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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Welcoming the Age of Facial Recognition

07 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Media

Associate Professor Terence Sim began his research in facial recognition technology since 1998. He said that while facial recognition can be used in many fields, but it is used mainly for security purposes due to the ease of using cameras to carry out large scale screening. However, A/P Sim highlighted that the rate of error for facial recognition is higher than fingerprint and iris recognition. He cautions that the authories be careful before adopting the technology due to its high risk. A/P Sim recommends for the government to create a more comprehensive law to protect privacy to prevent identity theft. Technology companies need to ensure that their data is secure and materials are not easily stolen. A/P Sim also highlighted the necessity to distinguish between "proof of identity" and "proof of authorisation". One pitfall of the technology is that the technology is not transferrable and cannot be cancelled, unlike passwords and physical passes. NUS Computing is studying how to make facial recognition more secure and it is developing a dynamic face recognition system to improve accuracy. A trial on 39 pairs of twins proved successful, and A/P Sim said it is because everyone's expressions are different and not easily replicated.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann wins Best Editor Award

22 December 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

 

22 December 2017 – Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann recently won the IEEE Communications Society (IEEE ComSoc) Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC) Best Editor Award.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann recognised as ACM Distinguished Member

15 November 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

 

15 November 2017 – Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann was named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) on 9 November this year.

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Associate Professor Terence Sim wins FG2017 Test of Time Award

26 September 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

 

26 September 2017 – Associate Professor Terence Sim won the Test of Time Award at the 12th IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition (FG 2017).

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Computing team win CAIP 2017 Best Paper Award

13 September 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Media

13 September 2017 – A team of four from NUS Computing won the Best Paper Award last month, at the 17th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP).

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Next generation of biometric passports to have added security features

27 May 2017 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Media

From January this year, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Singapore has begun collecting iris images from Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents as another identifier. Associate Professor Terence Sim shared that the irises of each person is unique, hard to impersonate, and have more complex imaging. He also suggested using infrared vein recognition technology applied to faces and palms to enhance security.

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App developed by Dr. Zhao Shengdong is named best iPad app of 2016

27 December 2016 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Media

 

27 December 2016 - Sketchbook Motion, an app developed by Dr. Zhao Shengdong that allows users to add lively effects and subtle movements to still illustrations, has been named Apple’s Best iPad App of 2016.

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