Faculty Achievements

July 27, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Vijay Bhargava Winner of the 2011 ACCS-CDAC Foundation Award

Professor Vijay Bhargava was announced the winner of the Advanced Computing and Communications Society – Center for Development of Advanced Computing Foundation (ACCS-CDAC) Award for 2011. The ACCS-CDAC Award, instituted in 2004, is presented to those whose outstanding contributions in computing and communications have had significant and demonstrable effects. Vijay Bhargava was awarded this year for the influence he has had on the growth of communications technologies.

July 11, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Dave Michelson Joins Board of Directors at Wavefront

Congratulations to Professor Dave Michelson on his election as the Chair of the Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre's Academic Advisory Board and to a seat on Wavefront's Board of Directors. During his two-year term, Prof. Michelson and his team will help Wavefront develop and execute a strategy for helping universities connect with the wireless industry and commercialize innovative wireless technology developed by their faculty and students.

July 5, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Tim Salcudean Co-Investigator on CIHR Grant

Congratulation to Professor Tim Salcudean who along with Principal Investigator Dr. Piotr Kozlowski of UBC and fellow co-investigators Dr. Silvia Chang, Dr. Larry Goldenberg, Dr. Edward Jones and Dr. Mehdi Moradi on being a awarded a CIHR Operating Grant. Their project titled “Multi-parametric MRI for prostate cancer diagnosis and prognosis” will receive a $627,332 contribution over the next 5 years. Congratulations to all involved.

July 5, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Associate Professor Purang Abolmaesumi Awarded CIHR Grant

Congratulations to Professor Purang Abolmaesumi on being awarded the CIHR Operating Grant for a research project titled "Needle Guidance System for Neuraxial Analgesia and Anesthesia". Along with co-investigators, Dr. Robert Rohling, Dr. Sugantha Ganapathy, Dr. Allaudin Kamani, Dr. Jill Osborn and Dr. Terence Peters, Professor Abolmaesumi will receive the $449,395 grant over the next four years. Congratulations on your successes.

July 5, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Veridae Systems Inc. Acquisition

Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products and solutions for engineers, with customers’ worldwide.  Today, the company announced the acquisition of Veridae Systems Inc., previously, a privately held company founded to commercialize research from Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia.

May 26, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

'Cooperative Cellular Wireless Communications' Published

  Congratulations to Professor Vijay Bhargava on the publication of the book ‘Cooperative Cellular Wireless Communications’ by Cambridge University Press. Bhargava is a co-editor along with Professor Ekram Hossain from the University of Manitoba and Professor Dong In Kim from the Sungkyunkwan University of Korea.  More information on publication is available here.

May 13, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Professor Robert Schober Nominated for Canadian Academy of Engineering

Congratulations to Professor Robert Schober for being nominated into the Canadian Academy of Engineering. The Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) includes many of the country’s most accomplished engineers, who have expressed their dedication to the application of science and engineering principles in the interests of the country and its enterprises. Members of the Academy are nominated and elected by their peers to honorary Fellowships, in view of their achievements and career-long service to the profession.

April 20, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

Dr. Boris Stoeber Receives NSERC DAS Grant

Professor Boris Stoeber has been awarded the NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement Grant, a $120,000 award distributed over three years.

April 8, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Lutz Lampe wins Best Paper Award at 2011 IEEE ISPLC

Professor Lutz Lampe has won the Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and Its Applications (ISPLC), which was held in Udine, Italy, April 3-6, 2011. His paper "Bursty Impulse Noise Detection by Comressed Sensing" was selected by an Awards Committee as the top paper of this conference.    

March 16, 2011 | Faculty Achievements

ECE Vikram Krishnamurthy wins UBC Killam Research Prize

Congratulations to Professor Vikram Krishnamurthy for being awarded a 2010 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. 

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