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Here’s to better apps for all of us

12 November 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy

This is a scenario that’s probably familiar to many of us: You touch down at your long-awaited holiday destination, collect your luggage, and step outside the airport, raring to go. Now you need to find your way to the Airbnb, so you whip out your phone and plug the address into Google Maps. Or Apple Maps, or Waze, or MapQuest, or Maps.Me, or HERE WeGo.

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Quicker MRIs in the future? Machine learning can help

02 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence , Algorithms & Theory

If you’ve ever had an MRI done, you would know that it’s not the most comfortable experience. They can make you feel claustrophobic, you’ll often hear loud thumping or tapping noises, and you might have to hold your breath a couple of times. But for most people, the hardest thing about getting an MRI, or magnetic resonance imagining, scan is being forced to stay completely still — sometimes for up to 90 minutes at a time.

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Helping computers see the world in 3D

09 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

It is no simple feat to have a research paper accepted at a top tier computer science conference – let alone to achieve this as an undergraduate student. For recent Computer Science graduate Tang Yew Siang, what started out as an opportunity to learn about research turned into an accepted paper at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), one of the top computer science conferences.

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There’s power in hierarchy — but not what you expect

27 August 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Economics of IS

These days, it seems that whenever you’re thirsty and in need of a quick caffeine pick-me-up, there’s always a Starbucks close by — whether you’re running errands locally in the Singapore heartlands of Bedok, or climbing the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China. Starbucks’ ubiquity isn’t just a figment of your imagination, it’s a fact backed by the firm’s latest sales figures.

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The dilemma of an unknown diameter

13 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Systems & Networking

They say that in the future, vehicles will be able to talk. Not in the way that those in the Pixar movie “Cars” do, but more in the sense of being able to relay and receive information from surrounding vehicles, buildings, traffic lights, and other infrastructure.

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Building a Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem

25 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , IS Development & Management

From driverless cars to life-saving medical devices and everything in between, the technologies of the future not only promise to change the world, but also to create high-paying jobs and drive economic growth in the countries where they are developed and commercialised. With so much at stake, it’s no wonder that many countries are racing to build the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems that make this possible.

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CS professors present research at CVPR 2019

02 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Media

Our brain can easily estimate the 3D position and the orientation of the objects we see. This task, however, is non-trivial for computers and robots. Computer scientists have been working on the problem of recovering the 3D position and orientation of objects in data captured from image sensors for years. This problem, formulated as the ‘pose estimation’ problem, is important because recovering the position and orientation of objects in a scene is often a necessary step to understanding the scene.

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Does “practice makes perfect” apply to businesses too?

01 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , IS Development & Management

Remember when your piano teacher used to insist you practise your scales every single day? Turns out she wasn’t just being a tyrannical tormentor, but a firm believer in the old adage “practice makes perfect.”

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Power to the consumer — user innovation drives new apps for mobile phones

14 June 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy

In 1958, a curious sight began appearing on the sidewalks of California. People were taking apart roller skates, attaching them to the underside of wooden planks, sometimes boxes, and whizzing down the streets.

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What Bayesian Optimisation can teach us about baking better cookies and more

28 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

Mention “Bayesian Optimisation” to Professor Bryan Low Kian Hsiang and he begins to talk about baking cookies. That’s because to the uninitiated, concepts such as “distributed batch Gaussian process optimisation” and “decentralised high-dimensional Bayesian optimisation” can sound either downright intimidating or like pure gobbledygook.

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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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Future Wearables: smaller, faster and more independent

26 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Systems & Networking

For those who’ve taken the plunge into the world of wearable devices — 61 million of us by the year’s end, as estimates predict — the leap can be liberating.

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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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Sing Your Way to Language Success

08 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

Have you ever struggled to learn a new language? Maybe you should spend less time trying to speak it and start singing instead!

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Of beer and diapers, and other sale-boosting tricks

13 November 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy , Social Media & Digital Business , Economics of IS , Data Science & Business Analytics

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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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 , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy , Social Media & Digital Business , Data Science & Business Analytics

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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Souping up parity games

26 September 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence , Algorithms & Theory

It was a sweltering summer morning in July 2016, and the olive grove close to the town of Andria in the Italian countryside baked silently in the 40-degree heat. But what began as a quiet morning would soon descend into chaos.

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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 , Economics of IS , Data Science & Business Analytics

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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Blockchain gets better: moving beyond Bitcoin

24 August 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Security , Systems & Networking , Algorithms & Theory

Steeped in every culture since the beginning of time are legendary figures of mythical proportions. The Greeks and Romans had Hercules, the Celts had King Arthur, and the Chinese had Sun Wukong. The tech world we live in today is no exception, and one figure that looms large is Satoshi Nakamoto.

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Meet distinguished roboticist Oussama Khatib

02 March 2018 Department of Computer Science , Feature

2 March 2018 - If you ask renowned roboticist and Stanford University Professor Oussama Khatib whether robots would replace human jobs in the future, he will tell you it is not robots that we should fear.

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