Filtered by: Department of Computer Science

Founders of start-up aim to be as versatile as waffles

21 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

 

Waffles with maple syrup are a welcome breakfast treat, or pair them up with fried chicken for an irresistible savoury dish. The flexibility of the popular food item helped fire up the imagination of two National University of Singapore (NUS) students during their time with the NUS Overseas Colleges programme in Silicon Valley, and spurred them to create a business idea. The founders, Mr Auston Quek, 27, and Mr Zames Chua, 26, started the firm about five months ago, after graduating from NUS last year, following a chat about the idea over lunch - which happened to be waffles and fried chicken.

Called Waffle Technologies, the firm provides point-of-sale services to bricks-and-mortar food and beverage outlets. It aims to provide insights to these businesses by analysing the data from their transactions as well as loyalty and rewards software. So far, the firm has racked up a client base of 42 customers and the two founders manage a team of six.

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Fending off Stealthy Side Channel Attacks

16 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature

 

To get to his office, Jun Han has to walk down a long windowless corridor. There are office rooms on either side, but the doors are often closed, making the whole thing “quite hollow.” One day, as Han was unlocking his door and his key made a droop sound when it entered the lock, a thought crossed his mind: “Wow, this is really loud.”

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Future-Ready: How Is Singapore Developing Its Fintech Talent Pool?

14 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

 

As the fintech ecosystem continues to flourish in Singapore, there is a growing need for talent. To prepare for this, the government together with these institutions are working towards creating a strong fintech talent pipeline, equipped with the relevant skills for tomorrow’s workforce. Recognising the gap in the fintech talent pool, these institutions are also forming strategic collaborations to strengthen the talent pipeline with relevant skills through education.

National University of Singapore (NUS) – FinTechSG Programme
On 6 July 2020, the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing launched the NUS FinTechSG Programme. Students will have the opportunity to learn about contemporary issues in the fintech industry, front-end and back-end development, cloud systems, blockchain, algorithmic trading, and the integration of financial domain know-how.

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Five NUS Computing graduates win Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize

07 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student

7 July 2021 - Five NUS Computing graduates recently received the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.

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Fighting fake news with FANG

01 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Media

 

There have been many moments of disbelief throughout the pandemic, but one of the most shocking ones happened last April, when then U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that disinfectants could be a cure for Covid-19.

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New NUS centre gives computing students a chance to serve community

30 June 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

 

A new centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is rolling out a raft of special programmes for people with autism, children from low-income homes and social service agencies. The initiatives, which offer NUS Computing students opportunities to take part in community service, are helmed by the Centre for Computing for Social Good and Philanthropy, which was launched yesterday at the NUS School of Computing. The centre was set up with a gift of $1.5 million from the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund, which supports initiatives linked to healthcare and education. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, the guest of honour at the launch, said the push for an inclusive digital society must continue as digital disruptions gain momentum in the future. 

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NUS Computing team wins Best Paper Award at ACM AsiaCCS 2021

29 June 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Security

29 June 2021 – A research team from NUS Computing has won the Best Paper Award at the 16th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM AsiaCCS 2021), held online from 7 to 11 June 2021.

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NUS Computing successfully hosts second virtual IOI 2021, passes baton to Indonesia for IOI 2022

29 June 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

 

29 June 2021 - NUS Computing successfully hosted the 33rd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2021), which took place from 19 to 28 June.

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NUS Computing team dominates NIST 2020 Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

28 June 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Algorithms & Theory

28 June 2021 – A team from NUS Computing excelled at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2020 Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge, winning first place at two of the challenge’s three sprints, along with a total cash prize of US$44,000.

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Associate Professor Ilya Sergey wins PLDI 2021 Distinguished Paper Award

11 June 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Programming Languages & Software Engineering

11 June 2021 – NUS Computing and Yale-NUS College Associate Professor Ilya Sergey has won the Distinguished Paper Award from the 42nd ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation conference.

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Boosting creativity in the crowd with deep learning

04 June 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

How can you get your next great idea? One way is to ask other people, and many of them, even a crowd. Crowdsourcing — harnessing the wisdom of the crowd to attain a common goal — is used for an impressive array of tasks, from learning how to eat sustainably, to redesigning cities with open government, creating apps with hackathons, and annotating data for machine learning. When you need help in such instances, you are almost guaranteed to find a ready army of volunteers online.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor of Computer Science Reza Shokri Named VMware Early Career Faculty Award recipient

31 May 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Artificial Intelligence , Security

1 June 2021 – Assistant Professor Reza Shokri was recently awarded the VMware Early Career Faculty Award, a grant program that recognises the next generation of exceptional faculty members from universities all over the world.

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Dr. Reza Shokri and co-authors win IEEE Security and Privacy Test-of-Time Award

25 May 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Security

25 May 2021 – NUS Presidential Young Professor of Computer Science Reza Shokri and his co-authors have won the prestigious IEEE Security and Privacy (S&P) Test-of-Time Award 2021. The award recognises research papers that have made a broad and lasting impact on both research and practice in computer security and privacy.

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Creating Human-Aware AI

21 May 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

In 1961, something momentous happened at a squat, nondescript factory in the tiny town of Ewing, New Jersey. The Unimate, a robotic arm, was fired up for the first time, grabbing pieces of hot metal off an assembly line and welding them onto car bodies while onlookers cheered — the world’s first industrial robot had officially been put to work.

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NUS Computing PhD student wins PREMIA Best Student Paper Gold Award

17 May 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

17 May 2021 – Computer Science PhD student Li Qinbin won the Best Student Paper Gold Award 2021 from the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA).

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Couple in S'pore raises S$190,000 to send oxygen concentrators to India for fight against Covid-19

05 May 2021 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

 

The Covid-19 crisis in India has escalated in the past month, with the country reporting several hundred thousand new cases per day and the total number of cases surpassing two million on May 4. Hoping to raise money to support efforts in the fight against Covid-19 in India, one Singapore-based couple started a dollar-for-dollar matching crowdfunding campaign that has raised more than S$192,000 from donors around the world in just 11 days. Singaporean permanent residents (PRs) Prantik Mazumdar and Dipti Kamath told Mothership that they started the fundraiser because of deep concern for their family, friends, colleagues, and loved ones living in India. Prantik has been been living in Singapore for 20 years, coming here initially to complete his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore's (NUS) School of Computing. He became a PR in 2007. They decided to provide help from the outside by galvanising and mobilising the Indian diaspora, as well as their friends, colleagues, and network in Singapore, through a campaign on local crowdfunding platform Milaap, which was founded in Singapore by two NUS School of Computing alumni, Anoj Viswanathan and Sourabh Sharma.

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What does the SolarWinds saga mean for Singapore?

04 May 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

 

The world first caught wind of a massive breach linked to cyber firm SolarWinds last December. The breach was unique not only in its scale, but also in its method of attack. Hackers targeted the very first stop of the entire cyber line of defense: the cybersecurity software.

One surprising factor was the scale of these attacks, say Abhik Roychoudhury, Provost’s Chair Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Computer Science, and Liang Zhenkai, who is Associate Professor at the same department.

First, we need to rethink what makes ‘trustworthy’ software, say Roychoudhury and Liang. “Think of this as extra vigilance – why trust software because it comes from a trusted supplier?” they add. The second lesson is to prioritise application security, which means making services that run on individual devices more secure. Every device – be it a mobile phone, laptop or IoT sensor – that connects to an organisation’s central network presents an opportunity for attackers to strike. The bad news is that software for these devices are “most fragile (and poorly written), allowing attackers easy access,” Roychoudhury and Liang note.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor Yang You makes Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list

23 April 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty

23 April 2021 – Assistant Professor Yang You, from the Department of Computer Science, has been named one of Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ – a list that honours 300 trailblazers in various fields under the age of 30.

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Research by NUS Computing faculty and students featured in the Web Conference 2021

23 April 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

23 April 2021 - Thirteen research papers by NUS Computing faculty and students were featured in the 30th Web Conference, which ended today, April 23.

The Web Conference is an annual international conference focusing on the topic of the World Wide Web, and aims to provide the world with a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardisation of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture.

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NUS Computing alumnus Professor Shen Heng Tao selected as ACM Fellow

05 April 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , Research , Database

5 April 2021 - Professor Shen Heng Tao, an NUS Computing undergraduate and postgraduate alumnus (Class of 2000 and Class of 2004 respectively), was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) early this year.

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