Published on 21 Feb 2024

New College of Computing and Data Science (CCDS)

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NTU Singapore is launching a new college to deepen the University’s investment and efforts in artificial intelligence (AI), computing, and data science.

The new College of Computing and Data Science will serve as a platform to deliver industry-relevant degree programmes that will train students to not just be comfortable but also fluent in AI. It will also accelerate interdisciplinary collaboration between computing and other disciplines in NTU Singapore.

The College will combine the strengths of the School of Computer Science & Engineering (SCSE) and other related disciplines at NTU as the University’s 6th academic college.

It will elevate NTU's standards of education and research to foster the development of the next generation of socially conscious leaders, thinkers, and innovators.

Students across NTU and the Singapore workforce will benefit from its establishment, as it aims to equip both the next generation of ICT professionals and the wider labour force with digital skills, promoting career resilience.

Leading these efforts at the new College is Vice President (Research) and Distinguished University Professor Luke Ong. From 1 May, the eminent computer scientist will step down from his current role as Vice-President (Research) to take on the newly created position of Vice President (AI & Digital Economy). Under this new portfolio, Prof Ong will be tasked with charting the path forward for the University as the world continues to be reshaped by computing. NTU will announce the new Vice President (Research) in due course.

These key developments are part of the University’s big push for AI for its next wave of growth. Earlier this month, NTU launched a series of new academic offerings to nurture socially conscious AI talent and develop human-centric AI solutions.

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