To develop and translate innovative solutions based on fundamental research in computing for value creation by partnership with industry and government agencies.
The NUS Computing Translational Research and Development Centre (C-TReND) drives mission-oriented research and development that translates the fundamental research being conducted by its faculty members in NUS School of Computing (SoC) to the industry solutions. We play a key role in interfacing directly with industry and bridge the gap between academia and industry. We seek to integrate the expertise of the whole SoC to create meaningful and impactful outcomes for industry and government agencies.
To be a leading computing innovations translational research and development centre.
The NUS School of Computing (SoC) has developed into one of the leading computing schools in the world, with faculty members who are both internationally recognized researchers and inspiring teachers. Each year, the faculty contributes to the international computing community with fundamental research in the form of papers in premier conferences/journals, prototypes, invention disclosures and patents. C-TReND is designed to be a one-stop solutions centre for industry and government agencies who can leverage on the collective expertise of our Faculty.
We have developed into one of the leading computing schools in the world.
Our faculty members and students are in two departments Computer Science and Information System & Analytics. Many of us are established and well-known in the various areas of computing including AI and machine learning, database, multimedia, security, computational biology, system & networking, programming languages & software engineering, and data science & business analytics, economics of information system, social media & digital business, healthcare informatics, IS development & management, and digital innovation in the service economy.
Details can be found in the SoC Research Areas.
C-TReND seeks partnerships in translational R&D and welcomes collaboration opportunities with industry and government agencies:
1. Joint Research Lab (JRL)
Research activities under JRL will involve developing technologies and solutions in a new strategic area that is of the interest of a company in the next three to five years. For example, the recently established NUS-Singtel Cyber Security Research & Development Laboratory is developing technologies that automate and update Singtel’s predictive capabilities, for the early detection of potential network and software threats. A typical JRL partnership period is 2 to 5 years.
2. Research collaboration agreement (RCA)
Research activities under an RCA will be project based translational research and development, with project milestones and deliverables to form a solution to address an immediate gap in a company’s product and service. There is a significant amount of research in the project. An RCA period is 1 to 3 years.
3. Technology development agreement (TDA)
Research activities under a TDA will be also be project based translational research and development similar to an RCA, but with a significant technology development component in the project. A typical TDA period is also 1 to 3 years.
4. Service agreement (SA)
Research activities under an SA will be similar to a technical service project. For example, a company can leverage the expertise of our faulty to conduct a feasibility study on new technology that is of interest to the company. A typical SA period is 3 months to 1 year.
Details of each collaboration models can be found in the NUS Office of the Deputy President (Research & Technology) and the NUS Industry Liaison Office.