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Bug-bane begone — enter the era of Automated Program Repair

22 October 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Security

 

Consider a programmer sitting at her desk, trying to fix an error in a software system. First, she had to determine what was causing the problem and trace its source to a specific location within the programme’s code. Then she has to speculate on strategies that would fix the error, and test various patches to the code to see which one worked best. The entire process — called debugging — is an incredibly laborious and time-consuming process. It’s one that has vexed computer programmers for years, and continues to do so today.

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Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli named in 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech List

20 October 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

20 October 2021 – Provost's Chair Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli has made this year’s Singapore 100 Women in Tech (SG100WIT) List, which honours women who have made trailblazing contributions to the field of technology in Singapore.

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Computer Science Professors win Best Paper awards at VLDB 2021

20 October 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

20 October 2021 – Shaw Senior Professor Tan Kian-Lee and Associate Professor Xiao Xiaokui have won Best Paper awards at the 47th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, held both online and onsite in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16 to 20 August 2021.

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Salaries to remittances: Afghans embrace crypto amid financial chaos

13 October 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

When Roya Mahboob began paying her staff and freelancers in Afghanistan in bitcoin nearly 10 years ago, little did she know that for some of these women the digital currency would be their ticket out of the country after the fall of Kabul in August.

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Empty shelves in Nairobi’s pharmacies: There’s more than meets the eye

08 October 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Data Science & Business Analytics

 

When you’re ill, seeing the doctor is one thing. Getting your prescription filled is another. If you live in an industrialised country, you probably wouldn’t think twice about the latter — you walk into a pharmacy and there’s the medication you need.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor Yang You wins IEEE TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award

06 October 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Algorithms & Theory

 

06 October 2021 - Assistant Professor Yang You from the Department of Computer Science recently won the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Early Career Researchers Award.

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NUS Computing professors Sanjay Jain and Frank Stephan win EATCS-IPEC Nerode Prize

29 September 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Algorithms & Theory

 

29 September 2021 - Professors Sanjay Jain and Frank Stephan and their research collaborators, lecturer Wei Li from the NUS Department of Mathematics, Professors Cristian Calude from the University of Auckland, and Bakhadyr Khoussainov from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and the University of Auckland, have won the EATCS-IPEC Nerode Prize for their paper on Deciding Parity Games in Quasipolynomial Time.

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Making sense of messy data with ThunderGP

24 September 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Systems & Networking

 

Choice is good, but sometimes having too much choice can be a bad thing. Just ask anyone who’s ever tried to delve into a new film on Netflix, discover new songs on Spotify, or search for a suitable toy to buy their niece on Amazon — the options seem endless and often paralysing.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor of Computer Science Kuldeep Meel wins Amazon Research Award

23 September 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

23 September 2021 – Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel and his research collaborators, Dr Mate Soos and Nicholas Prevot, have won the Spring 2021 Amazon Research Award for their project titled ‘GPU-Enabled Parallel SAT Solving’, which focuses on enabling scalability of parallel SAT solvers using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).

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Computer Science alumni win innovation awards from SGTech and NUS Computing

09 September 2021 Department of Computer Science , Student , Alum

9 September 2021 – Computer Science alumni from the Class of 2021, Chan Qing Zhou and Ian Wu Ling En, have won awards from SGTech and NUS Computing for developing innovative projects with high potential socio-economic impact.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor of Computer Science Warut Suksompong wins Distinguished Paper Award at IJCAI 2021

07 September 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

7 September 2021 – NUS Computing Assistant Professor Warut Suksompong and his research collaborators won the Distinguished Paper Award at the 2021 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2021), held online from 19 to 26 August 2021.

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Empowering people through Fintech

03 September 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Digital Transformation, Platforms & Innovation

 

In 2014, Tan Tianhui was in the second year of her PhD at NUS Computing when she heard about a “special product” that everyone back home in China couldn’t stop talking about.

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Four NUS Computing PhD students receive Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award

27 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Research

27 August 2021 – NUS Computing Computer Science (CS) PhD graduate Dr Dai Zhongxiang, CS PhD students Abdul Fatir Ansari and Samson Tan, as well as NUS Graduate School (NUSGS) Integrative Sciences and Engineering PhD student Peter Karkus, were awarded the Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award in August this year

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NUS Computing students win top prizes at Amazon Web Services and Shopee Hackathons

26 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

26 August 2021 – Final-year NUS Computing students took home the top prizes at two hackathons organised by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and e-commerce platform Shopee.

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The Olympics for Computer Science

20 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Teaching , Feature

 

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) is one of the most prestigious competitions in the computer science world. Held every summer since 1987, the tournament sees exceptional high school students from over 80 countries gather to test their programming and problem-solving skills.

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The 'billion dollar' phenomenon Axie Infinity: how do we value a game company's NFT?

16 August 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

Recently, video game Axie Infinity by Sky Mavis game company in Vietnam attracted many players around the world with a model of both playing and making money with NFTs. At one point, the total capitalization of AXS, the game's token, reached $2.4 billion. However, the CEO of the company has denied calling himself a dollar billionaire because the token's capitalization is different from the total capitalization of the company.

Associate Professor Keith Carter thinks that the valuation of the company and the game's token is different. "It's not fair to say that it's just a video game company, so just value it as you would for 30-year-old game companies like Blitzard or Activision," he said.

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NUS Computing professors win Annual Digital Education and Annual Teaching Excellence awards

16 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Teaching

16 August 2021 – Five NUS Computing professors won teaching awards conferred by the NUS Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning for the Academic Year (AY) 2019/2020.

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Three NUS Computing professors awarded MOE Academic Research Fund (AcRF) grant

13 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

13 August 2021 - NUS Computing faculty members, Professor Joxan Jaffar, Associate Professor Prateek Saxena and Assistant Professor Angela Yao, were awarded funding from the MOE Academic Research Funding (AcRF) Tier 2 scheme.

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Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a cybersecurity "threat hunter

09 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media , Security

 

Twenty-six-year-old Cherlynn Cha, born and raised in Singapore, thought cybersecurity was "so cool" as a teenager. "The good guys get the bad guys," she said, "or help each other using cool, cutting-edge technology."

Cha attended the National University of Singapore and studied computer science with a focus in cybersecurity, where she learned "the theory behind all of the things we take for granted." She first got a security job in a consulting firm, where she worked in identity and access management, then she worked at a bank, as a security operations center analyst before landing her current job, as a "threat hunter" at ExpressVPN.

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Covid, cake-cutting, and fair resource allocation

06 August 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

 

The School of Computing at NUS is set in tranquil surroundings — buildings atop gentle hills are connected by breezy walkways, and research labs and classrooms look out onto lush tropical vegetation. In recent months, however, the views have been tainted by an eyesore: a monstrous construction site.

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