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Associate Professor Kan Min-Yen and alumnus Nguyen Van Hoang win Best Paper award at CIKM2020

18 November 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Alum

18 November 2020 – Associate Professor Kan Min-Yen and Computer Engineering alumnus Nguyen Van Hoang won the Best Paper Full Research Paper Award at the 29th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM2020), held online from 19 to 23 October.

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Assistant Professor Brian Lim wins Distinguished Paper Award at UbiComp 2020

28 October 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum

28 October 2020 – NUS Computing Assistant Professor Brian Y. Lim won the ACM IMWUT Distinguished Paper Award at the UbiComp 2020 Conference, held online from 12 to 17 September 2020.

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Four NUS Computing professors and seven alumni named in inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Tech list

23 September 2020 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Alum

 

23 September 2020 – Four NUS Computing professors and seven alumni were named in the inaugural Singapore 100 Women in Technology List. The list is a collaboration between the Singapore Computer Society, Infocomm Media Development Authority, SG Women in Tech and Mediacorp.

Provost’s Chair Professor Wynne Hsu, Professor Janice Lee Mong Li, Professor Tulika Mitra and Adjunct Professor Kwong Yuk Wah were named in the list, which was unveiled in early September this year.

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Don't Waste Food: Their App Lets You 'Dabao' Buffet Food For S$10, Buy Cheap Surplus Grocery

14 September 2020 Alum , News Media , Media

 

In 2019, Singapore generated around 744 million kg of food waste — that’s equivalent to two bowls of rice per person a day, or around 51,000 double decker buses.

Food wastage is a real problem — it does not only cause environmental problems, but also affects our food security and puts pressure on our resources.

When Preston Wong, 31, saw his family members clearing out excess expiring food items from the refrigerator one day, he wondered if a platform could be built to facilitate a redistribution of surplus food. He pitched the idea to his National University of Singapore (NUS) schoolmate, Kenneth Ham, 30.

The duo didn’t even share the same classes — Preston majored in law and accountancy, while Kenneth majored in computer science — but they knew each other from church.

In their final year at NUS, they decided to take the leap to develop an app to tackle food wastage in Singapore by reducing the amount of buffet food that’s thrown away at the end of the day.

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NUS Computing students built and deployed COVID-19 national contact tracing app in just three months

27 August 2020 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Alum

 

27 August 2020 – Six former and current NUS Computing students, along with NUS Computing Associate Professor Ben Leong, developed a fully operational national contact tracing workflow management web application with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), in 3 months.

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MSBA alumni win first place at NUS-EMC Innovation Challenge

22 June 2020 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

22 June 2020 – A team of alumni from the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) won first place and a S$5,000 cash prize at the finals of the NUS-EMC Innovation Challenge, held online on 28 April 2020.

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Move over Alfred, there’s a new butler in town

27 December 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

A child wearing a red ski-suit

The shiny, black robotic arm gleamed as it whirred into action and ‘waved’ at us, accompanied by Alexa’s robotic, yet (somehow) cheery, disembodied greeting, “Hello! My name is MICO.” Mohit Shridhar stretched his lanky frame across the counter to place plastic replicas of a few everyday objects—a red bowl, an apple, and a banana—on the white tablecloth in front of MICO. Then Shridhar instructed, “Alexa, tell MICO to pick up the apple.” The robotic arm contorted and whirred until it held its gripper over the apple. “Do you mean this?” Alexa asked. “Alexa, tell MICO to go ahead,” Shridhar confirmed. MICO obediently, albeit mechanically, lowered its gripper and picked up the apple.

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Giving food, friendship to homeless people

19 December 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Since July 2014, NUS Computing alumnus and software developer Abraham Yeo has been giving food, drinks and companionship to the homeless in Singapore. Abraham co-founded an informal volunteer group, the Homeless Hearts of Singapore, to rally like-minded people together to conduct night walks and checks on the homeless.

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Companies hunt for talent as Singapore tech sector continues to grow

02 December 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Before NUS Computing alumnus Huang Wei Long graduated in 2017, he secured a job as a software developer with a startup after applying to about ten companies. He even received three to five offers from companies like Facebook and IBM but chose to work in a startup as it would provide more opportunities. Wei Long is one of the many university graduates that have secured jobs in Singapore's growing technology sector as the government see through its plans to digitalise the country through its Smart Nation initiatives.

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NUS Computing alumna receives NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award

02 December 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

2 December 2019 – NUS Computing alumna Guan Dian was one of thirteen young alumni conferred the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award on 27 November this year. A total of 21 exceptional NUS alumni were honoured at this year’s NUS Alumni Awards ceremony for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their alma mater and society.

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NUS honours 21 talented and outstanding alumni for contributions to alma mater and society

28 November 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumna Guan Dian was one of ten young alumni conferred the NUS Outstanding Young Alumni Award at the NUS Alumni Awards ceremony held on 27 November. Guan Dian graduated from NUS Computing in 2010 and is currently the Vice-President and co-founder of Patsnap, a search and analytics engine for users to search and analyse patents.

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2 NUS Undergrads Turned Our Love For Food And Discounts Into A 100k-Strong Telegram Channel

07 November 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

A Telegram channel, started by Computer Science alumnus Goh Wei Wen and Business school alumnus Dylan Teo, became the first in Singapore to hit 100,000 subscribers in October 2019. The pair is currently funded by a S$10,000 NUS Enterprise grant under the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Practicum Award and hopes to create a platform that delivers personalised food deals for its users.

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Computer Science alumnus wins SIGMM Outstanding PhD Thesis Award

30 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , Research , Media

30 October 2019 – Computer Science PhD alumnus Dr Abdelhak Bentaleb was conferred the 2019 SIGMM Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis in Multimedia Computing. The award was presented at the 2019 ACM Multimedia conference held from 21 to 25 October in Nice, France.

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MSBA alumnus named 2018 global finalist at EY’s Better begins with you award ceremony

25 October 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

25 October 2019 – Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) alumnus Zhang Kaixiang and his project team were named one of 12 global finalists at EY’s Better Begins With You award ceremony held in Berlin, Germany on 12 December 2018.

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How 3 friends turned their unwanted items into a $550 million business

08 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus Lucas Ngoo with NUS alumni Quek Siu Rui and Marcus Tan started their online consumer-to-consumer marketplace in 2012, after being inspired during an internship in Silicon Valley. Within seven years, the Carousell co-founders won the support of top investors and earned a valuation of $550 million.

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S'pore HR Tech Startup StaffAny Founded By 4 NUS Grads Raises S$1M Funding

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Human resources (HR) startup, StaffAny, co-founded by Computer Science alumnus Jeremy Hon, has raised a S$1 million in seed funding. The startup, founded in 2018 by Jeremy and his NUS Overseas Colleges friends, is a workforce management application that connects HR and operations to better manage hourly workers. StaffAny currently helps some 70 businesses manage more than 2,000 employees based in 130 outlets.

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99.co completes US$15.2M Series B funding round

20 August 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Real estate platform 99.co officially announced that it has raised a US$15.2M Series B round. 99.co, co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Yan Phun, offers design-centric technology and data for end-users and agents. The fresh funding will be funnelled to the company’s plan to build and extend its reach in Singapore and Indonesia.

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NUS Computing receives Top Achievement Award for Commencement Class Giving 2019

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

20 August 2019 – NUS Computing received the Top Achievement Award for having the highest number of graduands who gave at the recent Commencement Class Giving 2019 campaign. The award was presented at NUS Giving’s Annual Giving Appreciation Night held at NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House on 15 August.

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The First CTF For Girls in Singapore

17 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Information Systems graduate Chor Jia Yee recently won first place at the first Capture-the-flag competition for girls in Singapore. The one day cybersecurity hacking competition was held on 13 July this year to encourage girls and women to learn, train and test their cybersecurity skills. 

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Four Malay students graduate with Highest Distinction

16 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Recent Information Systems graduate Ismahfaris Ismail graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Computing with Highest Distinction. He was also a recipient of the LBKM Future Economy scholarship awarded to outstanding Malay undergraduates. Ismahfaris was offered a position with audit firm PwC after interning with the company during his undergraduate studies.

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