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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 , 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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