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How 3 friends turned their unwanted items into a $550 million business

08 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus Lucas Ngoo with NUS alumni Quek Siu Rui and Marcus Tan started their online consumer-to-consumer marketplace in 2012, after being inspired during an internship in Silicon Valley. Within seven years, the Carousell co-founders won the support of top investors and earned a valuation of $550 million.

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Open For Business

05 October 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

Associate Professor Keith Carter answers questions about big data, actionable intelligence and fintech in a broadcast interview segment by Filipino news service Eagle News.

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10th Singapore Cyber Conquest Champions Announced

01 October 2019 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

First-year Computer Science student Ho Jie Feng and his teammate placed first at the 10th Singapore Cyber Conquest competition organised by the Cyber Security Agency Singapore. NUS Computing students Ngo Wei Lin and Daniel Wee came in second in the competition as well. A total of 37 teams from both Singapore and ASEAN Member States, competed in a simulated real-world cyber range designed to test cybersecurity skills and knowledge.

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Business Analytics student wins big at Mandopop songwriting contest with powerful ballad

29 September 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Business Analytics student James Liu Song Yu won the Best Song Award for his Mandarin power ballad on 29 September. He won the top award at SG:SW2019 I Write The Songs, a nation-wide Mandopop songwriting festival. Out of the 303 compositions received during the open call submission, 12 were performed at Saturday's concert.

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Students develop solutions for real-life issues in hackathon finals

25 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

NUS Computing students Xavier Xie, Rebecca Tan, Victoria Teo, Vincent Leow and Teo Kai Cheng won first place in the university category of Build On, Singapore 2019 Hackathon. The hackathon, jointly organised by Amazon Web Services, NUS and the Government Technology Agency, drew 51 entries from students across various institutions in Singapore.

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Announcing the winners of the Networking Systems request for proposals

25 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media , Systems & Networking

Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon and PhD students Nishant Shyamal Budhdev, Pravein Govindan Kannan, and Raj Joshi, was one of six teams selected for a Facebook research award on networking systems. The NUS Computing team's proposal was one of 71 proposals from 17 countries submitted for the award. 

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The challenges of 5G network infrastructure

22 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon addressed the reasons why the new 5G network system has yet to be adopted by telecommunications companies at a recent Channel 8 news segment.

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NUS artificial intelligence research gets boost

09 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Artificial Intelligence

NUS Computing Assistant Professors Dr Arnab Bhattacharyya, Dr Kuldeep Meel, and Dr Angela Yao received the NRF Fellowship for Artificial Intelligence. Dr Angela Yao will be using the grant to conduct research in artificial visual intelligence, while Dr Bhattacharyya will be developing efficient algorithms for causal inference. Dr Kuldeep Meel aims to develop a mathematical framework that addresses real-world problems in AI.

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DeepBlue Technology and NUS School of Computing to collaborate on computer vision research

05 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

DeepBlue Technology announced its collaboration with NUS Computing to jointly conduct research on computer vision. DeepBlue's Founder and CEO Mr Anderson Chen and Associate Professor Huang Zhiyong signed the joint research framework agreement at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC). DeepBlue Technology will work with computer scientists at NUS on two initial projects in the area of computer vision--namely visual semantic reasoning, semantic map and technology of autonomous positioning and navigation.

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National University of Singapore Empowers Student Ethical Hackers to Bolster Cybersecurity

05 September 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Six NUS Computing students received prizes for uncovering vulnerabilities in NUS' digital infrastructure. Bounties ranged from US$100 for lower severity vulnerabilities to US$1,500 for critical ones. Overall, 13 valid vulnerabilities were safely reported by students with US$4,550 awarded in total.

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Proteona and AI Singapore partner to improve cell therapies and IO treatments

30 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Proteona announced its participation in AI Singapore’s 100 Experiments programme to develop AI tools for single-cell multi-omics data analysis. The project is being conducted in collaboration with NUS Computing Professor Wong Limsoon, a leading expert in bioinformatics and computational biology. The team aims to solve key challenges in single-cell data analysis using artificial intelligence tools.

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S'pore HR Tech Startup StaffAny Founded By 4 NUS Grads Raises S$1M Funding

20 August 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Human resources (HR) startup, StaffAny, co-founded by Computer Science alumnus Jeremy Hon, has raised a S$1 million in seed funding. The startup, founded in 2018 by Jeremy and his NUS Overseas Colleges friends, is a workforce management application that connects HR and operations to better manage hourly workers. StaffAny currently helps some 70 businesses manage more than 2,000 employees based in 130 outlets.

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99.co completes US$15.2M Series B funding round

20 August 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Real estate platform 99.co officially announced that it has raised a US$15.2M Series B round. 99.co, co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Yan Phun, offers design-centric technology and data for end-users and agents. The fresh funding will be funnelled to the company’s plan to build and extend its reach in Singapore and Indonesia.

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The First CTF For Girls in Singapore

17 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Information Systems graduate Chor Jia Yee recently won first place at the first Capture-the-flag competition for girls in Singapore. The one day cybersecurity hacking competition was held on 13 July this year to encourage girls and women to learn, train and test their cybersecurity skills. 

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Four Malay students graduate with Highest Distinction

16 July 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Recent Information Systems graduate Ismahfaris Ismail graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Computing with Highest Distinction. He was also a recipient of the LBKM Future Economy scholarship awarded to outstanding Malay undergraduates. Ismahfaris was offered a position with audit firm PwC after interning with the company during his undergraduate studies.

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Coding enrichment classes for all upper primary school students from next year

10 July 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

A new programme for all upper primary school students to learn coding was announced on 10 July. NUS Computing Associate Professor Ben Leong said coding is likely to develop student’s creativity and problem-solving skills. He believes that coding will teach students how to learn and that it is impossible to learn coding through 'rote learning'. While Prof Leong said that exposing students to coding is a good thing, he felt that it is not necessary to start learning coding at a young age to excel at it.

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They suffered burnout, but the game these young Singaporeans created kept them going

22 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Upon graduation, NUS Computing alumni Tan Kang Soon and Muhammad Hanif set up their own startup to produce their first video game. Despite the challenges and obstacles they faced, the duo, together with fellow alumnus Chue Sai Hou, will be releasing their game in late July on various platforms like PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

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CII and NUS SCALE collaborate to develop talent for Industry 4.0

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

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train Indian professionals and students in Industry 4.0. NUS SCALE recently launched a MSc in Industry 4.0 post-graduate degree programme -- an interdisciplinary course taught by the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, the School of Computing, SCALE, and the Institute of Systems Science.

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OCBC launches scholarship for NUS and NTU postgraduates to pursue further studies in AI

03 June 2019 Department of Computer Science , News Media

OCBC Bank announced the launch of its postgraduate OCBC AI scholarship in collaboration with NUS and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The scholarship will be open to applicants of NUS’ Master of Computing AI and NTU’s Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence programmes.

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Fake news and social media

27 May 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

For many people around the world, social media has become their main source of news instead of traditional news outlets. While this has resulted in the spread of information, misinformation also spreads rapidly online. Biased reporting, the under- and over-reporting of certain topics, and the outright lies published and shared on social media. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, and Dr Christian von der Weth share their insights on the topic of fake news and the ways to tackle this problem on social media.

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