Filtered by: Department of Information Systems & Analytics

Of beer and diapers, and other sale-boosting tricks

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

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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Business Analytics students win first place at Chengdu 80 Competition

12 November 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

12 November 2018 – A team of five Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students and one undergraduate Business Analytics student won first place at the Chengdu 80 competition on 4 November in Chengdu, China.

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Prof Ivan Png: Business as usual

08 November 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Prof Png’s journey with NUS has been a long one. He joined the then Department of Information Systems and Computer Science at NUS in 1996. In 1998 when the School of Computing was established, Professor Chua Tat Seng kicked off the School as Acting Dean and in 2000, Prof Png was appointed Dean of NUS Computing, a position he held until becoming the first incumbent in the post of Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Education the following year.

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20 years of computing excellence

18 October 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

NUS Computing celebrates its 20th year anniversary since the school's establishment. Over the 20 years, the School has gone from strength to strength, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programmes across the full spectrum of computing, including computer science and computer engineering, as well as specialisations in emerging areas of importance such as artificial intelligence, financial technology and blockchain.

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20 years of computing excellence

18 October 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

 

18 October 2018 – Some 43 years ago, NUS Computing began as a single department of Computer Science under the then Nanyang University’s Science faculty, the first of its kind. Fast-forward 23 years to 1998, the School of Computing was established and this year, it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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Online Shopping and the Science of Serendipity: NUS Computing Researcher Jack Jiang on Product Search in Social Commerce

11 October 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Data Science & Business Analytics , Social Media & Digital Business , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy

Have you ever gone to an e-commerce website with the intention of buying one specific thing, but then ended up with something totally different?

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NUS Computing faculty members win teaching excellence award

01 October 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty

 

1 October 2018 – Three NUS Computing faculty members were presented with the Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) on 28 September 2018 for their high level of commitment to teaching.

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App to help NUS students work towards dream jobs

27 September 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

The new NUS Career+ app was launched to help NUS students in their career planning and to select relevant modules for the career they are interested in. About 2,800 NUS School of Computing undergraduates will be the first to use the app starting in September.

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NUS forms academic cryptocurrency think tank

18 September 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

The CRYSTAL (Cryptocurrency Strategy, Techniques, and Algorithms) Centre was established by NUS Computing on 18 September. The new centre, an academic research laboratory and think tank, will be co-directed by Dean’s Chair Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena and Associate Professor Keith Barrett Carter from the Department of Computer Science and Department of Information Systems and Analytics respectively.

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Big Data Meets Influencer Marketing: NUS Computing Researcher Tuan Q. Phan Develops “Multinetwork Approach” to Going Viral

07 September 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Data Science & Business Analytics , Economics of IS

One of biggest challenges in marketing is the task of identifying influencers in today’s large and complex social networks, such as Facebook or LinkedIn.

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NUS, Alibaba Cloud partner in big data, AI

15 August 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

NUS and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, have partnered to launch an innovation incubator programme to nurture Singapore’s data science talents in line with the country’s Smart Nation initiative. Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed by both parties, NUS business analytics students will have the opportunity to intern at Alibaba Cloud. NUS and Alibaba Cloud will also co-organise innovation challenges, where NUS students can experiment with data to solve real-world problems.

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Blockchain technology could disrupt logistics industry

30 July 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

In a Channel News Asia feature story on blockchain technology, Associate Professor Hahn Jungpil discusses the benefits of blockchain and how it can adopted into businesses and industries.

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From Normal (Tech) to an honours degree, techie realises dream after 20 years

16 July 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Electronic Commerce graduate Nicholas Ooi struggled with his studies in primary and secondary school, he also struggled with a three-hour daily commute from Johor Bahru to Singapore. After completing a Normal (Technical) course in secondary school, Nicholas was posted to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College, where he could pursue his passion for computers. Nicholas is now the co-founder of a volunteer management startup, Bantu Life, to empower the social service sector using technology.

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Overcoming great odds, they now aim high

13 July 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

M Thirukkumaran did poorly for his PSLE and almost dropped out of secondary school for his poor academic performance. But thanks to his Mathematics teacher, Mr Tan Thiam Boon, Thiru started to perform well at his Mathematics tests and overcame the odds to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with highest distinction this year. He will also address his peers as the valedictorian at his graduation ceremony.

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Campus Hunter Episode 3

08 July 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Two YES933 deejays visit various Singapore universities to discover the different inventions created by students. YES933 deejay Cai Weibin visited NUS Computing's makerspace, Makers@SOC, to test out Silver Flexer, an elderly exercise machine created by NUS Engineering and NUS Computing students for the Robots@NUS competition held earlier this year.

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Computer-related courses a growing attraction for Singapore students

11 June 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Enrolment in computer-related courses at Singapore's institutes of higher learning has gone up, as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that NUS is projecting to admit around 900 students to NUS Computing, an almost 40 per cent increase over last year.

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Platform makes managing volunteers easier

10 May 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , Alum , News Media

Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu, a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.

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Information Systems student wins ASEAN100 Hackathon

04 May 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

4 May 2018 – First-year Information Systems student Chong Jin Wei, together with Singapore Polytechnic student Erick Kristantio, won first prize at the ASEAN100 Hackathon on 3 October 2017.

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Is My Phone Spying On Me?

03 May 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

NUS Computing Senior IT Architect and tech blogger Lai Zit Seng shared his views on voice recognition assistants in smartphones on Mediacorp Channel 5's Talking Point episode on the dangers of smartphones listening in and recording our daily conversations. 

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

29 April 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

In a feature on the fourth industrial revolution, Assistant Professor Tuan Quang Phan shared that sacrificing personal privacy is an inevitable tradeoff to enjoying the convenience of online services. He mentioned that it is more pertinent for companies and governments to use the data collected responsibly, and with the necessary legislation and data protection measures in place. 

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