19 June 2015 | Research, General News

Assoc Prof Chan Mun Choon from the NUS School of Computing discussed the concept of the Internet of Things and highlighted some interesting applications developed by his research group that could be employed in smartphones. These include an application that performs conversation clustering and builds conversation networks automatically, and another which automatically detects whether the user is idle, waiting for a vehicle or travelling in one.

19 June 2015 | Education, Community

Bringing Love to Every Single Soul (BLESS), a voluntary welfare group, which comprises NUS students and alumni volunteers, has started a Shining Star Reads@South West reading programme for underprivileged children between the ages of 4 and 9 who live in rental flats in the South West District. BLESS is also working with the National Institute of Education (NIE) to design a reading programme that incorporates learning projects and activities of the NIE Strategies for English Language Learning and Reading (STELLAR) programme in primary schools.

19 June 2015 | General News

The Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments at the NUS Business School co-organised the 7th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum titled 'China at the Financial Economic Crossroads: The Critical Next Steps' with the United Overseas Bank and Sun Yefang Economic Science Foundation in Beijing.

18 June 2015 | Research

Innovations Exchange, a spinoff from NUS, is collaborating with A*STAR's Institute of Microelectronics to explore the use of micro-filtration membrane technology, which is a non-invasive procedure, to draw blood from expectant mothers for pre-birth health checks.

18 June 2015 | General News

The Institute of South Asian Studies has released a commemorative book on 50 years of diplomatic relations, titled 'Singapore-India: Towards a Shared Future', which looks at how trade, colonial rule and the movement of people provided the basis for a long-standing partnership.

18 June 2015 | General News

NUS and the Monetary Authority of Singapore have jointly appointed Prof Lawrence Christiano as the 11th MAS Term Professor in Economics and Finance. He will be hosted by NUS Dept of Economics during the term of the Professorship.

18 June 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Mak Yuen Teen from NUS Business School discussed the issue of independence of independent directors, and the need to allow non-controlling shareholders more say in nomination and election of directors and the determination of their independence.

17 June 2015 | Research

The KK Women's and Children's Hospital is working with A*STAR's Singapore Institute for Clinical Science, NUS and NUHS on a large-scale study looking into how a woman's health, as well as other environmental factors can affect both her and her child.

17 June 2015 | General News

Mr Sim Jui Liang from Institute of Public Policy at NUS' Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, discussed about the relevance of community museums and opined that there is no universal model for such museums and that Singapore can draw inspiration from Hong Kong.

17 June 2015 | General News

Assoc Prof Wang Jiangyu, Deputy Director of the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at NUS Faculty of Law, discussed about the three possible outcomes as Hong Kong lawmakers prepare to vote on plans to allow citizens to elect the Chief Executive.