NUS Computing launches iConnect programme to deepen industry ties

21 June 2022
Guests at the iConnect launch: (from left to right) Mr Ye Qunfeng, Vice President, Labs, Sea; Mr Jerry Tso, Senior Director and Head of Singapore Development Centre, PayPal; Prof Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean, NUS Computing; Mr Yap Chee Yuen, Group Chief Information Officer, Surbana Jurong; Assoc Prof Ng Teck Khim, Vice Dean (Industry Relations), NUS Computing; and Mr George Wang, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, Singapore Airlines.

21 June 2022 — To promote closer ties between industry partners and NUS Computing, the Industry Relations office at NUS Computing has launched a new Industry Connect (iConnect) programme.

The programme allows industry partners to engage with the NUS Computing community in a richer and more regular manner. Through curated content publicised on interactive displays within the school and on social media platforms, NUS Computing students and researchers can learn more about latest industry developments, as well as career and internship opportunities from these partners. Through this, students will be able to make more informed decisions about their careers.

“The computing industry is moving fast. Many companies are excited to share their latest development in their industry to our students. In recent years, we are also witnessing many companies from traditionally non-computing intensive industries recruiting our students because these companies are becoming AI and data analytics intensive. The technology landscape is changing and we need an effective way to make our students aware of the exciting opportunities in the whole spectrum of industries. We therefore recognise a need to build on this momentum and to create a mechanism to systematically promote this engagement between industry partners and our students,” said Associate Professor Ng Teck Khim, Vice Dean of the Industry Relations office.

“The exposure of our students to all kinds of industries will create an awareness of the various exciting job and networking opportunities available, which will in turn benefit the companies enrolled in the iConnect programme too,” he added.

Companies interested to join the programme may sign up at iConnect’s website. Current partners include Shopee, PayPal, NCS, and Defence Science and Technology Agency Singapore (DSTA).

“The iConnect programme is a way for us to formalise and provide further structure to the interactions that we have with our industry partners. Deepening the engagement with our partners is vital to the vibrancy of our community and beneficial to our students,” said Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing.

iConnect programme members will also have the opportunity to join NUS Computing’s special interest groups, such as the NUS AI Lab (NUSAIL), helmed by Professor Leong Tze Yun. This offers companies access to consultancy, research, and innovative work by AI faculty members at NUS Computing.

For more information on the iConnect programme, please contact

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