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Always one step ahead: Robo-Chef predicts steps of recipes it’s never seen before

14 May 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

To understand the work she does, Angela Yao says to imagine a future where robot helpers are commonplace. Whether they’re workplace assistants, companions, or domestic helpers, robots need to be able to do one crucial thing, says the assistant professor from NUS Computing.

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Humans, Robots, and the Trust that binds them

12 March 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

Like so many parts along the Californian coast, Honda Point is breathtakingly beautiful. People go to visit, but when they do, it’s not for the views.

Rather, they go to remember one of the darkest days in U.S. Naval history, when seven destroyers ran aground and twenty-three sailors perished. Lieutenant Commander Donald T. Hunter, who was in charge of navigating the ships from San Francisco to San Diego that day, relied primarily on the centuries-old technique of dead reckoning. A more accurate method called radio direction-finding (RFD) had been invented two years earlier, but Hunter was mistrustful of the new technology — a decision that would ultimately prove fatal.

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Let’s maximise influence, but in a fair way

23 January 2020 Department of Computer Science , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

A few years ago, Yair Zick was attending a conference in Stockholm when he struck up a conversation with two researchers from the University of Southern California (USC). Zick, a computer scientist from NUS Computing, was investigating how the concepts of fairness and diversity could be applied to allocating public housing flats in Singapore. The USC researchers, Bryan Wilder and Milind Tambe, were interested in Zick’s work because they were trying to solve a resource allocation problem of their own.

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The Department of Computer Science welcomes new faculty members

17 January 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Systems & Networking , Artificial Intelligence

 

17 January 2020 – Three new faculty members have joined NUS Computing’s Department of Computer Science:

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Move over Alfred, there’s a new butler in town

27 December 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

A child wearing a red ski-suit

The shiny, black robotic arm gleamed as it whirred into action and ‘waved’ at us, accompanied by Alexa’s robotic, yet (somehow) cheery, disembodied greeting, “Hello! My name is MICO.” Mohit Shridhar stretched his lanky frame across the counter to place plastic replicas of a few everyday objects—a red bowl, an apple, and a banana—on the white tablecloth in front of MICO. Then Shridhar instructed, “Alexa, tell MICO to pick up the apple.” The robotic arm contorted and whirred until it held its gripper over the apple. “Do you mean this?” Alexa asked. “Alexa, tell MICO to go ahead,” Shridhar confirmed. MICO obediently, albeit mechanically, lowered its gripper and picked up the apple.

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Lost? Eyes in the sky can tell you where you are

19 December 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence , Media

No matter how many times you’ve flown, sitting at the window seat and watching the world shrink away from view as the plane takes off never seems to grow old. Towering trees and skyscrapers become mere pixels, roads and rivers now thin winding ribbons, and vast tracts of land appear as tiny thumbnails below.

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NUS launches think-tank to explore legal issues in tech

05 December 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Artificial Intelligence

NUS announced the launch of a new research centre for legal issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and data analytics on 5 December. The new Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law (Trail) will be led by law faculty's Prof Daniel Seng, as well as deputy directors Prof David Tan from the Faculty of Law and Prof Chang Ee-Chien from NUS Computing.

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NUS Computing's AI system first from Southeast Asia to enter ranks of world's top open-source software

07 November 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , News Media , Artificial Intelligence , Database

7 November 2019 – An artificial intelligence (AI) engine built by NUS Computing's database system research group has become the first software tool from Southeast Asia to be ranked in the top 300 projects by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the largest open-source software community in the world.

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NUS deep-learning AI system puts Singapore on global map of big data analytics

04 November 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Artificial Intelligence , Database

An artificial intelligence (AI) engine built by NUS Computing's database system research group has become the first software tool from Southeast Asia to be ranked in the top 300 projects by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the largest open-source software community in the world. Apache SINGA is an open-source distributed, scalable machine learning library for deep learning models.

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Dr Kuldeep Meel’s paper selected for conference anniversary

30 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Algorithms & Theory , Artificial Intelligence

30 October 2019 – A paper co-authored by NUS Computing Sun Kah Kay Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel was selected for the International Conference on Constraint Programming (CP)’s 25th anniversary volume of selected research papers.

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NUS Computing and Huawei host inaugural AI Educator Symposium

18 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Teaching , Artificial Intelligence

14 October 2019 – NUS Computing and technology company Huawei held its first Artificial Intelligence (AI) Educator Symposium on 10 October this year. Over 130 educators from local universities, polytechnics, and top Chinese universities met to share innovative ways of teaching AI to students of different ages.

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Quicker MRIs in the future? Machine learning can help

02 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Algorithms & Theory , Artificial Intelligence

If you’ve ever had an MRI done, you would know that it’s not the most comfortable experience. They can make you feel claustrophobic, you’ll often hear loud thumping or tapping noises, and you might have to hold your breath a couple of times. But for most people, the hardest thing about getting an MRI, or magnetic resonance imagining, scan is being forced to stay completely still — sometimes for up to 90 minutes at a time.

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NUS artificial intelligence research gets boost

09 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Artificial Intelligence

NUS Computing Assistant Professors Dr Arnab Bhattacharyya, Dr Kuldeep Meel, and Dr Angela Yao received the NRF Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence. Dr Angela Yao will be using the grant to conduct research in artificial visual intelligence, while Dr Bhattacharyya will be developing efficient algorithms for causal inference. Dr Kuldeep Meel aims to develop a mathematical framework that addresses real-world problems in AI.

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Helping computers see the world in 3D

09 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

It is no simple feat to have a research paper accepted at a top tier computer science conference – let alone to achieve this as an undergraduate student. For recent Computer Science graduate Tang Yew Siang, what started out as an opportunity to learn about research turned into an accepted paper at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), one of the top computer science conferences.

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PhD students named world champions at JDD-2018 Global Digitalization Challenge

27 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , Artificial Intelligence

27 August 2019 – Computer Science PhD students Chen Yizhou, Yu Haibin and Dai Zhongxiang won the world championship title at the global finals of the JDD-2018 Global Digitalization Challenge held from 12 to 13 January this year in Beijing, China.

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NUS Computing welcomes two new faculty members

16 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory , Artificial Intelligence , Database

 

16 August 2019 – Two new faculty members have joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS Computing. They are:

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Three NUS Computing faculty members awarded the 2019 NRF Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence

11 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Artificial Intelligence

11 June 2019 – NUS Computing Assistant Professors Dr Arnab Bhattacharyya, Dr Angela Yao, and Dr Kuldeep Meel received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence (AI) on 13 May 2019.

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What Bayesian Optimisation can teach us about baking better cookies and more

28 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

Mention “Bayesian Optimisation” to Professor Bryan Low Kian Hsiang and he begins to talk about baking cookies. That’s because to the uninitiated, concepts such as “distributed batch Gaussian process optimisation” and “decentralised high-dimensional Bayesian optimisation” can sound either downright intimidating or like pure gobbledygook.

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Embracing AI In Singapore

13 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Artificial Intelligence

Director of AI Technology at AI Singapore, and NUS Computing Professor Leong Tze Yun discussed how businesses and consumers can leverage on AI technologies as Singapore transforms into a Smart Nation.

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Souping up parity games

26 September 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Algorithms & Theory , Artificial Intelligence

It was a sweltering summer morning in July 2016, and the olive grove close to the town of Andria in the Italian countryside baked silently in the 40-degree heat. But what began as a quiet morning would soon descend into chaos.

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