Recently, video game Axie Infinity by Sky Mavis game company in Vietnam attracted many players around the world with a model of both playing and making money with NFTs. At one point, the total capitalization of AXS, the game's token, reached $2.4 billion. However, the CEO of the company has denied calling himself a dollar billionaire because the token's capitalization is different from the total capitalization of the company.
Associate Professor Keith Carter thinks that the valuation of the company and the game's token is different. "It's not fair to say that it's just a video game company, so just value it as you would for 30-year-old game companies like Blitzard or Activision," he said.
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16 August 2021 – Five NUS Computing professors won teaching awards conferred by the NUS Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning for the Academic Year (AY) 2019/2020.
13 August 2021 - NUS Computing faculty members, Professor Joxan Jaffar, Associate Professor Prateek Saxena and Assistant Professor Angela Yao, were awarded funding from the MOE Academic Research Funding (AcRF) Tier 2 scheme.
The School of Computing at NUS is set in tranquil surroundings — buildings atop gentle hills are connected by breezy walkways, and research labs and classrooms look out onto lush tropical vegetation. In recent months, however, the views have been tainted by an eyesore: a monstrous construction site.
5 Aug 2021 - Six NUS Computing graduates recently won the Outstanding Computing Project Prize, a new prize that was instituted by NUS Computing in 2020.
The information and communications technology (ICT) sector is also looking to fill "tech-lite" roles, such as in digital marketing.
Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo said on Saturday (July 31) that aside from jobs that require people with tech skills, the sector also wants to tap the experience and knowledge of specific industries and sectors.
Associate Professor Keith Carter, from the National University of Singapore's School of Computing, said the common misconception is that it is hard to get into the technology sector. People who are interested to get into the sector should think about how their background can help them to succeed in this sector.
"We need everyone," he added.
27 July 2021 - NUS Computing faculty members Dr Lek Hsiang Hui, Dr Steven Halim, Dr Henry Chia, and Associate Professor Tan Wee Kek, were conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2020 (ATEA) for Academic Year (AY) 2018/2019 in early April this year.
21 July 2021 - NUS Computing Provost’s Chair Professor David Hsu and Professor Lee Wee Sun were recently awarded the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Test of Time Award 2021.
To get to his office, Jun Han has to walk down a long windowless corridor. There are office rooms on either side, but the doors are often closed, making the whole thing “quite hollow.” One day, as Han was unlocking his door and his key made a droop sound when it entered the lock, a thought crossed his mind: “Wow, this is really loud.”
As the fintech ecosystem continues to flourish in Singapore, there is a growing need for talent. To prepare for this, the government together with these institutions are working towards creating a strong fintech talent pipeline, equipped with the relevant skills for tomorrow’s workforce. Recognising the gap in the fintech talent pool, these institutions are also forming strategic collaborations to strengthen the talent pipeline with relevant skills through education.
7 July 2021 - Five NUS Computing graduates recently received the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.
There have been many moments of disbelief throughout the pandemic, but one of the most shocking ones happened last April, when then U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that disinfectants could be a cure for Covid-19.
A new centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is rolling out a raft of special programmes for people with autism, children from low-income homes and social service agencies. The initiatives, which offer NUS Computing students opportunities to take part in community service, are helmed by the Centre for Computing for Social Good and Philanthropy, which was launched yesterday at the NUS School of Computing. The centre was set up with a gift of $1.5 million from the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund, which supports initiatives linked to healthcare and education. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, the guest of honour at the launch, said the push for an inclusive digital society must continue as digital disruptions gain momentum in the future.
29 June 2021 – A research team from NUS Computing has won the Best Paper Award at the 16th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM AsiaCCS 2021), held online from 7 to 11 June 2021.
29 June 2021 - NUS Computing successfully hosted the 33rd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2021), which took place from 19 to 28 June.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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