kelvin may work on security matters for StarHub, which is co-sponsoring him under the National Infocomm Scholarship scheme with IDA.

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These 5 Baidu hackathon finalists make your life greener and simpler

29 July 2013 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media


Online marketplace Carousell is keen to streamline the online selling process. Users can create free listings and sell items in less than 30 seconds. With a specific focus on re-sale and re-use of textbooks alone, it is estimated to save 9.1 kilograms of carbon dioxide produced per textbook, equivalent to the amount produced by 659 cars.

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Healthcare analytics can help experts to provide better service

11 July 2013 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media


The two-day international conference on health data management, called Address Challenges and Strategies in Managing and Analysing Big Data in Healthcare, is hosted by the National University of Singapore.

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ViSenze partners Rakuten Taiwan and Clozette to power visual search

03 July 2013 Department of Computer Science , News Media , NExT


ViSenze Pte Ltd announced its partnership with Taiwan Rakuten Ichiba, Inc. and Clozette. Taiwan Rakuten Ichiba is a subsidiary of Rakuten Group and the partnership will see ViSenze launch a state-of-the-art visual fashion search and recognition service on the company’s social and shopping site in Taiwan.

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Two Singapore startups win trip to Cambridge, UK for mentoring program

06 June 2013 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media


Two Singapore technology startups have won a new mentorship competition run by leading UK software company Red Gate and Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA). Both companies will fly out to Red Gate's Cambridge headquarters later this summer, where they'll receive individually-tailored mentoring from the team that grew Red Gate from a startup to an international software firm.

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NUS honours innovators in video software, dialysis industry

17 May 2013 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media


Adjunct Professor Pete Kellock has been honoured at this year's NUS Innovation and Enterprise Awards for his contributions to muvee technologies.

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Paper cutouts come to life with AutoGami

30 April 2013 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

Getting homemade paper crafts to move on their own would normally require having a technological whizkid in the house. Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Shen Zhao and PhD student Kening Zhu have debuted the AutoGami toolkit that can bring the wackiest cutouts to life in no time at all.

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Semantics3 in top tech programme

16 March 2013 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Semantics3, a data application programme interface (API) platform co-founded by Computer Engineering alumnus Sivamani Varun, is the first Singapore start-up to join a top tech accelerator called Y Combinator in California. The three-month programme, which is now winding up, allows the start-up's three co-founders to seek advice from Y Combinator's stable of technopreneurs and mentors.

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NUS launches new business analysis degree

13 March 2013 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

To boost the pool of business analysts, NUS will be offering a new degree in August. The multidisciplinary Business Analytics programme will be based in the School of Computing.

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Course framed as a game proves a hit with students

13 October 2012 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

As part of NUS's pilot initiatives to use technology to stimulate learning among students, NUS Computing Assistant Professor Ben Leong has adopted the novel teaching approach of gaming in his lessons. Assignments in his computer programming class are divided into multiple missions and students embark on quests- scoring points by answering the questions correctly as well as participating in tutorials and the course discussion forum.

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They're ahead of the class

09 July 2012 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Desite being only 20-year-old, Carmen Cheh has just received a degree in Computer Science with First Class Honors. Offered a place at NUS Computing after three and a half years in NUSHS, Carmen was then the youngest undergraduate of the programme at 16.

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Course to teach health workers infocomm skills

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

Healthcare professionals will get the chance to pick up information technology skills by taking a new course at NUS. The programme will be helmed by NUS Computing, as part of an initiative by the Infocomm Development Authority that aims to groom talent in Singapore.

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