6 November 2019 – Computer Science PhD student Shen Zhiqi received the Best Student Paper award at the ACM Multimedia (ACM MM) 2019 conference held from 21 to 25 October this year in Nice, France.
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4 November 2019 – NUS Computing students Shaun Wong (Information Systems, Year 2) and Chia De Xun (Computer Science, Year 2), with NUS Business School student Lai Yuen, won the champions title at the recent Crypto.com Case Competition. The competition’s finals were held on 25 October this year.
1 November 2019 – A team, consisting of Computer Science PhD student Raj Joshi, Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon and Associate Professor Ben Leong, won the Best Paper Award at the 27th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP) 2019.
24 October 2019 – Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon and Computer Science PhD students Nishant Budhdev, Pravein Govindan Kannan and Raj Joshi won the highly coveted Facebook Research award on 25 September this year.
9 October 2019 – First-year Computer Science student Ho Jie Feng and his teammate Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) student V S Ragul Balaji won first place at the 10th Singapore Cyber Conquest competition held on 1 October this year. The pair won an all-expense paid trip to cybersecurity conference Black Hat USA in August 2020.
4 October 2019 – Two NUS Computing teams, a pair of Business Analytics students and a group of five second-year students, won a total of four awards among themselves at the Circles.Hack 2019 competition on 21 September this year.
2 October 2019 – Final-year Business Analytics student Neo Ann Qi and her teammates were named winners of the McKinsey Digital Challenge – one of 12 challenges presented – at the Stockholm Tech Festival Hackathon 2019 held from 7 to 8 September in Stockholm, Sweden.
First-year Computer Science student Ho Jie Feng and his teammate placed first at the 10th Singapore Cyber Conquest competition organised by the Cyber Security Agency Singapore. NUS Computing students Ngo Wei Lin and Daniel Wee came in second in the competition as well. A total of 37 teams from both Singapore and ASEAN Member States, competed in a simulated real-world cyber range designed to test cybersecurity skills and knowledge.
1 October 2019 – A team of final-year NUS Computing students emerged as champions in the recent Build On, Singapore 2019 hackathon on 24 September. Business Analytics students Victoria Teo and Vincent Leow, Information Systems students Teo Kai Cheng and Rebecca Tan, and Computer Engineering student Xie Yu Heng, won the champions prize in the university category of the competition.
30 September 2019 – Six NUS Computing undergraduate and Masters students were named award winners at the recent NUS Bug Bounty Challenge held from 14 to 26 August this year. The students made up two-thirds of the total number of winners – nine NUS students were awarded cash prizes for their discoveries.
Business Analytics student James Liu Song Yu won the Best Song Award for his Mandarin power ballad on 29 September. He won the top award at SG:SW2019 I Write The Songs, a nation-wide Mandopop songwriting festival. Out of the 303 compositions received during the open call submission, 12 were performed at Saturday's concert.
26 September 2019 – NUS Computing and the Schaffhausen Institute of Technology (SIT) announced a joint partnership on 19 September to enrol top students from Switzerland’s SIT into the NUS Computing’s Master of Computing programme. Under the partnership, up to 15 students from SIT will be selected to enrol into a 12-month NUS Master of Computing programme.
NUS Computing students Xavier Xie, Rebecca Tan, Victoria Teo, Vincent Leow and Teo Kai Cheng won first place in the university category of Build On, Singapore 2019 Hackathon. The hackathon, jointly organised by Amazon Web Services, NUS and the Government Technology Agency, drew 51 entries from students across various institutions in Singapore.
Associate Professor Chan Mun Choon and PhD students Nishant Shyamal Budhdev, Pravein Govindan Kannan, and Raj Joshi, was one of six teams selected for a Facebook research award on networking systems. The NUS Computing team's proposal was one of 71 proposals from 17 countries submitted for the award.
25 September 2019 – NUS Computing students Chua Jun Hui (Computer Science, Year 4), Andrea Thniah (Information Security, Year 3) and Tay Kang Ming (Computer Engineering, Year 3) , and their team, won first place at the Elevate Tech Jam Hackathon held from 21 to 22 September in Toronto, Canada.
24 September 2019 – Third year Information Systems students Ian Leck and Saranya Thiru, together with second year Computer Engineering student Shaun Teo, won the First Prize at the F10 Fintech Hackathon 2019 held from 13 to 15 September this year.
It is no simple feat to have a research paper accepted at a top tier computer science conference – let alone to achieve this as an undergraduate student. For recent Computer Science graduate Tang Yew Siang, what started out as an opportunity to learn about research turned into an accepted paper at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), one of the top computer science conferences.
Six NUS Computing students received prizes for uncovering vulnerabilities in NUS' digital infrastructure. Bounties ranged from US$100 for lower severity vulnerabilities to US$1,500 for critical ones. Overall, 13 valid vulnerabilities were safely reported by students with US$4,550 awarded in total.
27 August 2019 – Computer Science PhD students Chen Yizhou, Yu Haibin and Dai Zhongxiang won the world championship title at the global finals of the JDD-2018 Global Digitalization Challenge held from 12 to 13 January this year in Beijing, China.
21 August 2019 – NUS Computing students Dalson Tan (Computer Engineering, Year 4) and Teo Jin Ming (Business Analytics, Year 4) emerged as winners of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Challenge at AngelHack Beijing Hackathon 2019. The AWS Challenge is one of four challenges presented at the hackathon held from 13 to 14 July in Beijing, China.
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