Faculty Achievements

March 14, 2012 | Faculty Achievements

Most Significant Papers in FPGA

Congratulations to Dr. Steve Wilton and Dr. Guy Lemieux whose papers were chosen as two of the 25 most significant papers written in the last twenty years on FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays). The list of significant papers, described as key building blocks in wide use throughout industry and academia, was announced at the 20th International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays, hosted by the Association for Computer Machinery. The papers were selected after a year-long process calling for nominations from the entire FPGA community.

February 28, 2012 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Schober awarded 2011 Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Robert Schober was awarded a 2011 Steacie Memorial Fellowship. Schober's many theoretical and applied discoveries have helped set new standards for the wireless industry.  

February 9, 2012 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

Dr. Karlen becomes Rising Star in Global Health with Camera Oximeter

Grand Challenges Canada announced today UBC’s Dr. Walter Karlen is a Rising Star in Global Health—an innovator dedicated to improving health in the developing world. As a Rising Star, he will be awarded a $100,000 grant to further develop his innovation, the Camera Oximeter. Get the full story.

January 31, 2012 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

DR-NEP: helping disaster responders make better decisions

Subject:  Disaster Response Network Enabled Platform The Disaster Response Network Enabled Platform can help to save lives around the world by modeling a community’s response to a nature disaster. The platform simulates multiple systems such as: the power network, the electrical network and telecommunications network. All of these systems depend very strongly on each other in normal life but this interdependence is even more evident during large disasters. For example, imagine that, after an earthquake, there is not enough energy from both the hospital and the water pumping station. A decision must be made about how to split the power.

January 26, 2012 | Faculty Achievements

Awards brought home from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia AGM

Members of the Electrical and Computer Engineering in Medicine team attended the Annual Meeting of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia this year and brought home two awards. First prize in the Computers in Anesthesia Engineering Competition was awarded to Srinivas Raman, Chris Brouse, Walter Karlen, Mark Ansermino and Guy Dumont for their work entitled "A Data Fusion Approach for RR Estimation from PPG".

January 26, 2012 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Victor Leung Awarded UBC Killam Research Prize

Congratulations to Professor Victor Leung for being awarded a 2011 UBC Killam Research Prize. Established in 1986, the UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded annually to top campus researchers. Up to ten prizes in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded to fulltime faculty members in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions. Victor C. M. Leung research interests are in the areas of architectural and protocol design and performance analysis for computer and telecommunication networks, with a current focus on wireless networks and mobile systems.

January 6, 2012 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. James McEwen Receives Order of Canada for Engineering

Dr. James McEwen has been named to the Order of Canada for his outstanding influence on engineering. The Order of Canada recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication to community, and service to the nation.

January 5, 2012 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Ivanov and Dr. Schober Elected EIC Fellows

Dr. André Ivanov, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Head, will be inducted a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for his exceptional contributions to engineering in Canada. Ivanov is an expert and innovator in the field of the design and testing of very large scale integrated (VLSI) circuits. His achievements have led to numerous new and advanced technologies that have greatly impacted the shape of VLSI test technology processes worldwide affecting the entire semiconductor industry.

December 23, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Bhargava Receives Award for Exemplary Service to Publications

Congratulations to Professor Vijay Bhargava who was awarded the 2011 Joseph LoCicero Award for Exemplary Service to the Publications of the IEEE Communications Society. The award citation is, "for contributions to the journals of the Communications Society, fostering new publications and improving effectiveness of the process of existing ones".

December 21, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Turning a New Leaf in Solar Energy Devices

Dr. Peyman Servati gave an invited talk in Nagano, Japan at the International Conference on Advanced Fiber/Textile Materials this month concerning his team’s recent research in flexible electronics. Dr. Servati’s Flexible Electronics and Energy Lab focuses on the development of low cost and mechanically flexible photovoltaic devices, as well as large-area microelectronics and integrated renewable energy systems.

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