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Coding enrichment classes for all upper primary school students from next year

10 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

A new programme for all upper primary school students to learn coding was announced on 10 July. NUS Computing Associate Professor Ben Leong said coding is likely to develop student’s creativity and problem-solving skills. He believes that coding will teach students how to learn and that it is impossible to learn coding through 'rote learning'. While Prof Leong said that exposing students to coding is a good thing, he felt that it is not necessary to start learning coding at a young age to excel at it.

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CS professors present research at CVPR 2019

02 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Media

Our brain can easily estimate the 3D position and the orientation of the objects we see. This task, however, is non-trivial for computers and robots. Computer scientists have been working on the problem of recovering the 3D position and orientation of objects in data captured from image sensors for years. This problem, formulated as the ‘pose estimation’ problem, is important because recovering the position and orientation of objects in a scene is often a necessary step to understanding the scene.

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Does “practice makes perfect” apply to businesses too?

01 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , IS Development & Management

Remember when your piano teacher used to insist you practise your scales every single day? Turns out she wasn’t just being a tyrannical tormentor, but a firm believer in the old adage “practice makes perfect.”

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Power to the consumer — user innovation drives new apps for mobile phones

14 June 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy

In 1958, a curious sight began appearing on the sidewalks of California. People were taking apart roller skates, attaching them to the underside of wooden planks, sometimes boxes, and whizzing down the streets.

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Team from NUS Computing wins third place at 2018 Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge

14 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

14 June 2019 – Associate Professor Xiao Xiaokui and PhD students Bao Ergute and Zhao Xuejun won third place in the final round of the 2018 Differential Privacy Synthetic Data Challenge. The challenge lasted from 31 October 2018 to 23 April 2019 and the results were announced on 20 May 2019.

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Three NUS Computing faculty members awarded the 2019 NRF Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence

11 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty

11 June 2019 – NUS Computing Assistant Professors Dr Arnab Bhattacharyya, Dr Angela Yao, and Dr Kuldeep Meel received the National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence (AI) on 13 May 2019.

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What Bayesian Optimisation can teach us about baking better cookies and more

28 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

Mention “Bayesian Optimisation” to Professor Bryan Low Kian Hsiang and he begins to talk about baking cookies. That’s because to the uninitiated, concepts such as “distributed batch Gaussian process optimisation” and “decentralised high-dimensional Bayesian optimisation” can sound either downright intimidating or like pure gobbledygook.

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Fake news and social media

27 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

For many people around the world, social media has become their main source of news instead of traditional news outlets. While this has resulted in the spread of information, misinformation also spreads rapidly online. Biased reporting, the under- and over-reporting of certain topics, and the outright lies published and shared on social media. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, and Dr Christian von der Weth share their insights on the topic of fake news and the ways to tackle this problem on social media.

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Explained: How governments can build better services with blockchain

24 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Around the world, government agencies are trying out blockchain to speed up services, take away paper-intensive processes and simplify complex transactions for citizens. NUS Computing Associate Professor Keith Carter shares how blockchain can be used in real estate transactions and the reasons why blockchain may the solution for keeping such transactions secure.

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Team from NUS Computing wins Best Paper Award at ACM Symposium on SDN Research

13 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

13 May 2019 – Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon and NUS Computing PhD students Pravein Govindan Kannan and Raj Joshi won the Best Paper award at the ACM Symposium on SDN Research (SOSR). The conference was held from 3 to 4 April in San Jose, California.

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Telcos' dilemma: How to scale up to 5G without breaking the bank

09 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

As telecommunications companies debate about the business viability of investing into 5G mobile network technology, Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority opened a second industry consultation on Tuesday for feedback on plans to start making 5G available next year. NUS Computing Professor Alex Siow shares his opinion on the topic.

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Thinking Beyond STEM: A Lifelong Quest for Lifelong Learning

09 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature

With science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills in greater demand than ever before, many people see STEM education as a ticket to a successful and rewarding career. University graduates with STEM degrees tend to land jobs quickly, and also command some of the highest starting salaries in Singapore, according to data from Singapore's Ministry of Education.

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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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Best Quotes from HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Singapore on How Cloud + AI Are Injecting Newfound Levels of Intelligence

28 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

During the Huawei Cloud Summit held in Singapore from 24 to 25 April 2019, nearly 2,000 partners and subject-matter experts gathered together to discuss how cloud and AI help industries improve productivity and enterprises achieve their intelligent transformations. NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was invited to share his opinion on digital transformation and AI adoption.

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Associate Professor Ilya Sergey receives the 2019 AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize

17 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory , Programming Languages & Software Engineering

17 April 2019 – Associate Professor Ilya Sergey was awarded the 2019 AITO Dahl-Nygaard Prize (Junior category) for his work in programming language theory. The award will be given out at the 2019 European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP) in London, England, held from 15 to 19 July.

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Novel chip for wearables of the future

01 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Wearables are fast becoming a part of our daily lives. However being small has its drawbacks. Limited by their battery size, storage capacity and computational power, wearables usually need to be paired with a smartphone in order function effectively. But this may soon be a thing of the past with Stitch, a novel processor chip developed by NUS Computing researchers led by Professors Tulika Mitra and Peh Li-Shiuan.

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AI projects shortlisted to solve a major healthcare issue in Singapore

27 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing faculty members Professor Wynne Hsu and Professor Ooi Beng Chin will be leading research in artificial intelligence healthcare technologies. Their research projects are two of three projects funded by AI Singapore's AI in Healthcare Grand Challenge. Prof Hsu and Prof Ooi's teams will receive up to $5 million to develop its product in the next two years.

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Future Wearables: smaller, faster and more independent

26 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Systems & Networking

For those who’ve taken the plunge into the world of wearable devices — 61 million of us by the year’s end, as estimates predict — the leap can be liberating.

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Becoming Human

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

In this four-part documentary series, comedic actor Chua Enlai embarked on an exploration of artificial intelligence (AI). NUS Computing Professor David Hsu shares his research on computer vision and AI with the host.

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AI - Most Influential Scholars

11 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing Provost Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou was named as the 25th most influential scholar in natural language processing by AMiner. The AMiner Most Influential Scholar Annual List in Artificial Intelligence (AI) names the world's top-cited research scholars from the fields of AI. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact to the research community.

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