Best Idea Award & Best Audience Choice Award at Wireless Java Jam (Dec 2002)
SCE team consisting of Romil Gupta, Prashant Goela and Dev Remnane clinched the top prize of "Best Idea Award" in the "Wireless Java Jam" today organized by the Java Wireless Competency Centre (JWCC) and supported by iDA, Nokia, SCS and SITF. They won a prize money of $1,500 and a Palm M125.
They also won the "Best Audience Choice Award" which is by the number of audience votes.
NT United, first runner up, in the 2002 ACM Asia Regional Programming Contest (Nov 2002)
NT United, a team of NTU SCE students became the first runner up in the Dhaka site resolving four problems. Seventy nine teams from different universities took part in this contest.
The members of this team are Arun Kishore Kuttiparambath, Pham Minh Tri and Phan Thanh Hai.
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The team went on to clinch 33 placing with an honourable mention (US$1,200) in the 2003 ACM World Finals at Beverly Hills, California from March 22-26, 2003.
NTU device gives drivers directions (Feb 2002)
|Director of NTU's Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems, A/P Srikanthan (L) with Research Associate Mr Quek Kai Hock
A team from the Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has developed an embedded device to optimize routes for motorists. Drivers will soon be able to pick the fastest and cheapest routes to their destinations from a palm-sized computer in their cars by avoiding traffic jams and bypassing ERP gantries.
Reported in Straits Times dated 12 Feb 02
NTU team builds high-tech aid for hip-joint surgery (Dec 2001)
NTU researchers Assoc Prof Kwoh Chee Keong and Assoc Prof Ng Wan Sing have developed a system, called Arora (Augmented Reality Orthopaedic Aid) to reduce patients' risk of hip dislocation after surgery. It uses computers and sophisticated software to help surgeons position the prosthetic hip joint to get the best fit for the ball and socket joint.
Reported in Straits Times dated 11 Dec 01
Automate your home - Anytime, anywhere and from any device (NTU students in top 3 in the first Asia Student .NET competition) (Oct 2001)
Five third-year CE students - Arun Jacob, Arun Kishore, Dev Ramnane, Nishith Prabhakar and Rajat Dev came up with the above idea when they entered and won the first Microsoft Singapore .NET Competition 2001. Using a method they have devised, a home owner can communicate with his/her home computer, which in turn communicates with the various "smart" home devices. The home owner can send commands to the home computer through SMS, WAP or through an internet web page in order to control these smart devices. This user's home is also linked through a web service with enhanced privacy features, so that 3rd-party applications (like a supermarket) can service the user's home and its devices automatically without the user knowing it.
Along the way, the students implemented some innovative services exploiting the recently unveiled .NET platform. Among them include an SMS web service that can be programmatically invoked, as well as an HTML-WML gateway that converts and resolves any HTML page to WML, opening up the entire internet to a WAP-enabled phone. A user can browse popular web pages without subscribing to GPRS services and without the need for the latest handphones.
The NTU team came in top in Singapore among 50 tertiary teams. Following this, they represented Singapore in the first Microsoft Asia Student .NET competition in Seoul, South Korea where they were placed third among teams from 11 countries and more than 300 universities. They were awarded the prize by Mr. Bill Gates. For their effort, the students bagged Compaq laptops and PDAs.
|Receiving prize from Bill Gates
||The NTU team
||Singapore team booth at final presentation in Seoul
- Reported in Straits Times dated 30 Oct 01
Lucent Technologies recognizes CE student with science scholarship (July 2001)
Alvin Teo Shih Howe from the Nanyang Technological University was one of the two Singaporean winners for the Lucent Technologies' Global Science Scholars Program at an awards ceremony held in its Asia Pacific Training and Education and Technical Support Centre. This is the first time that the Global Science Scholars Program has been awarded in Singapore. The award is targeted at tertiary students pursuing careers in communications and information technology.
He received a cheque for US$5,000. He visited Bells Labs' New Jersey headquarters for a Global Summit from 23-27 July 2001, and interacted with 108 fellow program winners from 21 other countries.
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Smart Electronic Watchman (July 2001)
Associate Professor Maylor Leung and his PhD student Li Liyuan, developed a smart electronic sentry following 2.5 years of research. The electronic eye, essentially closed-circuit cameras powered by artificial intelligence software, can watch over your home, detect unusual happenings and raise alarms during emergencies or break-ins. Its potential applications include enhancing security in public places, such as void-decks, lifts, airports and shopping malls.
Reported in Straits Times dated 27 Mar 01
Nanyang CSIDC "Bluetooth" Team qualified for World Finals (May 2001)
The NTU student team comprising of Mr Alex Tan, Mr Raymond Wee, Mr Sandeep Prakash, Mr Tan Kok Sen and Mr Alfred Lee (all final year students) made it to the World Finals of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC).
The IEEE-CSIDC is an annual competition open to undergraduate students all over the world. The theme for this year's competition is "Personal Area Networks". Each team is given a Bluetooth project kit and is required to design and implement a system or an application based on the theme.
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Advanced e-Business Applications Competition (Nov 2000)
Four SCE teams won the 1st prize, 2nd prize, a Merit Award and the Best Java Application Award from this competition sponsored by SingAREN, Sttarfire.com and iPlanet.
The 1st prize went to the team consisting of Anand V, Arun Puri, Pathik Gupta and Amol Dabholkar (led by A/P Yeo Chai Kiat and A/P Lee Bu Sung). The 2nd prize went to the team consisting of Tan Hui Ming and Chan Choong Cheng (led by A/P Yeo Chai Kiat, A/P Lau Chiew Tong and A/P Lee Bu Sung). The team consisting of Ong Kok Leong, Liu Zehua, Li Fei Fei, Lu Yi and Huang Yangfeng (led by Ast/P Ng Wee Keong) won the Merit Award.
The Best Java Application Award went to the team consisting of Stuti Nautiyal and Samridhi Ganeriwalla (led by A/P Hsu Wenjing)
Their project titles were:
- Virtual Media & Entertainment House (1st prize)
- Doctor On-Line (2nd prize)
- Agent ABCET (Merit Prize)
- Virtual Pets by Using Java (Best Java Application)
The 1st prize winning team won a cash award of $4000 and a plaque.
Reported in Straits Times and Lianhe Zaobao dated 9 Dec 00
Nokia WAP Contest (Oct 2000)
A team of four third year Computer Engineering students, Eddy Abraham, Virat Aggarwal, Bhatia Sakshi and V Anand, won the 2nd prize in the Nokia WAP contest on 24th Oct 2000.
The WAP based innovative project, Get Mobilised, was selected among more than 1400 entries from professional developers and individual programmers.
The team won $25,000 cash reward. The project was supervised by Assoc. Profs. Hsu Wen Jing, Lau Chiew Tong and Vun Chan Hua.
CrayQuest (Sept 2000)
A team from CAIS (Centre for Advanced Information Systems) and CyberLab Ericsson, emerged as one of the two top teams in CrayQuest 2000.
The entry, titled "Web-Based HPC in the Internet Era: Opportunities and Challenges", is a research about using mobile computers to access parallel computers.
The NTU students involved were: Liu Zehua (CE, 3rd Year), Ye Rong (M.A.Sc.), Vee Voon Yee (Ph.D.), and under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Hsu Wen Jing, Director CAIS.
The industry collaborator: Dr. Frank Reichert, Director of Cyberlab, Ericsson Singapore, and an NTU graduate, Shah Sneha, also helped in this effort.
They have developed a system to let HPC (High-Performance Computing) be used by researchers over the web and via wireless technology.
The team picked up $10,000 in prize money.
Reported in Straits Times dated 28 Sep 00
Video-chat with like-minded for free (Aug 2000)
Assoc Prof Lee Bu Sung has provided a free web-based service to bring together people sharing similar interests. They can meet online and have a video chat. All the Net people need to do is to plug a camera into the computer and log on to the website.
Reported in Straits Times dated 10 Aug 00
Best Paper Award at the SNUG (Synopsys Users Group) Singapore Conference (Jun 2000)
A/P Nicholas Vun, supervised a paper "Co-Verification of TCP/IP Network Stack with Eagel" by graduate student, Mr Yeo Wee Kwong, which won the "Best Paper" award at the SNUG (Synopsys Users Group) Singapore Conference held at NUS on 23 June 2000.
FaceID Security (Mar 2000)
A team from SCE, NTU, led by Ast/P Maylor Leung has developed a face recognition technology. With this technology, fraudsters will be unable to use other people's credit card numbers for online shopping and neither can thieves withdraw money with stolen ATM cards. Another merit of this technology lies in its relative insensitivity to outdoor lighting changes and shadowing effects. The other team members include A/P Hui Siu Cheung, Mr. Gao Yongsheng (PhD student), Miss Wang Wei and Mr. Lim Ching Hor.
Reported in Straits Times dated 1 Mar 00.
Distributed Interactive Simulation System (Feb 2000)
Computer Engineering students, Sim Han Seah and Zhang Jianfeng, under the supervision of A/P Francis Lee Bu Sung and A/P Yeo Chai Kiat, have designed a software platform called Distributed Interactive Simulation System (DISS). DISS adds much value to interactive applications such as IRC by incorporating streaming video. This makes existing chatrooms more versatile as members can see each other and enhance their conversations with presentation software such as Microsoft Powerpoint. This project won a merit prize in the SingAREN Distributed Applications Competition 2000.
Reported in Computer Times dated 9 Feb 00.
iOn (Intelligent online network) (Jan 2000)
Three computer engineering students, Ms Sneha Shah, Mr John Gomes and Mr Jayanth Nagarajan, under the supervision of Ast/P Clement Chia Liang Tien, have developed a networking platform to facilitate seeking advice and answers on the Internet or Intranet. Called iOn (Intelligent online network), this project 'matchmake' enquirers with those who possess the answers. According to Professor Clement Chia, iOn is a powerful knowledge management tools for companies with global networks if commercially deployed.
The project won the "Best Java Application" award in the 2000 SingAREN (Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network) and Sun Microsystems distributed applications competition which was organised to promote applied research in broadband and distributed computing.
Reported in Computer Times dated 26 Jan 00.