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NUS Computing students came back with stellar results at ICPC Asia Pacific Championship
27 March 2024
NUS Computing students came back with stellar results at ICPC Asia Pacific Championship

Between 29 February to 3 March, Team absinthe went against 64 strong teams and emerged second place, just behind the Seoul National University team. This result bodes well for NUS Computing to bring back the first ever ICPC World Finals Championship medal later in April 2024.

Visit the ICPC Asia Pacific website to learn more about the competition.

NUS collaborates with Thai universities to organise the Fourth Research Workshop in Thailand
27 March 2024
NUS collaborates with Thai universities to organise the Fourth Research Workshop in Thailand

The workshop was held from 9 to 10 March and aims to help participants considering pursuing graduate studies in a Master's or PhD programme in Computing to acquire, develop, and exercise research skills in Computer Science and Information Systems. It also featured presentations on the latest research and a hands-on game design session led by Senior Lecturer Anand Bhojan. A total of 40 participants attended the programme.

Read more about the programme.

NUS Fintech Summit 2024
7 February 2024
NUS Fintech Summit 2024 sparks Innovation and Collaboration

Exciting news from NUS Fintech Summit 2024! A whopping 600 guests attended the grand finale on 19th Jan. 4 out of 37 teams emerged as winners in a hackathon that was held over two weeks, with a Grand Prize of SGD $5000. The summit also had more than 15 workshops hosted by industry players such as Coinbase, Binance, Ripple, Endowus and more. Read more about the event at NUS Fintech Society.

Sandra Slaughter Service award-Atreyi Kankanhalli
9 January 2024
Provost’s Chair Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli wins AIS Sandra Slaughter Service Award

Congratulations to Dr Atreyi Kankanhalli for winning the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Sandra Slaughter Service Award. This award recognises longstanding members who have provided leadership and service within the association such as through past Council positions; association committees; journal editorial boards, conference involvement; SIGs, chapters, or colleges. She received the award at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) held from 10 to 13 Dec 2023 in Hyderabad, India.

ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award-Pranjal Dutta
9 January 2024
Research Fellow clinches the ACM India Doctoral Dissertation Award

Congratulations to Pranjal Dutta, a Research Fellow under Associate Professor Divesh Aggarwal's research group, for winning the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) India Doctoral Dissertation Award. He was awarded for his dissertation titled, "A Tale of Hardness, De-randomisation and De-bordering in Complexity Theory."

This award recognises the best doctoral dissertation in Computer Science and related disciplines from a degree-awarding institution based in India for each academic year, running from July 1 of one year to June 30 of the following year.

Dutta is also a part of the NUS-NCS Joint Laboratory for Cyber Security.

PhD Student Hoang Ton Nu Huong Giang
2 January 2024
PhD student awarded the AIS Entrepreneurial Innovation Fellowship 2024

Congratulations! PhD Student Hoang Ton Nu Huong Giang has accepted a placement in the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Entrepreneurial Innovation Fellowship for the cohort of 2024. The program will run for a year and is generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

International Conference on Information Systems
27 December 2023
Professor Hahn Jungpil and PhD student Li Junyi wins Best Conference Paper Award (Second Runner-up) at ICIS 2023

Congratulations to Dr Hahn Jungpil, Li Junyi and collaborator for winning Best Conference Paper Award (Second Runner-up) for their paper, "Meta-Organizational Learning Through Digital Consensus," at the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). It was held from 10 to 13 Dec 2023 in Hyderabad, India.

7 SoC students honoured at the prestigious NUS Achievement Awards 2023
15 November 2023
Seven students honoured at the prestigious NUS Achievement Awards 2023

Congratulations to the following Computing undergraduates who received the NUS Achievement Awards (NAA) on 28 October at the University Cultural Centre. The NAA is the most prestigious and only University-level award that honours the exceptional achievements of student life beyond academics. Awardees: Yan Yushan, Zhou Yujie, Kok Yu Xian, Chu Jia Ming, Guok Wei Jie, Benecia Tang and Aishwarya Hariharan Iyer.

Five MSBA students and one undergrad has won 2nd place at Chengdu80 Global FinTech Competition
14 November 2023
Five MSBA students and one undergrad have won 2nd place at Chengdu 80 Global FinTech Competition

Congratulations to Team NUS Finovators for winning second place at the Chengdu 80 Global FinTech Competition. It was held from 26 October to 2 November 2023 in Chengdu China. Comprising five MSBA and one Computer Science student, the team designed a solution called NUSight which can provide users with accessible and unbiased news analysis with a quantitative risk perspective.

Professor Mohan Kankanhalli Appointed as Artificial Intelligence Advisor for Singapore FinTech Festival's Content Advisory Panel
14 November 2023
Professor Mohan Kankanhalli Appointed as Artificial Intelligence Advisor for Singapore FinTech Festival’s Content Advisory Panel

Congratulations to Dr Mohan Kankanhalli for being appointed as the Artificial Intelligence Advisor for Singapore FinTech Festival's Content Advisory Panel. With rapid advancements and regulatory changes reshaping the financial landscape, the Panel ensures that the festival remains at the forefront of innovation and creates an impactful global public-private dialogue.

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28 August 2023
Professor He Bingsheng wins the Runner-up award under the Industry track at VLDB 2023

Congratulations to Dr He Bingsheng and collaborators for winning the award for their paper, "FEBench: A Benchmark for Real-Time Relational Data Feature Extraction" at the Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) conference. It was held from 28 August to 1 September 2023 in Vancouver, Canada.

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10 July 2023
Assistant Professor Harold Soh awarded Early Career Spotlight at RSS 2023 conference

Congratulations to Dr Harold Soh for being awarded Early Career Spotlight at the Robotics: Science and Systems conference which was held from 10 to 14 Jul 2023 in Daegu, Korea.

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1 July 2023
NUS Presidential Young Professor Kenji Kawaguchi and PhD student Yingtian Zou wins Best Student Paper Award at UAI 2023

Congratulations to Dr Kenji Kawaguchi, Yingtian Zou and collaborators for winning the Best Student Paper award for their paper, "MixupE: Understanding and improving mixup from directional derivative perspective" at the Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) conference. It was held from 31 July to 4 August in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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18 June 2023
Assistant Professor Ambuj Varshney wins Best Demonstration Award at ACM MobiSys 2023

Congratulations to Dr Ambuj Varshney, PhD Student Wenqing Yan of Uppsala University and collaborators for winning the award for their paper, "Demo: An Educational Platform to Learn Radio Frequency Wireless Communication" at the 21st ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (ACM MobisSys). It was held from 18 to 22 June 2023 in Helsinki, Finland.

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15 October 2022
Assistant Professor Jin Chen wins Best Paper Award: Runner-up at CIST 2022

Congratulations to Dr Jin Chen and collaborators for winning the award for their paper, "Help and Haggle: Boosting Social Reach Through Randomized, Adaptive, All-or-nothing Discounts," at the Conference on Information Systems and Technology (CIST). It was held from 15 to 16 October 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.