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National University of Singapore Empowers Student Ethical Hackers to Bolster Cybersecurity

05 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Six NUS Computing students received prizes for uncovering vulnerabilities in NUS' digital infrastructure. Bounties ranged from US$100 for lower severity vulnerabilities to US$1,500 for critical ones. Overall, 13 valid vulnerabilities were safely reported by students with US$4,550 awarded in total.

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Two faculty members receive the Annual Teaching Excellence Award

05 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty

5 September 2019 – NUS Computing Senior Lecturers Dr Lek Hsiang Hui and Dr Steven Halim were conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) for Academic Year 2017/2018 on 8 March this year. The award will be presented at the NUS Festival of Learning held on 19 November.

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There’s power in hierarchy — but not what you expect

27 August 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Economics of IS

These days, it seems that whenever you’re thirsty and in need of a quick caffeine pick-me-up, there’s always a Starbucks close by — whether you’re running errands locally in the Singapore heartlands of Bedok, or climbing the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. Starbucks’ ubiquity isn’t just a figment of your imagination, it’s a fact backed by the firm’s latest sales figures.

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NUS Computing students win Amazon Web Services Challenge at AngelHack Beijing 2019

21 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

21 August 2019 – NUS Computing students Dalson Tan (Computer Engineering, Year 4) and Teo Jin Ming (Business Analytics, Year 4) emerged as winners of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Challenge at AngelHack Beijing Hackathon 2019. The AWS Challenge is one of four challenges presented at the hackathon held from 13 to 14 July in Beijing, China.

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99.co completes US$15.2M Series B funding round

20 August 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Real estate platform 99.co officially announced that it has raised a US$15.2M Series B round. 99.co, co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Yan Phun, offers design-centric technology and data for end-users and agents. The fresh funding will be funnelled to the company’s plan to build and extend its reach in Singapore and Indonesia.

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NUS Computing receives Top Achievement Award for Commencement Class Giving 2019

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

20 August 2019 – NUS Computing received the Top Achievement Award for having the highest number of graduands who gave at the recent Commencement Class Giving 2019 campaign. The award was presented at NUS Giving’s Annual Giving Appreciation Night held at NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House on 15 August.

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Building a Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem

25 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , IS Development & Management

From driverless cars to life-saving medical devices and everything in between, the technologies of the future not only promise to change the world, but also to create high-paying jobs and drive economic growth in the countries where they are developed and commercialised. With so much at stake, it’s no wonder that many countries are racing to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems that make this possible.

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The First CTF For Girls in Singapore

17 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Information Systems graduate Chor Jia Yee recently won first place at the first Capture-the-flag competition for girls in Singapore. The one day cybersecurity hacking competition was held on 13 July this year to encourage girls and women to learn, train and test their cybersecurity skills. 

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Four Malay students graduate with Highest Distinction

16 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Recent Information Systems graduate Ismahfaris Ismail graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Computing with Highest Distinction. He was also a recipient of the LBKM Future Economy scholarship awarded to outstanding Malay undergraduates. Ismahfaris was offered a position with audit firm PwC after interning with the company during his undergraduate studies.

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Does “practice makes perfect” apply to businesses too?

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

Remember when your piano teacher used to insist you practise your scales every single day? Turns out she wasn’t just being a tyrannical tormentor, but a firm believer in the old adage “practice makes perfect.”

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Business Analytics student wins first place at AngelHack and Shanghai Makers Hackathon 2019

18 June 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

18 June 2019 – Third year Business Analytics student Li Xuan Guang and his team emerged as overall winners of the AngelHack Challenge held at the AngelHack and Shanghai Makers Hackathon 2019 from 15 to 16 June in Shanghai, China.

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Power to the consumer — user innovation drives new apps for mobile phones

14 June 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy

In 1958, a curious sight began appearing on the sidewalks of California. People were taking apart roller skates, attaching them to the underside of wooden planks, sometimes boxes, and whizzing down the streets.

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Business Analytics students win third place at Huawei ICT Competition

12 June 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

12 June 2019 – First year Business Analytics students Rance Lim and Zhou Boxin, with NUS Business School student Yan Guanyu, won third place in the Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019. The competition’s Global Final was held from 25 to 26 May in Shenzhen, China.

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CII and NUS SCALE collaborate to develop talent for Industry 4.0

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

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train Indian professionals and students in Industry 4.0. NUS SCALE recently launched a MSc in Industry 4.0 post-graduate degree programme -- an interdisciplinary course taught by the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, the School of Computing, SCALE, and the Institute of Systems Science.

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Fake news and social media

27 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

For many people around the world, social media has become their main source of news instead of traditional news outlets. While this has resulted in the spread of information, misinformation also spreads rapidly online. Biased reporting, the under- and over-reporting of certain topics, and the outright lies published and shared on social media. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, and Dr Christian von der Weth share their insights on the topic of fake news and the ways to tackle this problem on social media.

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Explained: How governments can build better services with blockchain

24 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Around the world, government agencies are trying out blockchain to speed up services, take away paper-intensive processes and simplify complex transactions for citizens. NUS Computing Associate Professor Keith Carter shares how blockchain can be used in real estate transactions and the reasons why blockchain may the solution for keeping such transactions secure.

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NUS Computing students win Champions title in Minerva Hackathon

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

14 May 2019 – Third year Information Systems student Victor Yeo and Computer Engineering student Celine Lim, with NUS Engineering student Audrey Wong, clinched the Champions prize at the Minerva Hackathon held in San Francisco from 6 to 7 April 2019.

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Telcos' dilemma: How to scale up to 5G without breaking the bank

09 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

As telecommunications companies debate about the business viability of investing into 5G mobile network technology, Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority opened a second industry consultation on Tuesday for feedback on plans to start making 5G available next year. NUS Computing Professor Alex Siow shares his opinion on the topic.

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Thinking Beyond STEM: A Lifelong Quest for Lifelong Learning

09 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature

With science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in greater demand than ever before, many people see STEM education as a ticket to a successful and rewarding career. University graduates with STEM degrees tend to land jobs quickly, and also command some of the highest starting salaries in Singapore, according to data from Singapore's Ministry of Education.

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Business Analytics students clinch Grand Champions title at Hack4Climate

08 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

8 May 2019 – Second year Business Analytics undergraduates Jason Yip, Jasmine Seah, and Yang Yuesong, together with NUS Science student Zheng Shanshan, won the Grand Champions title at the Hack4Climate competition held on 16 March at Yale-NUS College.

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