Filtered by: Department of Information Systems & Analytics

Built a good machine learning model? Think again

26 November 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Data Science & Business Analytics

 

When Jungpil Hahn was appointed head of the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at NUS Computing in 2015, it changed his perspective on many things.

“I began to see the broader picture of the discipline as a whole, and began to think holistically about what we are teaching and what we are missing in the overall curriculum,” recalls Associate Professor Hahn. “That’s when I saw the urgency and extent of the problem.”

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Top Blockchain University: National University of Singapore

23 November 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Teaching , News Media

 

The top blockchain school in the world features three blockchain-related research labs, multiple student-led cryptoclubs and offers pupils the opportunity to work with its many partners in the blockchain space. The National University of Singapore (NUS) provides a variety of blockchain and crypto-related courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as programs for continuing education. Course titles include “Blockchain Engineering” and “AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing.” 

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Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli named in 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech List

20 October 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research

20 October 2021 – Provost's Chair Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli has made this year’s Singapore 100 Women in Tech (SG100WIT) List, which honours women who have made trailblazing contributions to the field of technology in Singapore.

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Salaries to remittances: Afghans embrace crypto amid financial chaos

13 October 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

When Roya Mahboob began paying her staff and freelancers in Afghanistan in bitcoin nearly 10 years ago, little did she know that for some of these women the digital currency would be their ticket out of the country after the fall of Kabul in August.

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Empty shelves in Nairobi’s pharmacies: There’s more than meets the eye

08 October 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Data Science & Business Analytics

 

When you’re ill, seeing the doctor is one thing. Getting your prescription filled is another. If you live in an industrialised country, you probably wouldn’t think twice about the latter — you walk into a pharmacy and there’s the medication you need.

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Empowering people through Fintech

03 September 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Digital Transformation, Platforms & Innovation

 

In 2014, Tan Tianhui was in the second year of her PhD at NUS Computing when she heard about a “special product” that everyone back home in China couldn’t stop talking about.

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NUS Computing students win top prizes at Amazon Web Services and Shopee Hackathons

26 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

26 August 2021 – Final-year NUS Computing students took home the top prizes at two hackathons organised by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and e-commerce platform Shopee.

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The 'billion dollar' phenomenon Axie Infinity: how do we value a game company's NFT?

16 August 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

Recently, video game Axie Infinity by Sky Mavis game company in Vietnam attracted many players around the world with a model of both playing and making money with NFTs. At one point, the total capitalization of AXS, the game's token, reached $2.4 billion. However, the CEO of the company has denied calling himself a dollar billionaire because the token's capitalization is different from the total capitalization of the company.

Associate Professor Keith Carter thinks that the valuation of the company and the game's token is different. "It's not fair to say that it's just a video game company, so just value it as you would for 30-year-old game companies like Blitzard or Activision," he said.

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NUS Computing professors win Annual Digital Education and Annual Teaching Excellence awards

16 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Teaching

16 August 2021 – Five NUS Computing professors won teaching awards conferred by the NUS Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning for the Academic Year (AY) 2019/2020.

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Six NUS Computing graduates win Outstanding Computing Project Prize

05 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student

5 Aug 2021 - Six NUS Computing graduates recently won the Outstanding Computing Project Prize, a new prize that was instituted by NUS Computing in 2020.

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'Tech-lite' roles in ICT sector also need to be filled: Josephine Teo

02 August 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media , FinTech

 

The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is also looking to fill "tech-lite" roles, such as in digital marketing.

Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo said on Saturday (July 31) that aside from jobs that require people with tech skills, the sector also wants to tap the experience and knowledge of specific industries and sectors.

Associate Professor Keith Carter, from the National University of Singapore's School of Computing, said the common misconception is that it is hard to get into the technology sector. People who are interested to get into the sector should think about how their background can help them to succeed in this sector.

"We need everyone," he added.

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Four NUS Computing professors receive Annual Teaching Excellence Award for AY 2018/2019

27 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Teaching

27 July 2021 - NUS Computing faculty members Dr Lek Hsiang Hui, Dr Steven Halim, Dr Henry Chia, and Associate Professor Tan Wee Kek, were conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2020 (ATEA) for Academic Year (AY) 2018/2019 in early April this year.

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Five NUS Computing graduates win Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize

07 July 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student

7 July 2021 - Five NUS Computing graduates recently received the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.

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From scoring 109 at PSLE to earning honours degree at NUS: Man shares his learning journey

29 June 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media , Artificial Intelligence , Computational Social Science

 

Some believed Chan Wei Zhang would never succeed academically after he was placed in the lowest stream in primary five and later scored 109 for the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE). However, they would be wrong. Chan, now 28, will graduate from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with honours next month. In his interview with Lianhe Zaobao, Chan said that he gets "looked at differently" by some people who know about his academic history in primary and secondary school and his ITE education. Therefore, after getting accepted into the NUS School of Computing, he made it his goal to graduate so that he could prove wrong those who believed in stereotypes of the less academically inclined. Chan told The New Paper that he was unsure at first if he could cope with the NUS curriculum given his academic background before adding that "it turned out to be a lot better than expected". During his time at NUS, Chan also volunteered to teach coding and networking basics to children from low-income families, he told Lianhe Zaobao. He will soon graduate from NUS and will be working as a software engineer at a multinational corporation.

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Predicting When Rare and Multiple Diseases Happen At Once

17 June 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Healthcare Informatics

 

To say that the human body is an intricate complicated system would be an understatement. When one thing goes wrong, others often follow suit. So in 1970 when Alvan Feinstein first coined the term ‘comorbidity’ — to refer to a person having multiple diseases at the same time — it wasn’t too revolutionary a concept.

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S'porean man, 28, creates map of digitally-disadvantaged hawkers to bring them customers

09 June 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

 

Since Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) kicked in with its no dining in restriction, many F&B establishments, especially hawkers, have been struggling due to the reduced footfall. Apart from governmental efforts, a 28-year-old Singaporean user of the Reddit forum who goes by the waffleboy92 handle, launched a crowd-sourced Google Map layer that shows some of digitally-disadvantaged hawkers that have been hit hard to raise their visibility online. The map layer creator is inviting others to contribute to the map to give the digitally-disadvantaged hawkers more exposure. According to his first post published on May 23, the Redditor, whose real name is M Thirukkumaran, was inspired to help local hawkers after reading KF Seetoh's Facebook post. The aim of his initiative is to help those who wish to support digitally disadvantaged hawkers in their vicinity but are unaware of who and where these hawkers are located.

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Tech, knowledge, culture: digital transformation tips and stories from Singapore’s first CIO

24 May 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

Madanmohan Rao reviews Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore's First CIO, on YourStory.com. Insights and stories on riding the “technology tiger” in an enterprise are well captured in the book, Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore's First CIO, by Alex Siow. Topics covered include management of IT infrastructure and applications, information processing, knowledge management, data governance, cybersecurity, change management, and organisational culture. The book is written in a compelling storytelling manner, and also integrates research from leading consultancies. A glossary of terms, chronology of events, and reference section would have been a welcome addition to the material.

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Can Mobile Apps Make Us Eat Better and Be Healthier?

06 May 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Healthcare Informatics

Every decade has an exercise trend or two that defines it. Step aerobics and the Thighmaster were popular in the ‘90s, for instance, while exer-gaming and CrossFit were all the craze in the 2000s. To know what’s trending this decade, look no further than your wrist (or to those around you) — chances are it’ll be adorned with some sort of wearable device, fitness tracker, or smartwatch.

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Reuse, Recycle…Recode

22 April 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature

 

For an electronic device to ‘know’ what to do, computer programmers need to give it a set of instructions, called code. Writing software programmes can be an immense task — the average Android phone uses 12 million lines of code, Facebook runs on 62 million, and a modern car on 100 million.

Because of the sheer size of code involved, starting from scratch every time you need to write a new programme would be a nightmare. Plus many software utilise similar functions, such as password authentication, copy and paste tools, or parsing a text file. So instead, some software developers employ a neat trick: code reuse, where they take existing code and use it to build new software.

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NFT gains popularity, attention to blockchain technology grows again

14 April 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

The term "NFT" (Non-Fungible Token) has become very popular recently, and it has been constantly appearing in news about the sale of artworks. The digital collage image file "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" created by American digital artist Beeple was traded in the form of NFT. Last month, it sold for a record US$69.3 million (approximately S$93.1 million) at the New York auction, shocking the art circle. The buyer turned out to be an Indian blockchain entrepreneur who settled in Singapore.

Associate Professor Hahn Jungpil, head of the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore, said in an interview that the independent authentication function of NFT can derive many usage scenarios. "For example, a virtual item in an online game cannot be traded outside the game. If the game is discontinued, the item will disappear. With NFT, the owner of the virtual item can sell it to people outside the online game."

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