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NUS Computing successfully hosts second virtual IOI 2021, passes baton to Indonesia for IOI 2022

29 June 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

 

29 June 2021 - NUS Computing successfully hosted the 33rd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2021), which took place from 19 to 28 June.

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NUS Computing team dominates NIST 2020 Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

28 June 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Algorithms & Theory

28 June 2021 – A team from NUS Computing excelled at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2020 Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge, winning first place at two of the challenge’s three sprints, along with a total cash prize of US$44,000.

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Predicting When Rare and Multiple Diseases Happen At Once

17 June 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Healthcare Informatics

 

To say that the human body is an intricate complicated system would be an understatement. When one thing goes wrong, others often follow suit. So in 1970 when Alvan Feinstein first coined the term ‘comorbidity’ — to refer to a person having multiple diseases at the same time — it wasn’t too revolutionary a concept.

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Associate Professor Ilya Sergey wins PLDI 2021 Distinguished Paper Award

11 June 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Programming Languages & Software Engineering

11 June 2021 – NUS Computing and Yale-NUS College Associate Professor Ilya Sergey has won the Distinguished Paper Award from the 42nd ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation conference.

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Boosting creativity in the crowd with deep learning

04 June 2021 CSFEATURES Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

How can you get your next great idea? One way is to ask other people, and many of them, even a crowd. Crowdsourcing — harnessing the wisdom of the crowd to attain a common goal — is used for an impressive array of tasks, from learning how to eat sustainably, to redesigning cities with open government, creating apps with hackathons, and annotating data for machine learning. When you need help in such instances, you are almost guaranteed to find a ready army of volunteers online.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor of Computer Science Reza Shokri Named VMware Early Career Faculty Award recipient

31 May 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Artificial Intelligence , Security

1 June 2021 – Assistant Professor Reza Shokri was recently awarded the VMware Early Career Faculty Award, a grant program that recognises the next generation of exceptional faculty members from universities all over the world.

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Dr. Reza Shokri and co-authors win IEEE Security and Privacy Test-of-Time Award

25 May 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Security

25 May 2021 – NUS Presidential Young Professor of Computer Science Reza Shokri and his co-authors have won the prestigious IEEE Security and Privacy (S&P) Test-of-Time Award 2021. The award recognises research papers that have made a broad and lasting impact on both research and practice in computer security and privacy.

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Tech, knowledge, culture: digital transformation tips and stories from Singapore’s first CIO

24 May 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

Madanmohan Rao reviews Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore's First CIO, on YourStory.com. Insights and stories on riding the “technology tiger” in an enterprise are well captured in the book, Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore's First CIO, by Alex Siow. Topics covered include management of IT infrastructure and applications, information processing, knowledge management, data governance, cybersecurity, change management, and organisational culture. The book is written in a compelling storytelling manner, and also integrates research from leading consultancies. A glossary of terms, chronology of events, and reference section would have been a welcome addition to the material.

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Creating Human-Aware AI

21 May 2021 CSFEATURES Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

In 1961, something momentous happened at a squat, nondescript factory in the tiny town of Ewing, New Jersey. The Unimate, a robotic arm, was fired up for the first time, grabbing pieces of hot metal off an assembly line and welding them onto car bodies while onlookers cheered — the world’s first industrial robot had officially been put to work.

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NUS Computing PhD student wins PREMIA Best Student Paper Gold Award

17 May 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

17 May 2021 – Computer Science PhD student Li Qinbin won the Best Student Paper Gold Award 2021 from the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA).

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New partnership boosts cybersecurity expertise

07 May 2021 Faculty , News Media

 

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Cybersecurity R&D Laboratories (NCL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) via video conference yesterday. Signing on behalf of UTB was Dean of School of Computing and Informatics (SCI) Dr Mohamad Saiful bin Haji Omar while NUS was represented by Dean of NUS Computing Professor Mohan Kankanhalli

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Can Mobile Apps Make Us Eat Better and Be Healthier?

06 May 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature , Healthcare Informatics

Every decade has an exercise trend or two that defines it. Step aerobics and the Thighmaster were popular in the ‘90s, for instance, while exer-gaming and CrossFit were all the craze in the 2000s. To know what’s trending this decade, look no further than your wrist (or to those around you) — chances are it’ll be adorned with some sort of wearable device, fitness tracker, or smartwatch.

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What does the SolarWinds saga mean for Singapore?

04 May 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

The world first caught wind of a massive breach linked to cyber firm SolarWinds last December. The breach was unique not only in its scale, but also in its method of attack. Hackers targeted the very first stop of the entire cyber line of defense: the cybersecurity software.

One surprising factor was the scale of these attacks, say Abhik Roychoudhury, Provost’s Chair Professor at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Computer Science, and Liang Zhenkai, who is Associate Professor at the same department.

First, we need to rethink what makes ‘trustworthy’ software, say Roychoudhury and Liang. “Think of this as extra vigilance – why trust software because it comes from a trusted supplier?” they add. The second lesson is to prioritise application security, which means making services that run on individual devices more secure. Every device – be it a mobile phone, laptop or IoT sensor – that connects to an organisation’s central network presents an opportunity for attackers to strike. The bad news is that software for these devices are “most fragile (and poorly written), allowing attackers easy access,” Roychoudhury and Liang note.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor Yang You makes Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ list

23 April 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty

23 April 2021 – Assistant Professor Yang You, from the Department of Computer Science, has been named one of Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’ – a list that honours 300 trailblazers in various fields under the age of 30.

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Research by NUS Computing faculty and students featured in the Web Conference 2021

23 April 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

23 April 2021 - Thirteen research papers by NUS Computing faculty and students were featured in the 30th Web Conference, which ended today, April 23.

The Web Conference is an annual international conference focusing on the topic of the World Wide Web, and aims to provide the world with a premier forum for discussion and debate about the evolution of the Web, the standardisation of its associated technologies, and the impact of those technologies on society and culture.

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Reuse, Recycle…Recode

22 April 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Feature

 

For an electronic device to ‘know’ what to do, computer programmers need to give it a set of instructions, called code. Writing software programmes can be an immense task — the average Android phone uses 12 million lines of code, Facebook runs on 62 million, and a modern car on 100 million.

Because of the sheer size of code involved, starting from scratch every time you need to write a new programme would be a nightmare. Plus many software utilise similar functions, such as password authentication, copy and paste tools, or parsing a text file. So instead, some software developers employ a neat trick: code reuse, where they take existing code and use it to build new software.

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NFT gains popularity, attention to blockchain technology grows again

14 April 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

The term "NFT" (Non-Fungible Token) has become very popular recently, and it has been constantly appearing in news about the sale of artworks. The digital collage image file "Everydays: The First 5000 Days" created by American digital artist Beeple was traded in the form of NFT. Last month, it sold for a record US$69.3 million (approximately S$93.1 million) at the New York auction, shocking the art circle. The buyer turned out to be an Indian blockchain entrepreneur who settled in Singapore.

Associate Professor Hahn Jungpil, head of the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore, said in an interview that the independent authentication function of NFT can derive many usage scenarios. "For example, a virtual item in an online game cannot be traded outside the game. If the game is discontinued, the item will disappear. With NFT, the owner of the virtual item can sell it to people outside the online game."

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NUS Computing alumnus Professor Shen Heng Tao selected as ACM Fellow

05 April 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , Research , Database

5 April 2021 - Professor Shen Heng Tao, an NUS Computing undergraduate and postgraduate alumnus (Class of 2000 and Class of 2004 respectively), was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) early this year.

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NUS offers new Masters and PhD programmes in FinTech to boost digital finance research talent and capabilities in Singapore

02 April 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media , Press Release , FinTech

 

The National University of Singapore (NUS) will offer two new graduate programmes in digital financial technology (FinTech) in the new academic year, to help build a robust ecosystem of high-quality research talent and capabilities to support the fast-growing financial industry in Singapore. The new Masters and PhD programmes are under the Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF) at NUS, a university-level institute jointly founded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) and NUS. The PhD programme, in particular, is Singapore’s first and only doctoral programme in FinTech. In these uncertain times, more financial organisations than ever are leveraging FinTech to grow and improve their financial products, and to enable smooth and more innovative interaction with their customers.

Masters of Science in Digital Financial Technology

The 1.5-year Masters of Science in Digital Financial Technology is a collaborative programme by AIDF, NUS Computing and NUS Business School. Please visit here for more information on the Masters programme.

PhD in Digital Financial Technology

The PhD in Digital Financial Technology programme will be hosted jointly by the NUS Graduate School and AIDF. Please visit here for more information on the PhD programme.

Applications to the new Masters and PhD programmes are now open and interested students should submit their applications before 15 April 2021.

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Aliens, spaceships, and time warps — programming lessons get funky with the Source Academy

01 April 2021 CSFEATURES Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Teaching , Feature

When computer science freshmen first begin their undergraduate degree at NUS Computing, they’re required to take an innocuous-sounding module called CS1101S. There, they are introduced to the fundamentals of computer programming and, in the process, are transported to a whole new world — one comprised not just of 1s and 0s, but of spaceships and alien planets.

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