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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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Becoming Human

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

In this four-part documentary series, comedic actor Chua Enlai embarked on an exploration of artificial intelligence (AI). NUS Computing Professor David Hsu shares his research on computer vision and AI with the host.

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Former EM3 and Normal student carves out tech path

17 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing graduate Nicholas Ooi studied at the ITE and polytechnic after secondary school and graduated last year with an honours degree in computing from the National University of Singapore. Nicholas is currently working in a startup he and three other NUS graduates founded called Bantu, a tech solutions startup for volunteer management systems.

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IT-ready for a diverse world

15 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

It is all systems go for NUS Computing’s flight to the future of a diverse and changing world. The game plan includes a new building added by next year which will link the School to the University’s hub of research, enterprise and incubation, especially those relating to Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.

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AI - Most Influential Scholars

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

NUS Computing Provost Chair Professor Ng Hwee Tou was named as the 25th most influential scholar in natural language processing by AMiner. The AMiner Most Influential Scholar Annual List in Artificial Intelligence (AI) names the world's top-cited research scholars from the fields of AI. The list is conferred in recognition of outstanding technical achievements with lasting contribution and impact to the research community.

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Universities ramp up places for computing courses

11 March 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

A growing demand for graduates trained in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics and cyber security has seen local universities ramping up related course offerings and vacancies. The intake for NUS Computing nearly doubled from about 500 in 2015 to 1,000 last year, and the school expects a similar number of students for this year's intake.

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Singapore TOP100 winners show why Southeast Asian startup scene is the world's best

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

StaffAny, a tech startup co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Jeremy Hon, won the Judges' Choice award at WeWork's Top 100 competition. The startup integrates HR and ops management software for oversee hourly workers. Since its incorporation in January 2018, StaffAny has experienced exponential growth in its deployment — growing 25 per cent per month.

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The Most Important Blockchain Organizations You Should Know About

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

NUS Computing's new blockchain research centre and think tank, Crystal Centre, was named one of five influential blockchain organisations in shaping the cryptocurrency ecosystem. The centre, founded by Associate Professors Prateek Saxena and Keith Carter, focuses on research surrounding the fundamentals of trading and analysis of cryptocurrencies, peer-to-peer (P2P) network designs and applications.

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NUS graduates enjoy high salaries and good employment prospects

26 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Class of 2018 graduates who took studied IT and digital technologies courses had the highest full-time permanent employment rate and commanded the highest median salary, according to the 2018 Joint Graduate Employment Survey.

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Digital marketing agency Happy Marketer acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network

21 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Digital marketing agency Happy Marketer Group, co-founded by NUS Computing alumnus Rachit Dayal, announced that renowned agency Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired the company. Following the acquisition, Happy Marketer will be integrated into Dentsu Aegis’ performance marketing agency Merkle Asia Pacific.

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ViSenze raises $20 million to further develop its AI product comparison tools

19 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Image recognition startup ViSenze, co-founded by Professor Chua Tat Seng and NUS Computing graduate Li Guangda, announced that it has raised $20 million in a series C funding round, following a $10.5 million series B raise in September 2016. ViSenze was spun out from NUS Computing’s NExT++ research centre in 2012.

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New liberal arts, computing concurrent degree

14 February 2019 Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) and NUS Computing have jointly announced a new concurrent degree programme designed for liberal arts students planning to pursue careers in computing. The programme will shape the next generation of innovative and effective computing professionals who are able to tackle complex computing problems within a global context.

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Circles.Life to expand to Taiwan, Australia this year after securing Sequoia investment

14 February 2019 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Alum , News Media

Mobile virtual network operator Circles.Life, co-founded by Information Systems graduate Rameez Ansar, announced it will be expanding its presence from beyond Singapore’s shores, with plans to enter Taiwan and Australia this year. Its regional expansion plans come after it closed a Series C funding round led by Sequoia India.

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NUS joins Ripple's University Blockchain Research Initiative

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

Blockchain company Ripple announced that it will be partnering with NUS Computing in its University Blockchain Research Initiative to accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in the blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments space.

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Prof Mohan Kankanhalli: Safeguarding our digital life

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

With technology giants like Facebook and Google constantly gathering valuable information about us, walking around with a smartphone can be akin to carrying a tracking device 24/7. The irony is that while most of us say that we care deeply about data protection, we continue to give our information away. Dean of NUS Computing Professor Mohan Kankanhalli shares his research on data privacy and how his new research centre, N-CRiPT, aims to protect the privacy of individuals as Singapore transforms into a Smart Nation.

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New app allows pre-diabetics to use photos of their meal to check if it is healthy

24 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

To help people with pre-diabetes or a high risk of diabetes to better manage their condition, NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin and his team developed an AI enabled mobile application the JurongHealth Food Log (JHFoodLg) app, that analyses food photos taken by the user and displays the dish’s nutritional values.

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Two new research centres to develop privacy-preserving tech and train talent

18 January 2019 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

The National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF) has set up two research centres to carry out cutting-edge research to design and develop privacy-preserving technologies and train skilled manpower, as part of the city-state’s Smart Nation push. The first is the NUS Centre for Research in Privacy Technologies (N-CRiPT), to be based in the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing. It will be led by Professor Mohan Kankanhalli, Dean of the NUS School of Computing.

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