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Built a good machine learning model? Think again

26 November 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Data Science & Business Analytics

 

When Jungpil Hahn was appointed head of the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at NUS Computing in 2015, it changed his perspective on many things.

“I began to see the broader picture of the discipline as a whole, and began to think holistically about what we are teaching and what we are missing in the overall curriculum,” recalls Associate Professor Hahn. “That’s when I saw the urgency and extent of the problem.”

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Top Blockchain University: National University of Singapore

23 November 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Teaching , News Media

 

The top blockchain school in the world features three blockchain-related research labs, multiple student-led cryptoclubs and offers pupils the opportunity to work with its many partners in the blockchain space. The National University of Singapore (NUS) provides a variety of blockchain and crypto-related courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as programs for continuing education. Course titles include “Blockchain Engineering” and “AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing.” 

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Protecting data as the new gold

23 November 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Security

 

Goh, a former MyRepublic mobile subscriber, was one of nearly 79,400 other customers who had their personal data potentially accessed by hackers when the telco's third-party servers were compromised on Aug 29 this year. He had ported his mobile number to MyRepublic to take advantage of its cheaper rates, but has since ported back to his previous telco after the breach.

Data, including scanned copies of both sides of National Registration Identity Cards (NRICs) were potentially exposed in the MyRepublic breach. The information had been used to verify the identity of customers applying for their mobile services.

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Your Smartphone May Soon Be Able To Detect Hidden Spy Cameras

18 November 2021 Faculty , Student , Research , News Media , Security

 

By now it’s highly likely that the camera in your smartphone has become the primary (or even only) way that you take pictures. Today’s advanced smartphone camera setups are capable of much more than snapping scenery or selfies, though. Did you know they can reveal the location of hidden spy cameras?

This new ability is thanks to the addition of a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor to many new models. The sensor helps a smartphone analyze depth information about a scene that’s being photographed.

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How understanding supermarket checkout queues can help smooth video streaming

17 November 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

 

Technology has been a boon to our lives in so many ways. At dinner with friends and can’t agree who Jennifer Aniston is currently married to? A couple of taps on your smartphone and Wikipedia will settle the debate for you. Have a craving for cream puffs? Send out an order on Deliveroo and you’ll get your Beard Papa’s in under 30 minutes. Want to find out what happens next on the Korean hospital drama you’re watching? Just click ‘Next episode.’

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Computer Science undergraduate Samuel Fang wins inaugural geNiUSbooks People’s Choice Award

17 November 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Teaching

17 November 2021 - Computer Science undergraduate Samuel Fang Junwei won the geNiUSbooks People’s Choice Award at the inaugural 2021 geNiUSchannel and geNiUSbooks Competition for his entry on the interactive version of Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - JavaScript edition (SICP JS), an online textbook.

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Assistant Professor Harold Soh and collaborators win Best Paper Award at IROS 2021

17 November 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

17 November 2021 - Assistant Professor Harold Soh and his collaborators have won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2021 in October. IROS is a premier flagship academic conference in robotics and one of the largest international robotics events.

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TigerGraph and NUS Business Analytics Centre Collaborate to Strengthen Graph Database Capabilities

11 November 2021 Faculty , Teaching , News Media

 

The National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC) and TigerGraph, provider of the leading graph analytics platform, announced that they have entered into an MOU to enhance business analytics curriculum and strengthen students' graph database capabilities.

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Rajah & Tann partners with NUS to develop a seven-course tech program for lawyers

10 November 2021 Faculty , Teaching , News Media

 

Singapore law firm Rajah & Tann has collaborated with the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing (NUS Computing) to develop a seven-course technology program for lawyers.

In a statement, the firm said that the program is designed to equip lawyers with the skills to “harness disruptive technologies shaping the future of law,” and will include courses in design thinking, financial technology, application programming interface, robotic process automation, business analytics, and blockchain.

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2U announces partnership with the National University of Singapore, One of Asia's Top-Ranked Global Universities, to expand online professional education

09 November 2021 Faculty , Teaching , News Media , Press Release

2U Inc., a global leader in education technology, today announced a new partnership with the National University of Singapore School of Computing (NUS Computing) to create a portfolio of new GetSmarter professional programs in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), business analytics, fintech/blockchain, digital transformation, and product management/strategy. The partnership will provide professionals across the globe the opportunity to learn new skills from one of the world's leading computing schools.

The twelve new short courses in development aim to build depth and breadth in key disciplines and include AI in Finance, Crypto and Digital Currencies, and Digital Transformation Strategies. While all courses can be taken individually, NUS Computing is also exploring combining various courses to create learning pathways for students in each discipline.

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Assistant Professor Jonathan Scarlett makes MIT Technology Review’s 2021 ‘Innovators Under 35’ Asia Pacific List

03 November 2021 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

03 November 2021 – Assistant Professor Jonathan Scarlett has been named in this year’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ Asia Pacific List by MIT Technology Review. The list honours young innovators in five categories: inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians, and pioneers.

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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 Information Systems & Analytics , 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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