28 August 2020 – Six NUS Computing final-year students and alumni received the NUS Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Prize (OURP) for Academic Year 2019/2020.
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27 August 2020 – Six former and current NUS Computing students, along with NUS Computing Associate Professor Ben Leong, developed a fully operational national contact tracing workflow management web application with the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), in 3 months.
He was only 11 when he learnt how to code and design his first computer game, a 2D car racing game, with a $25 software called Game Maker 8.1. Now 19, Mr Victor Loh will be joining the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) once he completes his studies at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where he is reading a double degree in computer science and statistics. The national serviceman is one of 15 Smart Nation scholarship awardees this year - selected from a pool of 723 applicants, an increase from 614 applicants last year.
Another Smart Nation scholar joining GovTech is Mr Kevin Foong, 21, a Year 1 computer science student at NUS. He became interested in artificial intelligence and cloud computing during his eight-month internship at a private software engineering company last year. Mr Foong believes technology can solve problems and cited GovTech's SafeEntry digital check-in system, which aids in contact tracing efforts against Covid-19, as an example.
4 August 2020 – NUS Computing Dean’s Chair Associate Professor Yu Haifeng won the Best Paper Award at the 32nd ACM Symposium on Parallelism in Algorithms and Architectures (SPAA 2020), held online from 14 to 16 July 2020.
21 July 2020 – A team comprising of NUS Computing and School of Design and Environment Master’s students emerged champions at the Microsoft Azure Virtual Hackathon, held online from 17 April to 19 June this year.
24 June 2020 – NUS Computing Distinguished Professor Ooi Beng Chin and his team have won a 2020 ACM SIGMOD Research Highlight Award at the 2020 ACM SIGMOD/PODS International Conference on Management of Data, which was held online from 14 to 19 June. The conference is a leading international forum for researchers who explore and advance research on data management.
24 June 2020 – NUS Computing Professor Roger Zimmermann and his team won second place at the Adaptation Algorithms for Near-Second Latency Grand Challenge, held online from March to May this year.
12 June 2020 – Second year Business Analytics students Matheus Aaron and Geoffrey Bryan Lion won second place and a S$2,000 cash prize at the PSA unboXed Data Analytics Business Challenge, held from 20 to 27 March this year.
A team of NUS researchers has come up with the pH Watch, an ‘add on’ to a wearable health monitoring gadget that allows users to assess their health condition from their sweat pH. NUS Computing Professor Peh Li Shiuan and her PhD student, Mr Ananta Narayanan Balaji from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, were part of the research team.
The other team members include NUS Computing research fellow Dr Wang Bo, as well as PhD student Ms Chen Yuan and Assistant Professor Shao Huilin from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Health Innovation & Technology.
2 January 2020 – NUS Computing students Ryan Sim Wei Jie (Information Systems, Year 4) and Yogusvi Tewari (Computer Science, Year 3) took home one of the top prizes at the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Lifesavers’ Innovation Challenge 2019, held from 30 August to 18 October 2019.
26 December 2019 – NUS Computing teams excelled at four International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) regional contests held from November to December this year. Team 7 Halim emerged as champions at the Manila regional contest, while Team Pandamiao won third place at the Taipei-Hsinchu regional contest.
Final year Information Systems student Victor Yeo was one of 145 students selected to join the Schwarzman Scholars Programme held at Tsinghua University's Schwarzman College in Beijing, China. Schwarzman Scholars will pursue a Master's degree in Global Affairs that is focused on global affairs, China, and leadership.
5 December 2019 – A team of four Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) students and two undergraduate NUS Computing exchange students won the first runners up prize at the Chengdu 80 Financial Technology (FinTech) competition held from 28 October to 3 November in Chengdu, China.
21 November 2019 – Final year Computer Science student Caryn Heng and Computer Engineering student Francis Lee won the top prize at the Global Virtual Reality (VR) Championship Hackathon 2019 held in Shanghai, China, from 4 to 7 November.
20 November 2019 – Third year Business Analytics student Cai Shuhang won the first place prize in The GoldenHack competition held from 5 to 6 October this year. The GoldenHack is a business hackathon for students in Waterloo, Canada, to solve challenging problems over 24 hours.
19 November 2019 – Computer Science PhD students Tran Duc Muoi and Wang Taining were conferred the 2019 Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) Fellowship on 8 November. Muoi and Taining received their award at MSRA’s Academic Day 2019 event held at the MSRA headquarters in Beijing, China.
18 November 2019 – NUS Computing students clinched the top three student category prizes at the recent Singapore Airlines (SIA) AppChallenge 2019 competition held from June to October this year. The final round of presentations and award ceremony was held at the School of the Arts on 18 October.
15 November 2019 – Second-year Business Analytics students Aw Xin Min and Sean Lee won first place and a cash prize of S$2,000 at the Edelman Predictive Intelligence Centre (EPIC) Data Challenge, held from 15 October to 6 November 2019.
12 November 2019 – Two teams of NUS Computing students emerged as winners at the recent International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) regional competitions held in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur from October to November this year.
11 November 2019 – NUS Computing students Chen Yizhao (Information Systems, Year 3) and Nicholas Seah (Information Security, Year 3) won the first prize at the MIT Hacking Medicine Grand Hack San Francisco 2019 competition held from 11 to 13 October this year. The team won the top prize in the mental health category – one of three categories in the competition.
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