Taking programming out of this world : Teaching computational thinking with Source Academy

NUS Computing freshmen go on intergalactic adventures as part of the Source Academy, an immersive online programming game developed by Associate Professor Martin Henz. Recently, the team behind Source Academy also won the faculty-wide Annual Digital Education Award (Team) for the academic year 2020/2021. 

12 July 2021

Measuring The Way You Walk

Keen to up your running game?

This cool ‘wearable’ mobile gait analysis device - developed by NUS Computing Lecturer, Dr Boyd Anderson - can measure the position, acceleration and rotation of your feet as you’re walking, running, or playing sports!

05 October 2020

Why Computing?

What exactly is Computing? Do you need a background in programming to do a Computing degree in NUS? Associate Professor Terence Sim answers frequently asked questions about Computing and more.

13 March 2020

Making Robots Smarter

How do you make #robots smarter? A team of #NUSComputing researchers led by Assistant Professor Harold Soh armed Frankie the robot with intelligent sensing abilities, such as an artificial brain and skin, to carry out more complex tasks. Watch how they combined vision and touch to help robots understand their world better.

13 March 2020

Hacking into Virtual Reality

Final-year Computer Engineering student Francis Lee shares his experience participating in an international Virtual Reality hackathon and the inspiration behind his team's game idea DoodleCloud.

13 March 2020

A Human-Robot Interaction System

Computer Engineering alumnus Mohit Shridhar (Class of 2017) introduces his robotic system, INGRESS, designed to help robots identify everday objects and understand unconstrained human language.

27 December 2019

NUS Computing Music Concert

NUS Computing students, staff, and alumni gathered in one place to play a number of familiar tunes in the school's first live music concert. The concert is part of CS4347 Sound and Music Computing module taught by Associate Professor Wang Ye.

23 April 2019

CS1101S Sumobots Competition

Each year, freshmen students from CS1101S Programming Methodology module put their newly learnt programming skills to the test by building fighting robots -- better known as sumobots -- designed to push their opponent out of the fighting ring autonomously. Teams compete against each other during CS1101S Fest to see which sumobot will outlast and outsmart its competitor.

24 October 2018 

NUS Computing: An Origin Story

In 2018, NUS Computing celebrated its 20th anniversary since the school's establishment. However, our roots can be traced all the way back to 1975. Follow our school mascot, SOCcat, as she travels through NUS Computing's history in computer game fashion.

13 October 2018 

The Price of Diversity: HDB Flats

In Singapore, the Housing Development Board imposes an ethnic quota on public housing flats to ensure that there is an equal number of families from the country's four major ethnic groups. Does this ethnic quota affect home buyers from getting their dream home, and if so, how much of an impact does it create? NUS Computing researcher Assistant Professor Yair Zick shares his research insights on this topic.

14 August 2018

Overcoming Expectations: From the Bottom to the Top

Despite almost dropping out of secondary school twice, Class of 2018 alumnus M Thirukkumaran defied expectations and graduated as the Valedictorian of his class.

31 July 2018

XPose: Intuitive Drone Photography System

Computer Science PhD student Lan Ziquan and his collaborators designed an intuitive drone photography system that makes drone photography easy -- even for novices. Lan and his team won the 2017 RSS Best Systems Paper Award for their innovative work.

27 November 2017