Faculty Achievements

November 15, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Congratulations to Samantha Grist – Killam Doctoral Fellowship

Samantha Grist has been awarded the esteemed Killam Doctoral Fellowship by the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Graduate Studies. The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowships are awarded every year to the most exceptional doctoral degree candidates at UBC. The fellowships are the University’s most prestigious merit-based graduate award. Samantha is pursuing her doctoral degree under the supervision of Dr. Karen Cheung and Dr. Lukas Chrostowski in the area of Microsystems and Nanotechnoloy.

December 3, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Matei Ripeanu receives Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

Photo credit: Lukas Chrostowski Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) professor Matei Ripeanu is the recipient of the 2018 Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring in the mid-career category. The award recognizes outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years. Professor Ripeanu’s approach to mentoring is very much catered to the needs of his students.

November 20, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

UBC launches connected-vehicle test facility on campus

Photo credit: Clare Kiernan Original article on UBC Applied Science Contact Lou Corpuz-Bosshart, UBC Media Relations University of British Columbia researchers today unveiled a national test bed for connected-vehicle research as part of an initiative to promote safe, smart transportation in BC and beyond.

October 24, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

Karthik Pattabiraman awarded Distinguished Alumni Educator Award from University of Illinois

Professor Karthik Pattabiraman receiving the Distinguished Alumni Educator Award from his PhD advisor, Professor Ravishankar K. Iyer. (Photo supplied) ECE professor Karthik Pattabiraman has been awarded a Distinguished Alumni Educator Award for Early Career Educator from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Computer Science. He received the award on October 19 at the 8th annual Alumni Awards Ceremony and Banquet in Champaign, Illinois. He was one of two alumni awarded in this category this year.

September 26, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

ICICS Hosts “The Future of Digital Innovation”

Photo credit: Paul Joseph Article by: Craig Wilson, ICICS

September 20, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine

Photo credit: Clare Kiernan Article by Lou Corpuz-Bosshart, UBC Media Relations Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

August 2, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

ECE Team wins DSN Best Paper Award Runner Up

ECE PhD student, Guanpeng Li, and his advisor, Dr. Karthik Pattabiraman, received the Best Paper Award Runner Up at the 48th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks (DSN), 2018. The conference took place from June 25-28 in Luxembourg City. Their paper is titled Modeling Soft-Error Propagation in Programs, and was one of three papers to be nominated for the award out of nearly 300 submissions. The DSN conference is considered to be the most prestigious venue in the field of dependable computing.

July 27, 2018 | Faculty Achievements, Graduate Student Achievements, Student Achievements

Dr. Julia Rubin, Lina Qiu and Yingying Wang win Distinguished Paper Award at ISSTA 2018

Congratulations to Dr. Julia Rubin and ECE grad students, Lina Qiu and Yingying Wang, for receiving the Distinguish Paper Award at the 27th ACM SIGSOFT International Symposium on Software Testing an Analysis! The conference took place from July 16-21 in Amsterdam.  Their paper is titled Analyzing the Analyzers: FlowDroid/IccTA, AmandDroid, and DroidSafe. Read the full paper. 

July 16, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

ECE led research team receives CIHR award for prostate cancer imaging tools

ECE’s Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi and Dr. Peter Black (Department of Urologic Sciences) along with their research team were awarded a CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Project Grant for their research project titled Multi-centre Temporal Ultrasound Image Analysis for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis. The project aims to use ultrasound imaging technology with a machine-learning framework to establish patient-specific targeting techniques to detect early aggressive prostate cancer.

May 22, 2018 | Faculty Achievements

Advanced Science cover features paper from ECE’s Kenichi Takahata and team

The cover for the May 2018 issue of Advanced Science features a research paper written by Associate Professor Kenichi Takahata and his team consisting of Xing Chen, Babak Assadsangabi and Professor York Hsiang (a vascular surgeon at Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Faculty of Medicine). The paper is titled Enabling Angioplasty‐Ready “Smart” Stents to Detect In‐Stent Restenosis and Occlusion.

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