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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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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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MIT Technology Review shortlists 10 ‘Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific’ for 2019

21 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus Loi Luu was selected as one of 10 Innovators Under 35 from the Asia Pacific region by the MIT Technology Review. Loi graduated with a PhD in Computer Science and is currently the CEO and co-founder of Kyber Network, a on-chain liquidity protocol allows decentralized token swaps to be integrated into any application. He received the honour for building a more secure, scalable and usable public blockchain infrastructure.

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Picture perfect: How a Singapore startup’s AI technology is partnering Japanese retail giants

15 November 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

ViSenze originated within a research centre, NExT, at NUS in 2012 and is founded by NUS Computing Professor Chua Tat-Seng and alumnus Li Guangda. In 2012, the team only compromised of four engineers working out of a small room at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Today, the deep-tech startup is making waves in the AI sector, grabbing some of the biggest names in the retail industry like e-commerce giants ASOS and Zalora as clients. It has been touted as one of the fastest rising startups to watch for in Asia.

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They Banked On Their Savings For More Than A Year Before Getting Their Big Break

01 October 2018 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Inspired by an Animal Behaviours module in NUS, NUS Computing alumni Muhamad Hanif, Tan Kang Soon, and Eu Yong Xue created the award winning game, Songbird Symphony. The team recruited fellow alumnus Chue Sai Hou and have won multiple awards for their indie game, such as the Judges Choice Award at GameStart Asia, "Best Game Audio" award at the Taipei Game Show, and "Excellence in Game Design" award at the Busan Indie Connect Festival.

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Getting the smarts in money

12 September 2018 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus Vinod Nair, founder and CEO of MoneySmart -- a finance web portal, shares his goal of equipping consumers with the tools to become their own best financial advisers.

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Five win accolades at EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Singapore awards

11 September 2018 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus Cheong Chia Chou, managing director of Pictureworks, was named one of five winners in the 17th annual EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2018 Singapore awards. Chia Chou, Masters in Computer Science graduate, won the award in the media and lifestyle category.

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AI based Workforce Optimization Startup FriarTuck Raises S$5 Million Series A Financing from Philips and SEEDS Capital

10 September 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

FriarTuck, a Singapore-based developer of enterprise software, has raised US$3.63 million in series A funding from Philips, the Dutch tech giant, and Seeds Capital, the investment arm of government agency Enterprise Singapore. FriarTuck is co-founded by Computer Engineering graduate Alan Sevugan and National University of Singapore Associate Professor Martin Henz. The startup develops artificial intelligence-driven tech solutions to make operations more efficient. Its WorkforceOptimizer platform runs the gamut of functions, from budgeting and payroll to managing employee shifts and supply chains.

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NUS Computing alumnus receives prestigious research grant

27 August 2018 Department of Computer Science , Alum , Security , Algorithms & Theory

 

27 August 2018 – NUS Computing alumnus Dr Yao Penghui was awarded the Thousand Talents Plan for Young Researchers, a prestigious research grant initiated by the Chinese government, on 8 February this year.

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