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The Most Important Blockchain Organizations You Should Know About

07 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing's new blockchain research centre and think tank, Crystal Centre, was named one of five influential blockchain organisations in shaping the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The centre, founded by Associate Professors Prateek Saxena and Keith Carter, focuses on research surrounding the fundamentals of trading and analysis of cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer (P2P) network designs and applications.

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Associate Professor He Bingsheng receives the 2019 IEEE TPDS Award for Editorial Excellence

04 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Systems & Networking

4 March 2019 – Associate Professor He Bingsheng was announced as one of five recipients of the inaugural 2019 IEEE TPDS Award for Editorial Excellence on 8 February 2019.

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Building Better IT Systems with Prof Chuan-Hoo Tan

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

At some point in our careers, most of us have to deal with an IT system that is clunky, unreliable, or just plain difficult to use. It might have an unintuitive interface that takes forever to learn. Or it might require an unnecessarily mind-numbing sequence of steps for every minor task that it facilitates, only to crash every time that task is just a few clicks from completion.

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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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Sing Your Way to Language Success

08 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

Have you ever struggled to learn a new language? Maybe you should spend less time trying to speak it and start singing instead!

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Associate Professor Ilya Sergey wins POPL 2019 Distinguished Paper Award

31 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory

31 January 2019 – Associate Professor Ilya Sergey and his collaborator, University of California San Diego Assistant Professor Nadia Polikarpova, received the Distinguished Paper Award at the 46th ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Principles of Programming Languages (POPL 2019), held from 13 to 19 January 2019 in Cascais, Portugal.

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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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Prof Mohan Kankanhalli: Safeguarding our digital life

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

With technology giants like Facebook and Google constantly gathering valuable information about us, walking around with a smartphone can be akin to carrying a tracking device 24/7. The irony is that while most of us say that we care deeply about data protection, we continue to give our information away. Dean of NUS Computing Professor Mohan Kankanhalli shares his research on data privacy and how his new research centre, N-CRiPT, aims to protect the privacy of individuals as Singapore transforms into a Smart Nation.

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New app allows pre-diabetics to use photos of their meal to check if it is healthy

24 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

To help people with pre-diabetes or a high risk of diabetes to better manage their condition, NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin and his team developed an AI enabled mobile application the JurongHealth Food Log (JHFoodLg) app, that analyses food photos taken by the user and displays the dish’s nutritional values.

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Assistant Professor Arnab Bhattacharyya receives Amazon Research Award

24 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Algorithms & Theory

24 January 2019 – Assistant Professor Arnab Bhattacharyya received the prestigious Amazon Research Award (ARA) on 16 January 2019. The ARA programme funds projects to faculty members at academic institutions worldwide for research in data science and machine learning.

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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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Two new research centres to develop privacy-preserving tech and train talent

18 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

The National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) has set up two research centres to carry out cutting-edge research to design and develop privacy-preserving technologies and train skilled manpower, as part of the city-state’s Smart Nation push. The first is the NUS Centre for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT), to be based in the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. It will be led by Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of the NUS School of Computing.

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New research centre for privacy preserving technologies established

18 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty

18 January 2019 – The NUS Centre for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT) was launched on 15 January 2019 at the centre’s Inaugural Workshop. The new S$12 million research centre, funded by the National Research Foundation, will carry out leading research to design and develop privacy-preserving technologies to build a privacy aware Smart Nation for Singapore.

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Associate Professor He Bingsheng conferred excellence award for editorial work

07 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Systems & Networking

7 January 2019 – Associate Professor He Bingsheng received the Editorial Excellence and Eminence (EEE) award for his outstanding contributions to the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (TCC) journal.

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Associate Professor Seth Gilbert receives OPODIS Best Paper Award

04 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Systems & Networking , Algorithms & Theory

4 January 2019 – Dean’s Chair Associate Professor Seth Gilbert and his collaborators received the Best Paper Award at the 22nd International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS) on 19 December 2018.

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2019 Technology Trends

30 December 2018 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

In 2019, experts predict that technological areas in artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to see accelerated growth in both research and industry. Senior Lecturer Dr Colin Tan gave his insights on the use of autonomous vehicles in logistics and delivery services.

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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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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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Of beer and diapers, and other sale-boosting tricks

13 November 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Digital Innovation in the Service Economy , Social Media & Digital Business , Economics of IS , Data Science & Business Analytics

One of the most famous folklore in marketing and data mining goes like this: many years ago, Walmart noticed that on Fridays, men would head to the store, pick up some diapers for their babies and grab a six-pack at the same time. To take advantage of this, Walmart placed the diaper and beer aisles adjacent to each other, resulting in skyrocketing sales for both items.

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Prof Ivan Png: Business as usual

08 November 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Prof Png’s journey with NUS has been a long one. He joined the then Department of Information Systems and Computer Science at NUS in 1996. In 1998 when the School of Computing was established, Professor Chua Tat Seng kicked off the School as Acting Dean and in 2000, Prof Png was appointed Dean of NUS Computing, a position he held until becoming the first incumbent in the post of Vice Provost for Graduate and Undergraduate Education the following year.

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