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Preventing abuse of biometrics authentication technology

20 May 2022 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

 

Do you unlock your smartphone with your face or fingerprint? Welcome to the world of biometrics authentication - a whopping US$28 billion (S$39 billion) global market, which promises a modern, convenient, reliable and effective method to verify someone's identity.

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Singapore's NUS and NTU are Asia's top in QS world university rankings

06 April 2022 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

 

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have emerged as the top universities in Asia based on global rankings by subjects.

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Fintech course gets under way

04 April 2022 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media , FinTech

 

Twenty-five students have begun a new financial technology training programme at the Robert Mathavious Institute for Financial Services at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

The six-month programme, the first of its kind in the territory, launched on March 21, and is hosted by HLSCC in partnership with the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing, BVI Finance, and the Virgin Islands government.

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NUS Computing partners Sea to establish scholarship

31 March 2022 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

 

NUS Computing has received a generous multi-year donation from a leading homegrown consumer internet company to establish an Olympiad Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to all students who have excelled in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) and who intend to subsequently pursue their full-time undergraduate studies at NUS Computing. This is the first year that NUS Computing, as a school, is offering scholarships directly to IOI medallists. Previously, support for such talent was provided through more generic NUS scholarships.

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Eight exemplary individuals honoured for their contributions to education, research and service at NUS University Awards

22 March 2022 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

 

The National University of Singapore (NUS) recognised eight outstanding individuals who distinguished themselves with their achievements and contributions in the areas of education, research and service to the University, Singapore and the global community in 2021.

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Top 10 degrees in S’pore with the highest starting pay based on survey & it’s not Business or Law

10 March 2022 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

 

According to the Graduate Employment Survey conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in November 2021, based on a sample size on 7,737 graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS), the degree holders of medicine and law are no longer the ones getting the highest starting pay.

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HLSCC to offer FinTech courses starting next month

18 February 2022 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media , FinTech

 

The H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in the British Virgin Islands will be offering a Financial Technology (FinTech) programme for persons interested in becoming a professional in that field of study. The FinTech Training Programme, which will commence in late March, is a collaborative project of HLSCC’s Robert Mathavious Institute for Financial Services (HLSCC-RMI, the National University of Singapore (NUS): School of Computing (NUS FinTech Lab), BVI Finance Ltd, and Ministry of Education.

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Bennett University: Global programme to hone AI, data skills of students

27 January 2022 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

 

To offer its students holistic and experiential learning on a global platform, Bennett University has collaborated with Corporate Gurukul to offer Global Academic Internship Programme (GAIP) certified by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). With this partnership, the students will experience collaborative learning in artificial intelligence, data analytics, machine learning and deep learning.

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Start-up StaffAny founded by NUS grads raises $4.6 million in funding

21 January 2022 Student , Alum , News Media

 

Workforce management start-up StaffAny has raised US$3.4 million (S$4.6 million) in a Series A funding round led by GGV Capital, a global venture capital firm with US$9.2 billion in assets under management. Founded by a team of alumni from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the NUS Overseas Colleges programme, StaffAny helps businesses with a blue-collar workforce to optimise their staff scheduling, time-tracking and end-of-month time sheet consolidation.

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SIA-NUS lab launched to help improve passenger sleep on long-haul flights

20 January 2022 Research , News Media

 

Passengers on Singapore Airlines (SIA) flights can look forward to more restful trips in future, should a newly created lab succeed in its research. Over the next few years, SIA and researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) will work together to study the optimal time to wake up flight passengers for meals, among other initiatives. This could even pave the way for personalised meal times based on the individual passenger's sleep cycle.

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NUS' Internet Celebrity Professor: Ben Leong

03 January 2022 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

 

Mention Associate Professor Ben Leong, and many NUS students will know who he is - the resident professor who dishes out advice on NUS Whispers, a page which allows users to express their opinions, publish personal confessions, and seek advice anonymously. 

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Top Blockchain University: National University of Singapore

23 November 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Teaching , News Media

 

The top blockchain school in the world features three blockchain-related research labs, multiple student-led cryptoclubs and offers pupils the opportunity to work with its many partners in the blockchain space. The National University of Singapore (NUS) provides a variety of blockchain and crypto-related courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as programs for continuing education. Course titles include “Blockchain Engineering” and “AI, Blockchain and Quantum Computing.” 

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Protecting data as the new gold

23 November 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media , Security

Goh, a former MyRepublic mobile subscriber, was one of nearly 79,400 other customers who had their personal data potentially accessed by hackers when the telco's third-party servers were compromised on Aug 29 this year. He had ported his mobile number to MyRepublic to take advantage of its cheaper rates, but has since ported back to his previous telco after the breach.

Data, including scanned copies of both sides of National Registration Identity Cards (NRICs) were potentially exposed in the MyRepublic breach. The information had been used to verify the identity of customers applying for their mobile services.

The Business Times, 23 November 2021

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Your Smartphone May Soon Be Able To Detect Hidden Spy Cameras

18 November 2021 Faculty , Student , Research , News Media , Security

 

By now it’s highly likely that the camera in your smartphone has become the primary (or even only) way that you take pictures. Today’s advanced smartphone camera setups are capable of much more than snapping scenery or selfies, though. Did you know they can reveal the location of hidden spy cameras?

This new ability is thanks to the addition of a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor to many new models. The sensor helps a smartphone analyze depth information about a scene that’s being photographed.

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TigerGraph and NUS Business Analytics Centre Collaborate to Strengthen Graph Database Capabilities

11 November 2021 Faculty , Teaching , News Media

 

The National University of Singapore Business Analytics Centre (NUS BAC) and TigerGraph, provider of the leading graph analytics platform, announced that they have entered into an MOU to enhance business analytics curriculum and strengthen students' graph database capabilities.

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Rajah & Tann partners with NUS to develop a seven-course tech program for lawyers

10 November 2021 Faculty , Teaching , News Media

 

Singapore law firm Rajah & Tann has collaborated with the National University of Singapore’s School of Computing (NUS Computing) to develop a seven-course technology program for lawyers.

In a statement, the firm said that the program is designed to equip lawyers with the skills to “harness disruptive technologies shaping the future of law,” and will include courses in design thinking, financial technology, application programming interface, robotic process automation, business analytics, and blockchain.

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2U announces partnership with the National University of Singapore, One of Asia's Top-Ranked Global Universities, to expand online professional education

09 November 2021 Faculty , Teaching , News Media , Press Release

2U Inc., a global leader in education technology, today announced a new partnership with the National University of Singapore School of Computing (NUS Computing) to create a portfolio of new GetSmarter professional programs in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), business analytics, fintech/blockchain, digital transformation, and product management/strategy. The partnership will provide professionals across the globe the opportunity to learn new skills from one of the world's leading computing schools.

The twelve new short courses in development aim to build depth and breadth in key disciplines and include AI in Finance, Crypto and Digital Currencies, and Digital Transformation Strategies. While all courses can be taken individually, NUS Computing is also exploring combining various courses to create learning pathways for students in each discipline.

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Salaries to remittances: Afghans embrace crypto amid financial chaos

13 October 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

When Roya Mahboob began paying her staff and freelancers in Afghanistan in bitcoin nearly 10 years ago, little did she know that for some of these women the digital currency would be their ticket out of the country after the fall of Kabul in August.

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The 'billion dollar' phenomenon Axie Infinity: how do we value a game company's NFT?

16 August 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

 

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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Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a cybersecurity "threat hunter

09 August 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media , Security

Twenty-six-year-old Cherlynn Cha, born and raised in Singapore, thought cybersecurity was "so cool" as a teenager. "The good guys get the bad guys," she said, "or help each other using cool, cutting-edge technology."

Cha attended the National University of Singapore and studied computer science with a focus in cybersecurity, where she learned "the theory behind all of the things we take for granted." She first got a security job in a consulting firm, where she worked in identity and access management, then she worked at a bank, as a security operations center analyst before landing her current job, as a "threat hunter" at ExpressVPN.

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