Professor Roger Zimmermann and team win second place at Twitch.tv’s software system grand challenge

24 June 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Research , Media

24 June 2020 – NUS Computing Professor Roger Zimmermann and his team won second place at the Adaptation Algorithms for Near-Second Latency Grand Challenge, held online from March to May this year.

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When cloud providers pool and throttle to win the race

15 June 2020 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media , Digital Transformation, Platforms & Innovation

When Yingda Zhai was working on his PhD in Austin, Texas, he used to stroll through the neighbourhood he lived in not too far from campus. On these walks, he saw something that puzzled him, something that would set the course of his research for the next few years.

What Zhai noticed was this: his neighbourhood wasn’t that well-to-do, and lining the streets were shops like MetroPCS, Cricket Wireless, and FamilyMobile. These small cell phone companies, also known as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), offered cheap plans without any contracts or credit checks. But the snag was that they came with slower connection speeds, smaller network coverage, and without features such as phone tethering.

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Vanquishing smartphone zombies with EYEditor

01 June 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

If you have been to parts of Orchard Road or Bugis Junction, two busy shopping streets in Singapore, you might have noticed something unusual. There, familiar “traffic light men” flash red and green to help guide pedestrians safely across the road. But these are also accompanied by matching LED strips on the ground.

In recent years, Singapore and a handful of other cities, including Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Augsburg, have embedded lights into pavements at busy intersections as an additional safety measure for pedestrians. Ilsan in South Korea has gone even further, employing flickering lights and laser beams at road crossings to warn walkers of the dangers ahead.

Whatever the means, their target is the same: the heads-down tribe of smartphone zombies — people who walk around perpetually glued to their mobile device.

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Human-centred explainable AI: Helping people to faithfully interpret machine learning with less mental effort

30 April 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

These days, artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere we look. It’s what powers predictive searches on Google, enables Spotify and Amazon to recommend new songs and products, puts self-driving vehicles on the road, helps doctors to quickly diagnose diseases…the list goes on. With the presence of AI growing ever larger in our lives, so has the need for us to trust it.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann wins Best Paper Runner-up Award at IEEE CCIS 2019

14 February 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

14 February 2020 – NUS Computing Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann received the Best Paper Runner-up award at the 6th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (CCIS 2019), held from 19 to 21 December 2019 at Carlton Hotel Singapore.

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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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Computer Science PhD student receives ACM MM 2019 Best Student Paper Award

06 November 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , Security , Media

6 November 2019 – Computer Science PhD student Shen Zhiqi received the Best Student Paper award at the ACM Multimedia (ACM MM) 2019 conference held from 21 to 25 October this year in Nice, France.

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Computer Science alumnus wins SIGMM Outstanding PhD Thesis Award

30 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , Research , Media

30 October 2019 – Computer Science PhD alumnus Dr Abdelhak Bentaleb was conferred the 2019 SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Multimedia Computing. The award was presented at the 2019 ACM Multimedia conference held from 21 to 25 October in Nice, France.

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Associate Professor Kan Min Yen receives ACL Distinguished Service award

14 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

14 August 2019 – Associate Professor Kan Min Yen was conferred the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) Distinguished Service Award on 2 August 2019. The award was given out at the 57th ACL Annual Meeting held in Florence, Italy, from 28 July to 2 August.

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CS professors present research at CVPR 2019

02 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Media

Our brain can easily estimate the 3D position and the orientation of the objects we see. This task, however, is non-trivial for computers and robots. Computer scientists have been working on the problem of recovering the 3D position and orientation of objects in data captured from image sensors for years. This problem, formulated as the ‘pose estimation’ problem, is important because recovering the position and orientation of objects in a scene is often a necessary step to understanding the scene.

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PhD student receives two awards at ACM MMSys for the second time in a row

27 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , Media

27 June 2019 – Computer Science PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won the first prize in DASH-IF Excellence in DASH Award 2019 and the Best PhD Dissertation Award on 20 June 2019. The awards were given out at the ACM Multimedia Systems (MMSys) Conference held in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, from 18 to 21 June.

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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 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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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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PhD student and collaborators win best student paper award at ACM MM 2018

05 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student , Media

 

5 November 2018 – NUS Computing PhD student Li Jianshu, together with his collaborators from NUS Engineering, won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2018 ACM Multimedia Conference (ACM MM) held in Seoul, Korea, from 22 to 26 October this year.

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PhD student wins first place in the Grand Challenge on DASH

06 August 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Media

6 August 2018 – PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won first place in the Grand Challenge on Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) held from 23 to 27 July, at San Diego, California.

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PhD student wins two awards at ACM Multimedia Systems Conference 2018

28 June 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Media

28 June 2018 – NUS Computing PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won first place in the Excellence in DASH Award and the best student paper award at the 9th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems (ACM MMSys) 2018, held in Amsterdam from 12 to 15 June this year.

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Fusing Music and Technology to Shape a World Where Everyone Can Learn

11 June 2018 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media , Media

Having spent her young adulthood in Pakistan, NUS Computing PhD student Dania Murad left her childhood home to explore new ways of fusing music and technology at the Sound & Music Computing Lab in NUS Computing.

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ViSenze: AI image analysis company

16 May 2018 Department of Computer Science , News Media , Media

Singapore's AI startup company ViSenze, which boast a clientele of more than 500 companies, including Rakuten, UNIQLO and ASOS, is known for their image analysis services, and have indexed more than 100 million product images thus far. Co-founder of the startup, Dr. Li GuangDa, shares about the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT), birthplace of ViSenze, and the startup scene in NUS.

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Establishing a National Digital Identity

11 March 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Media

With Singapore pushing forward with its Smart Nation Initiatives, Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that having personal details online could risk identity theft. He recommends having larger penalties for the digital crime and more legislation on what constitute as identity theft. Dr Sim also added that while technology brings greater convenience to our lives, he feels that digitisation will bring about even more benefits in the future. 

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