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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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MSBA students excel at NUS Johnson & Johnson Analytics Innovation Challenge 2019

06 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

6 May 2019 – First year NUS Master of Science in Business Analytics students Shivam Bansal, Aditya Gupta, Harshil Parashar, and Wu Zheyu, won first place at the NUS Johnson & Johnson Analytics Innovation Challenge. The competition’s final presentation and award ceremony was held in NUS Computing on 30 March 2019.

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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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