Faculty Achievements

October 8, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

Vikram Krishnamurthy receives Honorary Doctorate from KTH

Congratulations to Prof. Vikram Krishnamurthy for receiving an Honorary Doctorate at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. Vikram Krishnamurthy is the Senior Canada Research Chair in Signal Processing and world-leading researcher in the area of signal processing. Prof. Krishnamurthy is a frequent guest researcher at KTH. He has given courses and supervised doctoral students from several of KTH’s schools and contributes strongly to the research exchange between KTH and UBC.

October 8, 2013 | Faculty Achievements, Featured

Tim Salcudean named MICCAI Fellow

Prof. Tim Salcudean was elected as a Fellow of The Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Society (MICCAI Society) for his outstanding contribution in the field of biomedical engineering.

September 10, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

Victor Leung | New Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Prof. Leung is one of the 84 new Fellows from across Canada to be inducted into the Society in 2013, in recognition of his world leadership in wireless communication networks. There are now a total of 11 Fellows from UBC in the engineering and applied science disciplines. Four of them are in our department including Vijay Bhargava, Ian Blake and Rabab Ward. Read More: Find out more about Victor Leung's work with the Data Communications research group.

July 18, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

UBC Energy Storage Project

Subject:  smart grid UBC, Alpha Technologies, Corvus Energy and Natural Resources Canada have started a joint research energy project. This project is part of UBC’s Living Lab enterprise which Dr Martin Ordonez plays a role. Martin talks about the project saying "This has huge research potential. We can get a level of functionality that used to be unthinkable. The integration of these systems hasn't been done before." The Alpha power converters and Corvus rechargeable lithium-ion batteries make up the back-up energy system.

July 17, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

Best Paper Award at ICWE 2013

Congratulations to Dr. Ali Mesbah and Zahra Behfarshad for winning the Best Paper Award at the 13th International Conference on Web Engineering! Their paper titled Hidden-Web Induced by Client-Side Scripting: An Empirical Study reveals that DOM tree hidden-web content is prevalent in online web applications today. You can find the award information ont the ICWE website and their paper on the SALT lab webpage. About ICWE 2013

July 10, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

Rabab Ward named IEEE Signal Processing Society President Elect

Rabab Ward will serve as the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s President in 2016-2017. Prof. Ward has contributed to the Society in many ways. She will hold the role of President Elect of the society during the 2014-2015 term. She has served on the Society’s Board of Governors and as the Society's Vice President in 2003-2005. Prof. Ward has also chaired a number of the Society's Conferences and Symposia.

June 27, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

UBC researchers receive first and second place paper awards at IPCAI

At the International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), researchers from ECE's Robotics and Control Lab received two best paper awards. At this year's conference, members of the lab focused on their work in augmenting 3D ultrasound images and methods of using 3D ultrasound to guide robotic assisted surgery. Find out more about this work through the links below. First Place:

June 25, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

Panos Nasiopoulos | Canadian Academy of Engineering Fellow

UBC engineering professors Panos Nasiopoulos, Savvas Hatzikiriakos, Tarek Sayed and Dharma Wijewickreme have been inducted Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in recognition of their distinguished achievements and career-long service to the engineering profession.

May 23, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

Prof. Abolmaesumi receives NSERC Accelerator Grant for i-Guide-U

Spinal needle injections are widely applied for anesthetic purposes: for surgery, for the relief of back pain, and for epidurals in obstetrics.

May 17, 2013 | Faculty Achievements

ECE's LERSSE Password Meters

Do password meters create stronger passwords? ECE's LERSSE members, in collaboration with Microsoft Research and UC Berkeley wrote Does My Password Go up to Eleven? The Impact of Password Meters on Password Selection. Password meters tell users whether their passwords are "weak" or "strong". In a laboratory experiment, by forcing users to change their current passwords, they found that having the meters did have users selecting stronger passwords. In a follow-up field experiment for unimportant accounts, the authors found that the meters did not change the outcome of the users’ passwords.

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