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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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Explained: How governments can build better services with blockchain

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

Around the world, government agencies are trying out blockchain to speed up services, take away paper-intensive processes and simplify complex transactions for citizens. NUS Computing Associate Professor Keith Carter shares how blockchain can be used in real estate transactions and the reasons why blockchain may the solution for keeping such transactions secure.

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Top 45 Artificial Intelligence Companies

24 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Visual recognition technology company ViSenze, started by NUS Computing Professor Chua Tat Seng and alumnus Li Guangda, was named as one of 45 top Artificial Intelligence companies in the world. Other notable companies in this list include Amazon, Google, and Intel.

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Lunch With Sumiko: For the first 18 months, Carousell co-founders had no salaries

19 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computer Engineering alumnus Lucas Ngoo and his co-founders, NUS alumni Marcus Tan and Quek Siu Rui, share with Straits Times reporter Sumiko Tan about their humble beginnings and the future plans for their tech company Carousell.

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Telcos' dilemma: How to scale up to 5G without breaking the bank

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

As telecommunications companies debate about the business viability of investing into 5G mobile network technology, Singapore's Infocomm Media Development Authority opened a second industry consultation on Tuesday for feedback on plans to start making 5G available next year. NUS Computing Professor Alex Siow shares his opinion on the topic.

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Gen Y Speaks: Three things I learned running a business to curb food wastage

05 May 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

In 2016, NUS Computing alumnus Kenneth Ham and NUS alumnus Preston Wong founded Treatsure, a mobile reservation app for surplus food. The team created Asia-Pacific’s first takeaway buffet-in-a-box concept in collaboration with over 10 hotels in 2018. App users can purchase a takeaway box and pack leftover food from the hotel's buffet line.

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Best Quotes from HUAWEI CLOUD Summit Singapore on How Cloud + AI Are Injecting Newfound Levels of Intelligence

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

During the Huawei Cloud Summit held in Singapore from 24 to 25 April 2019, nearly 2,000 partners and subject-matter experts gathered together to discuss how cloud and AI help industries improve productivity and enterprises achieve their intelligent transformations. NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was invited to share his opinion on digital transformation and AI adoption.

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3 from Singapore in team that clinched top award at Swedish hackathon

13 April 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Business Analytics student Neo Ann Qi, with her teammates, won first place in the Green category at the three day long Hack for Sweden 2019. The team will be presenting their idea for a groundwater level prediction system an annual forum attended by Swedish political party leaders in the coastal city of Visby on July 5.

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Singapore students prepare for future jobs

08 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

There has been a steady rise in enrolment in NUS Computing as students and parents work to hone their technical skills in coding and computing. Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of NUS Computing, shares how demand for computing courses have increased, not just among Computing undergraduates, but by non-Computing undergraduates as well.

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April Fool’s Day: Mala-flavoured condoms and bubble tea bread among pranks

01 April 2019 News Media

April 1 proved to be a busy day for some brands and companies as they rolled out their April Fool’s Day pranks. NUS Computing announced on Facebook that they were launching a new table booking app called TakeNUS for students to book tables so they could study.

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Novel chip for wearables of the future

01 April 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Wearables are fast becoming a part of our daily lives. However being small has its drawbacks. Limited by their battery size, storage capacity and computational power, wearables usually need to be paired with a smartphone in order function effectively. But this may soon be a thing of the past with Stitch, a novel processor chip developed by NUS Computing researchers led by Professors Tulika Mitra and Peh Li-Shiuan.

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AI projects shortlisted to solve a major healthcare issue in Singapore

27 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing faculty members Professor Wynne Hsu and Professor Ooi Beng Chin will be leading research in artificial intelligence healthcare technologies. Their research projects are two of three projects funded by AI Singapore's AI in Healthcare Grand Challenge. Prof Hsu and Prof Ooi's teams will receive up to $5 million to develop its product in the next two years.

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