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Explainable AI gets more human-centric — thanks to cognitive psychology

28 April 2022 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

Imagine if Amazon Alexa could recommend a tub of ice cream or Siri could play a cheerful song if they hear sadness in your voice. AI voice recognition can now recognise emotions with very high accuracy. Yet it is not correct all the time, and this begs the question of how it make its decisions.

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Walk, Watch, Learn: On-the-go video learning

20 April 2022 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

 

As COVID crept across the world, confining people to their homes and chaining them to their desks — for work, school, and play — Zhao Shengdong was no exception. Involved in class after online class, the associate professor at NUS Computing and his PhD student Ashwin Ram soon began to wonder: What can we do to enhance the online learning experience? Instead of a static setting, could people learn dynamically on-the-go instead? 

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A course that lets you get your hands dirty

18 March 2022 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Teaching , Feature

‘EPP’ is an acronym that rolls easily off the tongue, and is something that all first-year Computer Engineering undergraduates at NUS are intimately familiar with. Short for ‘Engineering Principles and Practice,’ EPP is a course that spans two semesters — the first focuses on electronics and hardware, while the latter has a software emphasis.

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CNRS, A*STAR and NUS renew agreement for IPAL

27 January 2022 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Artificial Intelligence

27 January 2022 – The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and NUS renewed an agreement on Tuesday to continue its joint research collaboration through the IPAL.

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An AI that can read your emotions? Putting safeguards in place

21 January 2022 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Artificial Intelligence

 

In recent years, some companies, including Amazon, JP Morgan, and Unilever, began asking prospective employees to do a curious thing — to film themselves answering a fixed set of questions. The firms would then run the videos through an AI-powered software, scanning faces and eye movements for signs of empathy, dependability, and other ‘desirable’ personality traits.

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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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Provost’s Chair Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli wins AIS Fellow Award 2021

13 January 2022 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Digital Transformation, Platforms & Innovation

13 January 2022 - Provost’s Chair Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli has won the AIS Fellow Award 2021, a prestigious award given by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) to academics in the Information Systems (IS) discipline.

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Watch the Action as it Happens: Towards Low-Latency Video Streaming

29 December 2021 CSFEATURES Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

 

Roger Zimmermann has been in the business for a long time — nearly 25 years to be precise. He first started studying media streaming in the late 1990s, as a young, earnest PhD student at the University of Southern California.

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Assistant Professor Warut Suksompong and collaborators win award at WINE 2021

17 December 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Algorithms & Theory

17 December 2021 - NUS Presidential Young Professor Warut Suksompong and his collaborators have won the Best Student Paper Award at the 17th Conference on Web and Internet Economics (WINE), held virtually from 14 to 17 December this year.

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NUS Computing Associate Professor Xiao Xiaokui selected as ACM Distinguished Member

16 December 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

16 December 2021 - NUS Computing Dean’s Chair Associate Professor Xiao Xiaokui has been selected as a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for his outstanding scientific contributions to computing.

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No wonder our minds wander!

10 December 2021 CSFEATURES Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

 

It’s a pandemic-era feeling we’re all familiar with — you’re listening to a colleague on Zoom or attending an e-learning course...when your mind starts to wander. How many emails do I have to send once this is over? What shall I have for dinner tonight? Can I squeeze in a quick workout before that? The list goes on.

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Built a good machine learning model? Think again

26 November 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research , Feature , Data Science & Business Analytics

 

When Jungpil Hahn was appointed head of the Department of Information Systems and Analytics at NUS Computing in 2015, it changed his perspective on many things.

“I began to see the broader picture of the discipline as a whole, and began to think holistically about what we are teaching and what we are missing in the overall curriculum,” recalls Associate Professor Hahn. “That’s when I saw the urgency and extent of the problem.”

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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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How understanding supermarket checkout queues can help smooth video streaming

17 November 2021 CSFEATURES Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Feature , Media

Technology has been a boon to our lives in so many ways. At dinner with friends and can’t agree who Jennifer Aniston is currently married to? A couple of taps on your smartphone and Wikipedia will settle the debate for you. Have a craving for cream puffs? Send out an order on Deliveroo and you’ll get your Beard Papa’s in under 30 minutes. Want to find out what happens next on the Korean hospital drama you’re watching? Just click ‘Next episode.’

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Assistant Professor Harold Soh and collaborators win Best Paper Award at IROS 2021

17 November 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

17 November 2021 - Assistant Professor Harold Soh and his collaborators have won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2021 in October. IROS is a premier flagship academic conference in robotics and one of the largest international robotics events.

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Five NUS Computing PhD students awarded Google PhD Fellowship

17 November 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Student , Research

17 November 2021 - Five NUS Computing PhD students were recently awarded the Google PhD Fellowship Program 2021. Shen Li, Soundarya Ramesh, Teodora Baluta, Tianyuan Jin and Qinbin Li were awarded the Fellowships, which are awarded to graduate students doing exceptional and innovative research in computer science and related fields, such as algorithms, human-computer interaction, machine learning and mobile computing.

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Assistant Professor Jonathan Scarlett makes MIT Technology Review’s 2021 ‘Innovators Under 35’ Asia Pacific List

03 November 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

03 November 2021 – Assistant Professor Jonathan Scarlett has been named in this year’s ‘Innovators Under 35’ Asia Pacific List by MIT Technology Review. The list honours young innovators in five categories: inventors, entrepreneurs, visionaries, humanitarians, and pioneers.

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Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli named in 2021 Singapore 100 Women in Tech List

20 October 2021 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Research

20 October 2021 – Provost's Chair Professor Atreyi Kankanhalli has made this year’s Singapore 100 Women in Tech (SG100WIT) List, which honours women who have made trailblazing contributions to the field of technology in Singapore.

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Computer Science Professors win Best Paper awards at VLDB 2021

20 October 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research

20 October 2021 – Shaw Senior Professor Tan Kian-Lee and Associate Professor Xiao Xiaokui have won Best Paper awards at the 47th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, held both online and onsite in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16 to 20 August 2021.

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NUS Presidential Young Professor Yang You wins IEEE TCHPC Early Career Researchers Award

06 October 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Research , Algorithms & Theory

06 October 2021 - Assistant Professor Yang You from the Department of Computer Science recently won the IEEE Computer Society Technical Consortium on High Performance Computing (TCHPC) Early Career Researchers Award.

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