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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One of biggest challenges in marketing is the task of identifying influencers in today’s large and complex social networks, such as Facebook or LinkedIn.
Steeped in every culture since the beginning of time are legendary figures of mythical proportions. The Greeks and Romans had Hercules, the Celts had King Arthur, and the Chinese had Sun Wukong. The tech world we live in today is no exception, and one figure that looms large is Satoshi Nakamoto.
6 August 2018 – PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won first place in the Grand Challenge on Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) at the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) held from 23 to 27 July, at San Diego, California.
2 August 2018 – Assistant Professor Reza Shokri was conferred the Caspar Bowden Award for Outstanding Research in Privacy Enhancing Technologies at the annual Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium, held from 24 to 26 July 2018.
In a series by NUS News which profiles some of the University’s prominent females making waves in STEM, Professor Leong Tze Yun shares about how she entered into computing and the work she is involved in as Director of AI Technology at AI Singapore.
31 July 2018 – NUS Computing Professor Leong Tze Yun is a forerunner in Singapore’s artificial intelligence (AI) drive to power the future economy. As Director of AI Technology at national research and development initiative AI Singapore (AISG), Prof Leong works at the intersection of machine and human intelligence.
In a Channel News Asia feature story on blockchain technology, Associate Professor Hahn Jungpil discusses the benefits of blockchain and how it can adopted into businesses and industries.
24 July 2018 – Four new faculty members have joined the Department of Computer Science in NUS Computing. They are:
With the recent news on how new chatbots and other A.I. technologies are now being used in the healthcare industry , Associate Professor Anthony Tung shared his views on how A.I. can be used as a tool for healthcare professionals at Channel 8's Hello Singapore news programme.
28 June 2018 – NUS Computing PhD student Abdelhak Bentaleb won first place in the Excellence in DASH Award and the best student paper award at the 9th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Systems (ACM MMSys) 2018, held in Amsterdam from 12 to 15 June this year.
Zilliqa, a public blockchain network that is based off the research of Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena, hit its billion-dollar market cap in May this year, a little under a year since its founding. It is one of the first Singapore-based blockchain startups to achieve the feat. CEO of Zilliqa and NUS Computing graduate Dong Xinshu shares about Zilliqa and their journey so far.
Zilliqa, a public blockchain is designing to bring the theory of sharding into action. This is the first blockchain technology that allows linear scaling with the growth of the blockchain. It is a startup founded by NUS Computing's faculty and research team.
Singapore is the home to a number of promising and well-funded blockchain startups and could become a leader for blockchain disruption. One key factor is Singapore's strong academic environment that embraces technology and offers courses and workshops in blockchain. NUS announced earlier that it is partnering with IBM to develop a curriculum around blockchain and distributed ledger technology. NUS is also where blockchain startup Zilliqa, a hyper-efficient, scalable blockchain, originated. Zilliqa CEO and co-founder Dong Xinshu, a former NUS researcher, says his company's scholarly background is what sets the startup apart.
24 May 2018 – Professor David Rosenblum was conferred the ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Service Award for his dedicated service and exceptional contributions to the software engineering community.
15 May 2018 – Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien was awarded the University Awards 2018 Outstanding Educator Award yesterday evening, at the University Cultural Centre.
Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien from NUS Computing received the Outstanding Educator Award for his efforts to transform learning through new technologies and collaborative ground-up approaches. The Outstanding Educator Award is one of five awards presented at the NUS University Awards to honour faculty members who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and service.
8 May 2018 – Assistant Professor Kuldeep Meel won the 2018 Ralph Budd Award from his alma mater, Rice University, on 28 April 2018, in Houston, Texas.
In a feature on the fourth industrial revolution, Assistant Professor Tuan Quang Phan shared that sacrificing personal privacy is an inevitable tradeoff to enjoying the convenience of online services. He mentioned that it is more pertinent for companies and governments to use the data collected responsibly, and with the necessary legislation and data protection measures in place.
NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was recently appointed as a director in transport company ComfortDelGro. Dr Ooi specialises in big data and artificial intelligence.
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