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How 3 friends turned their unwanted items into a $550 million business

08 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus Lucas Ngoo with NUS alumni Quek Siu Rui and Marcus Tan started their online consumer-to-consumer marketplace in 2012, after being inspired during an internship in Silicon Valley. Within seven years, the Carousell co-founders won the support of top investors and earned a valuation of $550 million.

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S'pore HR Tech Startup StaffAny Founded By 4 NUS Grads Raises S$1M Funding

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Human resources (HR) startup, StaffAny, co-founded by Computer Science alumnus Jeremy Hon, has raised a S$1 million in seed funding. The startup, founded in 2018 by Jeremy and his NUS Overseas Colleges friends, is a workforce management application that connects HR and operations to better manage hourly workers. StaffAny currently helps some 70 businesses manage more than 2,000 employees based in 130 outlets.

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99.co completes US$15.2M Series B funding round

20 August 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Real estate platform 99.co officially announced that it has raised a US$15.2M Series B round. 99.co, co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Yan Phun, offers design-centric technology and data for end-users and agents. The fresh funding will be funnelled to the company’s plan to build and extend its reach in Singapore and Indonesia.

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NUS Computing receives Top Achievement Award for Commencement Class Giving 2019

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum

20 August 2019 – NUS Computing received the Top Achievement Award for having the highest number of graduands who gave at the recent Commencement Class Giving 2019 campaign. The award was presented at NUS Giving’s Annual Giving Appreciation Night held at NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House on 15 August.

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The First CTF For Girls in Singapore

17 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Information Systems graduate Chor Jia Yee recently won first place at the first Capture-the-flag competition for girls in Singapore. The one day cybersecurity hacking competition was held on 13 July this year to encourage girls and women to learn, train and test their cybersecurity skills. 

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Four Malay students graduate with Highest Distinction

16 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Recent Information Systems graduate Ismahfaris Ismail graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Computing with Highest Distinction. He was also a recipient of the LBKM Future Economy scholarship awarded to outstanding Malay undergraduates. Ismahfaris was offered a position with audit firm PwC after interning with the company during his undergraduate studies.

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They suffered burnout, but the game these young Singaporeans created kept them going

22 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Upon graduation, NUS Computing alumni Tan Kang Soon and Muhammad Hanif set up their own startup to produce their first video game. Despite the challenges and obstacles they faced, the duo, together with fellow alumnus Chue Sai Hou, will be releasing their game in late July on various platforms like PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

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Top 45 Artificial Intelligence Companies

24 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Visual recognition technology company ViSenze, started by NUS Computing Professor Chua Tat Seng and alumnus Li Guangda, was named as one of 45 top Artificial Intelligence companies in the world. Other notable companies in this list include Amazon, Google, and Intel.

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Lunch With Sumiko: For the first 18 months, Carousell co-founders had no salaries

19 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo and his co-founders, NUS alumni Marcus Tan and Quek Siu Rui, share with Straits Times reporter Sumiko Tan about their humble beginnings and the future plans for their tech company Carousell.

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Professor Dong Jin Song and NUS Computing alumni win 20 Year ICFEM Most Influential System Award

07 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , Programming Languages & Software Engineering

7 May 2019 – NUS Computing Professor Dong Jin Song and his former PhD students, Dr Sun Jun and Dr Liu Yang, won the 20 Year ICFEM Most Influential System Award on 14 November 2018. The award was presented at the 20th International Conference on Formal Engineering Methods (ICFEM) in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Gen Y Speaks: Three things I learned running a business to curb food wastage

05 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

In 2016, NUS Computing alumnus Kenneth Ham and NUS alumnus Preston Wong founded Treatsure, a mobile reservation app for surplus food. The team created Asia-Pacific’s first takeaway buffet-in-a-box concept in collaboration with over 10 hotels in 2018. App users can purchase a takeaway box and pack leftover food from the hotel's buffet line.

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NUS Computing alumnus wins prestigious doctoral dissertation award

02 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum

2 April 2019 – Former NUS Computing PhD student Dr Sergey Mechtaev was awarded the ACM SIGSOFT Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award on 19 March 2019. The award will be given out at the 41st ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering held in Montreal, Canada from 25 to 31 May this year.

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Former EM3 and Normal student carves out tech path

17 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing graduate Nicholas Ooi studied at the ITE and polytechnic after secondary school and graduated last year with an honours degree in computing from the National University of Singapore. Nicholas is currently working in a startup he and three other NUS graduates founded called Bantu, a tech solutions startup for volunteer management systems.

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Singapore TOP100 winners show why Southeast Asian startup scene is the world's best

08 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

StaffAny, a tech startup co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Jeremy Hon, won the Judges' Choice award at WeWork's Top 100 competition. The startup integrates HR and ops management software for oversee hourly workers. Since its incorporation in January 2018, StaffAny has experienced exponential growth in its deployment — growing 25 per cent per month.

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Digital marketing agency Happy Marketer acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network

21 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Digital marketing agency Happy Marketer Group, co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Rachit Dayal, announced that renowned agency Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired the company. Following the acquisition, Happy Marketer will be integrated into Dentsu Aegis’ performance marketing agency Merkle Asia Pacific.

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ViSenze raises $20 million to further develop its AI product comparison tools

19 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Image recognition startup ViSenze, co-founded by Professor Chua Tat Seng and NUS Computing graduate Li Guangda, announced that it has raised $20 million in a series C funding round, following a $10.5 million series B raise in September 2016. ViSenze was spun out from NUS Computing’s NExT++ research centre in 2012.

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Circles.Life to expand to Taiwan, Australia this year after securing Sequoia investment

14 February 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Mobile virtual network operator Circles.Life, co-founded by Information Systems graduate Rameez Ansar, announced it will be expanding its presence from beyond Singapore’s shores, with plans to enter Taiwan and Australia this year. Its regional expansion plans come after it closed a Series C funding round led by Sequoia India.

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NUS Computing team wins Merit Award at the 2018 Community Care Excellence Awards

29 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , Media

29 January 2019 – Associate Professor Zhao Shengdong and his former PhD student Foong Pin Sym won the Merit award at the Agency for Integrated Care’s Community Care Excellence Award. The award was given out at the Quality & Productivity Festival 2018, which was held on 19 September 2018 in Singapore.

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Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann and NUS Computing alumni won Best Poster Runner Up Award

22 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , Media

22 January 2019 – Associate Professor Roger Zimmermann, NUS Computing alumni Dr Yin Yifang and Dr Rajiv Ratn Shah, and their collaborators, won the Best Poster Runner-Up Award at the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM). The conference was held in Taichung, Taiwan, from 10 to 12 December 2018.

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Aiming for AI, machine learning jobs after school? Don’t just focus on tech, grads say

14 December 2018 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Mr Benjamin Yap, an NUS Computer Engineering graduate, said that the basic grounding he received in areas such as writing good code and adopting good documentation habits was invaluable as he stepped into the working arena. Universities here, on their part, are not ignorant of the changing needs these students face as the push for AI and ML talent gathers pace. NUS Computing’s Vice Dean Professor Sanjay Jain told Channel NewsAsia that all its undergrads are required to read some General Education modules in humanities and social sciences. He also pointed out that all School of Computing undergraduates are required to complete a six-month internship programme, but are also open to taking up opportunities to work with industry players. One example is the Orbital Programme, which he said is a “self-directed, independent work course” allowing students to pick up software development skills and work with industry mentors to develop their projects.

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