The modified electric motorcycle of Team FrogWorks, of which Associate Professor Martin Henz is a member, did NUS proud when the team tied for third place in the e-bike category at the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE) 2014 rally, held in Europe from 31 May to 8 June.
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Computer Science Prof. Ben Leong shares what he sees as the possibilities for computing, why computer scientists need to reach across academic aisles, and how true failure in life doesn’t happen when we fall down, but when we give up entirely.
Dr. Anand Bhojan, who teaches Game Development at NUS Computing, explains how recent advancements in mobile device technologies, app stores, social networks and freemium business models have resulted in drastic shifts in the gaming industry.
NUS is forging ahead to boost efforts in online learning as part of its plans to extend its flipped classroom approach. Fourteen more online courses, ranging from modules in engineering and business to literature and computing, will be introduced for NUS undergraduates, up from the current two. Assistant Professor Ben Leong of the Department of Computer Science says that the tactic of gamification- turning tasks into missions and quests, complete with scores, to engage students online.
In an interview with The New York Times, Prof. Min-Yen Kan said that Singapore, like other countries, was planning to introduce coding to schoolchildren. He said that even in such a technology-friendly society, the field’s image was improving only slowly.
An international team has demonstrated a form of quantum cryptography that can protect people doing business with others they may not know or trust – a situation encountered often on the internet and in everyday life, for example at a bank's ATM. "Having quantum cryptography to hand is a realistic prospect, I think. I expect that quantum technologies will gradually become integrated with existing devices such as smartphones, allowing us to do things like identify ourselves securely or generate encryption keys," says Stephanie Wehner, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore, and co-author on the paper.
NUS Computing and Microsoft inked a pact called Microsoft College Startup which will allow business-minded computing students to get a helping hand from the tech giant in fast-tracking their innovation and ideas into startups.
The two-day international conference on health data management, called Address Challenges and Strategies in Managing and Analysing Big Data in Healthcare, is hosted by the National University of Singapore.
Adjunct Professor Pete Kellock has been honoured at this year's NUS Innovation and Enterprise Awards for his contributions to muvee technologies.
Getting homemade paper crafts to move on their own would normally require having a technological whizkid in the house. Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Shen Zhao and PhD student Kening Zhu have debuted the AutoGami toolkit that can bring the wackiest cutouts to life in no time at all.
To boost the pool of business analysts, NUS will be offering a new degree in August. The multidisciplinary Business Analytics programme will be based in the School of Computing.
As part of NUS's pilot initiatives to use technology to stimulate learning among students, NUS Computing Assistant Professor Ben Leong has adopted the novel teaching approach of gaming in his lessons. Assignments in his computer programming class are divided into multiple missions and students embark on quests- scoring points by answering the questions correctly as well as participating in tutorials and the course discussion forum.
Healthcare professionals will get the chance to pick up information technology skills by taking a new course at NUS. The programme will be helmed by NUS Computing, as part of an initiative by the Infocomm Development Authority that aims to groom talent in Singapore.
Mr. Ang Jin Hui had a PSLE aggregate score of 146 , ended up in the Normal (Technical) stream in secondary school and then spent two years at ITE before he was admitted into Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Now he is a first-year student under the prestigious University Scholars Programme and pursuing a Bachelor of Computing in Electronic Commerce.
Assistant Professor Zhao Shengdong of the Department of Computer Science and his team of researchers are developing an intelligent computer program that will mould itself to the preferences of its users. A prototype is expected by the end of next year.
As part of their final year project last year, two Computer Science students designed a touchscreen directory kiosk for the School of Computing, which allows users to obtain specific instructions on how to get to their desired locations. Associate Professor Tan Tiow Seng said that the group had received positive feedback and that he saw great potential for the kiosk.
NUS Computing researchers have developed a smartphone application that automatically performs a two-way speech-to-text translation in three languages - English, Mandarin and Malay.
Assistant Professor Zhao Shengdong has volunteered at least one week a month since July last year and said that his volunteer work has allowed him to see aspects of life in Singapore that are not easily visible to outsiders.
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