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The 50 best computer science schools in the world

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

NUS is named the tenth best university in the world, and first in Asia, for its computer science and information systems programme, based on the QS World University Ranking 2018.

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NUS offers more places for computing courses

01 March 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

To cater to increasing interest in computing courses and industry demand for IT professionals, NUS announced that it will be offering almost 900 places in computing-related courses for incoming students this coming Academic Year, up from 732 places previously.

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Grads get to work with big tech names

01 March 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Even before Ms Poornima Venkataraman graduated from NUS in July last year, several tech companies had come calling. Said the 24-year-old, who studied business analytics: "I knew it's a very interesting area with a lot of opportunities." She is an account manager at Facebook Singapore where she is part of a team working with small and medium businesses in the Indian market to grow their business through Facebook platforms. Mr Yeo Quan Yang, who graduated with a computer science degree from NUS last year, said the skillset he acquired at university helped him to learn fast, such as picking up new programming languages. Like him, many of his friends have been given "big opportunities" to work with tech giants like Google, said the 26-year-old software engineer with Apple in California.

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IT, business graduates get higher starting pay

26 February 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Chng Hui Yie entered computing due to her interest in Neopets and blogging when she was younger. While her parents were reluctant for her to study computing, her decision paid off. Last year, she graduated from NUS with a degree in computer science. Ms Chng, who started working a month after graduation, and earns about $5,000 as a software engineer in inventory management startup TradeGecko. The latest annual survey of graduates shows that fresh graduates in business, economics and computing see the biggest pay jumps. NUS graduates in computer science have enjoyed a median gross salary of $4,285 in 2017. Associate Professor Goh Khim Yong, vice-dean of coporate relations at NUS Computing, said computing degrees attract one of the highest starting salaries. It overtook other fields like dental surgery last year. He added that every sector needs IT and that computing ties industries like transportation and media together. 

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Business Analytics students perform well at CFLD-NUS Innovation Challenge

22 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

22 February 2018 - Two Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) teams and one undergraduate Business Analytics team won the top three places in the inaugural China Fortune Land Development (CFLD)-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017, held on 2 December last year.

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Commentary: The (not so) secret hack to becoming a successful entrepreneur

18 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Professor for Entrepreneurship Dr Francis Yeoh wrote a commentary about start-up programmes like NUS Overseas College, where students in the programme gain the opportunity to intern in top start-up eco-systems, like Silicon Valley, Israel and Beijing, and how it has driven entrepreneurial spirit among aspiring entrepreneurs. 

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CFLD-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017

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

19 teams from NUS competed in the inaugural China Fortune Land Development (CFLD)-NUS Business Analytics Innovation Challenge 2017. Two teams from the NUS Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) programme won first and third place in the competition. In second place was a team of undergraduate Business Analytics students, the youngest contestants in the challenge. 

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Q&A with Tuan Q. Phan: ALSET’S Research Lead in Social and Networks Analysis

02 February 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Tuan Q. Phan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems & Analytics in the School of Computing. He also serves in the NUS Institute of Application of Learning Science and Educational Technology (ALSET) as the Research Theme Lead for Social and Network Analysis.

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Bringing digital innovation to aviation

30 January 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

NUS signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Singapore Airlines (SIA), where the first MOU will see three NUS faculties - Business, Computing and Engineering - and SIA working on joint longer term research projects focusing on business challenges for which solutions are not currently available. 

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Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo wins Outstanding Associate Editor Award

22 December 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty

 

22 December 2017 – Associate Professor Tan Chuan Hoo was awarded the Management Information Systems (MIS) Quarterly Outstanding Associate Editor Award 2017.

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MSBA alumni win two competitions at CIKM AnalytiCup 2017

14 December 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

14 December 2017 – Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) alumni performed well in the ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) AnalytiCup 2017, winning two out of the four challenges.

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PSA, NUS to jointly develop engineering, ICT programmes for next generation of port industry professionals

24 November 2017 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

PSA corporation and NUS signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see PSA develop curriculum and programmes with the NUS School of Computing and NUS Faculty of Engineering. The partnership aims to cultivate a new generation of engineering an infocomm technology (ICT) professionals to support the growth of the port industry.

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Fintech fever gets schools and training institutions abuzz

13 November 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Singapore universities have embraced changes brought by fintech as well. NUS School of Computing has introduced a new specialisation in financial technology as part of the school's Information Systems degree programme. It keeps students abreast of industry developments by collaborating with business organisations to develop fintech-related modules. This includes modules on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies as well as agile IT, which are co-developed with the IBM Center for Blockchain Innovation and Standard Chartered Bank, respectively.

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Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrates 10th Anniversary

10 November 2017 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student

10 November 2017 – Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO), an initiative founded by Associate Professor Ben Leong and spearheaded by NUS Computing students, celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday.

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NUS students develop mobile app for Voluntary Welfare Organisations

09 November 2017 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student , News Media

Computing for Voluntary Welfare Organisations (CVWO) celebrate their 10th anniversary on 9th November. CVWO unveiled their new mobile application created for Lions Befrienders Service Association, which allow volunteers to track and analyse seniors' mood and mental states during house visits. Speaker of Parliament Mr Tan Chuan-Jin was invited as guest of honour and held a dialogue session on the topic "serving the community with your diverse talents".

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Academic entrepreneur extraordinaire

30 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

In just five years, Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena and his team of past and present students have spun off six start-ups built upon their deep technology research that sought to solve large scale computing issues in fields like blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

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How dollars, digits and data are transforming marketing

26 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

At a recent forum co-organised by Think Business and TODAY, panellists discussed how businesses can respond to the challenges and opportunities that digital marketing offers. Associate Professor Keith Carter shared about the importance of data and of implementing the right algorithm with data analytics.

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Computing students bag two awards at SLA’s IdeaWorks! challenge

19 October 2017 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

19 October 2017 – Two teams of Computing students competed in the Singapore Land Authority’s OneMap IdeaWorks! challenge and clinched 2nd Prize and the Most Innovative Award.

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New blockchain for very high transaction rates

08 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Zilliqa, a new sharding blockchain platform developed by researchers at NUS School of Computing, is set to surpass VISA and MasterCard with regard to the number of transactions-per-second. The set-up is also intended to have far lower transaction fees.

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'Proptech' takes buildings beyond bricks and mortar

03 October 2017 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Rresh graduate Peter Widjaja set up Hubble, a proptech startup, with his friends while studying Information Systems at the National University of Singapore. Revenue hit a "seven-figure" amount last year and the company has seen the number of clients increase from six last year to 15 by the middle of this year.

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