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NUS emerged winners in SAS Analytics Competition in Singapore

04 February 2015 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


A team of NUS Computing students, comprising Zhu Yexin, Yvonne Peh and Lee Zi Ning, were named the winners of SAS Analytics Competition 2015.

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NUSMods: How did a student-built application become so popular?

29 January 2015 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Digital Senior speaks to Yang Shun, a Computer Science student and the developer behind NUSMods, a timetable builder popular with students.

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Start-up success for students with gumption

13 January 2015 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Wu Wen-xiang, a computer engineering graduate, spent a year taking courses at Stanford University under the NUS Overseas Colleges programme. A year in the red-hot competitive environment of Silicon Valley led to an idea to create software which lets businesses chat online with customers via their websites in real time. He and his partner transformed the idea into a firm named Zopim, which was subsequently bought by an American company Zendesk for nearly US$30 million (S$40.1 million).

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NUS Computing students win the Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014

10 December 2014 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Final year Computer Science student, Tay Yang Shun; fourth year Computer Science & Business Administration student, Lim Keng Kiat; second year Business Analytics student, Chee Wai Hon; and Computer Science alumnus and co-founder of PearComms, Chua Wei Kuan, have won the Hackatron Asia Singapore 2014.

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RoboSub 2014: Asian teams earn awards in AUV competition

05 August 2014 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

 NUS's BumbleBee AUV (BBAUV) team competed at the 17th Annual International RoboSub Competition for the second year in a row and won fifth place.

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Student creates website to highlight dengue outbreaks

04 August 2014 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Mr Xie Rufeng, a 32-year-old who is doing a master's degree in computer science at the National University of Singapore, has set up a website that tracks outbreaks of the dengue disease.

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Competition heats up for IT-trained graduates

08 June 2014 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


OVER the past decade, tech giants such as Apple, Google and Microsoft have given the information technology (IT) sector a sexy facelift that is luring more students and graduates to the industry. Graduates of some IT-related courses at NUS earned a median monthly pay of $3,000 to $3,400 last year, compared with $2,880 to $3,300 in 2012.

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Retro is one of the most beautiful Instagram iPad viewers

26 May 2014 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

 A Singaporean startup called Tiny Whale has retooled its Instagram iPad viewer Retro, which is designed by Computer Engineering alumnus Louis Nguyen. The new version of the app is named one of the best viewers for casual browsers and Instagram power users (including people who use it for marketing) alike.

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Makan Kaki is a new meetup schedulling app that you might fall in love with

25 March 2014 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Makan Kaki, which is loosely translated to dining buddies, is a simple appointment scheduling application which also comes with a venue recommendation system. The idea behind it is this: if you and your friends are unable to arrive at a conclusion on where to dine, Makan Kaki recommends you some of the top gathering and dining places in Singapore.

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Computing students win cyber defence contest

23 December 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Two NUS Computing undergraduates - Dai Zhongmin (Year 3) and Koh Jun Xiang (Year 1) – with their friend Sayed Hamzah from the School of Computer Engineering (Year 1), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), beat 17 other teams in the University/Polytechnic category to emerge champions in the three-day Cyber Defenders Discovery Camp 2013.

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Skilled specialists will be most sought after in '14

13 December 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


in 2014, those with specialist skills such as digital marketers, data analysts and IT specialists will be the most sought after by employers in Singapore, more than in any other country in the region. Benjamin Leong, assistant professor at NUS Computing said demand for good data analysts is high because excelling at big data is hard, mainly because it involves the integration of both business and technology; few are well equipped with both skills.

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NUS is back with STePS

14 November 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


For the 3rd time, the School of Computing is organising the STePS project showcase, where students showcase to the rest of the school and the industry as well, many of their cool projects.

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Computer whizz from Temasek Poly among 80 who receive MCI scholarships

16 August 2013 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media


Mr Kelvin Ang was one of 80 recipients of scholarships from the Ministry of Communication and Information and its agencies, such as the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) and Media Development Authority. Upon receiving his computer engineering degree from the National University of Singapore, Kelvin may work on security matters for StarHub, which is co-sponsoring him under the National Infocomm Scholarship scheme with IDA.

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Paper cutouts come to life with AutoGami

30 April 2013 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

Getting homemade paper crafts to move on their own would normally require having a technological whizkid in the house. Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Shen Zhao and PhD student Kening Zhu have debuted the AutoGami toolkit that can bring the wackiest cutouts to life in no time at all.

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NUS takes top prize in contest on risk awareness

11 March 2013 Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student , News Media

Information systems students Rahul Gupta and Koh Shunyuan; Electronic Commerce student Yeo Yi Nah; and Business Administration student Koh Kian Sin have won the inaugural Deloitte Risk Intelligence Challenge trophy, an inter-university competition aimed at raising risk awareness among undergraduates who will soon enter the workforce.

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They're ahead of the class

09 July 2012 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Desite being only 20-year-old, Carmen Cheh has just received a degree in Computer Science with First Class Honors. Offered a place at NUS Computing after three and a half years in NUSHS, Carmen was then the youngest undergraduate of the programme at 16.

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Local iPad app is tops on iTunes

08 July 2011 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Computer Science students Jason Dinh Ba Thanh and Nguyen Huy Toan developed a Facebook app for Apple's iPads that has became a topseller in the iTunes App Store only four months after its launch.

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Building virtual towns to expand vocabulary

14 May 2011 Department of Computer Science , Student , Alum , News Media

NUS Computing students and alumni have developed a vocabulary game which involves kindergarten children setting up virtual towns using a deck of cards, a laptop and a web camera. The game won the top prize in the tertiary student category at the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation Awards in September last year.

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No more getting lost around school

21 February 2011 Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

 As part of their final year project last year, two Computer Science students designed a touchscreen directory kiosk for the School of Computing, which allows users to obtain specific instructions on how to get to their desired locations. Associate Professor Tan Tiow Seng said that the group had received positive feedback and that he saw great potential for the kiosk.

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A stroke of genius

28 May 2010 Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Last September, computational biology undergraduate Travis Ho and game developer Jeffrey Jiang founded Touch Dimensions, which develops games centred around "natural user interfaces". "We're looking at things that are more natural to play with, such as touchscreens and sensors that let you turn and rotate the device," Ho said. "This allows people to play with games in more intuitive ways."

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