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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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NUS Greyhats win Singapore Cyber Conquest 2021

28 October 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Student , Security

28 October 2021 – Members from the NUS Greyhats, an information security interest group at NUS Computing, recently won the Singapore Cyber Conquest (SCC) 2021.

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Computer Science alumni win innovation awards from SGTech and NUS Computing

09 September 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Student , Alum

9 September 2021 – Computer Science alumni from the Class of 2021, Chan Qing Zhou and Ian Wu Ling En, have won awards from SGTech and NUS Computing for developing innovative projects with high potential socio-economic impact.

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Four NUS Computing PhD students receive Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award

27 August 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Research

27 August 2021 – NUS Computing Computer Science (CS) PhD graduate Dr Dai Zhongxiang, CS PhD students Abdul Fatir Ansari and Samson Tan, as well as NUS Graduate School (NUSGS) Integrative Sciences and Engineering PhD student Peter Karkus, were awarded the Dean’s Graduate Research Excellence Award in August this year

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NUS Computing students win top prizes at Amazon Web Services and Shopee Hackathons

26 August 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

26 August 2021 – Final-year NUS Computing students took home the top prizes at two hackathons organised by Amazon Web Services (AWS) and e-commerce platform Shopee.

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Behind the scenes: A day in the life of a cybersecurity "threat hunter

09 August 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media , Security

Twenty-six-year-old Cherlynn Cha, born and raised in Singapore, thought cybersecurity was "so cool" as a teenager. "The good guys get the bad guys," she said, "or help each other using cool, cutting-edge technology."

Cha attended the National University of Singapore and studied computer science with a focus in cybersecurity, where she learned "the theory behind all of the things we take for granted." She first got a security job in a consulting firm, where she worked in identity and access management, then she worked at a bank, as a security operations center analyst before landing her current job, as a "threat hunter" at ExpressVPN.

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Software Engineer Recreates Singapore MRT on a Circuit Board

05 August 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

PCBs are used for any electronic gadget, from your smartphone to industrial equipment such as electric drills. They can also be used by hobbyists who want to build their own electronics projects such as in the case of Arduino.

Singaporean software engineer Chai Jia Xun has recently used a PCB in an interesting manner. He created a palm-sized trinket prototype of the Singapore MRT, including the new Thomson-East Coast MRT line. Chai has been an employee at Silicon Valley for at least three years. As a graduate of the NUS School of Computing, he says that his education wasn't at all related to PCBs. However, his interest in train system maps and PCBs led him to create the prototype. He also revealed that he made the MRT prototype for the sole reason that it looks cool. Chai learned mostly from YouTube and used free software to start making his PCB projects.

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Six NUS Computing graduates win Outstanding Computing Project Prize

05 August 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student

5 Aug 2021 - Six NUS Computing graduates recently won the Outstanding Computing Project Prize, a new prize that was instituted by NUS Computing in 2020.

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NUS Computing professors win Robotics Science and Systems Test of Time Award 2021

21 July 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Artificial Intelligence

21 July 2021 - NUS Computing Provost’s Chair Professor David Hsu and Professor Lee Wee Sun were recently awarded the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Test of Time Award 2021.

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Founders of start-up aim to be as versatile as waffles

21 July 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Student , News Media

Waffles with maple syrup are a welcome breakfast treat, or pair them up with fried chicken for an irresistible savoury dish. The flexibility of the popular food item helped fire up the imagination of two National University of Singapore (NUS) students during their time with the NUS Overseas Colleges programme in Silicon Valley, and spurred them to create a business idea. The founders, Mr Auston Quek, 27, and Mr Zames Chua, 26, started the firm about five months ago, after graduating from NUS last year, following a chat about the idea over lunch - which happened to be waffles and fried chicken.

Called Waffle Technologies, the firm provides point-of-sale services to bricks-and-mortar food and beverage outlets. It aims to provide insights to these businesses by analysing the data from their transactions as well as loyalty and rewards software. So far, the firm has racked up a client base of 42 customers and the two founders manage a team of six.

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Future-Ready: How Is Singapore Developing Its Fintech Talent Pool?

14 July 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

As the fintech ecosystem continues to flourish in Singapore, there is a growing need for talent. To prepare for this, the government together with these institutions are working towards creating a strong fintech talent pipeline, equipped with the relevant skills for tomorrow’s workforce. Recognising the gap in the fintech talent pool, these institutions are also forming strategic collaborations to strengthen the talent pipeline with relevant skills through education.

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Five NUS Computing graduates win Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize

07 July 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Faculty , Student

7 July 2021 - Five NUS Computing graduates recently received the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.

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New NUS centre gives computing students a chance to serve community

30 June 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

A new centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is rolling out a raft of special programmes for people with autism, children from low-income homes and social service agencies. The initiatives, which offer NUS Computing students opportunities to take part in community service, are helmed by the Centre for Computing for Social Good and Philanthropy, which was launched yesterday at the NUS School of Computing. The centre was set up with a gift of $1.5 million from the Mrs Lee Choon Guan Trust Fund, which supports initiatives linked to healthcare and education. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, the guest of honour at the launch, said the push for an inclusive digital society must continue as digital disruptions gain momentum in the future. 

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NUS Computing team wins Best Paper Award at ACM AsiaCCS 2021

29 June 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Security

29 June 2021 – A research team from NUS Computing has won the Best Paper Award at the 16th ACM ASIA Conference on Computer and Communications Security (ACM AsiaCCS 2021), held online from 7 to 11 June 2021.

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NUS Computing successfully hosts second virtual IOI 2021, passes baton to Indonesia for IOI 2022

29 June 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

 

29 June 2021 - NUS Computing successfully hosted the 33rd International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI 2021), which took place from 19 to 28 June.

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NUS Computing team dominates NIST 2020 Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge

28 June 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Algorithms & Theory

28 June 2021 – A team from NUS Computing excelled at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 2020 Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge, winning first place at two of the challenge’s three sprints, along with a total cash prize of US$44,000.

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NUS Computing PhD student wins PREMIA Best Student Paper Gold Award

17 May 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student

17 May 2021 – Computer Science PhD student Li Qinbin won the Best Student Paper Gold Award 2021 from the Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence Association (PREMIA).

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NUS Computing team wins award for developing national COVID-19 contact tracing app

19 March 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , Alum

19 March 2021 – To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Singapore, six NUS Computing students and alumni built a web application last year to improve the speed and accuracy of nation-wide contact tracing.

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Covid-19 tech heroes recognised for racing against the clock to help fight pandemic in S'pore

19 March 2021 CSMEDIA Department of Computer Science , Faculty , Student , News Media

With new Covid-19 cases spiking into the hundreds daily in May last year, a team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) raced against time to develop a system to help government contact tracers identify close contacts of patients. Despite their relative inexperience in creating such a large-scale system, the team of six current and former NUS students managed to develop a Web application in under three weeks, with help from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). The app collated information from various sources to provide contact tracers with an overview of the patient's movements and the people he was in close contact with.

The NUS team's efforts were recognised on Thursday (March 18) at the IT Leader Awards 2021, which was themed Tech Heroes From Crisis to pay tribute to people who made a significant positive impact on the community through technology during the Covid-19 crisis. The awards were organised by the Singapore Computer Society.

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Up to three LBKM Future Economy Scholarships to be awarded each year with new S$300,000 gift

10 March 2021 CSNEWS Department of Computer Science , Department of Information Systems & Analytics , Student

10 March 2021 – With a gift of S$300,000 from the Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud (LBKM), NUS Computing will now be able to award the endowed LBKM Future Economy Scholarship to three top Malay students from any of the five Computing degree programmes, each year.

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