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3 from Singapore in team that clinched top award at Swedish hackathon

13 April 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Business Analytics student Neo Ann Qi, with her teammates, won first place in the Green category at the three day long Hack for Sweden 2019. The team will be presenting their idea for a groundwater level prediction system an annual forum attended by Swedish political party leaders in the coastal city of Visby on July 5.

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Business Analytics student wins first place at Sweden's largest hackathon

13 April 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

13 April 2019 – Third year Business Analytics student Neo Ann Qi won first place for the Green Award at the three day Hack for Sweden 2019, held from 4 to 6 April in Stockholm, Sweden. As part of their win, Ann Qi and her team will present the team's award winning idea, a groundwater level prediction system, to a forum attended by Swedish political leaders in Visby, Sweden, on 5 July 2019.

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Business Analytics student wins Best Innovative Community Tech prize at HackRU 2019

11 April 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

11 April 2019 – Third year Business Analytics student Ng Kai Wen, with his NUS team members, won the Best Innovative Community Tech prize at the HackRU Spring 2019 hackathon, held from 9 to 10 March 2019 at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

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Singapore students prepare for future jobs

08 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

There has been a steady rise in enrolment in NUS Computing as students and parents work to hone their technical skills in coding and computing. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, shares how demand for computing courses have increased, not just among Computing undergraduates, but by non-Computing undergraduates as well.

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Business Analytics student wins second place at Eurasia Asset Management Challenge 2019

08 April 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

8 April 2019 – Second year Business Analytics student Nicklaus Ong, with Business Administration students Lei Yuchong and Ryan Soh, won second place in the Eurasia Asset Management Challenge 2019. The competition was held from 27 January to 25 March, with the finals held on 25 March in the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, United Kingdom.

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NUS Computing students win the first place IBM prize at HackNYU

20 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

20 March 2019 – A team of three NUS Computing undergraduates won first place in the IBM prize category at HackNYU, New York University’s annual student-run hackathon. The competition was held from 15 to 17 February in New York, USA.

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IT-ready for a diverse world

15 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

It is all systems go for NUS Computing’s flight to the future of a diverse and changing world. The game plan includes a new building added by next year which will link the School to the University’s hub of research, enterprise and incubation, especially those relating to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.

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Universities ramp up places for computing courses

11 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

A growing demand for graduates trained in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and cyber security has seen local universities ramping up related course offerings and vacancies. The intake for NUS Computing nearly doubled from about 500 in 2015 to 1,000 last year, and the school expects a similar number of students for this year's intake.

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The Most Important Blockchain Organizations You Should Know About

07 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing's new blockchain research centre and think tank, Crystal Centre, was named one of five influential blockchain organisations in shaping the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The centre, founded by Associate Professors Prateek Saxena and Keith Carter, focuses on research surrounding the fundamentals of trading and analysis of cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer (P2P) network designs and applications.

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Building Better IT Systems with Prof Chuan-Hoo Tan

01 March 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , IS Development & Management

At some point in our careers, most of us have to deal with an IT system that is clunky, unreliable, or just plain difficult to use. It might have an unintuitive interface that takes forever to learn. Or it might require an unnecessarily mind-numbing sequence of steps for every minor task that it facilitates, only to crash every time that task is just a few clicks from completion.

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NUS graduates enjoy high salaries and good employment prospects

26 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Class of 2018 graduates who took studied IT and digital technologies courses had the highest full-time permanent employment rate and commanded the highest median salary, according to the 2018 Joint Graduate Employment Survey.

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New liberal arts, computing concurrent degree

14 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) and NUS Computing have jointly announced a new concurrent degree programme designed for liberal arts students planning to pursue careers in computing. The programme will shape the next generation of innovative and effective computing professionals who are able to tackle complex computing problems within a global context.

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Circles.Life to expand to Taiwan, Australia this year after securing Sequoia investment

14 February 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Mobile virtual network operator Circles.Life, co-founded by Information Systems graduate Rameez Ansar, announced it will be expanding its presence from beyond Singapore’s shores, with plans to enter Taiwan and Australia this year. Its regional expansion plans come after it closed a Series C funding round led by Sequoia India.

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New liberal arts, computing concurrent degree

14 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

14 February 2019 – Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) and NUS Computing have jointly announced a new concurrent degree programme designed for liberal arts students planning to pursue careers in computing. The programme will shape the next generation of innovative and effective computing professionals who are able to tackle complex computing problems within a global context.

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NUS joins Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative

07 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Blockchain company Ripple announced that it will be partnering with NUS Computing in its University Blockchain Research Initiative to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments space.

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Business Analytics student excel at two hackathons

16 January 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

16 January 2019 – Third year Business Analytics student Teo Jin Ming won first place in the Techstars Global Startup Weekend and second place in the HP Dream Factory Innovation Hackathon, which were held from 16 to 18 November and 7 to 9 December last year.

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Aiming for AI, machine learning jobs after school? Don’t just focus on tech, grads say

14 December 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Mr Benjamin Yap, an NUS Computer Engineering graduate, said that the basic grounding he received in areas such as writing good code and adopting good documentation habits was invaluable as he stepped into the working arena. Universities here, on their part, are not ignorant of the changing needs these students face as the push for AI and ML talent gathers pace. NUS Computing’s Vice Dean Professor Sanjay Jain told Channel NewsAsia that all its undergrads are required to read some General Education modules in humanities and social sciences. He also pointed out that all School of Computing undergraduates are required to complete a six-month internship programme, but are also open to taking up opportunities to work with industry players. One example is the Orbital Programme, which he said is a “self-directed, independent work course” allowing students to pick up software development skills and work with industry mentors to develop their projects.

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MSBA students win top prize at MKE Hackfest 2018

05 December 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

5 December 2018 – Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students Aditya Gupta and Harshil Parashar won the first prize at the Maybank Kim Eng (MKE) Hackfest Finals on 8 November 2018.

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NUS and FAW Car to commence collaboration efforts

04 December 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

NUS Business Analytics Centre Co-Director and NUS Computing Associate Professor Khoo Siau Cheng signed an agreement with FAW Cars to commence future research collaboration efforts between the two entities. 

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Of beer and diapers, and other sale-boosting tricks

13 November 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy , Social Media & Digital Business , Economics of IS , Data Science & Business Analytics

One of the most famous folklore in marketing and data mining goes like this: many years ago, Walmart noticed that on Fridays, men would head to the store, pick up some diapers for their babies and grab a six-pack at the same time. To take advantage of this, Walmart placed the diaper and beer aisles adjacent to each other, resulting in skyrocketing sales for both items.

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