NUS School of Computing

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COM1. The Computing Dean's Office and Department of Computer Science are located in this building.
COM2. The School's Department of Information Systems is located in this building.
AS6. NUS SoC occupies a number of floors in this building that is adjacent to COM1
I³. NUS SoC maintains some facilities at Level 3 of this building, formerly occupied by I²R.

NUS School of Computing is a faculty within the National University of Singapore (NUS). The School was established in 1998, although its history reaches back for another two decades, first to when it was the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) in the Faculty of Science, and before that, as the Department of Computer Science in the Singapore University-Nanyang University Joint Campus days. The School is governed by an Executive Committee, which takes advice from an Industry Advisory Committee.[1] Its current dean is Professor David S. Rosenblum.[2]

NUS School of Computing alumni retain their association with the School through the Computing Alumni Association (CAA).[3] The student body of the School is represented by NUS Students' Computing Club.[4] whose precursor was the Computer Science Society.

History[edit]

The School originated from the time of the University of Singapore-Nanyang University Joint Campus arrangement. After the merger of the universities, it became the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) within the newly formed National University of Singapore. It became a fully fledged faculty — the School of Computing — on 1 July 1998, comprising the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Information Systems.

The School has expanded over the years. A permanent home for DISCS was built at building S15 on the Kent Ridge Campus [5] in 1984, with two new buildings added in later years: S16 in 1992 and S17 in 1998. S17 was renamed SoC1 as DISCS became a full-fledged faculty named School of Computing (SoC) on 1 July 1998. The expansion of the School continued, culminating in its move[6] to Computing Drive in two phases: into COM1 and AS6 in July 2007, and into COM2 in June 2010. The school also occupies one level of I3 Building. The official address of the School is COM1 Level 3, 13 Computing Drive, Singapore 117417.

Present[edit]

NUS School of Computing has an academic staff strength of about 200.[7]

Graduates include chief executives and technology architects of multinationals and government agencies.[8]

The School offers six undergraduate degree programmes[9] and a number of double and concurrent degree programmes,[10] offered in conjunction with other faculties within NUS as well as with overseas partners such as Brown University, Cambridge University and Georgia Institute of Technology.[11] At the post-graduate level, it offers Master degree programmes by coursework,[12] and PhD studies in various areas of Computer Science and Information Systems.[13]

The School engages in research in the following areas:[14]

Department of Computer Science[edit]

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Biology
  • Database Management Systems
  • Media
  • Systems and Networking
  • Programming Languages and Software Engineering

Department of Information Systems[edit]

  • Electronic Commerce
  • Economics of Information Systems
  • Information Management
  • Information Systems and Management Healthcare
  • Service System Innovation
  • Social Computing

Related associations[edit]

NUS SoC In NUS Rag & Flag August 2010

NUS Students’ Computing Club[edit]

The NUS Students' Computing Club, also known as CompClub, is the faculty club for all undergraduates in NUS School of Computing. The club is headed by a management committee elected by the student body for a one-year term.

CAA[edit]

The Computing Alumni Association, formerly known as the Computer and Information Science Alumni Association, was formed in 1989, primarily to promote the interests of its members and provide interaction among members, the alma mater, and industry. It draws its members from the alumni of SoC or its predecessor the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS). The CAA organizes talks and networking opportunities for its members .[15]

Events[edit]

NUS Management, industry partners, alumni and students jointly celebrate a milestone in SoC history with a birthday cake

In 2008, NUS School of Computing celebrated its 10th year as a faculty and 33 years since its founding as university department. It launched a series of commemorative celebratory events on 17 April 2008 with an in-house event that comprised the official opening of the NUS Students' Computing Club Lounge and the launch of the students game server,[16] culminating into the SoC 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner on 23 August 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Advisory committee". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  2. ^ "NUS School of Computing Deanery". NUS School of Computing website. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  3. ^ "CAA homepage". NUSCAA website. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  4. ^ "Computing Club homepage". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Kent Ridge Campus Map". NUS website of NUS. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  6. ^ "New location of SoC". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  7. ^ "SoC Staff Strength". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  8. ^ "Alumni Action". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  9. ^ "Undergraduates". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  10. ^ "Double Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems & Business Administration/Business Administration (Accountancy)". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  11. ^ "Prospective Students - Program List". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-11. 
  12. ^ "Master of Computing Structure". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  13. ^ "PhD (by Research): Programme Structure". NUS website. Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  14. ^ Research Area, Official webpage of NUS, accessed 11 Aug 2010. Archived 13 February 2011 at WebCite
  15. ^ "Computing Alumni Association". NUS CAA website. 
  16. ^ SoC 10th Anniversary Web Story, Official website of NUS. Retrieved 11 August 2010. Archived 13 February 2011 at WebCite

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