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Hello Singapore: A.I. in healthcare

20 July 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

With the recent news on how new chatbots and other A.I. technologies are now being used in the healthcare industry , Associate Professor Anthony Tung shared his views on how A.I. can be used as a tool for healthcare professionals at Channel 8's Hello Singapore news programme.

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Business leaders must have deeper understanding of emerging technologies for digital transformation

18 July 2018 News Media

With the current wave of technology disruption, business leaders need to adapt and be ready to make informed decisions on technology, and how it can be used to help their business. The Advanced Computing for Executives centre was launched by NUS on 18 July, the centre provides one- to two-day courses for business leaders to pick up knowledge and skills on new technologies that can be applied to their operations.

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From Normal (Tech) to an honours degree, techie realises dream after 20 years

16 July 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Electronic Commerce graduate Nicholas Ooi struggled with his studies in primary and secondary school, he also struggled with a three-hour daily commute from Johor Bahru to Singapore. After completing a Normal (Technical) course in secondary school, Nicholas was posted to the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College, where he could pursue his passion for computers. Nicholas is now the co-founder of a volunteer management startup, Bantu Life, to empower the social service sector using technology.

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Overcoming great odds, they now aim high

13 July 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

M Thirukkumaran did poorly for his PSLE and almost dropped out of secondary school for his poor academic performance. But thanks to his Mathematics teacher, Mr Tan Thiam Boon, Thiru started to perform well at his Mathematics tests and overcame the odds to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics with highest distinction this year. He will also address his peers as the valedictorian at his graduation ceremony.

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Campus Hunter Episode 3

08 July 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Two YES933 deejays visit various Singapore universities to discover the different inventions created by students. YES933 deejay Cai Weibin visited NUS Computing's makerspace, Makers@SOC, to test out Silver Flexer, an elderly exercise machine created by NUS Engineering and NUS Computing students for the Robots@NUS competition held earlier this year.

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S'pore team wins prize in space tech contest

29 June 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

A team of five Singaporeans, including Year 3 Computer Engineering student Francis Lee, won the Airbus Innovation Prize for proposing 3D printed micro-thrusters on satellites to prevent them re-entering the atmosphere and burn up. The international competition, ActInSpace, was held in France on 27 June. The team was one of five teams in the final round of competition organised by French and European space agencies.

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Education Minister visits NUS Computing

26 June 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , News Media

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung visited NUS Computing's Robot Living Studio and Makers@SoC workspace on 22 June to learn about the school's distinguished research projects and innovative student led projects. 

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How a team of academics built a billion-dollar blockchain startup in Singapore

26 June 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Zilliqa, a public blockchain network that is based off the research of Assistant Professor Prateek Saxena, hit its billion-dollar market cap in May this year, a little under a year since its founding. It is one of the first Singapore-based blockchain startups to achieve the feat. CEO of Zilliqa and NUS Computing graduate Dong Xinshu shares about Zilliqa and their journey so far.

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Idea to personalise news content with a simple voice command wins top hackathon prize

24 June 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing alumnus, Choo Yan Sheng, and his team, developed a system that uses voice commands to personalise news content for its user. The team the top prize of $10,000 at the Smart Living Hackathon held from 23 to 24 June.

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Computer-related courses a growing attraction for Singapore students

11 June 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

Enrolment in computer-related courses at Singapore's institutes of higher learning has gone up, as Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said that NUS is projecting to admit around 900 students to NUS Computing, an almost 40 per cent increase over last year.

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Fusing Music and Technology to Shape a World Where Everyone Can Learn

11 June 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media , Media

Having spent her young adulthood in Pakistan, NUS Computing PhD student Dania Murad left her childhood home to explore new ways of fusing music and technology at the Sound & Music Computing Lab in NUS Computing.

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Zilliqa aims to transform the blockchain world with Sharding

28 May 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Zilliqa, a public blockchain is designing to bring the theory of sharding into action. This is the first blockchain technology that allows linear scaling with the growth of the blockchain. It is a startup founded by NUS Computing's faculty and research team.

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Government And Academic Support Are Giving Singapore An Edge In The Blockchain Race

25 May 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Alum , News Media

Singapore is the home to a number of promising and well-funded blockchain startups and could become a leader for blockchain disruption. One key factor is Singapore's strong academic environment that embraces technology and offers courses and workshops in blockchain. NUS announced earlier that it is partnering with IBM to develop a curriculum around blockchain and distributed ledger technology. NUS is also where blockchain startup Zilliqa, a hyper-efficient, scalable blockchain, originated. Zilliqa CEO and co-founder Dong Xinshu, a former NUS researcher, says his company's scholarly background is what sets the startup apart. 

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ViSenze: AI image analysis company

16 May 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , News Media , Media

Singapore's AI startup company ViSenze, which boast a clientele of more than 500 companies, including Rakuten, UNIQLO and ASOS, is known for their image analysis services, and have indexed more than 100 million product images thus far. Co-founder of the startup, Dr. Li GuangDa, shares about the NUS-Tsinghua Extreme Search Center (NExT), birthplace of ViSenze, and the startup scene in NUS.

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In recognition of excellence

14 May 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

Senior Lecturer Dr Soo Yuen Jien from NUS Computing received the Outstanding Educator Award for his efforts to transform learning through new technologies and collaborative ground-up approaches. The Outstanding Educator Award is one of five awards presented at the NUS University Awards to honour faculty members who have distinguished themselves in teaching, research, and service.

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Platform makes managing volunteers easier

10 May 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , Alum , News Media

Information Systems student Nicholas Ooi and Computer Science alumnus Han Lynn, together with FASS students Joshua Foong and Janelle Lee, co-founded Bantu, a platform for organisations to manage their volunteers effectively. Data such as a person's skill set, number of hours volunteered and volunteer locations can be keyed in and pulled up with a click.

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Is My Phone Spying On Me?

03 May 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , News Media

NUS Computing Senior IT Architect and tech blogger Lai Zit Seng shared his views on voice recognition assistants in smartphones on Mediacorp Channel 5's Talking Point episode on the dangers of smartphones listening in and recording our daily conversations. 

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

29 April 2018 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , News Media

In a feature on the fourth industrial revolution, Assistant Professor Tuan Quang Phan shared that sacrificing personal privacy is an inevitable tradeoff to enjoying the convenience of online services. He mentioned that it is more pertinent for companies and governments to use the data collected responsibly, and with the necessary legislation and data protection measures in place. 

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Dr Ooi Beng Chin joins board of directors at ComfortDelGro

26 April 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , News Media

NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin was recently appointed as a director in transport company ComfortDelGro. Dr Ooi specialises in big data and artificial intelligence. 

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S'pore Firm Behind Roti-Making Robot Earned US$20M Sales In First Year - Now Raised US$30M Funding

18 April 2018 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Alum , News Media

Zimplistic, the parent company behind the fully-automated flatbread-making robot Rotimatic, has just secured S$39.3 million in funding. Rishi Israni, Computer Science alumnus, is the CEO and co-founder of Zimplistic. he founded the company with his wife in 2008 and created Rotimatic, a fully-automated flatbread-making robot.

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